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I dont know which one should I get, dont have any ideas which one will shoot or handling better, any help will be appreciated, thanks
 

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There has been a lot of talk about this on other forums, the main disadvantage the M&P has is the trigger. This is easily fixed by polishing the metal trigger parts. I personally dont like the XD compacts, they dont fit in my hand for some reason, but the M&P is one of the best guns to hold in your had fits perfect. Due to this alot of found that they are able to shoot the M&P better. Does the grip safety mean a lot to you? If it does i am guessing you are going to want the XD. I dont think you can go wrong with either one they will both be great guns.



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I have held, but do not own, both and I just can't make the XD feel good in my hand. I really wanted to like it but it just did not fit me. The M&P fit me great and it is now in my future.



Handle both and see what fits you best, both have a good reputation.
 

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i shot both and like others have said, the mp3c felt better in my hand. i was about the same accuracy with both. i thought at first i would like the grip safety but it felt funny when shooting.
 

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My reply to this topic is always:



The M&P is "Made in America" by Smith & Wesson, the XD is made in Croatia and marketed by Springfield.



Plus you can't beat S&W service if something does go wrong........
 

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Arizona Smithshooter said:
My reply to this topic is always:



The M&P is "Made in America" by Smith & Wesson, the XD is made in Croatia and marketed by Springfield.



Plus you can't beat S&W service if something does go wrong........


Amen brother, Amen... Besides, I have been to Croatia, when on tour in Bosnia. Trust me you wouldn't be asking this question if you new the qaulity of work, or living standards were.



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I have both an XD 9SC and an M&P 9C and prefer the M&P. That said, they're both good guns and until I got the M&P, I thought the XD was the nuts. Here are some observations.



XD - Top heavy slide, great safety system (USA) with trigger safety, backstrap safety and multiple loaded chamber indicators, a little boxy but shorter by a small margin in the grip, nice trigger, easy disassembly, good ergonomics and grip angle.



M&P - Seems better built (tighter), lower and longer sight profile comes to aim quicker, better trigger than XD, but this is for the experienced shooter that can keep their finger off the trigger when not shooting, because there is no other real safety, excellent ergonmics.



The first time I took my M&P Compact to the range, after one test magazine, I proceeded to put 3 full mags (36 bullets) right in the 10 circle at 25'. I really can't remember another gun that has been that accurate for me out of the box.
 

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choochboost said:
[quote name='bugeyes']dont have any ideas which one will shoot or handling better
The XD is not a bad gun but it seems even XD lovers would admit the M&P shoots and handles better.[/quote]



I've owned both. The M&P Compact wins in the ergonomics department easily. I also prefer the stainless steel slide construction of the M&P for corrosion resistance.
 

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I can say that after almost a month with my M&P I picked up a XD at the shop and thought to myself "wow, this thing really does feel like a 2x4 with a little dent for my thumb". That is what did it for me, more comfortable in my hand, much lower bore axis, 2 more rounds, and American made.
 

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IMO, the M&P has much better ergonomics than the XD. The M&P trigger smooths up nicely just from use, and doing the firing pin block radius/polish popularized by Dan makes it even better.
 

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Both are very good firearms, but:

The M&P is better ergonomically, better customer service if anything breaks, more rounds in the mag, and finally the M&P is better aesthetically (it is just an attractive gun, IMO). You can't go wrong with either one, but my vote will be for the M&P, compact or fullsize, doesn't matter.
 

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Like I have said before, I traded my G27 in for the .40c. I will make no claims to being a great shooter at all. I have practiced quite a bit with the G27, but was just never any good. I live way out in the country. I don't generally shoot at targets. I use tin cans and such before I take it to the recycle center.

Some here have hear this, but for the ones that have not I will tell it again. I bought my gun in the evening and by the time I got home it was too late to shoot it. So I field stripped it and cleaned and lubed it. The next morning was a work day, so I got up just a few minutes early and went out behind my house before I left. I set up some small cans at about 30 ft and I only fired the gun 3 times. First shot, I hit a can
. Second shot, I hit a can
. Third shot, I missed
. I was pretty happy to say the least. This is better than I would have done with my G27. I am faulting the gun, but for whatever reason, I shoot the .40c A LOT better. I have seen this trend every time I have been out. The M&P fits my hand so well, and I figure that is why I shoot it better. What ever the reason is, I am very happy with this gun!!

The XDSC just does not feel right in my hand. I have never shot one.



Ron
 
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