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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

Which do you prefer?
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

XD-S 9mm comes out this summer...

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

Px-4 Storm Sub. It's a chunky little gun, but it's nice. The 26 is on my short list. If I go with a second piece, it'll probably be that.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

Which do you prefer?


If I could only choose between these two pistols , it would have to be the XD. I have tried and tried to make the Glock grip work for me but I think my first semi auto ( Colt Combat Commander ) ruined me. :hyper:

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:33 PM

Glock 26 vote here.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:48 PM

You can't go wrong with either. Try both and get the one that works better for you, not someone else who has a different sized hand than you do. Both are quality tools I would trust my life to.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

You can't go wrong with either. Try both and get the one that works better for you, not someone else who has a different sized hand than you do. Both are quality tools I would trust my life to.

+1 Best if you try to actually shoot them if possible. Good luck with which ever you choose!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

I would buy the Glock 26,

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

XD-S 9mm comes out this summer...

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Yes sir. I spoke with SA about that at the GAT guns MFG day. They couldn't give me much detail on it, but they confirmed it'd be out this summer.

XD(s) .45 is supposed to be arriving in April, or late March (April more likely I guess).

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:37 PM

I've seen multiple G26's make it through 1,000 round 2-day classes without a hiccup.

I have seen multiple XDs choke in these classes.




The XD grip safety makes 1-handed reloads / malfunction clearances very difficult.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

Glock 26 vote here.

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Great pistol, extremely reliable. If you have trouble with the grip length, buy Pierce Grip extenders for your magazines. They give you a place to rest your little finger, and room for a couple more rounds.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

I have several XD's. I've made several 1000 round sessions, and all without a single hickup - in fact, my XDm is approaching 7000 rounds without a single hickup.

Personally, I prefer the grip safety of the XD, and the grip angle suits me better than the glock.

That said, I've not seen nearly as many problems with the glock as I hear about on the internet... I have no problems with glocks - but if given a choice between glock and XD, I'll take the XD.

One handed rack on an XD:



No matter what gun you choose - you'll still have to practice one handed operation. The extent of difficulty is debatable, I guess.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:49 PM

How about neither. I prefer to carry a revolver. When I have that urge to carry an automatic, I like my Kimber Super Carry Pro .45. I have a number of automatics, but I just like single action pistols. I also really like my FN FiveseveN, which is also single action.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:00 PM

I own both. They are both very nice firearms and both of mine have been reliable and problem free. The Glock 26 is just a little bit smaller in the grip area and holds a little less in the magazine. I carry (when I can legally) and shoot the Glock 26 a lot more. YMMV. The best thing you can do is go to a local range and rent both. See which fits your hand better and which you enjoy shooting the best. It is worth it.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

The XD subcompact. I feel it is a bit safer then the Glock due to a few instances in which Glocks have gone off accidently where the XD really has to be gripped to do so. I carry differntly depending, I might use the XD or my P-11. Being here in Texas I went to a wheelgun, a 44 bulldog stubbie. I have had a couple of these over the years and I just love the 44, have three of them. A month ago a friend came over and asked me to look at his new gun. He wanted a 44 but this Colt SSA was a 44-40, I looked and my eyes got big. Turns out it is an orginal 1883 Colt New Frontier Six Shooter and in great shape. Value anywhere from $2k to up to $10k. He had no idea, he paid $150 for it. lol he is hanging on to it unless someone comes up with some cash...
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

The Gen 4 Glock 26 was not hit by the issues (since resolved) seen in the G17 & G19. For the record.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

I like Glocks, but XDs are great too. I like not having any externals safeties.m there's less to have to train yourself to do under stress.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:41 PM

Shoot, I can't decide so I'll just have one of each. In each caliber offered. Oh, no, if I do that, I'll have to start amassing piles of .40 since I don't have any! Well, it's for the children!!

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:36 AM

I've had all 3 and have carried all 3 in other states. Out of the three, the G26 is the easiest and most comfortable to conceal. As for what feels best in the hand, the PX4sc wins hands down. The XDsc is not a bad gun.....I've owned 3 of them so I know they are great pieces. The problem about them is that they're chunkier then the Service and Tactical by having a thicker slide to keep the reliability factor. The bore axis is higher then the other 2 models so shootablity is at the bottom of the list as well.

Now the PX4sc feels better in the hand due to the ergos and proper checkering on the grip and backstrap. The Glock and XD have a less aggressive, almost smooth texture on the grips which could get slippery in no time. The Concealable Control GAP plates for the G26 negate the need for grip tape or pinky extensions. Overall decision is up to the end user and if you can rent all three, do so before purchasing. If I was offered only one of them, I'd go with the G26.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:16 PM

Bass Pro in Gurnee has been allocated one (1) XD-S .45 ACP and they have not received it yet.

The price?

$619.99

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:37 PM

So many nice small 9mm out now to limit your choices to these two as both of your choices are rather big for 9mm carry standards now. If I didn't already have the Ruger LCP for everyday carry I'd be rocking a Ruger LC9 or new Beretta Nano.

If I had to choose between the two you have mentioned I'd take the Glock.

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