Opinions on the Springfield XD .357???


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Ari
May 13, 2007, 05:31 PM
My little brother is buying a Kimber and is giving me first dibs on buying his Springfiled XD .357 for $400 to fund his purchase. Any known issues, or problems with the gun? He didnt' shoot very much, actually bought it from the original owner, which is a mutual friend of ours who bought it new last year or so from a local shop here, whom also didn't shoot it very much.

I've got a bonus coming up in a few weeks and it's already burnt a hole through my pocket. Was going to buy a nice CCW, but I may use my .38 snubbie for that.

I'm on my way over to check it out, would just like some opinions good or bad to help form my own decision. Thanks!

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C-grunt
May 13, 2007, 08:28 PM
Ive never seen a .357 XD, but every other one I have seen/owned/fired has been an excellent gun in the other calibers.

EBRDude
May 14, 2007, 12:54 PM
I love mine. It has been 100% reliable and is very accurate.
I reload, so the cost of 357Sig is not an issue, plus it allows me to see what the round can really do. 1350fps with a 125gr is the usual factory load, but you can do much better if you reload, or buy from Buffalo Bore, or Double-Tap.

possum
May 14, 2007, 07:53 PM
they are excellent guns, it dosen't matter what caliber or size, and .357 sig just happens to be my preference for a defensive cartridge they are great. the xd's are fine weapons and you will be happy with it.

Tezcatlipoca
May 15, 2007, 03:04 AM
Its perfect. Love it.

scurtis_34471
May 15, 2007, 01:20 PM
The .357 and the .40 are the same gun with a different barrel, aren't they?

TC-TX
May 17, 2007, 01:57 AM
AWESOME Gun - AWESOME Caliber!!!

BUY IT!!!

RNB65
May 17, 2007, 02:01 AM
The XD is excellent but I'm not a big fan of the .357Sig caliber. Too expensive, too loud, and too much muzzle blast.

lee n. field
May 17, 2007, 09:39 AM
The .357 and the .40 are the same gun with a different barrel, aren't they?

AFAIK, yes. And you can get a 9mm conversion barrel too.

possum
May 19, 2007, 02:16 AM
AFAIK, yes. And you can get a 9mm conversion barrel too.

and essentially have three guns in one!

yhtomit
May 19, 2007, 02:21 AM
I fired a mag through a (borrowed) XD in 357 Sig once, and it was a blast. A big, loud blast :)

However, whether it was my grip, or just not being used to the round, my accuracy was poor -- far worse than my (minute of pie-plate) usual shooting, even. However, the gun is inherently a good shooter -- its owner was getting very tight groups offhand at the same 25-30 ft distances at which I was scattering 8-10" ones.

I did not try to fire it single-handed, and wouldn't want to weak-hand it without quite a bit more getting-used-to-it ;)

timothy

molonlabetn
May 20, 2007, 03:21 AM
I love mine. As already stated, it is literally a 'blast' to fire. With 12+1 Double-Tap 147gr, it's defenitly my 'go-to' handgun.

@ 15yd, off-hand, 1-shot/sec, 124gr Georgia Arms factory reloads (measures just a hair under 2 1/2")

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r81/molonlabetn/CarryGuns005.jpg

It easily rivals the Sig P239 I have in the same caliber, in terms of accuracy.

finalcut
May 20, 2007, 05:22 AM
I think XDs are great - with several nice extra features...

Brasso
May 20, 2007, 11:36 AM
I think the XD's are good guns. I don't care for the .357sig at all. Waaaay too loud for me.

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