XD .40 Subcompact.

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by NymphoGnome, May 11, 2010.

  1. NymphoGnome

    NymphoGnome New Member

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    So I originally started considering a Glock 22, but then I saw this baby sitting there and feel in love. So now I am torn! I like the subcompact, but I am afraid it may not fit my hand well (being too small). I don't want to go looking just yet, because firearm sales men are just as persistent as car sales men, IMO. But I was wondering if you all could help me decide, I will say now since XD has add the thumb safety I like it a lot more just because of that. I have a normal I guess you could say size hand, I am not too set on the subcompact, I like the look of the XDm as well, not a fan of the olive color, so I am going or all black.

    Edit: Well I am not sure about the safety I said, I just watched a video of an XD, not sure if its on all.
     
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  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    As far as I know XD's don't have manual safeties. They have the grip safety, trigger safety thingy :rolleyes: , and the loaded chamber indicator.

    The glock, on the other hand, has a sensational internet following, crappy sights, the trigger "safety" ,and crappy ergonomics.

    I would much rather have any XD over any glock.
     

  3. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Take it for what it's worth. I'm biased...

    I own Springfield, and the only Glocks I've handled (including the 22) were the most uncomfortable guns I've ever picked up.

    Now many others are going to say get Glock, I'll say get Springfield.
     
  4. dewey

    dewey New Member

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    Some of the XD's have manual safeties (mine does). You cant go wrong with the Springfield. The Glock is a fine gun too, but very uncomfortable (in my hand).
    Try 'em both, and then get a 1911. (just kidding, sort of)
     
  5. NymphoGnome

    NymphoGnome New Member

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    I don't think I can handle a subcompact, I do like the double safety (trigger and grip). I will I think I ill just look into the normal XD.
     
  6. cbw

    cbw New Member

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    One of my son's has an XD40 and I've shot it. It's a great weapon, little, kick, accurate, holds I think 16 rounds. Well built, I would buy one, but I'm looking at the XDM's....:D
     
  7. NGIB

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    Any subcompact in .40 S&W will be a challenge to shoot well. The .40 is a very "snappy" round with lots of muzzle rise compared to a 9mm. I've owned small .40s but I traded them away as I was just not that fond of shooting them. My son has an XD service model in .40 and it's a good shooting gun...
     
  8. NymphoGnome

    NymphoGnome New Member

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    The handle safety looks awkward to me, other than that I think I would like it, sub compact isn't for me but an XD still is.
     
  9. deathkricket

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    You can buy the XD subcompact from most shops that already have the extended mag's, if you get them they make the grip full size just like, well the full size models, i bought mine a few weeks ago in 9 mm and holy crap, i can shoot it mounds better then my glocks, that little thing blew my mind that i can put a whole mag threw the same holes at 15 yards and with my glock it looks like a shotgun blast, but i cant fault the glock as my hands arnt really big enough to get a proper grip on it, but anyway, if your concerned about the XD sub being to small, try holding on with the extended mag and you will find it fits like a glove. :D
     
  10. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    hell go for the 4 inch xd40, thats what i have and i have banana hands. Fits nice and shoots nice, also costs a little less.
     
  11. doctherock

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    As far as recoil it isnt too bad, hell my 16 year old daughter shot the hell out of mine.
     
  12. drummer_74

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    i have the xd40sc and i love it.. i have average size hands and the extended mag does wonders.. it does have a "kick" instead of a "push" but i dont mind it.. my 5'4 120lbs wife shoots it as well and she likes it.. just my 2 cents
     
  13. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Have you shot a gun w/ the handle safety? It's not really an issue.
     
  14. NymphoGnome

    NymphoGnome New Member

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    All I have to say is, I do not want is the pistol to grip to be half the size of my hand. As long as my hand can fit around the grip, I am happy.

    NGIB mentioned smaller .40s&w are a challenge to shoot. What are the other versions of the XD?
     
  15. deathkricket

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    The frames of the sub compact and full size are the same, the only diff being the slide is shorter of course and the grip is shortend by about a inch i belive,however with the extended mags they come with it turns the grip into a full size, below are some examples between the 2, i think they only come in 9 and 40, with the 9 i can put a fast burst threw the same hole, it is very very easy for follow up shots. also as you can see with the extended mag they come with, the XD sub's grip is longer then a Glock 23.
     

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  16. NymphoGnome

    NymphoGnome New Member

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    That helped a lot, the day I shot the .40 cal is the same day I shot a beretta bobcat and that thing is tiny and felt fine. My buddies .40 was just awkward feeling I am guess just because of the small grip and the kick behind it. A few days after that my dads friend came over to my uncles and brought his brand new Glock 30, and that grip was just amazing, thats kind of why I fell in love with Glocks. Taking a look at the XD I love the double safety features, compared to Glocks single safety.

    I am hoping to get a New (which ever I decide on) I feel with used guns it takes away a sense of ownership, is it weird I feel that way?
     
  17. doctherock

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    No not wierd at all. Plus the warranty is nice to have.
     
  18. trex1310

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    I have an XD40SC and it is one of my favorite guns. It is very accurate.
     
  19. iansturgill

    iansturgill New Member

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    All I will say is the Pearce grips I added made mine much easier to hold on to, and are much better than the extended mags carrying the gun concealed.