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"...Tangle would like him too but less, because his opinion is that if you don't carry a 1911 you should carry a double stack .45 ACP. Ha!...
High tact (play on high tech, of course) minds think alike; what can I say! Clearly not going to trust his life to five or six rounds. 'Course that's just an opinion.

Great gun, great review. That's one way to deal with those problems you alluded to.

The remark about the GAP was funny; I presume that means they won't be offering the XD in the GAP any more???? They did offer an XD in a GAP for a while there didnt' they?
 

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Hmmm, I have this urge to bury my gun in the sand and then shake it off and shoot it and then run over it with a truck and,...I guess I'll get somebody else to shoot it after that one.

I really ought to get a rubber sleeve for the grip, a 3.5# disconnector, a g-18 mag, an NY trigger and skateboard tape for the grips. Yeah, that oughta do it.
 

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JT,
I was takin' it easy on ya. At least I didn't ask you if you carried your Glock with a round in the chamber! :image035:
 

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JT said:
Yes I do, and I do it without fear!
LOL!

Well, to be perfectly honest, I still cringe just a little everytime I holster a Glock. Never had the first problem with it, but I've heard the stories. Mostly just operator error, but some that weren't. So I take extra care holstering; I mean, what's the rush to holster? The rush is always unholstering.

I'm also the least bit squirmish about placing a loaded Glock in a glove box, under the seat, etc. That trigger that makes a Glock easy to shoot, makes it easy to shoot. I'm about to the point that if it stays in the car, it stays with the chamber empty.
 

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Euc,

It's because of the trigger and it is an real issue. The Glock has about a 5# pull weight with about a 0.25" stroke. It's easy to shoot. Compare that with a revolver trigger with probably a 9 - 12 pound pull and a 1 inch or so stroke.

Ernst Langdon was involved in a study that indicated the stroke is really more important that the weight.

Masod Ayoob once said, "A good thing about a Glock is they're easy to shoot. A bad thing about a Glock is they're easy to shoot." There's a lot of truth to that.
 

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P95Carry said:
...For me the Glock stroke is a bit worrysome. Not for shooting, that's just fine - but the periods in between - shall we say collectively ''handling''.
Me too. I can only imagine what it would feel like to have a LEO thinking I'm a BG with his Glock pointed at me and notice that his finger is on the trigger.
 

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Sunday I compared my XD9 Tactical, my XD Bitone with Springfield Armory (SA) Carry Triggger job, and my Sig 226R, also 9mm, using WWB from Walmart, and I made some picks.

I set up two B-27 targets, one at 18 feet and one at 28 feet. The goal was to see if I could determine any significant difference in accuracy between the three guns. All shots were slow fire and the first shot from the Sig was DA just like it would be if I had to shoot it to defend myself. I shot five shots from each gun and repeated the process.

It was 31潞 and I had to wear some knit gloves (all I had with me). I shot the target at 18 feet first. I shot five shots with the XD9 Tactical first at the left "7" on the B-27. The XD9 was next on the right "7", and then five shots from the Sig 226R on the top "7". Results are in the first two pics. And, that's a quarter completely covering the five shots from the XD9 Tactical and a nickel almost completely covering the five shots from the Sig 226R. And the slide is so loose on the Sig you can shake it and it rattles. It doesn't seem to affect accuracy.

I'm not sure what's going on with the XD9; it should have grouped better and I think it will.

The third pic is about 20 shots from each gun at 28 feet. I shot one too many evolutions and knew it when I did it. I was getting pretty tired and the last evolution spread the groups out significantly. But, the guns do shoot well and the WWB ammo appears to be quite accurate and consistant.

And, I KNOW, I KNOW - the date on my camera is wrong. :frown:
 

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Bud White said:
Hey Do ya know the Date is wrong in your Camera? :haha:

That some good shooting there for such cold weather.
Does anyone really know what time it is? Hey, there may be a song in there somewhere.
 

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The XD has a significantly longer trigger stroke and longer reset than a Glock; it has a pull weight of 6.5# as compared to Glock's 5#.

When holstering an XD I always place my thumb on the beavertail. That releases the grip safety so the trigger cannot snag and fire.

IMO an XD with a round chambered is much safer to slide under the seat in a car, place in a glovebox or console for those times the gun can't go with us.
 
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