Originally Posted by orangello
Did you get that from a Trojan commercial?
Lol, funny. So as not to start another whole thread I'm leaning towards the Stack-On PS-514
This should work well to keep out the neices and nephews if they happen to be snooping around during a visit. I'm not needing anything for quick HD access currently.
I went to another local outdoor shop today and funny thing was that both the Glock 19 Gen4 and XDm 3.8" were about $50 cheaper than the local Scheels here. $559 and $599 respectively.
Now both felt fine in my hand with the XDm being a bit top heavy but from what I've been reading this is "fixed" when a full mag is in place.
The Glock however was a little tough working the slide stop lever for me. It seemed like it was smaller and more flush than the XDm.
When I stopped at my local Scheels two of the salespeople mentioned how much better the XD's are than the Glocks because they are much safer. I take much of this with a grain of salt seeing as a firearm is ultimately only as safe as the user.
So I just can't decide really. Any place I purchase around here I will have 30 days to test out since we don't have any stores with test ranges in them or near by.
Maybe you guys can help and please correct me if I'm wrong. The Glock Gen4 seems to have the better firing spring, larger accessory and aftermarket support, comes with 3 15 round plastic/poly mags, basic cleaning kit. Stock sights aren't very good.
XDm has the match barrel, 2 19 round metal magazines or 1 19 and 1 13, speed loader, paddle holster, good stock sights.
It seems to really be coming down to the accessories it comes with almost. Both are basically the same length and height. Since this will be used primarily as a range gun it really doesn't matter so much the mag capacity for stopping a BG.
On one hand I do like the idea of the XDm being able to basically convert between a Compact and Sub-Compact pretty easily if I were to decide to carry. However I really don't see the need for a paddle holster if I'm just going to be at the range.
Why does your first always have to be the hardest decision. :-)