Beretta PX4 45 or Springfield service XD 45

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    Beretta PX4 45 or Springfield service XD 45

    I have the opportunity to acquire either a Beretta PX4 45 or a Springfield XD service 45.

    This will be put in my CCW rotation. I have handled and shot both types in the past.

    Which should I go with ?

    Thanks !
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    Haven't shot the .45 full size, but my .40 compact rocks. The rotating barrel does a great job at reducing recoil. Over 500 rounds and has ate all ammo I've shot without a single ftf or fte.
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    I had a full size 45 xd that I loved I had a recoil grip on it and a light it was fun. That said and I was planning on putting a thread barrel on it to do things with . How many rounds does the bretta hold is it not only 10 or so I like the 13+1 of the xd that are flush mags in the full size


    Also you know that if you wish they make a 460 rowland conversion for the full size xd right ?

    I also had a xdm 45 subcompact and that was a great compact gun that hide very well..

    That all said the storms are nice looking guns that and both guns would be good .I just went with the xd for the mags and how cheep they weere ( like 20 or so or less in most case) , thread barrel and I had handle xds before . Do you own other storm guns or xd/xdm guns . If so just get the 45 version of what ever you own no need to try to get used to a new type of gun..
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    Beretta PX4 45 or Springfield service XD 45
    I've owned them both in 9mm. The main difference of course is the striker fired vs the hammer fired SA/DA. I favor the Beretta. The XD is a good choice too but for a striker fired pistol Glock has replaced it in my lineup.

    You'll do yourself well with either pistol.
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    I would opt for the beretta. They feel better in hand to me and have a very nice trigger. Also I am not a fan of the xs series pistols


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    I carry a PX4 daily in 40 S&W as a duty issued weapon. Very good pistols and they do have good triggers. Been carrying them a few years now and they have held up very well for our department. I prefer them over SA XD pistols.
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    i think the px4's are uggggly
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbirchem0724 View Post
    i think the px4's are uggggly
    Maybe , but in a world of plastic guns they are nice shooters.Also beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I like the chunky little things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tundra5.7 View Post
    I carry a PX4 daily in 40 S&W as a duty issued weapon. Very good pistols and they do have good triggers. Been carrying them a few years now and they have held up very well for our department. I prefer them over SA XD pistols.
    I didn't realize any dept were using the px4. This kind of surprises me as most officers I see anymore are carrying some sort of striker fire pistol. My wife has the compact in 9 and I wouldn't hesitate to use it. Very nice gun imho.
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    i have never shot one so i cant give my opinion there.. For some reason the way they looks reminds me of the boots that nepolian dynomite wears.

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    Whichever feels best in your hand will probably be the best 'personal' choice. Reliability & accuracy are close enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric357 View Post
    I didn't realize any dept were using the px4. This kind of surprises me as most officers I see anymore are carrying some sort of striker fire pistol. My wife has the compact in 9 and I wouldn't hesitate to use it. Very nice gun imho.
    Prior to the PX4 we were using the Beretta 96. The PX4 was about to be released just as we were getting ready to replace our 96's. Beretta gave us a good deal to stay with them and not go to Glock. I like the PX4 and find it to be very accurate.

    The only major issue we have had with the PX4 ironically happened to me...on my first issued pistol. To make a long story short, my initial PX4 developed a small crack towards the rear of the slide. It extended from the rear sight cutout and around the slide, close to where the hammer strikes the firing pin. You could slide the rear sight completely out of the dovetail with your fingers. Beretta replaced the pistol and there have not been any other problems.
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    Thanks for the imput Tundra.
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    Hands down, the PX4-45 feels the best (to me ). I just recently acquired a Gen4 G21, so I am looking for another FS .45 to put in the CCW rotation with the G21.

    Probably going to put some XS big dots on it and call it good...

    My dad is UPRR police and he carried the PX4 9mm type "c" for a while, he said the trigger was interesting to learn, but he liked it. I however did not like it. Nontheless, the PX4-45 I am looking at has the regular decocker safety function. Will probably converet to type G, or whichever is straight decock, like most SIGs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric357 View Post
    I didn't realize any dept were using the px4. This kind of surprises me as most officers I see anymore are carrying some sort of striker fire pistol. My wife has the compact in 9 and I wouldn't hesitate to use it. Very nice gun imho.
    According to Wikipedia sources, several are:

    United States: Used by the Ohio County, WV Sheriff's Department,[12] Maryland State Police,[13] Sparta, New Jersey Police Department,[14] Providence, Rhode Island Police Department,[15] Fresno Police Department,[16] and Rochester, NY police department.[17]
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