I have the 9 service and sub compact. The reason i bought both in 9mm is I never have to worry about two different types of ammo, ammo is cheaper, and gun is more than adequte.I recently got a 9mm xd service 4". i want to get a sc now. can you guys give me opions on a 9 and 40 and why you sugest which ever one you do. thanks
+1i have the .40sc i love it, would recommend it. Carry it every day. My reason for getting it is simply going to make a bigger hole and i dont really care about the increased price to shoot.
+1i just bought my .40sc and weighed out this choice myself: The frame of the sc is exactly the same for the 9 and the .40; the .45 is larger. This being the case, the .45 somewhat ruled itself out being that i have a very small frame to conceal a pistol with. I picked the .40 because i'm using it as a general carry weapon (city/country) and i need the larger round when contending against wolf, moose and bear (god forbid). Alas there are much better weapons for bear defense, but i'd rather have a .40 than a 9 if a brownie pops out of the thicket. And i'd certianly rather have a comfy .40 i'm willing to carry, than a heavy .44 that i'm more inclined to leave in the truck. : )
ballistically, there isn't much difference.Alot of people post and say there's not much difference between the 9mm and the .40 when using 9mm +p rounds.
I have both... there is a HUGE difference when firing the XD9SC with +p ammo and firing the XD40SC...
Get the XD40SC... it's a huge difference..... I don't care what anyone says or what any ballistic chart says.... I fire them both...... I know the difference.
Marine Corps rule: Don't bring any gun to a gunfight who's caliber doesn't begin with a 4.