Ed said:I believe he means it has the same grip angle.
Indeed. The XD has the 1911 grip angle, which is pretty much vertical whereas glock style pistols have a more angled grip angle which helps with muzzle rise and recoil.
Shooting a 4" XD-40 and shooting a 4" Glock chambered in .40 yeilds:
1. Glock has far less rocoil
2. Glock has far less muzzle rise
3. Glock therefore has faster target aquisition
I love both pistols, but I did a little test last night... 100 rounds in each pistol fired with iron sights, and 100 rounds fired with laser... Fired 4 pistols:
1. Glock 17
2. XD-9 in 4" trim
3. Glock 22
4. XD-40 in 4" trim
The results yielded much faster target aquisition with the glocks due to less muzzle rise
More accurate double taps with the Glock