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So the other day I made a post on here about what kind of ccw gun I should get and I was really leaning towards a pocket 9mm until I heard some honest opinions on them. So now after holding and shooting a couple of pocket 9's I'm pretty sure I don't want one due to most of them being too small in my hand and are too difficult to shoot. So I've now narrowed my choice down to a glock 19 or a springfield xdm 3.8 compact. Why or why shouldn't I get the glock?
 

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Get what you want. I personally prefer Glocks and M&Ps.
 

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That's kind of a big jump from a pocket carry 9mm to a G19 or XDM. My vote is G19: I mean, how can you go wrong with the G19? And if you ever want to sell it, you'll be able to. Actually, resale is of very little concern for me, but the G19 is tried and true. As you prolly know, it's one of the most popular, sought-after pistols on the market, even today after nearly 25 years on the market.
 

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I switched from an XD to a Glock for my EDC some while back. The XD line is a solid choice. The Glock is a solid choice. It kinda depends on what you like, or don't like, about each.

Both should be beyond reliable right out of the box. Both should provide a level of accuracy that exceeds any level needed for SD/HD.

The XD is a little smaller (height and length), assuming you don't use the extension, but it's heavier and holds a couple less shots. Personally, I don't like the grip safety thing, but I don't think it would be reason to rule the gun out on its own. Factory Glock magazines are going to be less expensive and aftermarket stuff is going to be more available for the Glock.

Some folks don't like the way the Glock feels, some don't like the way the XDs feel. Coin toss there...

Were it me, I'd opt for the Glock (and it was me once), because if you ever decide to pick up a G26 subcompact, you're already set with holsters and the 26 can take 19 mags as well.
 

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Go with the one that feels better in your hand. The bore axis is to high in the springfield XDM's for me I much prefer the glock and the 19 is one of the all around greats. don't think you can go wrong with the choices though.
 
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My EDC, HD, competition, favorite range toy, go to gun is a 3rd gen GLOCK 19. So simple, reliable, durable, affordable, hell I thinks it's purdy. There is not a better combat pistol on the planet. I'm not knocking the XD line as I don't own one but make mine GLOCK.
 
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Go with the one that feels better in your hand. The bore axis is to high in the springfield XDM's for me I much prefer the glock and the 19 is one of the all around greats. don't think you can go wrong with the choices though.
Actually, I used to agree with this but I've changed my opinion of it. If one aims better naturally, then yeah, use that in your decision making process. Simply feeling better though, IMO, is really irrelevant. I can't say that my Glock feels "good" at all; it doesn't feel wrong or anything, but I don't know I'd ever choose it if I were going by feel. I'd probably take my CZ all day, every time, if I went by feel. In fact, I get a sore thumb knuckle darn near every time I go practice because the Glock just sits in my hand in a manner that it hurts my first thumb nuckle after enough rounds fired. My thumb is totally sore after a class, where I'm going through multiple hundreds of rounds in a few hours.

All that said, I'm not carrying my Glock for fun, nor is my range time with it 'fun' shooting time. I train and practice for that one critical incident where I am forced to respond to a threat. In that case, my sore thumb knuckle will not be a factor at all. I am, of course, discussing this with relation to a weapon being purchased for the purpose of being a fighting weapon, not a range fun toy or any other purpose.
 

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Hahaha true! I did consider it but I already have a full size sr9
 

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In my opinion...

Ford or Chevy?

My personal preference (between the two) is GLOCK. For you...? Shoot them! That'll answer your questions pretty fast.
 

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Actually, I used to agree with this but I've changed my opinion of it. If one aims better naturally, then yeah, use that in your decision making process. Simply feeling better though, IMO, is really irrelevant. I can't say that my Glock feels "good" at all; it doesn't feel wrong or anything, but I don't know I'd ever choose it if I were going by feel. I'd probably take my CZ all day, every time, if I went by feel. In fact, I get a sore thumb knuckle darn near every time I go practice because the Glock just sits in my hand in a manner that it hurts my first thumb nuckle after enough rounds fired. My thumb is totally sore after a class, where I'm going through multiple hundreds of rounds in a few hours.

All that said, I'm not carrying my Glock for fun, nor is my range time with it 'fun' shooting time. I train and practice for that one critical incident where I am forced to respond to a threat. In that case, my sore thumb knuckle will not be a factor at all. I am, of course, discussing this with relation to a weapon being purchased for the purpose of being a fighting weapon, not a range fun toy or any other purpose.

I should clarify, I ment what gun not only feels good in the hand but pulls up and points nice and who's controls feel comfortable. I don't like the high bore axis with the XDM's while I can shoot them REALLY well when I pull up quick the first shot is always low on the target. My glocks I can pull and hit right were I wanna be with no problems.
 
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Get a Glock. The 19 is the finest pistol they make. Simple, accurate, great trigger, reliable. And surprisingly concealable for a big gun. Nothing else you need.
 

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And after I started owning Glocks I sold off all my XD's because they were so much harder to conceal. Otherwise they are a solid second choice - for people who MUST have some sort of external safety or if they irrationally hate Glocks.
 
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