I only own one handgun. A Beretta 96FS 40SW which I've had for 15 years. Previous experience was qualifying with and carrying the M1911 in Vietnam. I purchased the XD9 subcompact for concealed carry and could not be happier with it. It's reliability is superb, and like law enforcement folks who have reviewed this weapon; I will trust my life on it's reliability. I test fired this against the Glock 26, the Beretta PX4 Storm sub, and the S&W MD9. Like the ergonomics best among these guns. That is my opinion as it's difficult to quantify feel. I did find this patterned significantly better than the others fired at 7 and 15 yds. I attributed this mostly to the steady feel and the smooth trigger pull, as I used my setup ritual on all 4. I also fired the same 9mm premium ammo in all 4. I doubt if most people will go this far in comparing, and don't feel you need to. You can certainly get a sense of "feel" at the gun counter without firing. I feel the other guns rank high in reliablity, s...[Read More]
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Great home/range pistol. I perfer the grip angle to the Glock. Just as relable as a Glock and usually a few dollars cheaper. Owning the pistol I have shot over 2000 rounds mostly Black Hills 124gr. I know the XTP feeds well with this pistol at least mine. It is a soft shooter, in fact can shoot this pistol all day. Only down fall is that the size is not CCW friendly, but there is a sub compact model for that use. As a home gun with a light added gives a great standoff ability to protect the wife and myself as backup come. Glad to see the aftermarket making parts for this great pistol. So try it out. The two top pistols are this and Glock either one will fit you.
I just purchased a Springfield XDM Compact 3.8 and I gotta say I should have bought one of these sooner, even if it was a standard XD-SA. This is one of the most solid looking/feeling guns that I own. In my opinion it is more solid than a Glock. Everything on this gun is tight, even the magazines were a bit hard to load without the supplied speedloader ! The mechanism is a striker fired action similar to Glock except that when breaking the weapon down there's no need to pull the trigger. As much of the same as the XDM is similar to a Glock, it is different. The trigger is different and better than Glock's in that it's smoother, lighter and crisper. The striker system is slightly different and the outside exterior of the striker is recommended that it not be oiled by the manufacturer. The frame is a nice looking and strong polymer, slide a nitride salt bathed melonite finished curvy beauty with nice lines and nice set up mechanism underneath, barrel is match grade and solid with traditi...[Read More]