Unless I get a new gun and want to post pics I usually do not start new threads. However, with the all of the “what to buy” threads lately that have dealt with the both Glock 26 and 27’s and Springfield XD’s I thought I would throw my 2 cents in. Having previously owned and carried a sub compact XD9 I think I can give a pretty informed comparison of the two. Although I would love to sit here and type up a detail comparison, laying out how each gun has it’s strong points compared to the other, etc, but I can’t. IMO the Glock totally blows the XD away in all categories so all I can do here is point out a few of the more important things that I liked about the Glock.
#1. The grip: The grip fills up my hand better than the XD, allowing me to hold the same firm grip through the whole magazine. With the XD, every couple shots I had to readjust which I wasn’t fond of.
#2. The trigger: This Glock’s trigger is much more solid feeling and predictable than the XD’s. Couple that with a much shorter pull and it kills the XD.
#3. Sights: More specifically the rear sight. I greatly prefer the Glock U shaped rear sight as opposed to “connect the dots” of the XD. To me it is much easier to acquire the front site in a rapid fire drill which it shows in my shot placement. I can get a tighter group with the 26 on the first day than I ever could with the XD.
As I said I believe every part of the Glock is better than the XD, these were just the biggest things that stuck in my mind. On the range I could get better group as longer distances with the Glock and I attribute that to the trigger and sights. The bottom line is that this gun is just easier to shoot and handle than the XD. This is just my humble opinion though, I’m sure there are plenty of folks out there who have the exact opposite opinion as mine and that’s fine. I just thought I would put together some of my thoughts I have had the opportunity to shoot both.