Originally Posted by Gojubrian
I've shot several of both and the XD's are better all around.
Grip safety, better triggers, better sights, designed for a human hand instead of a broken hoof from a fat pig like a gl*ck.
You are not going to win this fight on this forum friend.
i'm the FNG, its true that i have no idea what this board is about yet...
however, i do know a couple things about a couple things.
the grip safety is purely preference.. in my opinion, it's just an added complication/failure point and unnecessary in conjunction with a trigger safety. it should be one or the other, not both.
i'm surprised to hear you say better trigger- the XD fans i know will concede the XD trigger sucks, if nothing else. it's got one of the longest, weakest resets i've ever felt, on top of an already long pull. the glock pull is about half, and the reset is very
short and sharp. i don't know how much experience you have, but these are pretty important and widely accepted as critical in a combat handgun.
the factory sights are unimpressive, but perfectly good day sights. i think most guys change out to warrens/trij front or both, but i've never bothered. thats what weaponlights are for. i cant for the life of me recall anything about the XD factory sights, so i cant comment.
as far as ergos... that's another totally preference issue. if you hold your thumbs back, you're not gonna like the glock grip. but if you use a positive two hand wrap, with your support palm against the support side grip, thumbs forward, you actually really cant get any better than the glock grip. i actually didn't
shoot with thumbs forward before i made the switch from .45 1911s to 9mm glocks, but the glock grip forced me to- and i'll never go back. controllability doubled, for me.
the XD is great for guys used to a top-heavy weapon with a super high bore-axis.. but even being a former 1911 guy, i'm done with that. glock's bore-axis is, on the other hand, extremely low- and if you choke up your grip, you're so close to the slide you actually have to watch out for bite- leads to extremely controllable muzzle whip, especially in a 9mm. the XDs make up for the high bore-axis with extra weight, but i'd rather just have it be substantially less of an issue to begin with, in a lighter, smaller package.