Springfield xd45c vs. Taurus 1911

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    Springfield xd45c vs. Taurus 1911

    I recently (2 months ago) ordered a Sprinfield xd45c online. Apparently, Springfield can't keep up with demand and the shop I ordered from offerred me a Taurus 1911 instead. I am torn what to do. The gun will be my primary cc. What d'y'all think?

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    I like Taurus guns but that 1911 might be a bit big for EDC, it's up to you . Are those your only two choices ?

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    You have to think about the fact that the Taurus is a full size 1911. While I don't know the spec's on the XD, I would guess the 1911 is going to be larger, heavier and have a smaller magazine capacity. Not saying the Taurus won't do the job for you, just something to consider.

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    I'd take an XD 45 compact over ANY 1911 for CCW, but that's just me.
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    I carry an XD45 SERVICE all day every day so I don't have a problem with the idea of carrying a full size pistol. I would steer you towards the XD because it is a true Extreme Duty gun and eats everything I feed it.

    I have about 1200 rouds through it without a single hiccup. I can't say that about either of the 1911s I have owned.


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    Nothing against the Taurus guys, but i'd take a Springfield XD over anything Taurus made. I heard Glocks are really backed up right now as well, my local gun shop told me atleast a month till he gets new ones in.
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    I have the XD .45 compact and a full size 1911 and I'll take the XD every time for ccw. I also have several Taurus handguns and I find the quality of them very good but I have heard some negitive stories about their customer service dept. I have had no problems with my Taurus handguns so I cannot say if the stories are an accurate reflection on Taurus or not. I believe if you really wanted an XD you should wait it out if your situation allows you to do so.
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    I guess I'll be an odd one here. I find I can conceal my RIA full size 1911 much easier than any double stacked gun. You do give up a little capacity, but you can carry two spare 1911 mags in almost the same amount of space as one double stacked mag. The 1911 will certainly be heavier, but if you use a good gun belt there shouldn't be any problems there. Between the two I would have to go with the XD over anything Taurus, but if it were between a 1911 and the XD, I would go with the 1911.

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    My vote goes for the XD

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    +1 on the XD.

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    XD all the way baby! Higher capacity, built like a tank, eats anything you feed it.

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    Not even close, the XD is a far superior handgun quality wise, and every other way I can think of.
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    xd45c

    everyone needs an xd!!!!

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    xd definately. Have the 45 and it is amazing!

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