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Old 05-18-2013, 03:18 PM
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:20 PM
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size comparison even know its in .45acp its the same size


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my vote goes to xds.
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Since the Shield has been on the market a while now and has nearly universal praise from those who've picked one up, that would be my choice. If it's not an immediate need item, it might be worth waiting until the XDS hits the market and see if it has the same early success record for reliability and praise from actual owners and testers.

You never know what you're going to get when they're first released, as was proven recently with the Glock Gen 4 issues. That case is not a rare one. Think Sig P290 early guns and the almost immediate re-release with changes on the P290RS. Just two of many examples. I always opt for the proven track record, even if brief, in this case.
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i have the xdm9, i have no complaints or regrets. Well except the lack of a true safety, I havent worked up the courage to keep one in the chamber yet. Also, i ordered 2 19rd mags in january and still havent received them yet
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XD for me has been flawless and perfect point of aim/point of impact. I looked at the Smith, didnt like it... didnt feel nor look as good IMHO.

Ive got an FNX9 on lay a way, I may end up liking that the most but it needs to be ranged & fielded before I can make that determination...

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Since the Shield has been on the market a while now and has nearly universal praise from those who've picked one up, that would be my choice. If it's not an immediate need item, it might be worth waiting until the XDS hits the market and see if it has the same early success record for reliability and praise from actual owners and testers.

You never know what you're going to get when they're first released, as was proven recently with the Glock Gen 4 issues. That case is not a rare one. Think Sig P290 early guns and the almost immediate re-release with changes on the P290RS. Just two of many examples. I always opt for the proven track record, even if brief, in this case.
I'm just worried that the xds will be a very popular gun like the shield and be almost impossible to get do to demand.
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I'm just worried that the xds will be a very popular gun like the shield and be almost impossible to get do to demand.
That will be almost certain. All quality gun makers have a loyal following and when they introduce a new gun that fits a want/need like perfect for deep concealment, it will be very popular and hard to get when it comes out.

Plus, that demand will drive up cost and it will come at a premium for quite a while in many cases. As far as function I like the XDS better than the Shield. I don't care for a manual safety and think of it as overkill on this type of gun.

I'd still probably either wait a while or opt for the Shield until the XDS is a proven gun on its own merits, not just the merits of the full size line. You may well feel differently. Whatever you decide I hope you love the one you choose. Give us a report when you decide and pick one up.
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In my area, just about all the LGS have XDs, not so many have Smith... I think SA is possibly doing a better job keeping up with demand, or a lot of the Smith brand loyal folks are buying them more since SA is not quite a house hold name, like Colt, Winchester, etc.. etc..

IIRC, previously SA only did 1911's (?), the XD is a departure from that and maybe not gained a lot of popularity... I honestly dont know and Im purely guessing.

I know one thing for certain, the current day XD is what Glock *should* have been... I sold my G19 to get an XD9 service model, and am still thrilled with the switch!

That is all...
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Love my shield 9mm. The xd's are just a little too wide and squarish for me to carry comfortably. The SW is dead accurate and I have had no issues shooting steel case ammo either.
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I say the XD. I've owned a XD9 service for a about 18 months and it's been amazing. I've not kept an exact round count, but I'm easily over 12,000 rounds, and I don't think I've experienced a single jam unless due to ammo.
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And the winner is the Glock 26!
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And the winner is the Glock 26!
Without a doubt it is a very good ccw choice and is what I carry now. But I live in NY so I can't use it's 10rnd or 12rnd with base plate or Its back up 17rnd mag. So it doesn't make sense to carry a bigger gun when I can't load it up the way it was designed.
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Without a doubt it is a very good ccw choice and is what I carry now. But I live in NY so I can't use it's 10rnd or 12rnd with base plate or Its back up 17rnd mag. So it doesn't make sense to carry a bigger gun when I can't load it up the way it was designed.
That's a valid point. I'd probably go with the Smith & Wesson myself if that were my choices. For no other reason than that grip Saftey on the XDs.
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I like the grip saftey better than the manual saftey
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I like the grip saftey better than the manual saftey
Agree completely.
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i have the xdm9, i have no complaints or regrets. Well except the lack of a true safety, I havent worked up the courage to keep one in the chamber yet. Also, i ordered 2 19rd mags in january and still havent received them yet
Personally, I don't see any safety issues with modern quality firearms with one in the spout. I prefer no manual safety with the exception of SA autos like the 1911. Observe proper safety rules for handling any firearm and you'll never have an issue. I've carried many platforms for decades and never without a round in the chamber on any of them.

I've only ever had anything concerning happen with my 1911s when an extended safety was dropped in the holster a time or two inadvertently. Since I never put a finger in the guard and always inspect the condition when removing one from a holster its never been an unsafe issue even then. There is, after all a grip safety, so no problem until I remove it and again, I always check it when I do.
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With this choice just pick up both side by side. Then the one that you are most excited about shooting and feels the best is the right one. Both are great and you cant go wrong

I had an XD 45 for years and it was a great handgun (traded for Sig). I shot my friends M&P a lot and loved this gun too. I only chose the XD since it is more comfortable in my hands. For the tactical shooting that I was doing both performed about the same.

The lack of manual safety on the XD was odd for me at first. Then as I trained I did learn how the XD is designed well enough that a manual safety is not needed. With a little practice with this gun you will see that general gun safety is all that's needed
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How about a Baretta px4 storm?
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I wonder why the beretta nano doesn't get much love other than its ugly as sin
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