I'm looking to purchase my first handgun of 2008. Hey I made it to January 8th! Actually I've been thinking about it since early November. Why the two chosen? 1. Capacity 2. high testostrone ammo 3. Well, I like them both.
I shoot alot of Glock but haven't liked the recoil from the G30 so I pulled it from my list & replaced with the 10mm version. Oddly the G29 was comfortable and didnt feel any harder recoil than my G23.
I like XD and have always liked the 45 compact. A 4" barrel with short grip and the option to have the full 13 round grip. I have shot the 4" .40 but never the .45 through XD so there's a little question there.
The 10mm is rare and a bit of a boutique load. That's a negative. But the incredible ballistics ofsets that minus. The .45 is the tried & true American round. It's easy to get but getting expensive.
So- opinions are subjective- but let me know what you think.
Currently in my arsenal I have:
Les Baer Thunder Ranch