G21 vs. XD45ACP Comparison Photos (56k Warning)

G21 vs. XD45ACP Comparison Photos (56k Warning)

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    G21 vs. XD45ACP Comparison Photos (56k Warning)

    So I picked up a NIB XD45ACP. Figured I'd snap a couple pics, then I got the idea to put my G21 beside it to show the size differance.

    2.5 Gen G21 and NIB XD45ACP

















    Thats all I've got now, if anybody wants to see anything in particular, just post and I'll see what I can do.
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    Nice job on the photos. I was wondering how much longer the XD grip was for them to fit that may rounds in it and keep a slim grip profile.

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    Time to look at a XD45. Might be my next weekend range gun.
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    Here's another good one.

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    looks like a really slim grip

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    Its esentially the same, just a touch longer, and instead of having that huge space on the back of the Glocks grip, they reduced that down.
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    The XD-45 is almost remarkable, the way it accepts that many rounds so well.

    Thx for the pics - very effective comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triggerjunky
    Its esentially the same, just a touch longer, and instead of having that huge space on the back of the Glocks grip, they reduced that down.

    Thats one thing i dont get on the glock is the huge hole in backstrap ...debris channel my butt better at letting crap in than out

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    Nice job! I was wondering the same things about the differences. Glad i went with the XD! I still would like a glock but ill probubly save for a 1911 first.
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    Thumbs up Great Pics

    Appreciated!
    We need more photos like that!
    Good Show!

    One thing that everybody seems to forget is to place a "common object" in the photo with their firearm to give some folks an idea as to the scale of it for carry purposes.

    This side by side comparison is great...by the way! Kudos.

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    I will be heading down to he local gun store to take a look at the Springfield 45acp. Thank you for the pictures.
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    It looks as if the Glock has a more squared grip than the XD as well.

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    I find the XD45 to be very appealing. I was strongly leaning towards selling my 1911 and dropping the .45ACP from my caliber line up as I rarely shoot it. I'm tempted to grab one of these and dedicate my 1911 for target purposes.
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    Nice comparison. XDs are starting to look a little better to me. When they make a Sub-Compact in 45 and have a more durable finish than parkerizing I'll be real interested. I'll be carrying a GLOCK 26 as my primary ccw when I get my CHL. But I want to move up to the 45 and the XD would seem it would be a little more concealable than the GLOCK 30

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    Also, can anyone give a comparison with a HK USP Compact in 45?

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