M&P or XD?

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    I try to use the lower portion of my thumb and palm around my thumb to press on the back of the slide.
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    got both! prefer the M&P my .02
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJ View Post
    I've never shot a M&P. If you decide to go with an XD get it in the compact, if it fits you hand without a palm swell

    You get two sizes for the price of one. As a compact it conceals great in a C-TAC. The extended mag provides for an alternate grip size and addtional round capacity.
    +1 on the compact XD. You can carry full size reload mags and still conceal with the compact easier.

    Never fired a M&P, so I can't really comment. The XD45C sold me and it is a combat proven weapon (HS2000). Mine points very naturally for me and I love the trigger pull. It's the closest thing to single action 1911 style in a hammerless gun that I've ever fired. Just slightly heavier.
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    RE the "top heavy" feel of the xd: I thought so but that disappears with a full mag (even the compact one). Once I start shooting I never notice it again.

    Oh, and it is pretty easy to not press the grip safety while holstering if you want.
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    Don't own either one, but have shot them both. I much prefered the M&P.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrequited View Post
    XD is a beautiful gun, but I"ve never fired the M&P so I can't offer a comparison. You do however get a lifetime warranty with Springfield Armory which is terrific.
    S&W also has a lifetime warranty, and is made in the U.S. I haven't used the service, but have heard good things about it. Nothing against Springfield, I own one of those too. I hear their service is outstanding.

    You couldn't go wrong with either, but for many reasons, I prefer the M&P. The feel, interchangeable grips, and trigger sold me. I liked the XD, but I liked the M&P MORE.

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    I had the same decision to make and went with the M&P. 600 rounds later without a hitch. I think I made a good choice.

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    Thank you guys. Your input is very valuable. Keep it coming...

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    My Glocks (yes - plural) and my XD have been gathering dust since I shot the M&P series.

    The M&P has all the reliability of both of them - with greater ergonomics than either of them.

    Another consideration that was important to me is spare parts - Glock and S&W sell all the parts needed for their handguns - whereas with the XD you must send your handgun back to Springfield - as they won't sell you any spare parts.

    For potential SHTF use - that is important to me.

    Hope this helps,

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    I've never fired an M&P. I own 2 XD's and am thoroghly satisfied with how they've shot at the range and hunting. From everything I have read, there seems to only be a select few manufacturers or models that are a NO GO. Glock, S&W, Springfield, Kimber, Sig, and many others seem to produce an overwhelming number of satisfied carriers. Guess you just have to decide which one YOU like better when it comes to comfort and concealment with YOUR body type. :) God bless you man...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddae52 View Post
    .... you just have to decide which one YOU like better when it comes to comfort and concealment with YOUR body type. :) God bless you man...
    Amen! I find it funny when we as gun people say things like uh uh the one I like is better na na na nana. An M&P is not better than an XD, nor is either one of those better than a Glock , or any of many other guns. Anyone of them will make a great carry piece. As long as it fits the user, is fed good ammo, is well maintained and the user knows and undestands the intricacies and manual of arms for whatever they carry.

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    I am looking at another handgun.

    You are also down to my 2 choices...

    I will be heading down to The Bulletstop and renting both to see which I prefer...

    That's the only real solution to this question. Or... take AlienNations suggestion

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    The XD and the M&P were my two finalists before I bought my first CCW gun. You can't go wrong with either one, but I chose the XD for the trigger and the grip safety. I thought the design of the XD was better, although I recognize that the M&P is also a quality gun.

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    I have the XD 9 and 40 in sub compact and the M&P 9 and 40 in the compact, and Glock 26,27, and 33 in the baby glock. I carry the M&P 40c ALL THE TIME! It feels better in the hand over the XD and Glock, has a great trigger, and is just as reliable and in my case more accurate than the others. My finish on my XD pistols have not worn like some others have, and the finish on the Glocks is perfect as well. So far the finish on the M&P has held up fine, only time will tell if it continues to be as good as the Glock and XD. Can't go wrong with either the M&P or XD, but having both, I carry the M&P exclusively.
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    tried them both and took the XD on a reliable recommendation. they were so close in comparison it was very hard to decide. had it for months and love it to this day. i'm hoping the rumors of an XD-45 sub-compact come true.
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