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It is just me? XD 40 versus 45

This is a discussion on It is just me? XD 40 versus 45 within the General SA-XD/XD(M) Talk forums, part of the XD Talk category; I have shot them both and I'll agree that my favorite is the .45 ACP. However I am just a little more accurate with the ...


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Old 09-22-2009, 08:29 PM   #21
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I have shot them both and I'll agree that my favorite is the .45 ACP. However I am just a little more accurate with the .40 so I got one. The ballistics for the .40 is also nice across all grains. As far as the "flip" I don't really notice it. My next one will definitely be a 45 as I find them fun to shoot.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:00 PM   #22
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I have owned both the .40SC and the .45 Compact. Both are fairly accurate even with short barrels. My take on recoil is probably slightly different than most others. The recoil for either is really quite tame (compared to what it could be with small compacts). The feeling I have is that the .40sc seems to "cycle" quicker. It is a sharper feel like comparing the crack of a whip to a thud of a cannon.

Both are excellent so no matter which one you get you can't lose...
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:40 AM   #23
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I've heard that the 40 has a slightly smaller grip then the 45. Could be the 45 just fits your hand better with a more natural trigger finger placement
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:26 AM   #24
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40's are intimidating at first. just need more practice, practice, practice, fun, fun, fun!
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:03 AM   #25
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Me, I really like the 40 round in the XD. When I get an XDM it will also be a 40.

I also love the 45ACP round, but I like it best in a 1911.

My wife shoots both and she does not think the recoil or bite is bad in either. One of the 1911's has a 3" barrel and she really likes that one.
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Welcome to the forum nogeektx..........

I'd take a 9mm or a 45ACP over a 40cal any day..
In my experience with 40s, owning one and shooting many,
the 40cal recoil has too much muzzle flip (up).
The 45 has a nice smooth push back recoil.
A lot of guys here love their 40s, but I never have cared much for the round as a whole...
And to all the naysayers that want to flame me for my opinion, don't bother.
It is, MY opinion, and it has been that way for several years.

As far as the gun dealers advice, it would more sense the other way around.
I can almost see the anticipation of the 40 shooting a 45, almost.

Perhaps you should have bought an XD9 over the XD40...
9mm is getting much more plentiful around here than any other caliber.
And I do love my nines.........
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:35 AM   #27
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My wife notices the .40. She says the .40s try to rise on her which I interpret as muzzle-flip. She complains about the .45 pushing on her, and it aggrivates her carpal tunnel. Everything she has is 9mm.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:09 PM   #28
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I prefer the 40 ballistics and capacity over the 9 and 45.
If I shoot several hundred 9mm 40 and 45 rounds, all in XDs, the 9 and 40 make my hands hurt, the 45 just pumps up my forearms, it's just not as harsh as the smaller cals.
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