Ok, #1 This particular thread is about a question the OP asked, it's not about the validity of firearms as a self defense tool in todays society. In
any other thread it seems off topic discourse is frowned upon and met by several "off topic" removals by mods (I should know, I have several)
If you Anti rights folks want to cry and complain about this mans decision to purchase another firearm, go make a thread about it..but this cowardly
anonymous behind a keyboard slick talking needs to stop. Anything I post on here, I'd have no issue whatsoever saying to anyone face to face, maybe
you should practice the same.
Ok, now that I got that out of the way... OP, I think you should pick up either an M&P in 9 or .45 , or go with a 3rd Gen G19 for carry, or Glock 21
for a .45. The reason I'm advocating for these two lines in particular is their price, reliability & ease of use. I've been shooting issued glocks
for years and I've never had a problem with them. I'm not a really big fan of the grip angle or the trigger, but those issues can be trained around.
The M&P line from Smith makes a really solid gun, I like that the grip angle is closer to a 1911 and I'm a fan of the trigger as well, Drop in an
Apex Tac trigger kit and you'll have a sick shooter.
Just to be clear, I havent found anything to be wrong with XD's , I just don't like the feel of the gun in my hand or the trigger. They are a
perfectly suitable choice for an SD gun, most service pistols are. It's basically user preference.
As far as accuracy, you don't need olympic target pistol accuracy out of a combat pistol. If you can make quick accurate shots with it, you're good.