Does anyone have the ported XD?


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Boss Spearman
October 2, 2005, 10:24 AM
Springfield Armory has a ported XD. Has anyone here tried one?

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Ala Dan
October 2, 2005, 10:29 AM
I haven't tried one yet, but we do have one for sale in our shop! :D

Boss Spearman
October 2, 2005, 10:31 AM
Alas, I'm in Indiana.

AirForceShooter
October 2, 2005, 11:08 AM
why would anyone port a gun?

Never understood it.

AFS

dolanp
October 2, 2005, 12:16 PM
Reduces muzzle flip, makes it easier for follow-up shots. I would only get the ported if you plan to use it just for range shooting or competition. The ports get dirty really easily, and it makes a big flash which could ruin night vision if used for defensive purposes. Also it could burn you if fired from the hip in a defensive scenario where you didn't have a choice.

Kruzr
October 2, 2005, 02:33 PM
We've had two of the 9MM ported XD's as rentals. Both of them broke in the same way. The thin strip in the front of the slide that is between the barrel ports cracked at the front and the strip of metal bent upwards. Both times the shooters came out and said, suddenly, I couldn't see the front sight. When we sent the second one back, we asked for a non-ported replacement and SA sent one. No problems other than that.

hightech
October 2, 2005, 03:00 PM
I have the XD 9 - v10 and like it. I have had it for 4 years and thousands of rounds thru it with no problems. The only draw back is that the slide gets dirty and takes extra cleaning, no big deal. For self defense the only draw back would be the extra noise and some gas exposer if point shooting. :)

Boss Spearman
October 2, 2005, 03:32 PM
Thanks. I was just curious. I picked up the regular XD 9 sub-compact this afternoon.

Pietro Beretta
October 2, 2005, 04:39 PM
Let us know how you like it, and how it shoots!

Boss Spearman
October 2, 2005, 09:16 PM
I certainly will.

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