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MikePaiN
February 14, 2013, 07:46 AM
I had been trying out snubby revolvers for EDC but they were just not my thing. I decided to go back to a small semi-auto....I'm very glad I did :D
I wanted .45acp this time(I pretty much always carried 9mm) and planned on picking of a Kahr CW45. I really wanted an XDs but they are pretty much vapor around here. So, before I headed out the door, I called the LGS that had the CW in stock and was told it had sold an hour before I called :mad:
Kicking dirt, I took a look at the local gun forms and about dropped my teeth when I saw a just posted XDs 45. I was on it like a fly on poop. The pistol was clean with low use and the seller was a reasonable guy, I was able to get the XDs, all the "gear" and a box of impossible to find Speer Gold Dot 230g short barrel ammo for $500.
I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet or carry it in the type of holster I use, once I do I'll report back on how the little XD runs, shoots and carries.

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Outlaw Man
February 14, 2013, 09:04 AM
I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine.

I also hope your wife doesn't enjoy it as much as mine did, or you'll have to buy a second one.

Seriously, congrats. That's a pretty decent deal.

MikePaiN
February 14, 2013, 09:29 AM
I also hope your wife doesn't enjoy it as much as mine did
I did get mine to learn to use mace and actually keep it at the ready.....but I doubt she'll ever be a gun girl. So, no problem there ;)

chris in va
February 14, 2013, 06:26 PM
Lube it well before taking it to the range.

BYJO4
February 14, 2013, 07:34 PM
Congrats and hope you enjoy shooting it.

J2FLAN
February 14, 2013, 09:09 PM
Mine is accurate and ultra reliable with reloads and carry ammo. Lots of info on the Xd fourm. To keep it reliable, you need to watch the lube issue, seems oil helps gum-up the striker fairly fast and cause problems.
The XDs is a truely a remarkable gun. I bought it on a whim, now after a lot of testing, it is my EDC.

Double Vision
February 14, 2013, 10:03 PM
Good luck and happy shooting! :)

foxs
February 14, 2013, 10:43 PM
You scored.

JohnsXDM
February 15, 2013, 01:33 AM
How that little thing can be so accurate is beond me,,,,, I just love mine!

MikePaiN
February 15, 2013, 06:32 AM
All the positive comments....Its just like all the reviews I've read about this gun ;)
I really can't wait to get it out to the range...

SG1
February 15, 2013, 12:22 PM
I finally got my XDs out to the range last Friday night. Mine ate anything I put through it, Remington Personal defense JHP, Federal Hi-Shoks JHP and Independence FMJ. 75 Rounds total (had to split some of my 125 rounds with my 1911). Not one hiccup, FTE, FTF, nothing. Accuracy was superb for a small pistol and I found the recoil to be mild compared to shooting the 2.5" snub .357 I've been carrying for the last so many years.

It has become my EDC. I couldn't be happier. BTW, I purchased mine for $550 new and I thought that was a good deal (about $50-60 less than most of the LGSs in my city) so I'd say you got a great deal!

baghdaddy202003
February 16, 2013, 10:31 AM
If you are worried about lube, you should check out fireclean products. If you want to see one of the best reviews of the XDS, you should go to youtube and watch Hickcock45 review the gun. really puts it through its paces.

scaatylobo
February 16, 2013, 11:47 AM
Got mine a few weeks back and its THE carry CCW for me now.

Took the place of a beloved Glock 23 that I was welded to for about 15 years.

This is VERY easy to conceal [ Skip Ritchie of Ritchie leather ] in 2 of Skips holsters,Skip was Lou Alessi's partner and is in Lou's old shop on Niagara Falls Blvd in Amherst NY.

Tell him 'Steve' the N.F.retired cop sent ya if I piqued your interest.

The CQQC is so comfortable that you have to check to be sure the gun is still there,the IWB is DEEP cover under any cover at all.

Enjoy your new toy and hope you love it as much as I do mine.

I did find plenty of GDHP 230 grain,but not the one made for short barrels.

MikePaiN
February 17, 2013, 07:14 AM
Thanks Steve I'm working with a custom maker in Texas to get the right holster for this XDs and my carry needs. Lucky its winter and cold up here in N.E. so I can manage with the XD gear OtW the gun came with....but I hate it for CC. I'm a dedicated appendix carrier and can't wait ti get a proper setup for this gun.

miles1
February 17, 2013, 01:18 PM
Ive had a XD45 for several years now with not one hiccup.Great gun and plenty accurate.You did well sir!

tomwalshco
February 17, 2013, 10:28 PM
I think it's a real winner. The whole XD line has been a winner for Springfield.
If I didn't already have a G36 and Colt Defender - I'd find a way to buy one. 2nd gen possibly...

MikePaiN
February 20, 2013, 03:25 PM
Finally got the XDs out today....I enjoyed shooting the pistol, in spite of the 30 degree temps with a steady 15mph wind.
The XDs45 is everything I read about it....accurate, reliable, soft shooting and with a nice quick trigger(while I could feel my fingers.... ;) )

460Kodiak
February 20, 2013, 03:55 PM
Congrats! I love mine too. Happy shooting.

Outlaw Man
February 20, 2013, 08:06 PM
Glad your experience was as good as mine.

Double Vision
February 20, 2013, 08:19 PM
The 7-round mags with the grip extensions arrived the other day for mine. I'm looking forward to trying them out. :)

scaatylobo
February 20, 2013, 08:59 PM
I carry the 7 round mags as the back ups to my 5 rounder in gun.

I found that I have no need for the 'grip' extensions that are on or the extra one that comes with it.

They slide up,and off if you choose to do as I did and carry it in the lower profile manner.

iblong
February 21, 2013, 12:27 PM
Love mine,Bought a few 7rnd mags(there proud of them)I also bought the peirce grip extentions.I took the chop saw to them and cut them down to just barely enough to keep my pinky on the grip,worked great.They added to much length as the came.

Mainsail
February 21, 2013, 01:32 PM
I also bought the peirce grip extentions.I took the chop saw to them and cut them down to just barely enough to keep my pinky on the grip,worked great.They added to much length as the came.

I also thought they looked way too big, and was considering using the dremel to sand them down a bit smaller.

Can you post up a picture or three?

iblong
February 21, 2013, 03:17 PM
Mainsail
Sorry Im at work,Id say they are about 5/16" at the front down to about the same thickness at the rear as the stock base plate.
I used a very sharp chop saw and cut a little at a time until there was just enough to keep my pinky on it.It was that or not use them as they added about 5/8" which would be fine if they were a plus 1,to much for no gain in capacity.They added just enough for a full grip draw and added very little for
concealment.Wish they would come out with a plus one,that would be just about perfect.

scaatylobo
February 22, 2013, 08:02 AM
I did speak to the folks at Springfield on another subject and asked if they might consider a 6 round mag w/ pinky extension.

They took it under advisement as they love customer feedback.

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