The Glock does not have the grip safety or the cocked indicator which would add parts.I wanted to base my next purchase decision of a .45ACP pistol partially on a part count because as a plastics and metals part designer, I can appreciate simplicity. Glocks have 38 parts: 41% fewer parts than an XD.
Nor does it have a loaded chamber indicator (3 parts) or a grip safety (2 parts) or the ability to break the gun down at the twist of a lever (depends on how you count).The Glock does not have the grip safety or the cocked indicator which would add parts.
Going over to the Dark Side - The Springfield Armory XD-9 Tactical Pistol
They don't :shock: ?Nor does it (a Glock) have a loaded chamber indicator...