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XD series compared to Glock in durability and reliability

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by peacebutready, Jun 8, 2012.

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  1. peacebutready

    peacebutready Member

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    Good Day,

    Would anyone know how close the Springfield XD series compares to Glock in durability (ex: torture tests) and reliability for the recently manufactured ones. I'm assuming one should wait some more time on the XD(m) models for any gremlins to be worked out.

    Happy Shooting!
     
  2. Kingcreek

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    An early XD 9mm had over 60k rounds thru it and that was last report almost 2 years ago. I've not talked to the guy recently but other than springs he said he didn't think he could make it fail.
     
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    Most shooters will never shoot enough to come close to wearing out either one in any way.
     
  4. Skribs

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    The only reason Glocks have a bigger reputation than any of their competition (M&P, XD/XDm, etc) is because they've been around longer to build that reputation. Anything from a known manufacturer should be good, barring a few lemons.
     
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    I don't have any brand loyalties whatsoever, but I can tell you I have had one issue with a Glock. It was a recall some years back, the rear left slide guide rail broke off of the frame. With XD's I have had two issues, both involving reliability, and not related to magazines. Choose the one that feels the best.

    No, thats not the only reason. Quality and value are part of it as well. Jennings has been around quite some time and has failed to build a glowing reputation among those that appreciate quality.
     
  6. Skribs

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    HG, I meant in relation to the competition. The SR series, XD series, and M&P series all have quality and value as well. The only difference is the Glock has been out since 1982, the HS2000 (AKA XD) since 99, M&P since 2005, Caracal and SR9 since 2007. The Glock has 17 years seniority on the next oldest.
     
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    My old HS2000 developed a crack in the locking block after ~3,000 rounds of range ammo. Springfield later "addressed" this by putting a radiused cut on the corners of the locking block rather than a 90 degree angle.

    No problems with my Glocks, other than the fact that they're Glocks :)
     
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    I have an XDM and A few Glocks. Reliability, accuracy and function are the same for me. However, I don't like the S&W split trigger.
     
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    The internet, like nature, discovers the hidden flaw. If any major manufacturer has problems, it soon becomes known. As far as durability and longetivity, I doubt you could wear out and of the major players' (Glock, S&W, XD, Ruger, Sig, etc) polymer offerings.

    Reliability is another matter - some are wary of the Glock Gen4 guns, but can still take comfort in knowing Glock will make them right.

    My last five purchases have been my first five polymer-framed pistols. Glock 30, 34 and 21, S&W M&P 9c, and Sig 20229. If Glock didn't have GSSF competitions, I might well have skipped the 34 and 21, and bought a M&P 45 or XD 45 Tactical - and I may still get those as time and budget allow. I expect all of these guns to end up in my grandkids hands many years from now.
     
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    They're the same. Glock came first, but Springfield is Springfield.
     
  11. M1key

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    I own Glocks and have owned three Springfields: two XDs (9 and 40) and an XDm9.

    Hope you like the XD factory sights, cuz they are press-fit and can be very difficult to replace.

    In a few cases, the roll pin on the XD that holds the striker assy has walked out. It's a simple fix to push it back down or replace it with a thicker one.

    I would own the XDm 9mm again, but not over a similar model in the Glock.



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    This topic has been beaten to death over the years. Do a search, they're both generally super reliable and there's a reason why they are compared so often.
     
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    The XD may someday prove it is as durable as a Glock, but to date no one has come close to replicating what Glocks have proven they can handle. There are several G-17's with near, or over 300,000 rounds and still going strong.

    http://www.tactical-life.com/online/combat-handguns/glock-17-9mm-torture-test/

    Nothing has come close to proving it can handle abuse either

    http://theprepared.com/content/view/90/administrator/

    Not saying an XD can't do it, but until someone does, my vote is with Glock.

    XD's have been around for a while now. I they can do it surely someone has tried.
     
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    I have .45 XD and a g19. Both have not misfeed, jammed etc. I have put 2-3k rounds through both at the range with everything from range ammo to SD loads. No drama , both are nice guns and maintained with just a basic field strip cleaning post the range


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    Springfield is Springfield?
     
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    I have a 2005 XD 4" service model in 40S&W. It has around 30k rounds through it. The last 5-10k were 9mm with a barsto barrel. Almost all of the rounds have been low power loads that I have reloaded. The gun has many upgrades since I shoot it for competition. It runs great and is still even on the original recoil spring. I have never had a problem with factory ammo. I have had issues with my reloads feeding before, just as many competitors do. Some of the problems were my own error in seating depth or crimp. Some of the problems may be due to running 9mm ammo through a 40 cal gun. I now run Montana gold jhp's in the gun and case gauge all my ammo. I rarely have a problem now.
     
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    Both have functioned flawlessly for me, but for me the ergonomics of the XDm is superior so it is my top pick
     
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    Most people who shoot wont run the guns hard enough to notice a difference. I'd say that Glocks probably have a slight edge, due to fewer parts.
     
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    Look up the XD torture test. I don't know if they'll outlast a Glock but they're sure as hell alot more comfortable.

    That goes double for the XDM. My guess is that the XD pistols will run more ammo than you can afford to shoot and if there is an issue, Springfield Armory will take care of you.

    I know it isn't much compared to some but my XDM 4.5 chambered in .40 S&W has fired about 5,000 rounds or so now with two jams...I'd say that is pretty good performance.
     
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    That was my problem with them as well, until I owned a couple.

    Appears to be the biggest internet issue with them too.

    I agree. I don't think a rare choke here or there is anything to be concerned about, you really can't read much into a malfunction that doesn't reoccur. There are just too many weird variables in manufacturing goods to mistrust a consistent pistol because of an isolated failure.
     
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    My G19, which has been my first and only polymer pistol, is my regular carry gun. For whatever reason the XD Essentials package 9mm at $399 has recently caught my eye. I don't need it but I'm real tempted.
     
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    I've got an XD40. It has had some feed issues with Federal ammo. It also has an annoying habit of getting stuck on the first round if you pull back on the slide rather than using the slide stop, does this with any ammo.

    I've got two Glock a G26 that's my EDC and a G20. The Glocks have both been flawless with any ammo and the G20 has an aftermarket barrel and lives on reloads.

    All-in-all I would agree the XD has better ergonomics and I love the shorter trigger reach, but the Glocks are a simpler and IMO better design that lends itself more to better reliability. The Glocks are also easier to work on if you detail strip your pistols.

    They're both good guns though and I do enjoy shooting the XD more and as long as I don't use Federal ammo reliability is great.


    Can't say much about durability. They all look great after thousands of rounds and nothings broke or wore out on any of them or looks like it will anytime soon.
     
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    Yeah, that's my biggest beef with the XD's, it's not a Springfield! I prefer to be able to deal with the gun's manufacture not a middle man. Parts availability can be an issue.

    I know many that love their XD's. One kinda blew up at my range the other day. Powder residue all over the guys hands, no injures though.

    Like others have said. They may be just as good, but they don't have anywhere near the track record Glock has. This can be achieved with time. But Glock does have them when it comes to simplicity and a lower number of parts.

    I think your decision should really come down to the grip angle for you. If you can learn to shoot with the Glock I think it's a better system. If you can't I would go for the M&P and then the XD.
     
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    If durability is an issue, buy a dozen of each and call it a day. It'll be a fraction of the cost of the ammo it'll take to break just one.
     
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    Marginally different pistols, all incredibly reliable and durable. I simply prefer Glock.

    But if you can get 30,000 rounds out of any of them, at .30 cents per round on average, that's $9000 in ammo out of a $500 gun... not a bad result...
     
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