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Springfield xdm or Glock ?

I'm looking to buy my first pistol, and I have narrowed it down to the XDM in 4.5" or a Glock 22. .40 is my caliber of choice. I have heard great things on both, but was looking for some pros and cons on each from members of the forum. I would even take suggestions on other models or brands. I'm purchasing the gun for target shooting and home protection. My price range is around $600.
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Re: Springfield xdm or Glock ?

I own a Glock and have shot the Springfields and I really don't think you can go wrong with either. Shoot them both and buy the one that you feel most comfortable with.

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Re: Springfield xdm or Glock ?

i agree --get the one that's fits you best and feels right . both are good guns.
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Re: Springfield xdm or Glock ?

I own a couple glocks and shot a few XD's. The XD seems to have a "snappier" recoil, probably due to the higher slide height. Can't go wrong with either
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Re: Springfield xdm or Glock ?

Both are known to be good guns.
You should get the one that feels best to you.

I own 2 Glocks and no XD's, but have shot a 9mm XD. So by definition, I am a Glock guy.
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Re: Springfield xdm or Glock ?

My younger brother has an XDm 40 and i have a XD 45 i love both guns they're accurate and easy to handle.I like that the XDm has interchangable backstraps to custom fit your hand.Not sure if glock has that feature or not.Never shot our handled a glock so i cant comment on those.

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Re: Springfield xdm or Glock ?

Both are excellent firearms but if you do get a Glock 22 then get the fourth generation(Gen4) model.

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Re: Springfield xdm or Glock ?

Check out Hickock45 on youtube for some great down to earth gun reviews. I think he even does a side by side comparison of the glock and xd. I like both pistols and couldn't say one better than the other.
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Re: Springfield xdm or Glock ?

CAMON NOW....this isn't a fair fight!! THE XD is the only way to go...just read all the reviews and read the results sheets of the majors... XD-40 with the 5 inch ported barrel..an awesome weapon!
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Re: Springfield xdm or Glock ?

Either of those two pistols are fine for home protection; however, if you are new to semi-auto pistols, training and practice is very important. 40 S&W is more expensive to shoot, and for some people, the recoil can be an issue. My suggestion would be to buy a good 9mm, and become proficient with that weapon. 9mm ammo is adequate for home protection. 9mm can also be obtained in +P loadings with H-P bullets if a more powerful load is desired, after you learn the fundamentals and are able to achieve proper accuracy with FMJ range ammo.

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