Specialized ProfessionIamA Former employee and manager at what was the largest indoor shooting range and gun store in Texas. AMA!
Feb 19th 2018 by dancingferret • 5 Questions • 23 Points
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Why indifferent? Care to elaborate. I understand it may be due to a slight bias to Glocks (good firearms) but before I go purchasing an XD I need to know what I'm up against and would appreciate opposite views if there is any.
I am not very familiar with CZ (or firearms for that matter as I am a first time firearm purchaser) but I know that CZ also has backside safety (my reason being I'm safety due to inexperience. I don't want to be the guy who shoots himself in the leg while holstering a firearm) and I was told to consider them. May I ask your opinion?
As for Windlam, I hear they're like Colts and where respected for their quality. Plus the fact that the company is said to be respected for it's efforts in hiring the previous staff and has experience in firearms. If there isn't anything more to it and there is better Colt comparables then I would be interested in your opinion on this as well?
Why the 320 for sig? May I ask?
What are your pronouns?
I can't in good faith provide a reason not to go for an XD, unless you have shot one and did not like it. They simply work. Everything else is personal preference or logistics (if you or family / friends have the same gun it can make some things easier / cheaper). If you like how they feel and shoot, and you do not have a compelling reason to go for something else (if you have to ask you don't), then go for it.
CZs do not have the backstrap safety. The only guns that do are the XD(m/s) family and 1911s to my knowledge. CZs usually have a traditional thumb safety, except for the D models that do not have safeties but instead a decocker (which I would suggest if you were to go for a CZ, as the safety equipped models do not have a way to safely decock on a loaded chamber.
Also, a backstrap safety will not save you from shooting yourself while holstering, as you will usually have it depressed anytime you are actually holding the firearm. The only way to ensure you do not shoot yourself is to rigorously observe the Third Law of Gun Safety: Keep your finger off the trigger until you have made the decision to shoot.
Please do not compare Windham to Colt. Anyone who tells you Colt makes quality anything has not been following the industry for at least 10 years. Colts are, at best, middle ground rifles for high end prices. They also lost the military's contract for making both M4s and M16s to FN at least 6 years ago. For quality issues.
Windhams will not lead you wrong. As far as other brands go I would say either BCM or FN-USA. If you want to spend a bit more money for a piston operated AR Patriot Ordnance Factory makes the Puritan which is fantastic.
The SiG P320 has an issue where if it is dropped, and hits the ground on the back of the slide it will fire, without the trigger being depressed. It took considerable pressure and confirmations in testing by third parties to get SiG to even acknowledge to the issue, and then they only conducted a "voluntary upgrade" of the trigger pack, rather than issue a mandatory recall and advise users to not use the firearms until they were fixed.
SiG basically covered up an extremely dangerous defect for fear that it would undermine their bid for the Army's Modular Handgun System contract, as well as scare off countless police agencies. Not to mention that it was based on perhaps one of the worst designs to ever come out of the company (the P250), and the Army is now seriously reconsidering their decision to award SiG their contract, due to QC and reliability issues.