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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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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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triggerjunky said:
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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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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Ill keep my Glock 21:yup: the grip looks longer on the XD to me I dont mind that the 21's a little fatter because I got big hands if I do carry my 21 concealed Id rather have less length on the grip as it dont poke out the back of my shirt as much

But I guess the 21 wasnt built to be the best concealable anyway that why I got my glock 30 ordered:banana: oh and range report with Pics will follow this weekend weather permitting !
 

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Excellent job on the pics. Makes the comparison quite well.
 

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SCOTTY said:
Ill keep my Glock 21:yup: the grip looks longer on the XD to me I dont mind that the 21's a little fatter because I got big hands if I do carry my 21 concealed Id rather have less length on the grip as it dont poke out the back of my shirt as much

I'm with you Scotty, My G21 goes everywhere with me. :yup:
 

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Mr 75Scout asked about the HK Compact .45. I have one, with the LEM trigger module. I had a trigger job done by Tommy Thacker of Thacker Guns and the trigger pull weight is now at 6.5 pounds, but it feels more like 5 at the most.

I also own a G30 that has been modded with the 3.5 pound connector, smooth trigger and has had a trigger job.

Both guns are accurate and reliable. Both are very well made. The HK is considerably more expensive, especially with the night sights and LEM trigger module.

The HK is slightly smaller and, more importantly, slightly thinner than the G30. I've measured the width using dial calipers and it only measures approximately .25" narrower (IIRC). However, this small difference is actually a BIG difference when it comes to concealability and feel in the shooter's hand. On paper this should not make a difference, but subjectively it does.

This same small difference was really evident in the pictures in this thread concerning the G21. I also own a G21 and really like it, but it's HUGE. I mean b-i-g. Loaded with 14 rounds if you're using a high-cap mag, it's also heavy. On some shooters this difference is not a big issue, but I'm 5'10", 150#, so on me it is a drag.

Don't get me wrong: I like my Glocks and intend to keep both. However, my primary carry is a Commander sized 1911 or the HK compact .45. Glock owners, stand proud of your weapons as they are terrific. No complaints here except they are either too big or too fat for my particular carry tastes. The important thing is to carry what you're comfortable carrying!

Mike
 
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