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I've been seriously considering XD for this past several weeks(9mm Service model bi-tone).

I don't think I'm going to replace my primary carry duty with it, but may be for my GF(I need an excuse to buy another gun...)



How are they? I considered it when I bought my M&P, and dicided against it, mainly due to bad rep(FTE,FTF,FTRB - per XD forum), and i didn't care for the fact its not USA made gun.

But i did like their overall balance, and grip safety.



But one of my friend recently bought 45ACP 5" tactical model, and had a nothing but good luck with it he tells me.



My M&P kicks little more then what my GF's liking. SO i'm thinking possibly for her IF it kicks less then my M&P(XD is heavier then M&P. my M&P is 24oz, and similer XD is 28oz. So it may kick little less due to more weight).



what you guys think?
 

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I like the XD platform. It's got some very nice features and I can shoot it fairly well. But I do prefer the grip and ergonomics of the M&P better. My main experience with the XD is in a 4" .40 cal model, and I just prefer 9mm or .45 instead of .40 so my perception might not be as accurate as I'd like. (I'd love to try a 9mm or .45 XD though)



From my experiences, the XD service size .40 had alot more perceived recoil than even the COMPACT M&P40c that I shot at the range. the M&P was a smoother shooting gun for me. Not sure what M&P you currently have but that's some food for thought. Both are fine guns IMO, I just prefer the M&P overall.
 

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No long term experience with the XD9, but the XD45 I had ran flawlessly for a couple of thousand rounds. I seriously doubt that the XD9 will be a softer shooter than the MP9 though. My only complaint about the XD series is the lack of parts and Springfiled's refusal to sell any. Their warranty is great, but I see no reason to have to send my primary defensive handgun away for a week for something as simple as a broken extractor, bent ejector... Hope this helps.
 

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My wife has the XD-9 Tactical and loves it. I personally prefer the the feel of a Glock or my MP. As far as reliability is concerned, we did run into a problem with failing to eject (stove piping) at about the 800 round mark or so. After a trip to S/A (about 2 week turnaround) it's run great since. It now has about 1500 rounds through it.
 

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I had both the compact and sub, they were both great guns never had a problem with them shooting, I like my M&P better though. But a word of advice if you do get one and want night sights buy one with them all ready on, They are pressed on ( unless they changed) and not ment to come off.
 

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my buddy has the xd subcompact .40 and says he has close to 1000 and she still shoots like a dream I didnt like the extra safety in the back of the handle didnt feel comfortable in my hands...
 

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We just picked up an XD .45 Compact last week for my wife and she LOVES it. I got the M&P .45 at the same time and we shot both on Saturday and traded off. She likes the feel of the M&P but the XD is more comfortable for her and she wanted a compact size for CCW. Also, with the longer magazine, the Compact doubles as a "Service" pistol - best of both worlds! I must admit that I am a bit jealous of the XD trigger (as has been shared on the forum many, many times before, the trigger on the new .45 is terrible so I am trying to break it in quickly). Of course, I got my M&P with night sights which my wife is jealous of so I guess that we're even




You can't go wrong with either one in my opinion. Both are great companies which stand behind their products.
 

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I had an XD9 Service and XD40 Tactical. The 9 gave me trouble FTE's and the 40 impacted the 2nd joint on my thumb such that it was bleeding 1/2 way through an IPSC shoot. I got rid of both and now have an M&P9 and M&P40 both full size. I will not go back even though I liked the OD better than Black. :twisted:
 

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I do not own one but have been shooting a friends .40 subcompact during a few past range trips and I must say it is fairly accurate; however, it is very snappy. It has significantly more recoil and snap than another compact .45 that we were shooting. It ran pretty well, with one FTF and the slide didnt lock back on the last round twice. Just my observations.
 

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I had a bitone XD Service for about a year, about two years ago. It, and I, were deadly accurate. At the time, accessories were just starting to come out. I see there are many now. Mags are also quite cheap and are stainless. I did not have one malfunction in several hundreds of rounds. I did however, find it difficult to hit the grip safety on a quick draw. I wish they made an extended version that was easier to engage. perhaps they still do.



Oh and the holster that come with the gun was crap for carry. It was ok for competition.
 

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I have an XD40SC and "snappy" is right. Accurate but shot realignment is slow due to the snappy recoil. Never FTF of FTE, eats everything I feed it.
 

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I have 3 XD's and they are all reliable and IMO they do not recoil any harder than the comparable M&P models with compable ammo. I am not getting rid of the XD's but I am not buying any more due to thier parts policy. Besides, I prefer the ergonomics of the M&P.
 

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I have an XD9 sub-compact and the M&P 9mm. The XD seems to kick a little more than the M&P. I really like the feel and trigger of the M&P relative to the XD. I'm also much more accurate with the M&P.



I never had any reliability issues with the XD, but I will tell you that my wife can't shoot it AT ALL. I think its the grip safety but I'm not sure. Anyway, she manages to jam the thing about every 3rd shot. I have no trouble so I know its not the gun. She doesn't have a problem with any other of my other guns, however, including my bigger, heavier and more powerful Ruger P345. My wife does have very small hands. Just wanted to throw that out there for you to consider.
 

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Okay thanks for the input guys. I guess I'll hold off XD for the time being.

I wasn't thinking about it as replacement for my MP. Rather, something my GF can shoot at the range(and hundgun safety course as most i've found don't let you use 22 which she likes to shoot).



I'll be keep looking, and when next possible purshose comes up, I'll be sure to post for you guys input
 

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Recoil and handling can be very subjective.



I've had the XDs in 9/40/45 and liked them, but I like the M&P in 9/40/45 better. Liked the M&P better than the Glock and HK in 9/40/45 too.



Best would be to have her try before you buy if possible.
 

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this is true. But unless shop have indoor range, this is usually not possible unfortunately. I wish more shop do this. I mean we don't buy a car without test drive right?



So i figured I'll find one that fits her hand the best, let her try, and if she didn't like it, I can always trade it in right?
 

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I've got both an XD9 Service and an M&P. I like them both...shot the same score when I qualified for my CCW.

Bought the M&P for the wife cause it has 3 different size backstraps for which she uses the small size. I've shot the XD in IDPA and done well. I've seen quit a few XD's in IDPA recently.
 

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I own an XD45 Tact and an M&P9c.

Both are keepers.

The XD has been 100% with everything except LSWC which it doesn't like, accuracy is superb.

I went with the M&P9c for the compact primarily due to the shorter grip length and

1/2" longer bbl. in the compacts.

It has also been 100% with surprising accuracy for a concealable pistol.

I've been very satisfied with both pistols even though they serve different roles.



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