Glock 19 or Springfield XDM?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Smallville85, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Smallville85

    Smallville85 New Member

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    I'm looking at getting my first handgun for use as a concealed carry weapon. I've had many rifles throughout the years and only shot a few handguns. I'm big enough to carry a compact firearm but wondering if i should go all the way with a sub-compact. Any thoughts or opinions would be most appreciated.

    Smallville 85
     
  2. Chapman87

    Chapman87 New Member

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    [ame=http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=glock+vs+xd]glock vs xd - Google Search[/ame]


    Been discussed many times. I personally prefer glock but just bought an xdm. they are both great guns. Shoot both and decide what you like.
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    What he said, except i have the XD45. If it is down to these two, go try them on for size/fit. Remember that generally, the smaller the pistol the more felt recoil you will get from the same caliber/ammo.
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I would choose the xdm between the two.

    Why not stop by the introductions section and tell us about you? :)
     
  5. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Both are good, reliable guns. You wouldn't go wrong with either, so just find out which one feels better in your hand.
     
  6. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Easy...... Glock 19, I carry it everywhere and love it. Conceals great and pretty confortable
     
  7. Dgunsmith

    Dgunsmith New Member

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    XDM...changeable grip panels now copied by Glock, a better trigger, better gear in pak and a properly supported and heat treated barrel that will safely shoot anything you feed it.
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    You forgot to add their ugly and everyone has one. :D
     
  9. Smallville85

    Smallville85 New Member

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the replies guys, i have shot both guns and really like them both though i've been against Glock for a long time i'm finding that i'm starting to really like them. However, i really like the added safety on the handle that is on the XDM and think that it is a much better looking gun.

    Decision: Probably going with the XDM as i can't afford a Sig or a Kimber.
     
  10. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    I'm a big fan of both. But if I was going to buy just one gun for an all around pistol it would be the Glock 19.
     
  11. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Both are good choices. But whichever one fits YOU is the one to go with.

    I prefer Glocks, but it's not all about me.:p
     
  12. 500mag_guy

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    man ill tell ya i have the Glock 27 sub-compact 40 S&W and i love the thing. i carry it concealed alot. if you are set on a 9mm the Glock 26 is the sub-compact model and you will not be disappointed. glock is an incredible gun maker and if i had to pick one pistol to protect myself with, it would be a glock hands down. but not to bashing on any other gun makers. smith & wesson makes a really nice compact model. I have the full size smith &wesson M&P 40 but i know the compact is also great.

    good luck picking, there is so many good options.

    500
     
  13. Logan2302

    Logan2302 New Member

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    Agreed......
     
  14. StanDJ77

    StanDJ77 New Member

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    copied by glock??

    Oh, so glock copied xd because of the backstraps? what about springfield copying glocks whole design!! i swear i was just watching a youtube video by pete(armory channel) shouts out to him! Anyways the video was about which gun he carries. He had four on the table, kimber, sig, glock, and another glock....ooppps i mean a xd:eek: I am sittin watchin this video and i couldnt tell the difference until he picked it up and said what it was. I always thought they looked like glocks except they have more machine work but the style and shape is glock to me:p
     
  15. mesinge2

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBdYBc0BLgQ]YouTube - GLOCK vs XD[/ame]
     
  16. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy New Member

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    i personally hate the way the xdm feels. the grip is uncomfortable and it just doesnt feel as good as a glock. i bought an xdm 40 with the 3.8 in barrel and i just didnt like it that much. i mean ya it shot pretty good but i just hated the feel of the gun. Luckily my dad had been bugging me sense i bought it to sell it to him so i bought it and and within 3 weeks i had sold it to my dad and bought a beretta inox 92fs 9mm. I couldnt be happier with my decision. but again that me. everyone is different...
     
  17. mkett39

    mkett39 New Member

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    HAD a Glock once. I do not care for them. I like the XDm but like the other guy said i'm not crazy about the grip(to rough for long periods of shootin').Iprefer the grip of the standard XD. Recently got a SR9c and really like the grip on it...feels a bit more in line with a 1911 grip to me.
     
  18. remington7mm

    remington7mm New Member

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    its all about personal preferance, i have shot both. however i would stick with my xd as thats what i own and would stand by. if i had a perfectly good glock than i would prolly stick with a glock. if i had both i would prolly switch off!
     
  19. morrisammo

    morrisammo New Member

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    +1 on that,,,

    Jim M ammo
     
  20. NCSU08MS3

    NCSU08MS3 New Member

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    I cannot jump on the Glock Bandwagon, I haven't liked them since I shot one, the grip angle was just off for me, also I wouldn't call a trigger a safety, I really appreciate the grip safety on the XDM it's an auto on / auto off safety that requires two opposite forces to fire the gun. I went with the XDM9 Compact with the mag extension it's great for HD or range shooting, with the compact mag it's great for carrying.

    Phillip