Hi Don,hello this is the first time I have posted here and I would appreciate any advice or information. I am looking for a new carry/range gun and I am wondering about the xd tactical in .45 but that new xdm looks very nice. What would everyone suggest.
Anything that starts with a ".4" will serve you well. IE: 40 S&W, 45ACP, 45 Colt, 44 Special, 44 Magnum, etc... I have all of them. for personal defence the 40 & 45ACP will do the job nicely. The 44's are great for hunting... and Home Defence. But nothing beats a long gun for the home!Thanks I plan to go and rent and shoot the xd.45 this weekend. I currently have a Colt 1911 series 70 ( a wedding gift from my wifes grandfather) I really like the round but I dont know very much at all about the .40 . I dont think I will have an xdm to examine right now and was just wondering if anyone has one or has handled them both. and could give an opinion. Right now I dont think I can go more than about $650. Thank you again for the help I am enjoying reading
I'm with you guy, there are so many different guns out there, and somewhere there is a person that will love that odd or different one. I just try to stock and sell as many as I can.I guess I'm a weirdo. I have nothing negative to say about Glocks. As a matter of fact, I really like them. I'm pretty sure that a .45 Glock would have had the same feel to the recoil, since all of the other .45's that I have shot had the same roll that I'm talking about. My only experience with them is with 9mm and .40, so I can't say for sure.
Good Advice, don't forget to start saving up for all those gun safes too!Yes sir, there's a boat load of auto-loaders available, and the odds that you won't find one you like is pretty remote. Glocks are great guns, but they are uncomfortable to ME. That's not to say it won't work for you, though. The same thing for XD's, they have a "feel" I just don't care for. Just on a whim, I tried a Ruger P345, and I liked it enough to buy it. I would have never thought of testing a Ruger Polymer frame. Normally, I don't like polymer pistols too much! But this one has a really good feel to it. The point is, it's up to you to try them all out and find the one that fits you like a glove. But don't confine yourself to one BRAND, or to one CALIBER! Start with your favorite Brand of gun maker and maybe a .45 cal. but look at them ALL before you buy. If you can actually shoot some of them would be a BIG PLUS.
Don, asking someone else for their opinion(s) on a handgun that you'll use is not gospel by any means. And, you should take what you hear or read under advisement. The only valid opinion is the one you get from testing them out for yourself...
Good Luck Buddy!