Here in St Louis, LGS has a test drive promotion. For $10, I got to rent the XDS, a target, 20 rounds, and a t-shirt. SWEET! This 57 year old retired construction worker with arthritis in his hands, found the XDS to be exciting indeed. I've only been shooting center-fire pistols since July, but, I found the XDS living up to the hype. The recoil was very manageable, & the accuracy excellent for me. I had a XD 9 and wasn't really happy with it; I was getting better accuracy with my SR9c. Now, I am going to save up for the XDS- and move up to .45. I thought I would never consider getting a .45, but the recoil didn't seem any greater than my LCP.
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April 14, 2012, 05:06 PM
It's an interesting gun, a might pricey, but very compact for a .45. I rather prefer 9mm for pocket carry, though. Not much difference in ballistics and carries a lot more firepower. For those stuck on .45, this seems to be pocketable, which is amazing for a .45.
April 14, 2012, 05:26 PM
Glad to hear a positive review from a real person who's actually shot one!
In your short time with it did you get to slip it in your pocket? How pocket-able do you think it'll be in the real world.
April 14, 2012, 10:23 PM
Ohh boy I really want one of those, haven't seen one around here yet.
April 14, 2012, 10:31 PM
At the NRA convention today I got my hands on one too. It is VERY pocketable, bigger than the p938, but smaller than the new S&W single stack. Headed to the range the OP went to tomorrow to test it out!
April 14, 2012, 11:20 PM
If I can find one in June it will be Happy Birthday to me...I have been waiting for my birthday to take my carry class as they expire on your Bday and I will get my whole darn 5 years before I have to give the govt more money for something that should be a right