Glock vs. XD Accuracy

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    Glock vs. XD Accuracy

    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?
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhShoot View Post
    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.

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    I'm with you. I can shoot either about the same if I go slow and use the sights...but I can't hit nothin with the glock when point shooting. I shoot waayyy high. I could probably spend hours and thousands in ammo training myself to point shoot witha glock, but why? I shoot my XD fine.
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