S&W M&P vs. Springfield Armory XD/XDM

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by fcs25, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

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    Abuse to you is normal use to others. To the range and back and maybe carried every now and then is a safe queen. Hunting, camping, week long hike trips, all normal to me. I have seen M&Ps rust on day 2 of 5 day hikes being soaked in pacNW constant rains. While SIGs and Glocks laughed it off.

    I use my guns, seen too many M&Ps rust during what I call normal use, and one had a striker break on one hunting trip. S&Ws latest Glock model has not impressed me at all for what I expect pistols to do.
  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    A little oil every now and then . . . .
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    I have an original SW40F bought when they first came out, somewhere around 7-9000 rds through it these 18 years, no rust, no problems.
    I even shot it underwater on a bet, it still works as well as any Glock I've owned.
    There's nothing wrong with the S&W line, and EVERY manufacturer makes a lemon now and then.
    I chose the Sigma because at the time, the Glock felt like a block in my smaller hand, and the Sigma was WAY ahead in ergonomics to the Glock back then. Still carry it today.
  4. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

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    I have an XD9, put over 200 rounds of 3 different brands of FMJ and no problems, no stovepipes or miss-feeds and that was only the first time, at the rage. If I had the choice, in 45, I'd go with SA XD/XDm. While the M&P is superior to the Sigma, I'd rather go with something I'm already used to. (I bought the XD9 on a whim, I originally wanted a Glock or a Sig Sauer, in 9mm)
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    I have a XDM9 and love it!! Never any problems. And FYI, the XDM comes with 3 sets of back straps so you can get the right grip you want.
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    Blackhawk Dave New Member

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    I have an early XD in 9mm. Tried it and a Glock before buying the XD. Glock always pulled right and up, was able to shoot out the X-ring with the XD just by picking it up. Liked the feel much better as well.

    If you can, find a range that has both and go shooting before buying.
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