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Well...just got back from the some stuff to chew on....

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by EmptyWallet, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. EmptyWallet

    EmptyWallet Member

    Oct 14, 2013
    I just got back from Lock 'N Load (off of the loop in Tyler). I took my USP9 Full Size, and compared it to a Glock 17 and a XD9 (Service 4").

    I am a much better shot with the two striker fired guns than I am with the USP, whether it be DA or SA. From any distance.

    Both the XD and the Glock felt better in my hand, and I felt more comfortable with either gun on follow up shots and just about the entire shooting experience.

    I guess the USP is just not for me. As soon as I have 25 posts here I'll be putting her up for sale along with 6 mags in the for sale section.

    So now I'm looking at the eternal battle of Glock vs. SAXD.

    A few things spring to mind:

    I did not shoot a Glock 19 to compare to the XD Service model. I only shot the 17 and the XD Service. So...there's that.

    Would the XD9 Tactical be more of what I would want to compare to the Glock 17?

    I did end up getting tired towards the end, so my accuracy started to suffer. I did not have a clear cut winner between the Glock and XD.

    In my mind.....I THINK I was more accurate shooting the XD9, but that was the second pistol I shot after my USP...and I think I was just so shocked I shot it THAT much better than the USP.

    I was shooting the Glock I think I was a little bit tired at that point....and accuracy may have suffered.


    One thing that bugs me...I know I could go buy an XD and have it run straight up flawlessly right out of the box....but with all I've been hearing about new Gen 3 Glocks and Gen 4 Glocks....that doesn't seem to be the case.



    Mar 21, 2013
    San Antonio, TEXAS
    XDM fan here, but ya gotta find what works well WITH you...
  3. IXLR8

    IXLR8 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    May 19, 2009
    Republic of Texas
    Three fine guns. Maybe you should try the P30 instead of the USP. Everyone needs at least one HK....

    How did the triggers compare between the three?


    Mar 21, 2013
    San Antonio, TEXAS
    agreed^^^......the Beretta PX4 STORM sure feels nice as well.
  5. BigBoss0311

    BigBoss0311 Well-Known

    Mar 8, 2010
    McKinney, TX
    Well, you also have 2 completely different trigger systems. So it makes sense that you would be worse with the USP, especially when you switch back and forth. Practicing with a specific pistol and becoming proficient takes more than a couple range sessions.
  6. Shotgun Jeremy

    Shotgun Jeremy TGT Addict

    Jul 8, 2012
    Copperas Cove
    Exactly. But if you're looking at striker fired guns, might as well give the M&P a try as well. They are popular for a reason. I tried glock, Springfield, and M&P before settling on my choice.
  7. Whisky

    Whisky Well-Known

    Jan 27, 2013
    my Wife and I have 5 glocks in the safe - I shoot them all well (g26, g19, g19, g34, g24) - all have gone from box to range without any issues

    don't have an XD so can't comment

    do have lots of other pistols - all are good shooters (Ruger, Bersa, sig, STIs, Browning, Makarov) - wouldn't keep a pistol I didn't like
  8. EmptyWallet

    EmptyWallet Member

    Oct 14, 2013
    I think a lot of it to, the XD and Glock just "felt" right to me. I just felt like I could hit the target with them. They felt..."correct" in my hand.

    The USP has always felt like a bit piece of wood.

    I am certain with more practice, I could shoot the USP just as well as the Glock and XD....but shouldn't I begin with something that I NATURALLY shoot better and NATURALLY feels better in my hand?
  9. Rentz

    Rentz Active Member

    May 30, 2011
    I had the same issues with the USP9 i had, it was just too big and bulky for me to ever get comfortable with and the trigger never felt right mostly cus my fingers had issues due to the grip size.

    I bought mine after renting one that felt good but it was way more worn in.

    Personally i shoot the glock much better and It feels better in my hand, its all preference I can say that Ive got a gen3 17 and a g4 26 and neither has any issues whatsoever
  10. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

    May 28, 2008
    Ft Worth, TX
    Glocks and Springfields are both great guns.

    As an instructor here is my suggestion; go back another day and rent both guns. Take a notebook. Make comment on trigger, reset, sights, general feel, etc. Dont shoot a bunch out of one gun, then switch. Shoot a few rounds, 5 to 7, then switch. Alternate like that.

    I have a preference between those two guns, but you need what you like.

    Good luck and enjoy the journey.

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