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Glock vs Springfield

This really isn't a "specialty handgun" question, but it's the best place I could think of to ask it so here goes. I'm looking to get a pistol - nothing fancy; just a home protection, shoot on weekends, handgun. I was looking at getting a Glock 23, but have a chance to get a great deal on a Springfield Armory of my choosing. I was looking at the XD(m), but i admittedly know very little about handguns... What is your opinion of the Springfield's??? I have done research on the Glock and they have an outstanding reputation... What would you do? Thanks,

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    I have an XD 45acp. It has been great. you can go wrong with ether.The XD just fit me better.
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    Go to a store that has both, close your eyes and aim the pistol. Most will find that they are looking down the barrel of the XD, while the glock will be pointing up at about 10 degrees. Both have a great rep, buy the one that has the best feel to you and feel good about it.
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    I found the Springfield XD45 compact fit me almost as well as my 1911. Point shooting at those distances the people who acquire and disseminate date say would be the most common gunfight range, it's dead on. Literally. Never chokes, and is affordable. Happy with purchase, glad for the extra rounds in case the adrenaline dump makes me shoddy in the accuracy department, can't replicate that in training very well it seems, I can't fantasize about fight or flight. I must have too tight a grip on reality.
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    Of the two i would say Glock. I've had a Glock 22 for about 12 years and no problems and still shoots as good today after almost 4000 rounds. I got an S&W M&P .40 recently and like it as much as my Glock. The M&P seems to fit my hand better than the Glock.
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    Springfields are great IMHO
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    XD all the way..........I have 4 and have never had an issue. They point and shoot as reported above. Honestly, I can't feel much recoil difference between the 9mm and .45. Buy an XD and you won't be sorry!
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