Originally Posted by stealthmode
Thanks man love the feedback! Anyway... What do you mean when you say you like the recoil better on the 45? Do u like that stronger punch or are you saying that the 45 actually feels less than the other two??
personally, the recoil in the 9mm is very manageable, i shot one for the first time about a week ago. it had more pop to it than i expected. when i shot the .40 s&w, it was manageable, but with the gun being a subcompact, and I didn't have much grip on it, i could only get two fingers on that teeny grip, the muzzle flipped/popped up quite a bit. the recoil of the .45 acp, in the XD45 compact is more like a push or a shove into your hand. it's not snappy. that might have to with the gun weighing 30 ounces unloaded and it might have to do with having my whole hand on the grip.
when i'm at the range, i still prefer to shoot the 10 round magazines. I don't have little girl hands, but they aren't big meat hooks either.
when you shoot a 9mm, and then shoot a .45 acp right afterwards, you'll notice a stronger, more noticeable thump in your hand, but for me, maybe it's the grip, but the muzzle does not go up very far and i can quickly make well aimed follow up shots.
Originally Posted by deepdiver
I don't have any issues controlling it with the short mag. I prefer the extended mag for the range because it fits my hand much better, but I can shoot a few 10 rd mags in a row through it without issue. I usually carry the 10rd mag in the pistol and have 13rd mag for my spare.
I have a .45 compact with 4" barrel, or service size. My understanding is that the XD45C now also comes in a 5" barrel or tactical model. I have never seen one, but I have read about it on this site.
I see, so the XD45 compact, what I have is the 4", and then there's the XD45 compact tactical. I see why you're calling it service. at the time when i purchased mine, only a month ago, i don't know if the XD45 compact tactical was available. interesting, i understand now.