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I'm torn between between 2 choices first a XD357 or a Glock 32 357. Can anyone give pros and cons?
 

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I love my G32.

Does Springfield still make the XD in .357 SIG? Seems like I heard they stopped.
 

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I had narrowed my first (modern) pistol down to an XD or Glock and went with the Glock for the following reasons:


  • Easier to operate slide (important for my wife)
  • Better availability of spare/aftermarket parts
  • No grip safety (one less potential point of failure)

I don't think I would have regretted going with the XD, but I definitely have no regrets with the G19 I eventually bought.
 

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My wife owns 2 XDm's, both in 9mm. Although we have not had any issues with either, I still continue to stay what I have been using since 1998 and that is Glock. I find the trigger on the Xd-m's to be on the mushy side.
 

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Before I got heavily into Glocks i handled the XD and much prefer the Glock. Of course this is a very subjective matter so handle and shoot both and then decide.
 

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If this is your first handgun, I agree with Gray_Wolf. A 9mm or a .40 is preferred. However, with a .357 sig you can always pick up a .40 barrel or a 9mm conversion barrel. Bottom line, get what you really want. 357 sig ammo may cost a little more and be a little harder to find at some local shops, but I wouldn't shy away from it if its what you really want. I have three 9mm glocks and one .40. However, my favorite is my G37 in 45 GAP. I had been considering one for the past two years, but held off due to the ammo. I should have just bought it anyway. Ammo for it is harder to find than 357 sig, but I can always find it on the internet for a decent price.

Regardless of caliber, go with Glock.
 

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Well, you're on a Glock forum, so you'll hear a lot of "go with Glock."

Both pistols are quality firearms that will last a lifetime. You cannot go wrong with either one. I would suggest that you pick the one that fits YOU the best. How does the pistol fit in your hand? Can you hold it comfortably in both hands? What about in one hand? Can you work the controls comfortably (magazine release, slide release, etc...)? Also see if you can find someone that has both and will let you shoot them (or go to a range that will rent them). And if you still can't decide, then just buy both pistols and send me the one you like the least. :cool:
 

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I've owned an XD in 9 and .45 but wound up getting rid of them because I didn't shoot them particularly well. I do own a G32 and can recommend it. Mine is very accurate for me and easy to carry. I am a fan of the .357Sig round and own a G31, G32, and M&P 357 full-size and compact guns. Good luck on your choice.
 

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I have shot both and prefered the g23 because of the way it reacts when fired. The xd's bore is higher from the grip position than the glock so there is more recoil with the xd. I am by no means being a sissy about recoil, but this is one of those times when more is less.
 

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this pisses me off...im just gonna buy a smith m&p....hahaha...dont hate ... im joking.......but anyway on a serious note...there both decent firearms...see if you can shoot both and then decide.

by the way...im the new guy!
 

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I have shot both and prefered the g23 because of the way it reacts when fired. The xd's bore is higher from the grip position than the glock so there is more recoil with the xd. I am by no means being a sissy about recoil, but this is one of those times when more is less.
The G23 does have great weight distribution for a polymer gun. In my opinion for an EDC in the mid size Glock line it can't be beat.
 
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