This is a discussion on Fact Check? heard something odd about XD pistols the other day within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; i'm on the FL coast too, bout 20 minutes from you, and my wife has been carrying her xd daily for some time now. 'bout ...
i'm on the FL coast too, bout 20 minutes from you, and my wife has been carrying her xd daily for some time now. 'bout 8 months or so. not a single bit of rust.
Sig 226, 228. Glock 19, 23. Smith Model 60,and 1911. XD45 Tactical. Mossberg 930 SPX.
How we behave as gun owners is important. Posturing and threatening does not serve us well in the public eye.
I live in a beach town and have owned and carried my XD for almost two years and I don' have an issue.
Enjoy the XD if that's what you like. Just make sure the pistol fits you
Protection is a responsibility not just a right.
With proper cleaning most guns will work well in your environment. I have an XD 40 cal service and love the gun. I even have some Taurus pistols and like them as well. The gun community is rather funny in many ways, especially the Glock community. Now, there is noting wrong with a Glock as it is a fine gun. But, it is not the only gun out there as many seem to think. If you are comfortable with the XD, purchase the gun and take care of it and it will take care of you.
Both Glock and XD use pretty much identical processes, just called different trade names. Meloniting vs. Tenifer. Both are carbo-nitriding.
I'm in FL and live on the water (brackish - intracoastal). Never had any rust on my XDs. Of course, like just about everyone on this forum, I do clean them from time to time.
I've been carrying my XD Service 9mm for the last 5 years or so, mostly IWB, but sometimes OWB. SS slide. No issues whatsoever with finish. As has been stated earlier, the eary guns did have some issues with rusting but unless you're looking to get an early piece on the used market, I don't see an issue.
If you're interested in either the Glock or the XD, handle both and if possible, shoot both and decide which one better suits your personal fit. They are both respectable, dependable, and fine firearms. Don't believe the hype or "fanboy" syndrome of either. I own and carry an XD because the Glock just doesnt' feel right to me. The grip angle just doesn't work for me on a Glock. The XD just feels more better.
But that's for you to decide.
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