Originally Posted by XDmega9
That's great you like the G19 better, but why knock Springfield for actually properly marketing a product? They made a great product and they actually want to SELL it. So sue them. Geez.I really doubt Clint Smith would back the XD and XDM if it wasn't of the highest quality. His reputation is more valuable than whatever they are paying him. Same with the NRA voting it Handgun of the Year.
I'm not faulting the XDm. My point was that it is OVERhyped. Have you noticed how many ads they take out in every issue of every gun mag? It is just excessive IMO. Call it crazy but with that kind of a barrage I find it difficult to not feel manipulated on some level. When Rob Leatham is gushing over the tirgger and the match grade barrel as being the best available but reality falls short... well, what do YOU call that? I call it marketing and I got bit by it. That's all.
None of that is a reflection on the product, though. Obviously I liked the XDm better than most of what I tried before buying or I wouldn't have bought it. I have just come to realize it doesn't suit my needs completely (i.e. too big to carry...)
As I said in a previous post, had SA offered an XD 9 Compact I prolly wouldn't have even looked to Glock for a replacement.