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Old 01-02-2013, 07:16 AM   #1
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I'm buying one of these but don't know which. I keep bouncing back and forth. I love 1911's and the history but am leaning towards the XD. I'm sure ill be happy with either. I plan on carrying whatever I get.

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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Oh the Walther PK380 is an option too.

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A 40 caliber in a subcompact polymer frame is not my idea of a good time. Sharp, snappy recoil and a lot of muzzle flip.

Are you planning on carrying either of these? If so, the XD would be my vote. If its a fun gun or range gun, then the 1911 gets the nod.

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Are you planning on carrying either of these? If so, the XD would be my vote. If its a fun gun or range gun, then the 1911 gets the nod.
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Well this is about the least helpful thread I have posted lol. I was hoping to get people's thoughts on the guns, not the companies that make them. If you have an XD of any kind or a High Standard 1911 feedback on them would be great. I appreciate the participation but its really not helping my decision. I'm leaning towards the XD40 to carry.
Both are good guns. You just didn't provide any info on how the gun would be used. If its CCW, then go with the XD. If its anything else, go with the High Standard.
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I recently bought a Ruger SR40 - love that gun, not the snappy recoil many 40's have. I am seriously considering getting a SR40-C as a carry option.

This is just me, but I think 1911's are great looking guns, solid feeling, all of that. But they have limited magazine capacity** and I personally don't care for double-action pistols. Plus, the market is absolutely flooded with these things and the fact that everybody has to have one, makes me not want one lol.

**I have seen a lot of comments from folks on this site such as "if you can't get it done with a couple shots of .45 acp, you probably aren't gonna get it done". What the hell ever. My expectation is, if I need to resort to draw and fire, things are terribly wrong and probably confused. If I can put 15 rounds of .40 S&W on a target or MULTIPLE targets, versus 8 rounds of .45 acp? I'll take volume over the stopping power of just one bullet (stopping power ballistics on these two rounds are very similar)

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This is just me, but I think 1911's are great looking guns, solid feeling, all of that. But they have limited magazine capacity** and I personally don't care for double-action pistols.
You mean single-action, right?
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You mean single-action, right?
no, I don't care for double-action (which the 1911 design very much is). My SR40 is a single action
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no, I don't care for double-action (which the 1911 design very much is).
Oh, I see. I can be such an idiot sometimes....

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What will you use the gun for? Carry, target shooting, home protection...or a combo of all 3?

For carry, go with the XD40

For the latter 2, go with a nice 1911.

This is just my $.02 on which one to buy depending on the purpose for it.....but to clear up the 1911 SA/DA myth its ALWAYS a SA trigger on a 1911, not a double action. The trigger has one function, not two, despite dropping the hammer. The trigger wont do anything until you rack the slide/lower the hammer.

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