Springfield Armory XD45acp Service vs. Tactical
Can anyone help me make a decision between the SA XD45acp Service and Tactical models for home defense? I got to try 5 rounds on one of them a couple months ago at a shooting fair (I'm kicking myself for not trying more.. but at that time I didn't have it narrowed down to these two choices.. and I didn't even take note of which XD45 it was.. doh). I just remember it was a great handling pistol. Now I called around to see which ranges rent them and I only found one that rents the Service model. Planning to rent it this weekend to examine it more closely this time. But, the problem is i'll only be able to test the Service model.
Can someone who's familiar with both give a comparison of the two? I'm guessing the Tactical would have less felt recoil and should be more accurate. But, there's a review in one of the latest mags with stats on the reviewer's groupings. From looking at his numbers, the Tactical actually had larger groups! Any thoughts?