Glock 19 or Springfield XD9 compact?

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  1. TXwaterfowl

    TXwaterfowl New Member

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    I have been wanting a Glock 19 but the Springfield xd9 compact series of pistols sure look sweet and I have heard nothing but good things about them. Which would you choose and why? Thanks for your input.
     


  2. lonewolf23c

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    Buy the Springfield. I bought a Glock, and I wish I could just get rid of it. I like the Glock but I've found myself really liking my colt 1911 so much better. The Springfield XD9 is basically an updated Glock, it uses the same ideas for the composite lower as the Glocks use.
     
  3. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Buy whichever feels more comfortable to you. Both are great guns and reliable too. IMO Glocks are more reliable and have a much longer track record, which is enough to win me over. When in doubt, a Glock will almost always function. They aren't perfect but, they are about as close as a handgun gets to being able to be treated like a lawnmower and still keep running fine.
     
  4. nalioth

    nalioth Active Member

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    Aside from the time frame, all the same points can be made for the XD.
     
  5. txjustin

    txjustin New Member

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    Exactly!! I love my xd9 sc
     
  6. Texas1911

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    I've seen some concerning issues with XDs, but they are relatively rare compared to most semi-autos. Simply put, they have a tendency to just lock-up. You have to really hammer on the slide, or know a secret kung-fu chop to get the thing to eject. It's not a common occurrence, but it has happened a handful of times.

    I wouldn't let that scare me away from owning one though, or even suggesting them to people.

    Really the Glock vs. XD argument is more over how the gun sits in your hand. They are completely different in this regard, and that's the #1 reason why people go for one or the other. I've seen people completely sold on a Glock from the tales of awesomness on the net and from other gun nuts, and they walk out with an XD just happy as can be. It's one of those things you'll know as soon as you feel both.

    I personally prefer the feel of the XD9, but the operation and trigger of the G19. For what it's worth, I own a G19.
     
  7. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    You got a favorite flavor? Dark chocolate or chocolate chip chocolate? That is the question here.

    Both good guns. I own the Glock 19 and love it. I've heard the XD's are good guns. A little different than the Glocks, but it is a personal preferance for the most part.

    Hold them both. The one that feels right, is.

    Have fun.
     
  8. Furyataurus

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    Get a P2000SK....:devil:
     
  9. Omar

    Omar New Member

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    Glock 19 all the way! I'm not bias though! :lol:

    Put it this way: Do you want a 'wanna be' or the real thing?
     
  10. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    The S&W M&P series is worth considering as well.
     

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