XD vs Glock

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by tbruins37, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. tbruins37

    tbruins37 New Member

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    I'm interested in which people prefer. I don't have a preferance, but lots of people I know do. They never really have reasons other then the feel in the hand. Any thoughts?
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Much of choice in firearms is simply how it feels.

    To me, my XDm fits like a glove. Glocks feel like bricks.
     

  3. tbruins37

    tbruins37 New Member

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    That's the only real thing I can think of that would be the deciding factor. Glocks do feel a tad odd. I usually end up with some slide bite every now and then.
     
  4. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    XD/XDm just has a better feel for me, so that's my polymer of choice. I also think the grip safety is a nice feature in a carry/defense gun.

    The only thing that intrigues me a bit about Glock is their model 20/29...wouldn't mind having a poly 10mm for when I'm mountain biking alone in cougar and sasquatch country.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    I prefer the xdm over the glock. Grip angle is better and the trigger is waaaaay better. Glocks feel like im dragging my finger through a bowl of mush. Plus i do not like the glock lack of a safety.

    The xd grip i dont like either.

    I do want to get the 460 rowland xdm conversion for my xdm 4.5 45. 13+1 of 44magnum class firepower hard to beat.
     
  6. tbruins37

    tbruins37 New Member

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    That sounds damn nice.
     
  7. dallascj

    dallascj New Member

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    I've owned Glocks, XD's (no XDM's), and M&P's. While I really liked the feel of the XD's, I just never shot either of them as well as my Glocks, so I sold them. I have since discovered M&P's, and they have been a game changer for me. I thought I shot well with a Glock, but the M&P's feel the best in my hand, and I feel like I am firing a laser with these things-very accurate. I recommend anyone who is considering any gun to try and rent one first.
     
  8. msup752

    msup752 New Member

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    I have owned a dozen Glocks and like them the best. I do have an XD(m) in .45 and prefer it over the G21 because it has a slimmer grip. The new Gen 4 Glocks have nice grips that fit my hand even better. My G4 model 19 has been flawless. The XD is annoying in that the grip safety must be engaged to pull the slide back and my decades old grip style does not hit the safety. This isn't an issue when shooting but more when disassembling or checking the chamber. I do not own a smith but would like to try one.
     
  9. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Both are great guns. Whichever one fits you best is what you should choose. Glocks will run fine with broken locking blocks, while the XDs will not.

    I prefer Glocks, but if the XDs had been available when I transitioned from 1911s the XD might have been my choice.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Bout as good as I could have said it :cool:
     
  11. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    Glock is more supported in the after market . XDm has better ergonomics .... however XDm doesnt make a 10mm :cool:
     
  12. BigIron2312

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    I've been out of the selling side of the firearms world for a while, so I haven't gotten the chance to play with the XDm pistols yet, but I've said since the xd's came out that I think they're some of the finest defensive pistols on the market. And every time I said that, I've immediately said this: I don't particularly care for them. I like the .45acp better than the .40 and 9mm, (capacity) and I much prefer the xdm's, but not enough to go buy one. I love easy and simple, and though no one as ever let me detail strip their xd, I've looked in them, seen the roll pins and springs, and I hate roll pins! I wish the grip safety reached a little further down the back of the grip, a couple of other little tweaks to suit me, and I might have one, but until then, I'll stick with my glock. No roll pins, I can completely dismantle it with a handcuff key, uber reliable, super easy to replace parts in it...and that's all you do, you don't repair it, you replace the broken part, and I love that...or I will, if something ever actually breaks.
    Of course, if they'll release an XDM in 10mm with a 5 1/2" barrel and 15 or 16 round capacity, I'll sell as many glocks has necessary to buy the first one in town!
     
  13. nccinstaller

    nccinstaller New Member

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    I prefer the glock myself, they feel better in my hand and have a more solid feel. The xd pistols feel kind of cheap to me just my opinion though. And i dont really care the extras on the xd such as the chamber indicator and grip safety. I feel the glock is just better set up for sd by being a simple and rugged design
     
  14. Gh0zt36

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    I am quite impressed with my g20 I picked up today in 10mm , It is my first glock
     
  15. USMC-03

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    I own two XD's and one XDM...I prefer my Glocks. I prefer the grip angle on them more than any other guns I own. Glocks are rugged and simple...I can't think of a better defensive gun. I do not feel the need for a grip/or any other external safety at all...you don't want the gun to go off? Keep your finger away from the trigger.
     
  16. Gh0zt36

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    Ok no longer impressed with my new glock. I just took the slide off to see what the rattle is when you shake the gun ... went to put the slide back on and all a sudden the guid rod pops out the front of the gun. -_-

    Fixed : I guess the guide rod didnt seat correctly in the half moon channel when I put the slide back on , I even remarked to myself when I first field stripped this gun how loose and un supported the guide rod was ... Incase this ever happens to anyone I googled the problem and saw someone had the same problem the slide takedown button doesnt work you have to pull the trigger and the slide goes rocketing off ... wow that was scurry ... I thought Id broke it already . That woulda been the end of my glock career lol fortunately it just didnt seat right
     
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  17. FaTmAn

    FaTmAn New Member

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    i suggest go buy a hi-point and then you will really think damn what am i doing then when you shoot the xd's, glocks you will think your shooting a million dollar gun :D


    I have shot Glocks. XD's, Xdm's, and M&P's. While the are all fine shooting guns and i prolly would own any one of them. I went with the gen 4 G-22. I liked the feel, the ruggability, and the simple safety on the glocks you dont put your finger on the trigger it doesnt go boom that all u really need. For the xd's and all the others fine shooting guns to so your best bet would be to go paw a few maybe rent a few and shoot them and go from there.
     
  18. deerkiller03

    deerkiller03 New Member

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    I hope u get some butt lube with that hi point lol. I've had a glock great gun. Then I got the Xd best gun ever
     
  19. Paladin201

    Paladin201 New Member

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    Both extremely reliable. Both accurate. Both solid, well made guns. Not 50 cents worth of difference between the two.
     
  20. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Both are great guns. Go to your local range and rent both and see which one feels the best in your hands. The more time you spend handling different makes and models the happier you will be with your choice. Do not count out the M&P, I don't say that because I am a M&P guy, I do not have one, they did not fit me and the grip angle was wrong for me. Test drive, test drive, .........