I love my XD, bought it for the price and it really fits well in my hand. I personally liked it's feel over a Glock. I haven't had a single problem out of the weapon, I had some misfeeding reloads that was solved with a slightly lighter flare and a tighter crimp, but that was my fault, not the weapon's.
If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...
"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer
Yes you should. I have tried several different 9mm and liked most of them. I like my Hi-Point C-9, but probably wouldn't carry it...great truck gun. The Ruger P95 is a good one too, but when you want a consistent shooter you need a striker fired weapon. I tried a S&W Sigma and it taught me trigger control while really strengthening my finger, then traded it. I like the Kel-Tec P-11, but for a gun that will shoot thousands of rounds accurately, and trouble free in any condition, go with the XD.
Now...I don't have an XD9, but I traded my Glock 22 (.40 S&W) that was not comfortable or accurate for a new XD40 and found it is comfortable, and accurate right out of the box. Got to love Springfield weapons. Good luck.
I have a XD 40 subcompact I love. But now I would go for the XD M. It hold 16+1 round of .40 and has some of the best machined parts money can buy. I got to check one out at the gun store, quite impressive weapon. It has an adjustable backstrap like the M&P's, you can release the slide without dry firing it, and did I mention it hold 16+1 rounds! That's getting up there with some "assult" rifles.
Originally Posted by billdeserthills
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I am considering buying an XD in 9mm. I currently shoot 1911's and am looking for a 9mm alternative. High functionality and reliability are a must -- I am particular about trusting my life to anything else. Any thoughts/advice???