Luv my XD! Yes, around $400 is fair I think. I opted for the stainless slide in hopes to reduce any surface rust and wear, although like most will tell you, keep her clean and you shouldn't have a problem. XD's do have great grip angles. Did I mention that I Luv my XD!
The only "advantages" I would cite over Glock would be.
* Fully supported chamber (Glocks are only partially supported in the 6 o'clock position.) This may or may not be an issue, but if you plan to reload this is extra piece of mind.
* Ambidextrous mag release (again you can mag release w/ either hand w/ a glock, it is just a little awkward, me being ambidextrous I like this)
* Metal free sliding magazines. as opposed to plastic mags you sometimes have to jerk out.
Besides that it is sort of a draw, I like the triger pull moderately better than a glock but that is personal, I "hate" the grip angle of a glock, but again that is personal preference. Teardown procedure is only minimally more complicated in a glock so it is a non-issue.
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