This is a discussion on Any thoughts on XD-subcompact VS Glock 26 ?? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The grip safety was one of my main reasons for purchasing the XD Subcompact. I love it. Agreed, it takes a bit of practice and ...
The grip safety was one of my main reasons for purchasing the XD Subcompact. I love it. Agreed, it takes a bit of practice and forethought to remember to squeeze the grip, but has never been a problem with me, and I might add I have the 9, and it's extremely accurate. Gets better with more practice.
I spent two days doing various unusual circumstance drills and I could only get the grip safety to not allow the pistol to fire under a few conditions. I'm talking odd stuff like weak hand shots from a prone position after picking the gun up off the ground. Fairly out of the ordinary types of scenarios, and never was it an "all the time" situation... He was, however, correct that given just the right odd set of circumstances, the grip safety could be a liability.
My bottom line on it is this: I wouldn't have ruled the XD out solely because of the grip safety, but as in my case, I was buying a new gun anyway because I wanted to switch calibers, so I chose to try something that didn't have that potential.
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Maybe I'm paranoid, and it probably wouldn't ever be an issue, but that's my opinion. Take it as the grain of salt it's worth. I'm glad to see that people aren't having trouble with them because again, I loved the way it shot.
I have the XD-40 SC and love it. In fact I love it so much, I bought 4! Not sure about the differences in 9mm but its probably a gun I would like as well. Personally, I see both guns as a great choice. Go to a shop that rents them and try both. Ot better yet, buy em both.
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I have the XD 9 service model and I love the gun. Never had an issue with the grip safety. Never even notice it. If you grip the gun correctly, you won't even notice it is there/ I also liked the cocking indicator and the loaded chamber indicator. Shhots better than I do. Never have any hiccups with all the different ammo I put through it. I am sure you can say the same thing about the glocks.
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I shot both and went with the XDsc9. For me it was personal preference in how each felt. I've never had a problem with the grip safety - never had it not go bang because of it.
The only XD platform I have is .45 service model.
Great gun. Must have over 1K rounds thru it. No failures. No issues with safety.
However for a carry piece, I prefer Glock.
Purchased a Gen4 G26 last year.
It is incredible. Very accurate. Easy to conceal all year round. I have a Remora and a White Hat Maxtuck for it.
I installed these on the 10 round mags to enable a more secure draw from the holster.
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Makes a big difference.
For spare mags, I use G19.
Good luck finding them for less than $40 a piece right now. But that is the case for most magazines.
I love my G-26 but it may not fit in your hand. You need to compare side by side to decide.
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.
Recently got the XDM 9 C
My thoughts on the grip safety are pretty straight forward. If I do not have a proper grip on the handgun I probably should not be squeezing off a shot. I own every round I send downrange. I also like the option to disengage the grip safety for reholstering.
I picked up a XD9sc this past summer and it's now pretty much my primary OWB. Like others have said, I don't even notice the grip safety being there. It's a great pistol and packs a lot of rounds for it's size.
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Owned the XD subcompact. Have shot the Glock 26 several times.
I would go with the G26. It is lighter, the overall weight of the gun is more evenly distributed, and has a much better trigger.