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You're right Braz, but still like the auto loaders better. I've heard nothing but good about the XD and while I like the SA 1911, it's heavier and fussier about what you feed it. Unlike the XD which will take about anything you feed it without a failure. Thanks to Bronco, homemade and Jeff for their opinions as well. Gonna have to start looking. Thanks again guys. Ed
Ed, if you want reliablity, a gun that will go back every time, get a revolver. I know, a lot of guys will say, but it only holds 6. Well my every day carry piece only holds 5, but then I don't plan on getting into a shoot out with a bunch of bad guys. Five, with a speed loader, is just fine. All semi's are prone to failuire way, way more often than a revolver. I want my gun to go bang when I pull the trigger, and not have to worry about racking another in. What about a bad primer? I just pull the trigger again, but with a semi you must rack the action. Yea, the bad guy is going to be standing still while you do that.
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if you have to have a semi-auto just get a glock and get over it but everday carry the revolver makes good on reliabilty that's reliable, .357 Magnum or .44 Special, it will finish any confrontation with the first shot
Would like to see what the consensus from the group is on an XD-45. I have an SA 1911-A1, but kinda bulky for a carry gun. What do you guys think of the XD? Thinking more of the reliablity factor than anything else. And please, don't advise "Glock". Thanks for your time. Ed
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I tried an S&W the same time I shot an XD the first time, and found the trigger as well as the grip on the SA more to my liking. Just like a Chevy vs Ford. To each his own and what he shoots the best with.
Ed---My bro-in-law and nephew both tested the XD and the S&W, M&P side by side at a range. They said that both guns were pretty equal, but they chose the XD due to some of the extra features it has on it. Personally, I'm a S&W guy and also have a 1911 and a M&P. I carry either one at various times depending on what clothing I'm wearing. And sorry, I won't tell anyone to get a Glock! Braz is also right about the revolvers. When I can save up enough $, I hope to add another revolver to my collection. My M&P has been flawless since I bought it last year!!
The only ammo my XD didn't care like was SWC. It shoots HP just fine and that's what I use in it for a house gun. And bulk was another thing I didn't care about with the Glock.
I too have an XD45. Never had a failure. Love it. I use it as a crossdraw for my CCW. Glock was too bulky for me.
I like the Service model, but for carry, I have an XD45c that gets out of the holding cell Friday.Didn't have a problem with the 4" barrel, but the longer grip on the Service printed too much.The Compact will be my carry gun in a Crossbreed Super tuck.I agree with the weight problem with the 1911. Just too heavy. Kinda drug my drawers down on the right side.And to my surprise, I shoot the XD better than I do the 1911. The 1911 is up for sale as a consequence.It's a nice gun, adjustable trigger, beveled mag well, Bomar sights, I just don't shoot it as well as I do the XD.Thanks to all for the comments. I appreciate to feedback.Ed
Hi Ed, what did you decide? I see you orig. posted back in Sept.On your orig. comment on bulk, I don't see any gains by going to a dbl stack config from a single. The service model is just as bulky, just a bit shorter in the barrel. However it will be lighter and that will feel better. I was carrying a Gov't size 1911 as my EDC (that's Every Day Carry for Braz ) for a while but it just got too heavy. My Glock 23, while thicker, feels so much better as it's lighter and a bit smaller. Your holster and belt play a large role in how comfortable it will feel. That said I do have an Service mdl XD-9 but I'd rather carry my 1911.
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