Should I keep it?

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    Should I keep it?

    Ever since I owned a Hi-Point C9 9mm pistol, the 9mm Luger cartridge has been my all time favorite handgun round to shoot. I've owned more 9mm handguns than any other because it is what I shoot the best. I have an XD45 that I am thinking about trading or selling for a SIG P226 or P229 9mm or maybe just maybe another Glock 17 (sold the first one and now regret it). Something tells me I should keep the XD45 because everyone should have a good big bore handgun, but it is expensive to shoot on my salary and it just sits in the safe, even when I head out to the range.

    If I do end up selling my one and only big bore handgun for another 9mm, all my handguns will be 9mm (except the S&W 642). I do live in Alaska but I don't really go hunting or hiking so having a big powerful handgun isn't necessary for me, then again .45 ACP is not the best choice for defense against bears and other wild animals. I tend to spend most of my time within the city of Anchorage so I just carry my Glock 19.

    So I ask this,

    Should I keep my XD45 or sell/trade it for something I am more likely to shoot at the range?
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    Sell the XD and get a Sig you won't regret it!!!
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    Get something you'll enjoy.
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    A 9mm would be just fine for wolves, and they can be a problem just 20 minutes out of Anchorage.
    (9mm works on two-legged critters just fine...:yup)
    (Lived in AK for 7 years...)

    I'd sell the .45, buy more 9mm ammo, and get a Ruger Redhawk for those time you're near the moose.

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    I have both the XH and Sig P226, both in 40, I like the XD better for carry because of weight, but the Sig is great to shoot, don't think you can go wrong with either, but I do prefer my Sig to my XD.

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    Have you tried out the Sig you want first? If you already have weight out what you think are negatives and positives of each pistol, then make you selection from there. Either way you will have a quality firearm.
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    I would sell it. For me there are two kinds of shooting. Shooting at the range and the possible self defense shot. After months of reading I'm convinced the 45acp has been superseeded by the 40 S&W for the defense shot. More rounds in the magazine and an equally effective cartridge. For the range I think 9mm edges out the other calibers. It's less expensive. Of course, if you're wealthy you might prefer the 45 as a range gun.
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    Go for the 9mm !!!

    Make sure you shoot the gun you want to buy before you commit; go for what you like, who cares about what other people like !!!

    And I think you are right in standardizing your ammo; also the 9mm is probably the most prevalent on this planet.
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    With only one or two exceptions, I've regretted it every time I've sold or traded a gun.

    Unless you simply can't make it work financially, I'd recommend keeping the XD.
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    Thanks for the quick feedback.

    I have 750 rounds of 9mm FMJ sitting in my safe and I still have the 230 grain HSTs I bought when I got the XD45, and have purchased one box of .45 ACP target ammo the two times I did take it to the range. I do have much more experience with the 9mm, but I still enjoy the shove of the .45 Auto cartridge.
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    Never sell a gun, just buy more. :)
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    GO for the 9 milli.

    I was the exact opposite...I sold my 9milli. to help get my .45.

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    If you do sell it, you'll probably do a lot better financially if you sell it privately. If you sell it to a gun store or trade it in you'll take a big loss. That's where they make their profit on trades. I don't blame them for it - but it's reality.

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    As long as you are streamlining...go back to the G17, you know you like it and you have the same manual of arms as your 19...plus you can use the higher capacity mags in your 19 from the 17.
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