Sigh..........it never fails, anytime somebody ask about a Glock, or XD somebody always comes along to chip in with "Glock Sucks" or "XDs suck".
Both have so far proven to be reliable dependable platforms. Some will like one over the other. I prefer the Glock for many reasons (but mostly because it does not look like a stack of legos, slapped together by a child with downs syndrome, like the XD does ).
I have owned Glocks for many years, and in all those years thousands of rounds later guess what. Not one time have any of them ever failed to go bang. Even if I am shooting some crappy made in Turkey 9mm subgun only ammo. I can always hit what I am aiming at with them. Tell me now why do they suck?
I felt compeled to say somthing to, I can see we are going to get along just fine!
If you run your just going to die tired!!!
A friend of mine bought the XD45 Service, and has liked it so far. I compared the grip to a full frame 1911, and they are darn near identical. So, if you know that a 1911 will fit and work for you, then the XD45 should be the same. I have shot it a few times, and I like it as well. I need another pistol like... well you get the idea.
I have the XD45 compact and enjoy the versitility of it, it comes with a 10 and 13 round mag, the 13 round has a sleeve that extends the grip. As for the Glocks sucking I have a G19 and like it as well. I guess it boils down to personal preference and exsperiance. I for instance had an issue with a Sig and will most likly never own another, actually traded it in on a Taurus...uhh ohh I hear a resounding " Taurus's suck " comeing...again boils down to exsperiances, I have 3 and think they are great..
I love my XD45C I have been shooting 150 rounds a week for the last 4 weeks the 4" barrel is tuff at 25 yards but if I ever have to use it when it counts it will not be 25 yards. The long part of my house is half that.
I have an XD45 and love it. I also own a Glock 22 and S&W Sigma 9mm and i think that they are all good sidearms. I see no real difference in the XD and the glock. I know they are different Calibers but the firearm themselves are nice. I really like the part of having 13+1 in 45. I never leave home without my XD.