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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone shot a Glock 36 and/or XD-45 Compact? Any opinions about either/or?

Aside from magazine capacity...

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I used to own a Glock 36 but wound up selling it.

My issue with the gun was that there was a small gap between the grip and magazine, that would "bite" my finger whenever it recoiled. I have small paws. There was no way I could grip the gun without suffering from the bite, which made firing the gun very irritating.

Otherwise I liked the gun a lot. It did recoil fairly hard but that's understandable given the size and weight (or lack thereof).
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I think the XD series is a great line of firearms but I cannot for the life of me get a good "combat grip" on them. For whatever reason the nature of the grip does not lend itself well to my hands. That is all I have to add here, I think you'd do well with either.

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I used to own a Glock 36 but wound up selling it.

My issue with the gun was that there was a small gap between the grip and magazine, that would "bite" my finger whenever it recoiled. I have small paws. There was no way I could grip the gun without suffering from the bite, which made firing the gun very irritating.
That's an awesome observation from actually firing, which was what I was looking for - thanks!

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I think the XD series is a great line of firearms but I cannot for the life of me get a good "combat grip" on them. For whatever reason the nature of the grip does not lend itself well to my hands. That is all I have to add here, I think you'd do well with either.

http://www.handgunsmag.com/tactics_t...ombatg_100306/
Liked the article, intersting.


So, two votes for checking the grips.

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My issue with the gun was that there was a small gap between the grip and magazine, that would "bite" my finger whenever it recoiled. I have small paws. There was no way I could grip the gun without suffering from the bite, which made firing the gun very irritating.
I recently fired an XD 9mm and had the same issue.
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