XD-9 Tactical..


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Don't Tread On Me
April 8, 2006, 12:44 AM
Well guys, I almost never do this style of thread, but here it goes.


I recently bought an XD-9 Tactical (in OD green, black slide). Nice package. Was under $480. Comes with dual mag pouch, a holster, and a magazine loader. These accessories are not very useful for me, but make for a neat package nonetheless. Oh yea, and two 16rd magazines :D . Better stock up on those before Hillary comes. Trigger is nice. The ergonomics work well for me. I have some experience with other XD's and I didn't know this model didn't have a captive recoil spring like they do. While on the phone with someone chatting away, not paying attention, I field stripped it for the first time without really looking at the spring. My finger learned the hard way. (gun was checked to be unloaded, that part I was paying attention)


Took the tactical to the range. Only got to shoot 100rds of WWB :( . Function was flawless. Recoil was non-existent, muzzle flip very low - even for a 9mm. But that's to be expected of a 5" 9mm that's 31oz. Sorry, I don't have pictures yet. Accuracy was good considering I am not a great pistol shooter. Long sight radius (for a 9mm), nice trigger, points well for me.. and all that makes it very easy to be accurate with minimal effort. Unlike some pistols, this one almost "does the work" for you.


Next time out I will chronograph a variety of loads out of this pistol and post the results.


Only complaint? Not really a negative, but the 3-dot sights are not my favorite. I'd rather have either a target style sight set up for more precision, or the XS sights for pure speed. That's an upgrade for the future.

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Kor
April 8, 2006, 07:34 AM
I've got the same gun, but in all-black. I'm also very pleased with everything except the sights. I called SA, and if you ship them the slide, they stock and will install aftermarket sights for you - I'm going to have Heinie Straight Eight tritium sights installed, @ $95.00 installed + $8.95 return shipping, 2-3 week quoted turnaround upon SA's receipt of the slide.

I've shot the AZ POST qualification and an IDPA match with mine, and done pretty well on both. I also got some of the newer 16-rd mags from www.midwayusa.com for $17.99 on sale.

Don't Tread On Me
April 8, 2006, 08:29 PM
Thanks for the tip. I often shop on Midway, but never noticed they had factory XD magazines. Good price too.


I will consider buying a few more down the road.

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