XD40sc vs G27 IWB comparison

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    XD40sc vs G27 IWB comparison

    Looking for feedback from people who have carried both of these IWB, which carries better? I like the grip safety on the XD, but the glock seems smaller in almost every dimension, especially grip height, which to me, is most important. So if you have both or have had both and carried IWB, which conceals better? Is one noticeably different than the other in a certain area? Is the glock easier to hide due to the much shorter grip? Are the equally thick? How do they compare? Is the XD noticeably heavier? The biggiest disparity is the grip height so that's what I am mostly trying to asses. That and the weight and thickness.

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    I have carried both the Glock is the better carry.

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    Here are some good comparison photos of the two pistols:









    If you want to have a similar size gun in length and height, but much thinner for concealment, then the other gun to consider is the Walther PPS. In .40 S&W, it has a capacity of 6 +1, compared to the 9+1 capacity of the Glock or Springfield.

    But it is very dramatically thinner:




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    The G27 has a longer slide and is more difficult for appendix carry. I also prefer the ergonomics of the XDsc much more and for me it recoils less. This may be do the the extra weight and better ergos. It just feels and points very naturally in my Med sized hands. I like the slightly longer grip. This allows me an almost full grip without any extensions. I can't do that with the 26/27. A trigger job also make a big difference with all the XDs. Out of the box, I prefer the Glock trigger.
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    I'd be more concerned with how it felt in hand than how it felt IWB. The two guns are close enough in size can you really tell a difference when they are holstered and being carried IWB? The difference in feel for me comes in the thickness of the grip front to back. The Glock feels awkward in my hand as the bottom edge of the back of the grip hits my hand right between the palm pads of my hand (in the crease where there is no padding). I've been finding that larger handguns are easy to carry IWB. Now I wish I hadn't bought all of these sub-compact models. Oh well, excuse to buy more.
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