XD SC or MP C??

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    XD SC or MP C??

    OK well i just found out that i might be coming upon a little bit of "extra" money that i can use to play around with... so i figured what the heck its time to do something for me.

    Ok well i have been thinking about getting another pistol, this time in a compact version. i carry a HK USPC and it does awesome but i want something a little smaller for summer months..

    XD wise - probably be a 9MM with night sights and all that good stuff... I already have a 4" service model in .40 but think i wanna try the 9 unless you all can convince me otherwise

    MP wise - i was thinking about the 357 compact if its out yet, if not maybe the 9 ... anyone have any words pro or con on the 357 compact... if not a good pistol i would go with the compact 9 version also...

    And as always if you think of another pistol i can get locally for under 5 - 600 let me know.. just one thing NO GLOCKS!~!~!~
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    I vote for another XD. I have 3 already and will probably end up with another eventually. It's such a sweet line of pistols!

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    The XD SC or MP C? Good question. I can't say much for the MP C except that I am interested and would mind giving it a try. I am a bit reserved in that the MP C is new and has very little track record if any. I have an XD9SC and love it immensely and share PackerfanXD's vote for another XD. You are already accustomed and familiar with the XD platform, so why not get another?

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    XD9sc for sure!

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    There is a 4 way comparison review in the latest issue of Handguns magazine between a HK P2000, XD, Glock 17 and S&W M&P all in 9mm.
    It's billed as a LEO gun comparison.
    The M&P came first with XD second.
    Obviously this wasn't compact models but it is an interesting read for anyone inclined, as I am, to look closer at the M&P.

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    handled one

    I had one i my hand the other day. M&P40C. Nice gun. gritty trigger though. It would probably clean up after a couple of hundred rounds through it.

    I do own a XD40SC and a XD45C. I like the grip safety on the XD guns better. I did like the way it felt in my hand. But I would go with the XD first.


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    Im prejudiced twords the XD-9Sc, Cause I own one.
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    I've owned the XD subcompact. Silly grip length on those things. It's longer than a baby Glock, and thus a little harder to conceal, yet not as long as a Glock compact (19, 23, etc), so you can't get a really good grip on it. Plus, the full size mag with a spacer makes the grip a bit too long for a compact.

    Add the fact that they are not the most well-balanced pistol (too top heavy), and parts availability could be questionable in the future (made in Croatia), and I think the M&P is a better bet.

    Of course, I do own and love an M&P Compact 9, so I may just be a bit biased. It has the same short easily concealed grip of a baby Glock, but holds 12 rounds of 9mm in a well-made steel magazine, instead of 10 like the XD and Glock. You can get them with a magazine disconnect or without, and it's got the ever-present tac rail on it, for attaching your light, laser or grenade launcher. The pistol also comes with another mag that has a grip extender on it for your pinky. Full size M&P mags will work also, giving you 18 rounds of 9mm firepower if you so desire.

    A few police departments are switching over to M&P's from Glocks after testing thousands of rounds in them. Another advantage of M&P is the interchangeable palmswell inserts. It comes with 3 different sizes, to fit your hand just right. Smith & Wesson service is outstanding, and they are once again an American company.

    Make mine an M&P.
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    If it were me, I'd have to pick the M&P, just feels better in my hand then the XD does.
    I'd also go with either the .357sig or .40S&W over the 9mm (just a personal preference)

    Quote Originally Posted by Metro 40 View Post
    A few police departments are switching over to M&P's from Glocks after testing thousands of rounds in them. Another advantage of M&P is the interchangeable palmswell inserts. It comes with 3 different sizes, to fit your hand just right.
    Actually the main reason for the switch over is the interchangeable backstraps, eaiser to fit the gun to more officers.

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