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Wanna know what you guys like the best? They all pretty much have outstanding reputations!

And a little gun porn too please! :oops:
 
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The picture under my Name sayes it for me. That is my XD 9 SC.

All of them are good guns, but each has to decide which is best for themselves. I am looking at the Walther PPS 9. It only holds 8 shots as it is a single stack and "super" thin. I am lookin at it really hard!
 

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M&P for me!!!!!! Easy point and shoot (just like the XD)





Accurate, Flawless function, easy to maintain, like the removable back strap.

But I also like the XD's. Dont own one but I like the way they shoot and feel.

Not a fan of Glocks. Dont like the way the grip feels for me. But good guns other than that.
 

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get both........... :lol:



just kidding....... I'm fortunate enough to have both, the 9C M&P and the XD 4". I carry the M&P. If I had bought the SC XD, I'd carry that one too. They are both great guns in my experience.

I know a person who has a brother who knows some girl who's father's uncle has a godfather who's wife's third son thinks Glocks are sort of odd looking. So don't get a Glock. :lol: :lol: :lol: [ JK of course - I have no experience with the G's ]
 

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I guess I will be the first "bad" guy :D I chose a Glock 17 after narrowing it down to Glock and XD from reviews and reliability. I didn't like the way the XD felt in my hand though. There was something about the palm safety that felt wierd. I did pick up a M&P and really liked the way it felt, but had already decided it was Glock or XD. Plus, the Glock feels so perfect in my hand that I was in love the first time I picked it up.

 

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See what feels best in your hand. They are all fine pistols but in my case the XD felt best and is what I went with. Handle them and shoot them if possible! That will make your decision a lot easier.
 

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I don't know anything about M&P so I have no opinion on one.

If it was between the Glcok and the XD fullsize in 9mm, I would go with XD.

I have a Glock 17 with 5 mags (1 33 rounder) and I rarely ever shoot it.

If it were up to me, I would probably go with a used Sigpro. Polymer frame with the best trigger I have ever shot on a 400-500 dollar gun. Plus its a double/single and I really like the option of double action. I also like the exposed hammer and decocker.

But I do love the XD.
 
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I am with MSCHU24 and Silicon Wolverine, the dark side is strong. I have a friend that works in a gun shop (used to be one of my officers) so I know his word is good. He says he gets a alot of returns on the XD's due to rust issues and the M&P's is still working out the bugs and he is getting alot of M&P's to be returned to S&W for repairs. HMMMMMM- My Glocks work great, why change. Keep in mind that I am not putting down the Xd's or S&W M&P's, I will not put anyone's weapon down, if it works for you, then good for you and that is the weapon you should use. Glocks just work for me.
 
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Go with whatever feels right in your hand. I like the XD, so i've got a pair of 'em. I'm still not quite sure how prevalent the rusting issue is, as I never take care of my guns and i've only seen very very very light surface rust. This is on a gun in my coffin case that only leaves the car to go into the range. I don't clean it, I don't wipe it down with anything, etc. Shoot it and put it back into the case (most often still hot).

I've shot my XD's a moderate amount (maybe 10k rounds between the two) and i've never shot an M&P. I fired a G17 a couple years ago for one mag, but I don't really recall how it felt. I also shot a G18C, but ripping through a 32rnd mag in <3 seconds (I paused in the middle) isn't a real good way to get a feel for the gun.


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go Springfield

My XD is .40sw service model. It is outstanding. The only thing I did was put a little skateboard grip tape on the slide. Dunno about the M&P, but XD handled better for me than Glock.
I tell everyone considering a handgun to buy an XD. Zero problems with any round I've ever put through it (usually Remington umc FMJ Megapack in yellow box, I am cheap, occasionally WWB if I see it on sale)
 

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and i was just coming across this problem myself...

im torn between the XD9, XD40, Glock 19, Glock 23, or some variation on the S&W Sigma.. havent looked too much into the Sigma yet though.

I guess i'll just have to test fire all of them..

i was kinda thinking going with 9mm versions.. but my shooting buddies.. who are also looking at buying their first CCW pistols/duty pistols (theyre in police training or something)..theyre going with .40cal.
 

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Im a glock guy for the following reasons:

XDs rust, glocks dont.
Glock have polygonal riflind, XDs dont.
Glocks have the proper grip angle. Xds dont

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While I respect your opinion and experience, I have to differ. The rust problem, if I'm not mistaken, has been taken care of.
I prefer the option of shooting softer lead, without excessive streaking.
I also like a fully supported chamber.
GLOCKs have the proper grip angle for what? Not me. Of the half dozen GLOCKs I have fired none felt right to me. The G26 felt ok, but I didn't get to fire that one.
I am not knocking GLOCKs, obviously they must be pretty good if they're widely used by LEOs, I just haven't been that impressed.

I had the same question a few years ago, and did my homework.
I went with the XD because it fit, and not just my hand.

I looked at GLOCKs(briefly) XDs, S&W M&Ps, Sig Sauers, Kahrs, Rugers, and a few others. The XD came out on top for almost everything I wanted, and only beat the Ruger P95 because of the grip, and the Sig 229 because, well... I could get the XD for about half the price.
 

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The Glock's grip angle, the polygonal barrel, and the unsupported barrel are all major turn offs for me on the glock.

When I shoot, I usually shoot a lot so I reload. No reloading cheap lead for a glock and reusuing Glock brass is not a great idea.

I am going to hopefully get a different non-polygonal barrel for my Glock and then maybe I would shoot it more.
 
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For me the XD is naturally straighter when you grab/grip it. When I grab/grip a Glock, its at a slight angle and i have to adjust/bend my wrist to correct it.
Of course I'm a 1911 guy too, and the XD mimics the 1911 grip angle.

As far as rust. I think that was a problem with XDs initially, but Springfield has since changed the coating/paint (melonite treatment) process. I don't think it has been a problem since that change. Every XD past mid 2006 is supposed to have the new melonite finish.

If you do have a problem, I have been told you can send it back to Springfield and they will refinish it free of charge (They will reimburse shipping up to $50) with the new melonite finish.
 

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Two moths ago I would have said XD no Glock or M&P but that was then.

Have heard many nightmares about the M&P

XDs are very good guns and much to my chagrin I have to add the Glock. Fired one a few weeks back and it was I have to say a very good shooting gun.
 
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