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I currently shoot L10 uspsa competition with a 1911 and am thinking about trying some production division cuz 9mm is cheaper. I had settled on a Springfield XD tactical, then the m&p comes out with rave reviews. Which ever one I get will be sent off to get a trigger job. But Which one!? For those of you that have both or that have tried both, what do you think? Which is faster, less recoil and does the extra length of the XD matter? Thanks for your opinions!!



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Re: M&P or Springfield XD tac for production division co

tenchu74 said:
I currently shoot L10 uspsa competition with a 1911 and am thinking about trying some production division cuz 9mm is cheaper. I had settled on a Springfield XD tactical, then the m&p comes out with rave reviews. Which ever one I get will be sent off to get a trigger job. But Which one!? For those of you that have both or that have tried both, what do you think? Which is faster, less recoil and does the extra length of the XD matter? Thanks for your opinions!!



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Steve,



both are good choices - My bet is that if you shoot both you'd know pretty quick which one you prefer. I have actually shot the XD Tactical back to back against the M&P9 running some drills - The M&P performed much better for me - The XD...not so much. The extra length of the XD did not matter one bit in any area. I like the XD okay, but I'd pick a glock to shoot production with over the XD any day for a number of reasons. But, I'm shooting the M&P now so we'll see how that works out. Good luck with your decision and let us know how it works out.
 

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Sig P226!




Atleast, that's my current USPSA Production gun. I love it! I pick up my M&P tomorrow and will be shooting it on Saturday in my local match. The M&P may end up taking over as my Production gun.
 

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Steve,

First let me say: welcome aboard!




I am certain the response you are going to get here is going to be overwhelming in favor towards the M&P just cause.... well cause its that kind of neighborhood.



I like the M&P for a couple reasons first it fits my hand and points very well. I came from a 1911 background as well and found it very easy to transition back and forth between the M&P and my SVI. Since they both have the same grip angle.



The M&P with the lower bore axis, stiff frame, and soft back strap really all work together to make a low recoiling gun. The back strap almost acts like a recoil pad on a shot gun as it flexes during recoil.



I also like the M&P because of the trigger. Once worked over it is very crisp like and has a very short reset. I know the XDs can be made to have an equally nice trigger but if you start looking at the prices I think you will find more value in the M&P.



So those are some of my ramblings and I am sure you will get some more opinions as well.
 

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Actually, I had the XD9 service and the XD9 tactical. I used the tactical for competition/range use and the service for a CCW. They were good and I shot them well, but once I shot the M&P9 I really felt no need to keep either. I now use the M&P 9 and the Sig p226 tactical.
 

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I haven't shot an M&P 9mm, but I can compare and M&P40 and XD in 40. (I have also shot the XD tactical in 9mm and most of the issues apply)



-For me, as far as grip angle it's a push, both are good.

-The trigger on the XD out of the box is mushy but smooth. I don't like the feel of it so much, but it is usually better than an out of the box M&P trigger.

-bore axis M&P kicks the XD's but. Which affects speed of follow up shots.

-balance. The tactical is a little nose heavy, but the design of the longer slide puts a fairly heavy chunk of metal out front, up high, and it MOVES. It made the gun feel very flippy and snappy to me compared to the M&P or a 4" XD.

-The M&P magazines seem to be a better design to me at least as far as quick reloads go. In the XD's favor, the magazines are stainless.

-sights.. from the factory i like the M&Ps a bit more, but honestly would replace both in a heartbeat. So far i am liking the look of the M&P aftermarket choices a bit more than the XD's. The XD choices seem to be very tall on top of an already tall gun. The extra sight radius on the tactical is nice, but doesn't buy you that much IMO.
 
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