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The problem I find is with the XDs (especially compacts) is that the owners are SCREWING you because they know the legal XDs are rare. That is why I ended up buying Glock instead. Actually, I got two.....one Glock 33 (compact with .357 and .40 barrels) and one Glock 30 (compact in .45 ACP). Both were Gen. 3 Glocks. When I've seen nice XDs, people had them for well over $1k, I paid $800 for each of my Glocks. .
For the money, I would say go with the Glock. The fact of the matter is both are "illegal" to us little peons in MA. However, there are several ways you can get a hold of these pistols legally. The problem I find is with the XDs (especially compacts) is that the owners are SCREWING you because they know the legal XDs are rare. That is why I ended up buying Glock instead. Actually, I got two.....one Glock 33 (compact with .357 and .40 barrels) and one Glock 30 (compact in .45 ACP). Both were Gen. 3 Glocks. When I've seen nice XDs, people had them for well over $1k, I paid $800 for each of my Glocks. I love how they shoot and have had no problems. I haven't personally fired the XD alternatives, but at the price most are selling.....I'll stick with my Glock. That is just my two cents.
Utter bullcrap. they are not illegal to us "peons" as you put it. Their is no onus on us to own them. It is on the FFL who sells/transfers them. The guns arent "legal" or "illegal". they are MA-compliant and not MA-compliant. Learn the not so subtle difference.
ETA: There are no MA compliant XDs, bnut there ARE MA compliant Glocks, so you got even THAT wrong.
Oh, and you are commenting about how it is ridiculous someone paid 1k for an XD yet you paid 800 for each of your glocks?! THAT is some funny crap right there.
Damn, if I knew guys were getting 1k+, I would have sold my XD40 Subcompact a long time ago.
Yes, . I can't believe this thread took this long to get people flinging poo at each other.
BTW, XD's are better because Glock's explode.
You know, people can disagree on points. You are being petty an small.
if i've got one for $999, do you want it?
You know, the post I replied about to you was mostly about FACTUAL information you had WRONG.
I saw that G33 in the classifieds, and it is a fantastic gun, I am glad you enjoy it. I regret selling mine, but it funded other toys that I really enjoy, too. I am not debating the opinion between XD and glock. I love them both, I own both. Each does something different for me. The only gun I have a strong opinion about is the M&P series. I do not like them one bit.
So let's put it in more generals terms. On average, I see more reasonable deals with Glock compact packages than I do with XD compacts. Does that sound better?
Wow, thanks for the buck. Not like I've done business with you before or anything!! LOL
In all seriousness, If someone has a XD 45 compact for a reasonable price, let's talk. The $1k number was a generalization, but any reasonable offer on a complete kit I want to consider.