Visit to the gun store...
Well I went to a store yesterday and had my first XD vs. CZ comparison. They were out of a lot of stuff, so all they had was an XD 45 tactical, and XD 45 compact. The full size grip had a lot of room at the bottom when I gripped it. I have previously shot an XD 9mm, and it shot well but I just don't like the way that length at the bottom feels. Then I picked up the CZ 75B, and it felt great. It's not the CZ I'm interested in buying (I like the SP 01) but it was a great feeling gun. It was only slightly heavier feeling than the XD (I know it's a .45 caliber so it's bigger than the .40 I want) but the grip was great. It felt a little thicker than the XD grip, and for lack of a better word, "rounder".
Then I held the XD .45 Compact, and the grip size is perfect. I wish they had had an XD 9mm or 40 compact, but it felt great. I will hopefully get the chance to shoot a CZ to compare it to an XD compact, that will be the true test.
It was just nice to hold them to compare the feel, even though I'm a few steps away from buying. The real comparison will be shooting the CZ against an XD.
It was a fun day.