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Old 04-19-2014, 04:20 AM   #21
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I have shot Glock 45's a lot , and I really like them. I've also had some time with the M&P 45 , and like that as well. However, the one that came home with me, was the XDm 45. I do not regret my choice.


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I wouldn't trade my XDM 45 for 2 Glocks. I have about 5k rounds through it and have not replaced anything! 😄 There is a reason Glock has so many aftermarket parts available!


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And that reason is..., because they're so popular. There is really no need to replace any part of a Glock besides for aesthetics and/or personal ergonomic preference.
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stag556;1424292]Don't worry about which one holds more, or who says what about one gun is better than the other. If you are interested in buying a .45 go to the LGS and rent the ones you are interested in buying and shoot them, see which one fits you the best and buy it. Every one has there favorites, likes and dislikes. Most all manufactures of guns be it SA,Glock,SW,Ruger,Kimber,Sig Sauer, etc etc etc all make good reliable guns.

Its not about capacity, but your ability to shoot accurately that counts.[/QUOTE]

Couldn't disagree more. Even if you shoot 100 percent, which no one does, especially under stress, there could be more threats than your mag holds. I'd say accuracy is more important, but would never, ever, ever say capacity doesn't matter. They go hand in hand. I'd also say accuracy without stress doesn't matter as much. If I'm better at shooting gun A with no stress, but better with gun B under stress, guess what I'll carry? Gun B. (I know that's not really a common problem, was just stating)

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Couldn't disagree more. Even if you shoot 100 percent, which no one does, especially under stress, there could be more threats than your mag holds.
If you have two or three bad guys already on the ground and more are still coming at you, there is a distinct possibility that you brought the wrong hardware to the gun fight.
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Even if you shoot 100 percent, which no one does, especially under stress, there could be more threats than your mag holds.
There's this thing called a reload...
If your day to day business brings with it situations where a typical double stack mag + reload is inadequate, maybe some self evaluation is in order.

Considering this is a thread that was started to discuss the XD 45 vs. the Glock 21, capacity shouldn't be the overriding issue. .45 is simply the wrong chambering if one's only concern in life is magazine capacity.
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There's this thing called a reload...
If your day to day business brings with it situations where a typical double stack mag + reload is inadequate, maybe some self evaluation is in order.

Considering this is a thread that was started to discuss the XD 45 vs. the Glock 21, capacity shouldn't be the overriding issue. .45 is simply the wrong chambering if one's only concern in life is magazine capacity.
You also must be aware that some people prefer a gun chambered in .45 that holds 14 rounds rather than 8 rounds.
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You also must be aware that some people prefer a gun chambered in .45 that holds 14 rounds rather than 8 rounds.
Where do you get 8? I was talking double stack mags. My point was, if in your day to day business, 13+1 (or more) & a reload isn't enough, your day to day business needs a second look. Or you need to look beyond mere handguns for your survival.

Both the Glock 21 and the XD 45 are available w/ 13+1 capacity. So, capacity of these two being a push, how about we move on to the next point of contention between the two. They were, after all, the original point of this thread.
Or, in a world where no one cares about anything but capacity, how about an FNX 45 with 15+1? Or maybe just buy a 9 mm Glock and stock up on 30 round mags?
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Spray & pray baby!

At what point does one have enough capacity? At what point does it get silly? Like everything in life, you reach a point of diminishing returns even with high cap mags.
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Wait, what were we talking about?


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I usually stick with the magazine that came with the gun for self defense. Other than legal issues were state law limits magazine capacity the magazine that came with the gun is going to be the most reliable and sturdy in the event you or the gun take a tumble.

If capacity is my main concern I am not going to buy a 45 ACP.

Both the Glock and the XD are reliable guns with a lot of aftermarket parts. There may be more aftermarket parts for the Glock but the things most people want to change are available for the XD.

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Where do you get 8? I was talking double stack mags. My point was, if in your day to day business, 13+1 (or more) & a reload isn't enough, your day to day business needs a second look. Or you need to look beyond mere handguns for your survival.

Both the Glock 21 and the XD 45 are available w/ 13+1 capacity. So, capacity of these two being a push, how about we move on to the next point of contention between the two. They were, after all, the original point of this thread.
Or, in a world where no one cares about anything but capacity, how about an FNX 45 with 15+1? Or maybe just buy a 9 mm Glock and stock up on 30 round mags?
Or hell, go crazy:




Spray & pray baby!

At what point does one have enough capacity? At what point does it get silly? Like everything in life, you reach a point of diminishing returns even with high cap mags.
I am aware that both those guns offer the same capacity. I was responding to your comment about people being concerned only with capacity and should therefore consider another caliber.
I'm not condoning a "spray and pray" mentality. My only point is that if you have a choice of similar sized firearms, any reasonable person will also consider capacity.
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