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Old 05-15-2010, 04:22 AM   #11
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I would pick the XD over a Glock, all the same I don't own either and no desire to have either. You expresed it's like your first tat. So make it right and go shoot a M&P, otherwise your going to be stuck with something you regret latter IMHO.
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also would like to mention that im a big guy, and have fat hands and stubby fingers
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Ever wonder why most murders in Arkansas go unsolved?



All the DNA is basically the same and there are no Dental records.



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Now that was funny, Shihan!

Sooie, have you looked at used pistols? Maybe your $ will go farther that way. I'm a older guy so will suggest a single action instead of double action but I know most recent pistol are DA or DAO.

9mm will be much cheaper to shoot of course and decent defense loads can be found - but the 40S&W makes a bigger hole.
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Updated choice list;

xd40 service model or compact (still dnt know)
xd9

glock 26

Glock 23


Now. Caliber. Leaning toward a 9mm in glock or .40 in xd.
It's really hard to go wrong with any of the guns you've listed, or the calibers for that matter. These are simple, durable, and reliable guns. They're also easy to resell for 80-85% of the new price, provided you take good care of them.

9mm and 40sw are both proven defense rounds, affordable to practice with, and just all around good utility rounds (which would also describe the guns in question).

Now it's just a matter of figuring out which one you like best. Do that, and you won't be let down. Really, the same could be said about almost any poly pistol in the $400-700 range (Sig, CZ, FHP, M&P, etc). These are simple, versatile, and utilitarian by design, which can be a real asset for first gun.
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yeah id go with the XD also prefering the larger round to stop people. i dont know why everyone likes the 9mm, theyre a blast to shoot but when it comes down to personal defense i want the weapon with the most stoppin power, that might just be the redneck in me but the bigger the better!!
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I think you should shoot the M&P before you make your purchase. I bought mine back in jan.10 and have been very pleased. I have put about 1000 rounds down range with no trouble and as far as poly handguns go it feels like it was made for me so at least give it a look. good luck happy shooting.
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Easy if you are using for concealed carry. Glock 26. Summer it's small get a pierce grip. In winter use the G19 mags with the sleeve and u have 15+1 comfort in a small package. The 9 is cheaper and more avail than the 40 and imo more accurate...
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i am a fan of the 26 and 19.


will eventually have both.
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