Springfield XD-45


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joneb
October 27, 2006, 02:16 AM
I checked out a new XD-45 4" at the gun shop today, it pointed and felt quite good. I've had a couple glocks in the past , both pointed high :( I have a Colt 70 Gov 45acp and a Marlin Camp .45 and reload for both. I shot a friends XD-40 and liked it, but don't feel the need to ad another caliber to the loading bench.
Am I missing something by not giving the .40 S&W a chance :confused: The XD is in my price range and I like the 13 rnd mag :) Thanks jj

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jlh26oo
October 27, 2006, 02:29 AM
Same thing you're missing by not getting any other caliber... just won't be a .40sw.

Or is this supposed to be more of a .40sw vs .45acp type thing?

OK, you won't be compromising anything if you have 13 + in .45acp imo. If it's not for carry, have you considered the xd45tac? The one XD offering to which I wish GLOCK had an answer; supposedly the 36T in Jan (but I won't hold my breath).

My vote is to keep your reloading operation streamlined, skip the higher pressured, less potent .40, and add the xd45. :confused:

Zeke Menuar
October 27, 2006, 03:16 AM
Get the XD45. Get two. That's what I did. XD45 Tactical for gun games and XD45 Service for everything else.

ZM

Ala Dan
October 27, 2006, 09:09 AM
One word, "You will simply love the Springfield Armory XD- .45ACP"~!:cool:

I haven't heard many complaints on this great firearm. I own one that was
among the first to arrive in the southeast. Its a 4" (all black) service model.
I bought four (3) extra 13 round magazines; for a grand total of five (5).
Also, I added a Streamlight TLR-1 flashlight too complete the package;
as I didn't care much for the Springer light thats included in some of the
'06 packages. I now use this weapon as my primary handgun for home
"D~!:cool: :D

jlh26oo
October 27, 2006, 09:22 AM
One word, "You will simply love the Springfield Armory XD- .45ACP

One word? :scrutiny:

distra
October 27, 2006, 10:01 AM
If you are already reloading, it's a sin not load .45ACP :neener: Just, kidding. I have the same dilema, do I load .40 for just one gun? The XD45 is fine pistol. Takes everything I've fed it no problem, even some light reloads (3.5gr bullseye, 230gr TMJ) that would not cycle my 1911. Toss out the holster that comes with it, mag pouch and loader work great. You will not be disappointed.

joneb
October 27, 2006, 11:59 PM
Thanks all, the XD 45 is on the list :) Now if Springfield were to come out with a XD 10 ??

Hanzo581
October 28, 2006, 12:11 AM
I may trade my XD45 4" in when they come out with the Sub compact version, if they do that is...

Bazooka Joe71
October 28, 2006, 12:27 AM
If your thread was mean't to be a caliber question, then you will definately not be missing out on anything by getting the .45 instead of the .40.

Can't comment on the XD .40 though, I have never shot it, I have shot the XD45, and theres no question that the XD45 service is the next handgun on my list.

hso
October 28, 2006, 12:53 AM
If you shoot the Colt well you'll probably do just as well with the XD in .45.

bigcim
October 28, 2006, 02:19 AM
an xd 10m wheres my visa :cool:

Houser52
October 28, 2006, 11:57 AM
Quote...Thanks all, the XD 45 is on the list Now if Springfield were to come out with a XD 10


When I was looking for a 10mm a few months ago I emailed SA with that same question. Their reply was no. I ended up getting a Dan Wessson 10mm CBOB.

Who knows maybe they'll change their minds if there's enough of a demand.
A 10mm XD would be sweet wouldn't it?

.357 magnum
October 28, 2006, 02:19 PM
I have the XD .45 Tactical and I also have the service model. You just cannot go wrong with a 13 shot mag in a .45. And for an auto-loader, [they are really not meant to be a target pistols] it shoots very accurately. You will Love it. No this is not a .45 vs .40 thread I love em both!

Have a good One all!

Kilroy
October 28, 2006, 02:44 PM
Thus far, the XD45 has been reliable and not fussy about what you feed it. Few folks miss having the thumb safety on this single action pistol, which begs the question of so many folks stating you MUST have a thumb safety on your 1911.

Since they are both (XD and 1911) single action pistols, why the difference?

XDKingslayer
October 28, 2006, 10:14 PM
One word?

Yes, and that one word is: Goodness.

The xd45 is pure pistol goodness.

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