So in about 2 weeks or so Im going to be getting a 9mm pistol for USPSA style matches at a local range (just for fun, not serious competition) and also for home defense. Im torn between either a Glock 17 or 19 and a Springfield Armory XD. I can get the glock for $425 new before tax because I know the owner of a gun shop very well :mrgreen: , or I can probably get the XD for about the same price. So Im wondering if I should jump on the Glock because well its a Glock and its basically what the Xd is trying to copy, or get the XD? Which is better as far as trying to find accessories like holsters, extra mags and so on? Also I know a K-9 police officer who shoots a glock 9mm, not sure if its a 17 or 19 but he said he has 500 rounds of 9mm round nose FMJ hes willing to give me at no charge 8) , so ammo is no problem for awhile. What do you suggest I get? And if you say Glock should I get the full size 17 or lose 2 rounds for the more compact 19? Explain your reasoning and post pics of your guns if you'd like. -Thanks for all the help- Also suggestions on inexpensive tac lights is welcome.