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Old 01-28-2012, 02:38 AM   #1
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I was at the range with buddies. I've only shot small caliber pistols a few time in my youth. Now I'm in the market for a handgun. One of my buddies brought his Glock 22 and a 9mm barrel.

I've always heard Glocks are 'the best.' Not this one! It was the most inaccurate pistol I've ever fired. I couldn't even call the bullet holes a grouping. They were all over the place.

Now before all the nay sayers (Glock Owners) that read the XD threads. We were bench shooting on a rest. I know that's not an exact science but its what we had. Plus, we were firing factory loads not hand loads. There were 4 other shooters; one an active Army Infantry Corporal, who knows his firearms. This Glock = Terrible accuracy.

Another had his XD 9 service. Not a single shot went were it wasn't planned. Great groupings.

My money is going to an XD

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i would suggest checking the xdm out they are a bunch of small refinements and improvements over the xd series that add up to one super sweet upgraded gun

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I'm not a Glock fan but I know lots of people that are and they are great firearms so maybe it was just something with this particular gun. HOWEVER, I think you made a great choice with the XD. My buddy is an Army Ranger and uses a Beretta 92 (his service issue), a Glock, and a Springfield XD. He put 100% endorsement behind the XD so that's what I bought and I love mine. Great balance even when the chamber is almost empty (what really turned me off front the Glock) and much more accurate than me at this point.

Which one are you looking to buy?

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i would suggest checking the xdm out they are a bunch of small refinements and improvements over the xd series that add up to one super sweet upgraded gun
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Which one are you looking to buy?
I've looked into the XD and XDm 9mm. I'm not discounting the upgrades from the XD to the XDm. However, I just cant justify the large price difference I'm finding between the two models for my needs/wants.

The model(s) I'm leaning towards is:
XD 9mm 3" w/ extended mag 50%
XD 9mm 4" 50%

POU: Target shooting, home defense, and if Illinois lifts their CC band, PP
Why 9mm? Less costly to fire. Practice..Practice..Practice makes better
Why 9mm for CC? Size of caliber doesn't really matter. Location of shot does.

This will not by my 'buy all, end all' pistol. I will purchase more but I think this is a great 'starter' gun.
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Springers are hard to beat, go on and get it...

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I've looked into the XD and XDm 9mm. I'm not discounting the upgrades from the XD to the XDm. However, I just cant justify the large price difference I'm finding between the two models for my needs/wants.

The model(s) I'm leaning towards is:
XD 9mm 3" w/ extended mag 50%
XD 9mm 4" 50%

POU: Target shooting, home defense, and if Illinois lifts their CC band, PP
Why 9mm? Less costly to fire. Practice..Practice..Practice makes better
Why 9mm for CC? Size of caliber doesn't really matter. Location of shot does.

This will not by my 'buy all, end all' pistol. I will purchase more but I think this is a great 'starter' gun.
I agree and the 4" was my first gun. I will be getting my CC permit in March but don't plan to conceal very much on my person. It will mainly be used as bedside HD and to carry in the car on trips. If I really like CC I will look at a sub compact but the 4" seemed to be the best for lots of target shooting and as you said the 9mm is much cheaper to shoot. I do now want a 1911 as well.
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The XD .45 ACP w/ the 5in barrel was the first gun I purchased and I must say it was the best choice I could of made. Since then I've purchased other handguns but the XD is hard to beat. I've also brought others w/ me to the XD including my chief who bought his first gun a 9mm XDM compact.

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I have an XD .45 XD 5in tactical model, an XDM .45 3.8, and a Glock 27. All of which are very accurate and I love all of them. One of the big differences in the XD and the XDM that I immediatley noticed when I purchased the XDM was the length of trigger pull and reset, which was greatley reduced in the XDM to an almost perfect out of the box factory trigger.
Now my XD had such a long trigger pull and reset that I needed to concentrate very hard on my trigger pull while shooting, I recentley took care of that by putting in a PRP trigger which reduced length of pull and reset. The new trigger made it so much more accurate for me that its scary accurate.

My G27 is my primary CCW. It is also very accurate and has one of the best Out of Box factory triggers. One of the really good things about Glock is that every shop whether it be online or store carries Glock accessories. I sometimes have trouble finding things for my Springfields, which is not as bad as it used to be. People are starting to carry alot of both.

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XDs and Glocks are both great guns. So are M&Ps, for that matter. It might have been that particular gun was off, especially with a conversion barrel. Or it might have just been a mix of you and the gun. I shoot Glocks and XDs well (especially my XDM), but if I pick up an M&P, my groups instantly spread.

If you and the gun work well together, get it.

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I agree and the 4" was my first gun. I will be getting my CC permit in March but don't plan to conceal very much on my person. It will mainly be used as bedside HD and to carry in the car on trips. If I really like CC I will look at a sub compact but the 4" seemed to be the best for lots of target shooting and as you said the 9mm is much cheaper to shoot. I do now want a 1911 as well.
I've carried an XD-40 service (4" bbl) for years and, depending on your physiology and method of carry, it can be concealed very well.

I personally use a CrossBreed SuperTuck Deluxe IWB holster at 3 o' clock, and have never been "busted."
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