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I'm an officer with the Choctaw Nation Tribal security in Oklahoma, and I'm currently battling horribly with deciding between these 2 pistols as a duty weapon. I currently carry a Glock 17 9x19 that was issued to me, but have decided to go with the 357sig. The problem is every time I think I've decided on one I hear something new that sways my decision one way or the other. Can anyone tell me decisively why I should choose the XD over the Glock? Oh and by the way I'm brand new here so hello to all of you.
 

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Definitavley, buy the XD because I did, and I have never had a problem, and mine is over 3000 rounds old. The first time I test fired a glock in the caliber, the very first round FTE. SOLD!! Now I know my reliability may be an issue at times, but my XD is beyond proven to me. Hope you go XD, enjoy and welcome to the forum. Let us know how it goes either way!!
 

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Test fire both, get what feels more comfortable and natural for you. One of the reasons I prefer XD over Glock is the ergonomics of the XD. The XD's grip angle is more natural for me and when a situation arises where you don't have time to get a good stance and line up your sights, Point of Aim could mean the difference between life and death. Other deciding factor for me is the XD fully supports the cartridge where the Glock doesn't. May not mean much, but I am a stickler for reliability.
 

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Glock vs. XD is probably not as important as ported vs. conventional.

I would think a ported weapon would not be a very good choice for a cop. Unless you anticipate a lot of bank-robberies in you area you probably do a lot of work at night. The flash from a ported weapon isn't going to help your night vision very much, and if you shoot it from a defensive stance you stand a pretty good chance of burning yourself.

I would choose the XD.. I am biased though, because I love mine! I am sure either would suit your needs, except for the "ported" part.

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You know I've heard the ported argument before, but here's the thing. An unported weapon sends one huge fireball out of the front of the gun. The ported weapon disperses that fireball 3 different ways and ironically enough officers that I've spoke with that have experience with ported weapons on duty and have fired them in low light have told me the flash is actually less intense because of it not being one concentrated fireball. Not worse as it is often perceived. I actually spend the bulk of my time patroling the inside of a casino and am only outside to patrol the parking lot now and again(imagine that......Native Americans and a casino. Who'd of thought huh?) The chance of me using my weapon outside is still there, but not as likely as a city cop on patrol. concerning the defensive stance, all you have to do is angle it to one side a little and problem solved.
 
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