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Those of you who have experience with both the G30 and the XD45 Compact: I would appreciate your thoughts.



I have a G30 which I like very much, in spite of the bulky grip. It's a great gun for sure, proven reliability & durability, accurate, nice trigger (with 3.5# connector & smooth-faced trigger shoe), but I just don't quite "love" the fit in the hand.



I recently handled an XD45 Compact which felt really good in my hand. Comes with both 10-round and 13-round mags. Great! THe XD45 Compact is about 1/2" longer than the G30, about 1/4" taller, and weighs about 5 ounces more than the G30. Fairly close in size and weight to the G30, close enough for me to be comparable choices for CCW. So they both are suitable for CCW, except that the XD45 has a more contoured, shaped grip than the G30 has.



I'm considering getting the XD45 Compact and wanted to hear other's thoughts on the comparison between the G30 and the XD45 Compact. I already know that the G30 has a lower bore-axis (wondering how much of a difference that really makes in application.) I know that the XD45 has a 4" barrel compared to the 3.8" barrel on the G30 (I like the longer barrel to keep velocity decent). And I know that Glock parts & accessories and after-market support is vast compared to XD (but I may not feel much, if any, need to modify the XD45 Compact.). So that may not be a significant aspect. I know that both are excellent, proven guns, overall, so this need not be a bash-Glock or bash-XD thread, just a calm, objective discussion would be perfect.



Perhaps, with the previously mentioned elements in mind, is just comes down to which one feels better in the hand and shoots more comfortably and there is no need for this discussion at all.... I don't really know for sure. I only own the G30 at this point, so opinions from XD45 Compact owners would be useful. What haven't I thought of and what are your thoughts about the two guns? Thanks very much, in advance.
 

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I also carry the G30 95% of the time and I love mine for the same reasons you mentioned. I have shot the XD and it's a nice weapon for sure. There's just a few things I don't like about the pistol, like the grip safety, it's a little more challenging to field strip, the finish has been known to have issues. I'm sure the XD would be a great sidearm for you but I still trust my GLOCK more when it comes down to it.



OBTW, GLOCK will be introducing the new G30SF at the shot show in Feb. That will cure the issue of the "bulky" grip.
 
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