My post-deployment present to myself

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  1. jmvd

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    I'll be purchasing a 9mm as a present to myself when I return from my deployment. Obviously most everyone here would recommend the XD or XDm. I'm just wondering what people's thoughts/opinions are on the full/compact/sub-compact sizes. I plan on using this as a second carry, in addition to my S&W SW99 .40, not so much as a BUG, just an additional weapon. I'll be carrying it on the Beltster.
     
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    I say get the XD40sc. You can share ammo with your other pistol, and if you want to you can easily convert it to a 9mm.
     
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    Oh yeah, welcome to the forum.
     
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    I don't have a problem concealing my 4" "service model", but the 4" with the compact grip might be the best compromise
     
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    I just bought a XD40 SC and I love it. I have shot my brother's 4" service model XD 40 as well and they are both very nice pistols. The 3" is still easy to handle and more accurate than you would think. You can't go wrong with either model though.
     
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    Thanks for serving!!! My vote: .40sc or .45c
     
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    my vote goes to the XD sub-compact.

    welcome to the forum, and thanks for your service!!!


    -JJ
     
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    Carry = XD SC 9mm. Great gun !!!

    BTW - My family and I THANK YOU for your service to our country !!! Stay Safe !!
     
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    Agree x 2

    Thank you very much for your service.

    Jon.
     
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    sweet! i picked up my XD 40 when i got back from my first one 7 years ago. get an XD man, AMAZING firearms!
     
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    My vote goes to the XD.40SC, absolutely love this pistol. Its my primary carry piece!
    OK if it has to be a 9mm then the XD9SC gets my vote.

    Are limiting yourself to the XD/XDm line due to pricing?

    If not I would say get a the Springfield EMP, a micro 1911 it comes in .40 or 9mm. Springfield Armory
    Also I would take it to a gun smith/engraver and have a reference or something to remind you why you bought it, and what you went thru to get the money to purchase this pistol. Make it something that you'd want to keep forever. A constant reminder of your service and sacrifice for your country ( like your tour date) or something that was positive about your service. That is something I would do, but thats just me.
     
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    I would look at all the 9's and see which one would be easier to conceal. Between the full size and the compact the compact is a great way to go. It turns into a full size with the grip extension and a higher cap mag. My vote would be a sc. I like the thought of a short barrel and a short grip. Not sure why everyone is voting for a 40. 9's are good guns. In my eyes if you already have a 40 then a 9 or a 45 or a 357 sig or anything different would get my vote. More variety. What the hell right. Plus a 9 is cheaper to shoot. That's my reasoning for getting one at some point. I got the 45 first since I love the 45. Next gun (not necessarily an XD but it could be) will be a 9mm then a 40. Plus a few more .45's.

    T.C.
     
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    Thanks for all the well-wishes and advice. I'll be looking at them in a few weeks.
     
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    In the 3" I like the XD. For carry this is a tough firearm to beat. High capacity, reliable, accurate, easy to use and conceal.

    In the 4" I like both the XD and the Glock for carry. Just have to hold and shoot both to decide.

    Let us know where you are and someone will be close enought to let you try out your different choices.

    Good luck and thanks for your service.
     
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    get back home soon man. we all thank you for your great service. as for the gun go with the 40sc. it is what i want also. i love my 40 service
     

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