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Old 12-10-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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What advantage does the XD hold over the Glock? At first glance grips look similar. Is the high bore axis hold any advantage? How needed is the grip safety?

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Old 12-10-2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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I think the grip safety is a good addition as you must have a firm hold of the grip for the weapon to fire. The grips do look similar but I promise you they don't feel similar. The XD grip angle is much nicer, IMO and much like that of a 1911. I also find the XD grip to fit my hand better.
The XD will take the same abuse a Glock will so durability isn't an issue nor is functionality, they are both reliable.

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I do like my grip safety.

My friends would've made fun of me for buying a "cop gun" if i had picked up a Glock.

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A big advantage of the grip safety that I see is child resistance, their hand doesn't fit the grip and they're the weapon can't be fired and the action can't be cycled. I love my xd40, my prior carry weapon was a Ruger P94 .40.

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I love the XD, but the grip safety is only a small part of the reasons. It just loves to be shot and feels great. I've had my XD .40 tactical for almost 2 years, shot it as much as any other handgun, carried it when and where I felt like it. If you looked at it you'd think it was brand new. Heck why don't you . . .



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I love the XD, but the grip safety is only a small part of the reasons. It just loves to be shot and feels great. I've had my XD .40 tactical for almost 2 years, shot it as much as any other handgun, carried it when and where I felt like it. If you looked at it you'd think it was brand new. Heck why don't you . . .
What did you have done to the grip?
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It's just rubber grip tape, thay also make it in sandpaper. I can't remember the make off hand, but if you're interested I can find out.

It makes a noticeable difference in recoil management and point-ability is a little more natural, since it sticks to your hand.

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There is a company that will texture the grip for you if you want. They will also mill the grip to give a service or tactical model the grip length of a 45 compact. If anyone is interested I can dig the name up.

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i can personally vouch for the grip safety. i have a xdm in 9mm when i bought it the wife wanted to shoot it so naturally i let her. well she has much tinier hands then i do and the first couple of times she tried to shoot it no bang. so i had to help her out a lil and adjust her grip so she could get a tighter hold on it and then she had no problems. works well imho. plus im not a big glock fan...

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I will look for it again here on the web, there is a rubber sleeve you can slide over the grip.

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