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S&W M&P vs. SA XD

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by 28ØØ3, Dec 19, 2009.

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Which 9mm?

This poll will close on May 6, 2037 at 2:13 PM.
  1. Springfield Armory XD Service Model

    58.6%
  2. Smith & Wesson M&P

    41.4%
  1. Jun 26, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    junglefighter25

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    It seems like the XD40 has been the Gotta Have weapon for a few years. It's a great pistol, and everyone I know who has one have given them high regards.
    Check on the Glock, too. There's a reason why it is the standard sidearm of security contractors and a shit ton of federal agencies.
    The GEN 4 Glocks now have features that costed a few bucks with the older models, like larger magazine releases, and pic rails.
     
  2. Jun 26, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    I had the xdm .40 cal. I had to sell it due to past financial issues. The best pistol I have ever personally shot. I loved the way it fit my hand, never jammed, could be field stripped in seconds, and I felt really confident firing it down the range.

    It's all a matter of personal opinions, I've never really liked the glocks but obviously they are great pistols too.

    Sigs are great pistols as well. My buddy has one and its a blast to shoot. S & w has never really grabbed my attention with anything. I've shot their AR and wasn't impressed.

    Make sure you hold and try to shoot everything you can. That's really the only thing to help you decide what fits your needs.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    I'm a 1911 guy, my carry gun is a .45 XD compact however. Cheap to replace if you ever have to use it and it's a damn fine gun.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    my service weapon is an xdm, love it, would not have it any other way. IF i were to buy another pistol, it would be a smith & wesson M&P. the only thing that i dont like about the M&P is it has 2 trigger reset clicks, xdm has a much better and smoother trigger pull, not too much of a big deal, but i love my xdm. i'm sure you will love either one.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    I have the M&P .40 and that 2 bit trigger messed me up at first. I kept firing low and to the left 4 inches and couldnt figure it out. After a while I realized it was that 2 step trigger. I came from a Para-Ordnance, while not the best gun they have the lightest smoothest trigger I have ever fired so that was what was messing me up. Once I adjusted to it I can put 500 rounds in a 6" circle at 25 yards all day long. I love the thing. It fits me perfectly and I wouldnt trade it for the world.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    I have several Glocks so I'm biased. I do have an M&P compact and love it. Springfield is a Glock copy, brother. Get what you like but when something like 65% of the cops in this country carry Glocks, that says something. Springfield will never be anywhere near that number. But you gotta get what you like.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    I must prefer the M&P over the XD anyday.

    The biggest factor for me, is the fact the M&P doesnt change balance as you burn through the mag.

    The Xd i had, would dramatically shift the weight around as i burned the mag.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:50 AM
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    Springfield is a copy of a GLock? On what are you basing this? That both of them are polymer handguns?
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:05 AM
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    x2 XD are great pistols, Springfeild makes an awesome weapon... Feild strips into 4-5 pieces for easy cleaning. I'm sure the M&P is a great weapon as well, but you CANNOT go wrong with the XD!
     
  10. Jan 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Just another one that jumped on the bandwagon of polymer guns. That's what I meant. The Springfield is pretty; its got stamping and etching all over the damn thing. Looks too busy. You want a pretty gun? But an XD.
    OP, You have to pick each one up, shoot it, and then decide which one is right for you. Like I said before, I'm biased. Read some of the expert reviews online, watch some of the vids on Youtube, and above all get which one you like the most. Good luck with your purchase.
     
  11. Jan 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM
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    I agree, Glock was the innovator in the polymer gun scene, but calling the others copies, is like calling all automobiles wanna-be Benz's, or that all pick-ups are wanna be Fords (yes, Ford made the first pickup, in 1925). Just because Glock used a material first does not mean that the others are not capable of innovation outside of the plastics.

    It does all come down to personal preference though. I hate Glocks, never fired one I liked, The M&P didn't impress me. I don't give a rat's ass what SA stamped or etched on their firearm, but I do care about the fact that it works and is comfortable for me to fire.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    That's whats important, that you are comfortable with it. I didn't have a choice. I was issued a Glock, that's what I carry. You could literally debate this shit all day; I'm sure there would be some guy that would say he loves his Hi-Point. If you like the Springfield, get it. You're the one who has to carry it.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    The springfield is actually standard issue police and the military around the world. So that should give your stats a run for their money. :cool:
     
  14. Jan 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    This is the truth. Some people purchase their weapons based on the recommendations of others, or because they look cool. the real key is getting out and spending some time behind the trigger to choose the best fit/feel for you.

    The day I bought my XDm, I had a Glock, M&P, XDm and Xd on the bench. the XDm was my favorite. I shot them all, side by side, took notes on each and made my choice. My only regret, getting the full size vs compact. No way I can conceal that thing.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    Thank you for clearing that up.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    Like I said, i've owned both, and i really am unhappy with the XD
     
  17. Jan 31, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    I h ave an xd9 with 7000 rounds without a failure. It is a great gun. I've run it hard, sometimes 500 rounds in a day at the range and I have only field cleaned it. One time I did clean the striker, but that's it. I love it.

    That being said, my next pistol will be a 1911 or a M&P45. I will never get rid of my XD, but I want to expand my collection and don't believe in getting the same gun in a different caliber. I want a variety. My old roommate had a M&P45 that I have shot several times. It is a great pistol as well. It's more difficult to field strip, but once you learn it, it's not so bad.

    I say get the XD in once caliber and then the M&P in another caliber. Once you start, you won't stop...
     
  18. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    Good thread with great info from the replies....thanks to everyone...time to go spend some $$$!
     
  19. Feb 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    What don't you like about the XD?
     
  20. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:28 AM
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    I think it is really a matter of what best fits your shooting style, shooting confidence and desired use. Although being able to shoot each would be the best way to cpmpare, if you can't then go for the type - revolver vs. semi - that you are most comfortable with.

    I own both revolvers and semis - my S&W M&P is a .38/200 British Service Model made in 1942 and transferred under Lend Lease to the Brits. I enjoy shooting wheel guns....but have never really had the confidence in my shooting with them like I do a semi. Maybe it's because I grew up in the Army first with the 1911A1 and then the M9. In any case, my go to gun is always a 1911 frame. Its the type I have the most comfort and confidence in shooting.

    Just my humble $.02
     
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