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I went to my gun shop today to look at the SR9. My dealer also had the Springfield XD 4". He disassembled the Glock, Springfield XD and SR9. The SR9 feels thin and light. The Springfield had a better feel on the grip. Which gun is the better direction?
 

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I just bought a SR9 yesterday. Wow, what a shooter. I was checking out all of the 9mil's I came across and settled on the SR9. For me it was the best choice, I ran 100 rounds through it and was quite pleased. I have a steel target that I shoot pistols at. I lay it flat for the winter and just stood it up yesterday. It had slugs on the bottom side so slugs at 25ft. was the first test. Lets say that my steel target has slug particles on it. This SR9 runs well no probs at all, and I haven't even broke it in yet. But I'm pleased, and the price was just right. This is my first 9mil, I broke down and got one mostly because the ammo is cheap, half the price of 45. This is going to be a fun shooter and maybe even a carry gun. Just my opinion.
 

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If the XD feels more natural to you then you will likely shoot it better. Do you have anyplace that you can shoot both and compare? Then decide.
 

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They are all decent guns. I went with the SR9 because I like the erganomics (aside from plastic grip) much better than the others.
I put an after market hogue grip on it and love it.
 

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I also went with the SR9. Since I bought it, I've shot the XD, and happy I picked the one I did - your mileage may vary...the cool kit with the XD(m actually) was tempting, but the Ruger had me at hello. I've put almost 1000 rounds through it in the last 6 weeks, and they've all been perfect.
 

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I agree with shooting them first. Check around and maybe there is a range that has rentals or maybe a friend can help ya out. All are great pistols.
 

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I had all the usual suspects lined up on the table before I purchased my SR9. The SR9 felt better in my hand, the controls were familiar, the field strip is easy, it points naturally, and I was satisfied with it's handling at the range (after buying of course).
 

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I like the lower bore axis on the SR9, but I like the trigger on the XD better. Do they make aftermarket connectors for the SR9 like they do for the XD and Glock?
 

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I'm also trying to decide between a SR9 and XDM 9mm. The ruger is $140 cheaper around here, plus I like the saftey on the SR9. But since I don't have the money yet I'll have a bit more time to decide! Let us know what you get.
 

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ive owned xd's for several years, and ill tell you what they are a very reliable shooter, ive owned 45's and 9mm both in different size's the 5in 4in and sub compacts 3in, all have been really good guns, ive never owned a sr9 , the sr9c is on my listto buy so maybe soon i can compare
 

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Having owned both I would say they are both great guns, VERY reliable, I would give a slight edge to the XD because of it's trigger design which results in a better trigger. This was true of two different examples of each...
 

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I had the same dilemma a few years ago, and between those 2 I picked the XD9, have yet to regret it.. Great pistol, very solid feel, great trigger. Both great guns but my pick is the XD.. Make sure you consider the thumb safety, if you want it the SR has it n most XD's will not. Some people like thumb safety some don't.. Good luck
 

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I don't know if the XD9 has as stiff a recoil spring as the XD45 but I had to sell my XD45 because my arthritic hands just couldn't rack the slide without a lot of difficulty. My SR9c is easier. Also, I was never comfortable carrying the XD loaded because it doesn't have a thumb safety.

I grew up hunting with bolt action rifles and pump shotguns. I was taught from a very early age if I'm going to carry a loaded and cocked firearm to keep the safety on until ready to shoot. I've been following that rule for over 50 years so I can't get used to not carrying a gun that is cocked (or partially cocked) without a manual safety.
 

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I like the lower bore axis on the SR9, but I like the trigger on the XD better. Do they make aftermarket connectors for the SR9 like they do for the XD and Glock?
Agreed, I have both pistols. The trigger pull on the XD is much more familiar to me, SR9 I am still getting used to - it's longer than on the XD & Taurus. There are trigger modifications for it though, I'm looking into getting the trigger modified now. Both feel good grip wise.
 
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