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chrisbritt15
05-18-2012, 23:42
I currently own two glock pistols a Gen3 G35, and a Gen 4 G23. I am very happy with both of these pistols and never had any problems out of either one of them. I was considering widening the horizon of my gun collection to some other brands. Ive been looking at the Springfield XDM in the 40 and really like what ive seen. havent really seen alot of difference between it and the XD. Wondering if we can shine some light on some of the differences and which you would prefer or if you have had any problems with them. and as a long shot, if you think I should consider a different brand like an M&P, Id really like you opinions and advice. Thanks up front for all the help
God Bless

Folsom_Prison
05-18-2012, 23:51
Seeing that you have 40's just my opinion I'd recommend a P95! Great pistol, can be found for a reasonable price and damn reliable.

Bob Hafler
05-19-2012, 00:02
XD and the XD(M) are both fine pistols, purely a matter of preference. I had an XD9sc and it was as reliable as any pistol I've ever owned. Love the grip angle, grip safety and the accuracy of them. Will probably buy the XD9 slim when they come out.

TxGlock9
05-19-2012, 00:12
Don't listen to these guys. lol. Get a M&P. You'll thank me later. Accuracy, comfort, pointability, less felt recoil than glock especially 40, looks great, great CS. Better trigger. :whistling: on the last one.

mrsurfboard
05-19-2012, 00:41
Or you could splurge and get a H&K P30 or P2000. M&P would be a good Glock alternative. I have 2 of them.

countrygun
05-19-2012, 01:07
Watch out for the advice from those who don't own XDMs. Mine is right here and will become my nightstand gun when i get the nightsights on it. It is more accurate that my Glock 22c, of course my choice in caliber was .45et one and join the rest of us in begging them to make it in 10mm:cool:

Apetrulis01
05-19-2012, 01:08
Hk p30 or p2000

Sendarr
05-19-2012, 01:12
Where's the Sig love?

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TxGlock9
05-19-2012, 01:14
Where's the Sig love?

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He should buy a Sig X-Five.

Boats
05-19-2012, 01:14
I wouldn't call going from Glocks to other plastic body, striker fired pistols, "widening my horizon," but maybe that's just me.

As a class, the striker fired polyautos are more alike than different. For a different striker, look into the P7M8 or M13. That'd be widening the old horizon a bit.

fnfalman
05-19-2012, 01:17
I wouldn't call going from Glocks to other plastic body, striker fired pistols, "widening my horizon," but maybe that's just me.

Beat me to it.:wavey:

carloglock19
05-19-2012, 04:35
Or you could splurge and get a H&K P30 or P2000. M&P would be a good Glock alternative. I have 2 of them.

+1

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PlasticGuy
05-19-2012, 04:43
I wouldn't call going from Glocks to other plastic body, striker fired pistols, "widening my horizon," but maybe that's just me...
My thoughts exactly.

Try a Sig, Beretta, 1911, or maybe a Ruger or S&W revolver.

bac1023
05-19-2012, 04:49
The XDm is an outstanding pistol.

ponchsox
05-19-2012, 05:07
I would strongly consider a Walther PPQ in .40.

Bob Hafler
05-19-2012, 05:16
If you really want to widen your horizons step away from poly pistols altogether and try a 1911 or a CZ.

NDCent
05-19-2012, 05:31
Recommending something other than Glock... that would be sacrilegious.

Joking aside, possibly adding a steel gun or different caliber. Maybe think about adding a pocket rocket, maybe a full size Sig. Lots of good stuff out there, S&W, Beretta, h&k, Colt, etc..

racer88
05-19-2012, 05:51
I'm throwing in a vote for FNH. I love my Glocks. But, I love my FNHs even more.

bac1023
05-19-2012, 06:04
He should buy a Sig X-Five.

For a different striker, look into the P7M8 or M13. That'd be widening the old horizon a bit.

Dang guys, what's his price range? :supergrin:

You're talking $1500-$2000 and up for those.

chrisbritt15
05-19-2012, 07:37
Dang guys, what's his price range? :supergrin:

You're talking $1500-$2000 and up for those.


hahaha right, id like to stay under 1000, I been looking into the 1911 field as well, just hard to give up some of the capacity i have now. I like the micro springfield pistols those seem and id think be good for CCW.

And to clarify when i said widen the horizon i meant more by brand not as in type of gun, but hey im deffinitly open to anything. and appriciate all the recommendations so far.

maxpower220
05-19-2012, 08:20
.... I was considering widening the horizon of my gun collection to some other brands.... Id really like you opinions and advice. Thanks up front for all the help God Bless

Go buy a RIA 1911. Shoot it a few times. If you don't like it, you can sell it or keep it and you won't be out a lot of money. However, you will like it, it is just a great platform for shooting. Everyone should own a 1911, it took me a while to buy one.

Bruce M
05-19-2012, 08:31
Ask yourself how often do you shoot, how well do you shoot and can you afford several hundred rounds a week. Depending on answers to these questions, my thought is that a .22 might be choice not thought of but one that could substantially increase skills and shooting. If a .22 isn't the answer my next thought would be to try a few different guns at a range and and then gravitate toward whatever you shot best.

chrisbritt15
05-19-2012, 08:41
Ask yourself how often do you shoot, how well do you shoot and can you afford several hundred rounds a week. Depending on answers to these questions, my thought is that a .22 might be choice not thought of but one that could substantially increase skills and shooting. If a .22 isn't the answer my next thought would be to try a few different guns at a range and and then gravitate toward whatever you shot best.

Id say I go shooting about 3 times am month and send about 500 rounds down range on average, I mostly reload my ammo. alot cheaper that way. I have shot a few 1911, couple sigs, a kimber, springfield, and a Dan Wesson. I like the platform. take me a while to get used to the thinner grips. but i will definitly buy a 1911 someday to put in the gun safe, who knows maybe even the night stand

TexasTerror
05-19-2012, 09:14
I own 2 glocks and had a ruger p94 passed down to me. My next non glock pistol will be a 1911. Really tough choice on which though. The kimbers are so sexy and have mixed reviews.

Boats
05-19-2012, 10:10
Dang guys, what's his price range? :supergrin:

You're talking $1500-$2000 and up for those.

Mine was more of a "try" than "buy" suggestion. The easiest way to broaden horizons is to rent from ranges or borrow from friends.

JAS104
05-19-2012, 10:15
Where's the Sig love?

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I'm dying for the new sig mk25

surefire21
05-19-2012, 10:26
Get a smith and Wesson air weight. Few things compliment a Glock like a rocking concealable do it all wheel gun.

bac1023
05-19-2012, 12:01
How about a CZ 75?

countrygun
05-19-2012, 13:00
My first response was based on an "either or" decision and the fact that I think the Springfield would be the answer in that question. If you want to broaden your horizons and thry something remarkable and very different, the CZ 75 would be one of the best options, or a Sig 2022

MLittle
05-19-2012, 13:36
What ever you do........do NOT buy a Sig Sauer pistol!!! If you do.....you'll NEVER go back to polymer pistols. That's what happened to me. Sigs spoiled me rotten. All I want to shoot is my Sig pistols and my revolvers.....

TN.Frank
05-19-2012, 13:52
How about an L-Frame S&W Revolver. That's about as "Non-Glock" as you can get.

countrygun
05-19-2012, 13:54
What ever you do........do NOT buy a Sig Sauer pistol!!! If you do.....you'll NEVER go back to polymer pistols. That's what happened to me. Sigs spoiled me rotten. All I want to shoot is my Sig pistols and my revolvers.....


Funny, I liked my "Polymer" Sigs well enough to get rid of my metal Sig.

bunk22
05-19-2012, 14:09
I will back Sig as well, I have a Sig P226 Navy and an SP2022, both fantastic IMO. I think I like shooting my SP2022 the most!!

.45Super-Man
05-19-2012, 14:21
Try a Beretta on for size.

bac1023
05-19-2012, 14:27
I'm dying for the new sig mk25

Eh, Sig can keep that stuff they build in the USA these days.

I'll take an older German P226 over it any day.

WarEagle32
05-19-2012, 16:03
I just bought an XD9sc and I love and recommend it. I own 4 Glocks and have owned 9 Glocks in my life and I see an XDm 45 in my near future! I love my Glocks, but those XD's are sweet!

Miraclesix
05-19-2012, 16:09
Kimber 1911


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Bruce M
05-19-2012, 16:10
Id say I go shooting about 3 times am month and send about 500 rounds down range on average, I mostly reload my ammo. alot cheaper that way. I have shot a few 1911, couple sigs, a kimber, springfield, and a Dan Wesson. I like the platform. take me a while to get used to the thinner grips. but i will definitly buy a 1911 someday to put in the gun safe, who knows maybe even the night stand


Since you reload a .22 does not provide as much economy. (But still can be very fun.) My next guess then is to go with some pistol that you shoot better than others.

bac1023
05-19-2012, 16:14
Kimber 1911


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I carry one daily and its been great.

TN.Frank
05-19-2012, 16:28
I just bought an XD9sc and I love and recommend it. I own 4 Glocks and have owned 9 Glocks in my life and I see an XDm 45 in my near future! I love my Glocks, but those XD's are sweet!

I like the feel and features of the XD45 that I just picked up today. The real test will be how it shoots. If it hits where I aim it and runs well then I'll be hooked for sure. For some reason I don't feel the same way about it like I did the 5 Glocks that I've bought and ended up selling. This gun is just different enough to maybe be a keeper. I think caliber has a lot to play into it too, never had a Poly 45acp before. Kind of like the light weight and the higher capacity.

chrisbritt15
05-19-2012, 16:34
Since you reload a .22 does not provide as much economy. (But still can be very fun.) My next guess then is to go with some pistol that you shoot better than others.


I dont reload .22, i currently do not own anything chambered in .22, i mostly reload my .40 S&W

NEOH212
05-19-2012, 16:48
Sig or HK.

Your welcome! :cool:

WarEagle32
05-19-2012, 16:48
I like the feel and features of the XD45 that I just picked up today. The real test will be how it shoots. If it hits where I aim it and runs well then I'll be hooked for sure. For some reason I don't feel the same way about it like I did the 5 Glocks that I've bought and ended up selling. This gun is just different enough to maybe be a keeper. I think caliber has a lot to play into it too, never had a Poly 45acp before. Kind of like the light weight and the higher capacity.

I feel ver similar. I have mostly 9's but have recently bought a couple 45's. From all my testing and research a 185 gr +P Corbon DPX is the sledge hammer that is second to none IMO!

TexasTerror
05-19-2012, 18:47
FN 5.7? I know I want one.

TnGlocker12
05-19-2012, 20:05
I would strongly consider a Walther PPQ in .40.

Either this one or the Walther PPQ in 9mm. They are getting great reviews.

bac1023
05-19-2012, 20:26
FN 5.7? I know I want one.

Its an awesome pistol for sure. :cool:

carloglock19
05-19-2012, 20:31
Did I say HK already? :supergrin:

chrisbritt15
05-19-2012, 21:10
been looking on sigs web sit, what the difference between the 2022, and the 226 or 229 model? is it just the poly frame? because the price difference is huge

barth
05-19-2012, 21:24
I have two Sig Sauer guns that I love
P220/45 and a P23/357.

With seven handguns I always try have each gun fill
some specific role so I don't duplicate.
For example:
Revolvers?
S&W 629-2 38 oz 44 Mag
S&W 640-1 25 0z 357 Mag
S&W 342 t1 11 oz 38 +P

Autos?
Full size------ Sig Suaer P220/45
compact----- Sig Sauer P239/357
sub-compact- Glock G27/357
Micro-------- Kahr MK40 Elite/40

Just a thought

gunsmoke92
05-19-2012, 23:49
Sigs are awesome, and would be a great choice. If you really want to experience something great, find a S&W 3913 or 6906. Accuracy and reliability in a package that's easy to carry and actually fun to shoot. If .40 is what you seek, find a S&W 4013 or 4006 (saw one locally for $379).

Of course if you really want to broaden your horizons, find a nice S&W revolver. Here's a few choices. :supergrin:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/gunsmoke92/model%2028-2/004-1.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/gunsmoke92/guns/Model19-3003.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/gunsmoke92/guns/P8270009.jpg

Good Luck in your search.

Magus
05-20-2012, 11:36
There's not an enormous difference between the XD and XDM, I do prefer the XDM though. Much of the difference is cosmetic.

Off the top of my head, some of the differences are the texture of the grip frame, the cocking serrations are different, XDM's have a ambi mag realease. The XDM's also use a low profile rear sight and the XDM has a match grade barrel if that a selling point for you. The XDM's also don't require pulling the trigger to break them down, that step is removed. XDM also has adjustable backstraps.

Both are good, again though, I prefer the XDM, just had a few more features that I liked over the regular XD. I much prefer the XDM as well to any Glock I ever owned over the last 15 years. So much so, I don't own a Glock anymore.

M&P also makes good stuff as well. Not as familiar with their line, but my experience with M&P's has been positive.

ray glock
05-20-2012, 16:57
Everyone should own at least one early S&W revolver and a quality 1911.

SonnyCrockett
05-20-2012, 17:38
If you really want to widen your horizons step away from poly pistols altogether and try a 1911 or a CZ.

I am for the most part done with Polymers
and the CZ which is 100% all metal goodness is the best
dam shooter ive tried in recent years ....now I have 2

chrisbritt15
05-20-2012, 18:44
Everyone should own at least one early S&W revolver and a quality 1911.

Id like to have a .357 S&W revolver someday to put on an ankle holster as a back up, and ive been looking at the milspec springer 1911 they seem pretty nice and reasonably priced

Comedian
05-20-2012, 18:51
The XDm is an outstanding pistol.

Yup. Love mine!

bac1023
05-20-2012, 19:03
Everyone should own at least one early S&W revolver and a quality 1911.

:agree: :thumbsup:

tgmr05
05-20-2012, 20:57
Go ahead and get a good quality 1911, you will not regret it.


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bac1023
05-21-2012, 04:21
Go ahead and get a good quality 1911, you will not regret it.


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:agree:

TexasVine
05-21-2012, 08:28
Get a nice 1911.

CBennett
05-21-2012, 08:58
How about a XD(m)

JAS104
05-21-2012, 10:45
Eh, Sig can keep that stuff they build in the USA these days.

I'll take an older German P226 over it any day.

Upon further review, I shall agree with you, sir.

JAS104
05-21-2012, 10:59
:agree:

Almost bought a Springfield Range Officer the other day, but left my wallet at home.
lol

chrisbritt15
05-21-2012, 12:49
Almost bought a Springfield Range Officer the other day, but left my wallet at home.
lol


This must be a sign lol.... my father in law has a range officer with the 460 rowland conversion on it. pretty bad if i must say

Dragoon189
05-21-2012, 13:46
I currently own two glock pistols a Gen3 G35, and a Gen 4 G23. I am very happy with both of these pistols and never had any problems out of either one of them. I was considering widening the horizon of my gun collection to some other brands. Ive been looking at the Springfield XDM in the 40 and really like what ive seen. havent really seen alot of difference between it and the XD. Wondering if we can shine some light on some of the differences and which you would prefer or if you have had any problems with them. and as a long shot, if you think I should consider a different brand like an M&P, Id really like you opinions and advice. Thanks up front for all the help
God Bless

BLASPHEMY!!!:steamed: :rofl:

bac1023
05-21-2012, 19:41
Almost bought a Springfield Range Officer the other day, but left my wallet at home.
lol

The RO is a great choice.

Teecher45
05-21-2012, 20:38
Colt.
Rail.
Gun.


Or TRP with rail.

You can thank me later.
If for some insane reason you don't like a light on your gun go RO.

Beretta92guy
05-21-2012, 22:29
get a Beretta 92fs......

big, oversized, overbuilt and one HELL of a great gun....

John McClane and Martin Riggs can't be wrong :)

fnfalman
05-22-2012, 09:54
get a Beretta 92fs......

big, oversized, overbuilt and one HELL of a great gun....

John McClane and Martin Riggs can't be wrong :)

John Woo and Chow Yung Fat approved as well.:supergrin:

.45Super-Man
05-22-2012, 16:10
I have to agree with Boats that picking another plastic and sintered metal zipgun, wont be "broadening your horizons" by any stretch. Try a Beretta 92, CZ75 or 1911.