Different grip angle?
This is a discussion on Glock vs. XD Accuracy within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Why can I shoot my Glock 30 (.45 ACP) much better then my XD (9mm)? I shoot the G30 at 25 yards the same way ...
Why can I shoot my Glock 30 (.45 ACP) much better then my XD (9mm)? I shoot the G30 at 25 yards the same way I shoot my XD at 10 yards. What's up with that?
Different grip angle?
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Most of the time it’s the painter not the brush. Sound like one just suits you better than the other. Both are great guns. Go with what works. Good luck.
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I shoot my G23 a hundred times better than my XD45. I have been working with my XD and have gotten much better. I think it all comes down to the fact that the Glock fits my hand better. I honestly think the XD grip is too big for my hand, length wise that is.
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I agree with 2gunken. When I shoot a G27, I do well to keep it in an 8" group, when I shoot my P2000SK, 5" w/o a problem and usually smaller. The glock obviously just fits you better. Enjoy it and keep practicing with it.
It's always been a toss-up when I shoot either one. The problem is your comparing a G30 to an XD. Whatever the reason, the 30 always seems to be exceptionally accurate. At least the couple dozen samples I've shot over the years have been.
Well I've heard Mr. Ayoob say that he felt the G30 was the most accurate Glock. Maybe I just need to get a little more comfortable with the XD. But the XD is only a range hound, and the G30 is my EDC, so I guess it's more important to be more proficient with the Glock.
I shoot my G30 better that my G21SF BUT the G21SF is more accurate from a rest! The G30 just works better for me.
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I find my XD 45 service to be very accurate and a pleasure to shoot, i guess I need to get a friend with a glock and try it out.
I shoot my G30 more accurately than my xd40. But I like my xd better than the G30, it's too fat for my grip (as for other posters here).
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It's what works best for you. Don't question it, just roll with it. It doesn't mean that the XD is an inferior weapon; it's just that the G30 works better for you.
Personally, I've found that a G21 (not, however, a G21SF) works best for me, with G30's and 36's right behind it...however, the 9mm Glocks, not so much. It bugged me for a while, until I shrugged and decided that I'd keep my G34, but probably (short of a screamin' deal) wouldn't pick up a G17, 19 or 26. For that matter, I've also had the same experiences with a XDM, a Sig 226 SAS, a USP Compact...not bad guns, just not right for me.
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I've shot about 5 different model Glocks in 9mm, .40, and .45.
Using sights, I find no overall difference in accuracy than shooting my XD 9 service or subbie.
The big difference is in point shooting (without sights).
That's why I went with XD.
It's a personal thing--just like driving cars and riding motorcycles: Some will fit you and your style/taste better than others. For me personally, I have had the exact opposite experience. After having/shooting several Glocks (and thinking they were awesome), I tried out an XD9, and now my primary handguns are XDs--I just found them to fit me better and I was way more accurate shooting them than I was with the Glocks. Go figure!
Some people swear by all-wheel drive and others just know that they do better with front-wheel or rear-wheel. It's just a matter of style/taste/experience.
(Now don't get me started on which one is "safer"...)
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