Sorry if I missed something but I didn`t understand why the the original thread was closed--it seemed like folks were having a civil discussion. Maybe it has been beaten to death--like the revolver vs. autoloader--but I believe both have their merits. I apologize if there was some deeper reason but I think it a legitimate discussion.
I have a G26 and have shot my friend`s springfields--like was said both are great guns and it comes down to personal preference. Try each and see what you like. Glocks feel a bit blocky to me. BOTH go bang and hit the target OK.
I DO feel the grip safety on the springfield is a good idea--especially for a new CCW or someone new to shooting. This would give a slight edge to what I believe are two essentially equal guns. Yes, the biggest safety is between one`s ears however Glocks seem to have a higher ND rate. I believe this is for 2 reasons:
1. A somewhat light trigger pull of the stock Glock
2. A relatively short trigger travel.
Glocks are great guns--their trigger is what makes a glock a glock and the springfield trigger is to me very glock-like. IMHO one needs to use especially good care holstering and unholstering Glocks--and making sure NOTHING gets into the triggerguard. One should NEVER carry a Glock unholstered and (like every other gun) if dropped LET THE GUN FALL.
Both Glocks and Springfields are intrinsically safe and will NOT go bang unless the trigger is depressed. One should ALWAYS keep the finger off the trigger until the gun is on target. Where I believe the grip safety helps is where the trigger gets snagged inadvertently. Unfortunately, this DOES happen (just axe plaxico) and is less likely to happen with the springfield due to its design.
So I think there is room for discussion and I like the grip safety on the sprinfield and have told new shooters this as a point of consideration.
In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit -- John Galt
The thread has been re-opened, after further consideration. The reason it was initially closed, is because we've had numerous "Glock vs. XD" threads in the past, that essentially dissolved into a "my dad can beat up your dad" type of discussion, and we had no choice but to close them down. It's kind of like the 9mm vs. .45 debate, both sides have their fans and detractors, but in the end both work extremely well, and a shooter can't go wrong either way.
My shooting partner and shoots XD's, I Glock. In other threads, I have shared our experiences, he loading and passing me the first, then so on. Then we change to my loading
Our collective differences, with targets, ain't enough to talk about
It is obvious when I have my own firearms, by feel
All run cleanly, without hic-up, as a rule
My impression, he is more comfortable with his. Targets don't lie, he shoots about the same with either-or
Who refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25
Well, I have owned and actually like both. But, I prefer the Glock. As previously said, this is all persoanl preferance. I do wish the Glock had the grip safty - that is my favorite feature of the XD. I tend to shoot the Glocks better - I guess I am just used to shooting the Glock. Both are great pistols, but I now own several Glocks and no XD's...
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
- Alexander Hamilton
I used to be a huge XD fan, now I've transitioned from XDs to Glocks for just about everything but my original XD40 (Which I'll never get rid of). The Glocks just tend to be a little easier to handle, and I've gotten more used to the grip angles after having shot my 10MMs so much (G20/G29). I can double tap with my G19 quicker and more accurately than the XD9 or XDm9 I used to have.
"Safety? Is for gun to shoot, not for be on safety