Considering a glock or xdm

Considering a glock or xdm

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    Considering a glock or xdm

    I've been carrying a 1911 for quite a while now. I like it but I'm wanting to add another option to the mix. I want to stay with 45acp so I'm looking at a Glock 30sf or a xdm 3.8 locally. I currently have a Kahr CW45 but it just does not fit me well. In the past I've owned a glock 19 and an xdm 40. Both were nice guns, but neither was carried or intended to do so. One mod I'm looking at for either gun is the installation of TFO sights. Just having trouble justifying the extra dough for the Springfield. Both guns seem to point well for me and the other xd gear does not thrill me.

    Very interested in any thoughts you may have.


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    Honestly, both are great guns. You really cant go wrong with either. I'm partial to Dlock myself because I'm used to the trigger on my 26 and 19 so if it were MY choice I go with the G30.
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    I'm not a fan of grip safeties. That's why I lean Glock. I've been thoroughly impressed with Glock's warranty (lifetime, even when you buy used, includes magazines). Don't know about Springfield's policy, I think it's just original owner.

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    As a recently certified Glock armorer, I may be biased. I like the XDs, but the reliability, incredible simplicity, and ease of repair tips the scale toward Glock for me.

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    I am partial to Glock because of the bore axis and far better trigger. Both are very very reliable.
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    I also used to carry my 1911s I switched over to the 9MM glock 26 but I went out of my way to get a G-30 (45). I put upgraded sites on all of my Glocks. See if there are any left over gen 3 Glock 30s. Should be on sale around $450.00. Also there are tons of holsters out there for glocks.

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    Another nod towards the G30SF.
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    GLOCK 30SF is my current dream gun, not that I don't love my GLOCK 19 but I do enjoy shooting .45 acp. GLOCK makes the best damn combat pistol on the planet.
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    I used to be an XD guy, but realized that my problem with Glock was the standard sights more than anything. Now a G19 with trijicons and a Ghost Ultimate 3.5 lb connector is riding strong side. (yeah, I know, OP is talking .45...flame wars begin!!) Both are good guns and both will run just fine for you. For me the change happened because the lower bore axis in the Glock translated into noticeable difference in felt recoil. But I am no XD hater.
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    I have little love for glocks these days but I am a steadfast supporter of springfield and am a diehard XD fan. I've owned full sized XDMs in 45 and 9mm(traded the 45 for the 9) and have the 3.8 compact in 45ACP. I posted a range report for the XDM a few days ago but am having trouble relocating it. I would say the XDM over the glock, but not because it's what I like the most. you have owned a glock 19 and like the pricing of glocks over XDMs so that does put the XDM at a disadvantage but you are firing a compact(though the dimensions of the 19 are nearly the same as some service sized pistols I've seen) 9mm and are going to be jumping to an even smaller(I believe so anyways, it's been a while since I looked up the dimensions on glocks) gun with a lot more recoil. on the other hand you have had the XDM40 full sized where 40 S&W has the snappiest recoil and you are jumping down to a lighter gun but it has a less snappy recoil so it pretty much evens out to equal a gun with very similar feel to one already in your collection so transitioning will be a lot smoother and quicker than it would if you bought the glock. also you currently carry a 1911 so the grip safety on the XDMs probably will give you a little more familiarity and peace of mind knowing it's there where with the glock you are just hoping nothing goes wrong and have it go off in the holster.

    EDIT: ok found that range report. for the record this is at around 800 round count
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    have you seen the new Springfield XDs,chambered in .45 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffw78 View Post
    I've been carrying a 1911 for quite a while now. I like it but I'm wanting to add another option to the mix. I want to stay with 45acp so I'm looking at a Glock 30sf or a xdm 3.8 locally. I currently have a Kahr CW45 but it just does not fit me well. In the past I've owned a glock 19 and an xdm 40. Both were nice guns, but neither was carried or intended to do so. One mod I'm looking at for either gun is the installation of TFO sights. Just having trouble justifying the extra dough for the Springfield. Both guns seem to point well for me and the other xd gear does not thrill me.

    Very interested in any thoughts you may have.
    Not trying to hijack the post, but it's relevant to your discussion. I am also considering a Glock 30 and I am trying to figure out the difference between a G30 and G30SF. Glock's website shows the specs as almost identical... the only difference is the weight listed... G30 at 23.99 oz and G30SF at 23.81 oz. Is that the only difference?

    With that said, I would opt for the Glock if it were between that and an XDM, personally.
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    I've owned Glocks and XDm's.

    I only have Glocks now.

    Besides the bore axis and trigger issues mentioned above, I prefer that there is a heck of a lot more aftermarket support for the Glock, the fact that you can change sights yourself without resorting to a BFH or a hydraulic press, and the fact that, for the most part, aftermarket parts a lot cheaper.

    And, I tend to shoot Glocks better, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Not trying to hijack the post, but it's relevant to your discussion. I am also considering a Glock 30 and I am trying to figure out the difference between a G30 and G30SF. Glock's website shows the specs as almost identical... the only difference is the weight listed... G30 at 23.99 oz and G30SF at 23.81 oz. Is that the only difference?

    With that said, I would opt for the Glock if it were between that and an XDM, personally.
    the backstrap is slightly shorter near the top, making for a shorter trigger reach. The SF stands for "Short Frame".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    the backstrap is slightly shorter near the top, making for a shorter trigger reach. The SF stands for "Short Frame".
    Thank you. So if I don't have the "shorter hands" Glock's website talks about, am I fine with the regular G30 as far as a carry gun goes?
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