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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-07-2009, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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I'll soon be in the market for a 9mm carry gun. I've narrowed it down to either a Springfield XD9 sub compact, or a Glock 26. What are the pro's and con's that you guys know about these? Thanks.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-07-2009, 12:46 PM
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Have you shot either one? which one fits your hand better?

Which one can you operate blindfolded
which one puts bullets where you instictively aim. Stop using the sights and just look at the target, point and shoot. Do this from a draw a few times and compare your results. the weapon you should buy is the one that hits the paper consistently using this approach. You won't always have time to aim.

Shoot them with your off hand too. It's really hard to do, but give it a whirl.

You might find that the gun that fits you isn't either one and just happens to be the really expensive Sig or Kimber LOL

Either weapon is a fine choice - for someone. Just make sure it's for you before you pigeon hole yourself into a gun based on paper statistics.

My "fit me" guns are the Beretta 92 and the Walther P99. Maybe next bonus...
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Make a choice yet Slinger?

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Not yet, but am leaning toward the XD9 due to the fact it holds 15 rounds to the Glock's 10. But like was said above, I still need to find what fits my hands best.

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The glock 26 can also hold the factory 12 round extended mag, the glock 19 mag which is 15 rounds, the glock 17 round mag which is 17 rds or even the glock 18 mag which is 33 rds.
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go some were spend the 40$ rent them both and get a holster to barrow from them... do drills and shoot.. see what one you do better with an feels better..yep that xd hold 15 rounds but makes the fram fullsize its ok for winter an fall .. but in the heat and shorts an a T your down to the 10 round mag again.. personaly i like the xd especialy with the backstrap safty but i shot them both an liked how the xd felt
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My vote is for a Glock 19 or a Taurus 709 Slim - but hey thats me. If I was choosing our of yours I would go with Glock 26.

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I own a Glock 26 and I like it alot. I carry the factory 12 round mags as they give you a much better grip on the handgun. It is light and accurate. I carry the 26 in a Mitch Rosen inside the waist holster. Doc in Pa.
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Well, I had them both in my hands today. I must say I'm more impressed with the Glock. Lighter, lower profile, easier to conceal. Also looks like it will be easier to take down for cleaning.

Once the funds become available, I think it will be the next one to follow me home.

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Hello Fellas,
I'm new here so you might not know the name.
Hope you don't mind me chiming in.
I've got to say that I did a lot of research before buying my 9mm sidearm. I don't carry it much but that's because I don't like to wear "Bulky" clothes so I carry a smaller gun in 380acp most of the time. I also don't like spending a ton of money when great quality and value is available for a lesser price.
My choice was and still is the Stoeger Cougar 8000.
For those not familiar I'll give a brief rundown.
Beretta used to make this gun some years ago. Sold for about $800.00 in the 90's. Discontinued awhile back. Beretta now owns the Stoeger company. They shipped all of the manufacturing equipment and supervisors for this gun from Italy to Turkey, produce it there now and sell it for half the price as a Stoeger. The only difference from Beretta to Stoeger is the logo on the grips.
They currently have available in 40sw and 9mm. I've had mine for about a year and love it. It feels great in the hand, shoots great and never fails. Comes with two 15 round mags and sells for around $400.00. I shoot at least a box or two every week and just can't tell you how much I like the pistol.
A great leather holster for this guns is available at "Ray's Holsters". It's called the "Shado" and is only $35.00.
All of this said......
There are many great pistols to be had at many price points.
I just think this one is worth a good look if your in the market.
Thanks and Cya,
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