GUN NRA - awards Springfield XD - Handgun Of The Year

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  1. Sideways

    Sideways little pig, little pig, let me in

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    Doesnt suprise me one bit
     
  3. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    That's probably going to be my next handgun purchase in a .40S&W

    Matter of fact, this one right here:

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  4. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    A .45 would be coo.
     
  5. Ry-Ballz

    Ry-Ballz This sucks, change the channel

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    Other than the safety and whatever that thing is on the grip, what's the diff between that and a Glock?
     
  6. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    The way the striker and trigger work is similar to a Glock, but the mechanism and operation of the XD more closely resemble a SIG. Nothing exotic, just a blending of the better features of many popular handguns.
     
  7. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Walther > SA XD
     
  8. Count Grishnackh

    Count Grishnackh Three weeds from the same root

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    IBnext week you want a usp or something
     
  9. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    about $ 200
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I am not really a huge fan of the USP
     
  11. footratfunkface

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    not even. maybe about $50. if you pay a difference of more than that, you're either getting screwed on your glock or getting a deal on your XD.
     
  12. Pure Energy

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    Feel also, The XD feels WAAY better to me.
     
  13. Sideways

    Sideways little pig, little pig, let me in

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    Well... the XD can fire alot more different loads/ammo and not worry about about one getting stuck in the chamber or blowing up :o

    Not to mention the Glock limp wrist excuse. So even injured, you'll still be able to fire your XD :big grin:
     
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    you can have a failure to feed on just about ANY auto-pistol from limp-wristing. it can happen on a 1911, a glock, a beretta, any of them. even your wonderful XD. and until i see studies on XD's spanning the magnitude of the ones that have been done on glocks, i will continue to think that the extra $50 is worth it.
     
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    Sideways little pig, little pig, let me in

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    And yet it is a more common occurrence in Glocks. Or are Glock owners always too quick to blame Glocks failing, because of limp wristing :rolleyes:

    "My glock mis fed a round :eek:"
    "You shot it gay limp wristed :mb:"

    Glock sure is living up to their own standards :rolleyes: You can't deny the persistent slide rail failures Glock is experiencing with the Glock 26 which has been bad enough that the INS excluded the Glock from their Procurement tests.

    That the NYPD has banned a large number of Glock 26s as service weapons.

    Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department pulled their Glock 40s and allowed officers to carry their personal handguns in the mean time.

    Not to mention Glock having to replace the frames of FBI service pistols do to a serious defect....

    I can keep going and going, but the obvious fact is that Glocks R&D, quality control has gone to shit over the last years and so has the quality, reliability of the Glock handgun.

    This nice site makes a nice summary of all the problems, but it's one of MANY.

    http://communities.prodigy.net/sportsrec/glock/gz-problems02.html

    Hell reading glocktalk.com, you come cross several failures. And considering how many Glocks are in use and the number of reports of failures. It's pretty clear what is going on.

    As for the XD... it has already been put through several torture tests. The same that has made the Glock name famous. And the XD performed those tests flawless and even outperformed the Glock. Most noteable was the Guns & Ammo XD torture test... where Rob Leatham poured sand into the frame of the XD and the barrel with the end result of the XD firing without a single problem and still hitting lethal shot groups.
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    i think a much better reason to bash Glock right now is for their support of ballistic fingerprinting... ;)
     
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    i didn't know that. that IS a reason.

    by the way, the frame rail problems are only on the 2001 and 2002 models. and while your chances of your pistol, out of the some 2 million produced in that time frame, being one of the bad ones is EXTREMELY low, i can understand concern. just don't buy one from those years. they're replacing a huge number of them, but so many people started sending them back that glock had to tell them that if it's not broken, don't send it. if they did take back all 2 million, they'd go bankrupt, and no one would get anything fixed.

    and guns & ammo is a gun rag. i'd wipe my ass with it, but nothing else. their reviewers are HIGHLY opinionated and biased, and many of them are so old school that they hate anything 9mm or .223, regardless of performance and design.
     

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