Concealed Carry opinions wanted

Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by Jermo, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Jermo

    Jermo New Member

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    I currently carry a Glock 26 or Glock 17 (both are 9mm) depending on what I'm wearing. I've seen the XDs and am considering trading one of my glocks for an XD. The question is which model? Caliber? I could stay 9mm or go 45 (the reason I'm saying 9mm or 45 is that I have a 1911 so 45 would be common to what I have).

    I'm not opposed to other calibers. Just wanting user input to share their experiences.
    Jer
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the XD Forum Jermo !!

    My opinion, given the caliber choices...as well as reason (CC)

    would be the XDs...

    http://xdspistol.com/
     
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  3. chuckusaret

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    My EDC has been a XD40 SC for the past few years and it has been flawless with 6K plus rounds thru it. Would I buy a XDS, yes, in a heartbeat.
     
  4. jhva

    jhva New Member

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    Probably not what you would want to hear on a XD Forum but my EDC is the S&W M&P Shield 40 Caliber using a PJ Holster. Love this gun although the XDs would be interesting to take a look at since it's similar in dimensional size. I'd like to get an XDs but an M&P Pro 9 is on my short list.

    cheers,

    j
    XDm 45
     
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  5. GsxrBots

    GsxrBots New Member

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    My EDC is a Ruger LC9, so my opinion is shoot what you feel comfortable shooting. Accuracy makes up for caliber any day of the week..

    My XD40sc comes along for the ride some days as well, but for every day, I can't get past the smallness and negligible weight of the LC9
     
  6. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    I will give ten votes for the XD-S!! Get one you will not be disappointed...
     
  7. tacwash

    tacwash New Member

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    Looking at the XDS, it sure is pretty and, like they say, the bigger the caliber the more knock down power you have, but - I still like my plain old XD9 with two spare magazines (49 rounds for the bad guys).
     
  8. Coyotenator

    Coyotenator New Member

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    I carried a G-17 for years and replaced it with an XDSC40 as my EDC.
    It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.I do like the XDM3.8 also, it is almost the same size and the added firepower is nice.The XD-S just doesn't fit my hand as well as the XD or the XDM, but it is even lighter and thinner which is a plus for CC.
     
  9. 1991a1colt

    1991a1colt The Man

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    I agree with what has been said already about carry what you feel comfortable with. Make sure its reliable with the type of ammo you are going to use. I always carried a snub 38 or 44 special when off duty because of weight and they are easy to hide. A friend of mine was off duty eating at a waffle house with his wife and they had some issues with a group of teens. Well long story short, words were exchanged and my friend and his wife walked out to their car. Well the group followed and a gun was displayed. My friend opened fire striking the armed offender in the arm. Well that 38 special did not make the guy twitch. My friend fired all five (5) shots with only one that connected with the arm. So there he was with an empty gun with the offender with a hicap 9mm. The offender continued to fire while buddy dove for cover with his wife. Long story short... he was shot in the stomach and she was shot in the foot. Everyone lived and have no disabilities thank god.... now thugs got away but that's not the point here. The point is I thought about what happened to him and his wife and having a five shot ain't going to cut it. I now carry a xd9 full size with hornady critical DUTY ammo and two extra mags. I carry it consealed with shorts and a button down shirt in the summer no problem in a outside the waist band holster with a FBI cant of 15 degrees. You just need to dress around the weapon and you can make it work. Buy a good leather holster because they hug your body and a HIGH quality belt. The belt is the key to keep the weapon tight on your body. As far as glock vs XD they are both great. I'm issued a glock for duty. I personally don't like the trigger. So I carry a xd9 off duty. Wife has a xd9 subcompact. Now 45 vs. 9mm OMG let the popcorn cooking start.... I like more ammo (see above) vs. Big bullet. Just pick a duty type hollow point that cycles your gun 100 percent no matter what. If the 45 won't cycle hollows well carry ball... I hope this helps...
     
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  10. Balota

    Balota Sometimes lucky! Supporter

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    Vote early, vote often! :D
     
  11. Jermo

    Jermo New Member

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    I've started doing research and found some disparaging reviews on the XDS. Some items listed as a concern:
    1. Ejection is sometimes straight back into your face.
    2. Casing scratch up the slide.

    Are these justified concerns for the XDS?

    Thank you for the comments and opinions so far. I'll look at the other weapons as well.
    Jer
     
  12. Teddybear

    Teddybear New Member

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    IMHO:
    #1. can happen with just about any type of pistol.
    #2. Havent read any thing about this. Please keep us posted on this.
     
  13. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    I've not "heard" it either...where did you read that review ?

    ( links please )

    Thanks...
     
  14. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    I am thinking that he cannot provide links because you said no links to other XD forums...I can give you one if you want..but I really think he saw the person referring to a Glock, Gen 4.
     
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  15. cbgar

    cbgar Gun Dog

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    My EDC is a Ruger SR9c mainly because its a better fit and easier to conceal with a larger frame person like myself ISW, IMO, but with winter coming on I'm planning on carrying my XD40 in the small of the back on the outside. I prefer the 9mm for EDC for the sole fact that I have a much quicker and more controllable double tap than with the larger cal.
     
  16. jhva

    jhva New Member

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    I had failure to eject trouble with both a Glock 26 and 17 (Gen 4's)with the old style 336 ejector. Once they were replaced by Glock (Glock will only allow a Glock Armorer to replace the parts-if you want them free from Glock that is). A thousand rounds later in both guns and so far no failures to eject.

    After 7,000 rounds through my XDm 45 never had any problems at all. It's been a great gun although way too big to effectively conceal carry. Also no problems with the M&P Shield in both 9mm and 40 cal.
     
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  17. Jermo

    Jermo New Member

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    I wanted to mention my Glocks (26 and 17) have been solid and reliable with every ammo I've thrown at them. I use self defense rounds.
     
  18. steve76

    steve76 New Member

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    What ever caliber you shoot best with and feel most comfortable is what you should carry. Personally, my daily concealed carry is a G-27 with 2 round extended mag. baseplate, and that works for me very well. Like the added little stopping power of the .40 ca. and the 2 extra rounds in the mag. still able to conceal very well. Also, carry and extra mag. "always".
     
  19. SOLoutfitters

    SOLoutfitters New Member

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    We think the first question is "why?". You already own & carry 2 very capable firearms. The secret to any EDC is a comfortable holster. Our parent company ShoothouseUSA recommends the Theis Holster. With the impending election 9mm has less tendancy to run out whereas 380/40/45 all but disapeared for months 4 yrs ago. If the reason for trading is slimmer profile, then the XDs is certainly a viable (favorable) option but compare/contrast along side the M&P Shield.