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Old 08-13-2009, 02:22 PM   #21
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If you choose shotgun, use buckshot. Bird shot is for the birds.

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I think the answer is simple.

If all you have is a shotgun then that would be the answer.

If you have a handgun and a shotgun, then the handgun is the answer. You are talking about a "close encounter" inside a house. A handgun is made for close up work.

Just my opinion.

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THe XD is available with a 4 and 5" barrel in 45. 3" in 40, 9, 357. There is a 45 compact available with a shortened grip for easier conceal carry.
Yeah, I heard those guns have a very good reputation. Sounds great. 3 inches is good for a 40 and below. That's comparable to a Glock .40 caliber compact (Glock 23). I know the XDs tend to have more features than Glock.
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I think the answer is simple.

If all you have is a shotgun then that would be the answer.

If you have a handgun and a shotgun, then the handgun is the answer. You are talking about a "close encounter" inside a house. A handgun is made for close up work.

Just my opinion.

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Yeah, I heard those guns have a very good reputation. Sounds great. 3 inches is good for a 40 and below. That's comparable to a Glock .40 caliber compact (Glock 23). I know the XDs tend to have more features than Glock.
XD sub compact is actually more like a glock 26, dimention wise they are basically identical. IMO, the XD is the best polymer gun on the market and is head and shoulders above the glock.

I've had 2 XD's and never had an issue with either. My XD45 has several thousand rounds thru it with absolutely no problems. Google XD tourture test, it's worth the read.
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XD sub compact is actually more like a glock 26, dimention wise they are basically identical. IMO, the XD is the best polymer gun on the market and is head and shoulders above the glock.

I've had 2 XD's and never had an issue with either. My XD45 has several thousand rounds thru it with absolutely no problems. Google XD tourture test, it's worth the read.
I'll check it out.
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I have a Tarus PT745, it shoots and feels nice, but still partial to my XD45 w/4" barrel. Recoil is a little more with the PT745, but after you get used to it, not that bad.


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