XDs Series Pistols


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Tomcat47
March 17, 2013, 11:40 PM
I love my new XDs .45 ... I was very lucky last year to get one pretty quick upon release. I want another one as well as one in 9mm.

what I am seeing though is a lot of upset Firearms dealers that cannot get them.

Seems Springfield cannot bring to fruition its ability to produce them on the same level as they put into marketing them??

May be due to current 2A issues, but I was looking for production numbers from Springfield, but have no results as of yet.

Just an observation....

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JRH6856
March 18, 2013, 12:02 AM
Seems Springfield cannot bring to fruition its ability to produce them on the same level as they put into marketing them?

Sounds like Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. :(

au01st
March 18, 2013, 12:08 AM
All I see is people buying them and flipping them for profit. Love seeing brand new guns on Armslist...

4v50 Gary
March 18, 2013, 12:19 AM
They may be this generation's Seecamp. Elusive and in demand.

r1derbike
March 18, 2013, 12:45 AM
I've got over 1K rounds through mine, more tomorrow, when I get bored shooting .38 specials (my wife will shoot them, as that's the caliber she wants). The thing has been rock-solid with just 1 failure to return to battery from my severely fatigued grip.

They were hard to get when I got mine 6 months ago. Now, I'm running low on .45acp ball for range work. Bummer.

If you remember, the XD-S was many months late to the party, and left us livid, after we were told they would be out quickly.

Tomcat47
March 18, 2013, 01:16 PM
Contacted customer service at Springfield and they relayed that production of XDs 45 was at capacity and I suppose Gunbroker reflects that they are becoming readily available.... At a price of course.... :scrutiny:

I paid $569 out the door for my first Xds 45 ..... some on GB and other sights are at $700+ (not happening) And other sights are under $600 but out of stock, some bids on GB are around $500 but I dont suspect they will stay there?

On The XDs 9mm they stated that they would not ship before end of second quarter of 2013.... So we are looking at July....:eek:

But that is the way they play the game I guess. Will be waiting patiently...:(

m3mh0g
March 18, 2013, 01:31 PM
Even when they were first shown to the public at shot show, they were not going to be for sale until at least the 2nd quarter is what Springfield mentioned. I have my 45 and another 9mm on order (the first one at me dealer) I can't wait. Remember "Patience is a virtue"

JRH6856
March 18, 2013, 01:49 PM
But that is the way they play the game I guess

Like vaporware with computers: announce a new product, see how much buzz it generates, then decide whether or not it is worth producing and how many.

PO2Hammer
March 18, 2013, 02:42 PM
Huh, my LGS (MN) has several in stock. XD9, XD9 Tac, XD45 XDm's.
I plan on getting a 9mm Tactical for a fun gun. The ergonomics work well for me.

m3mh0g
March 18, 2013, 03:19 PM
PO2 we are talking about the sub compact XDS line. The first 45 was introduced last year and the 9mm is due out in Q2

Outlaw Man
March 18, 2013, 03:21 PM
My bet is it is typical "initial production run" woes combined with the current hoarding insanity. It's not uncommon for a recently released handgun to be hard to find. Current market nuances only exacerbate it.

Why? I don't know. It's not like they're on anyone's CURRENT ban list. They're even legal in New York in standard capacity.

Sounds like Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

Haha!!

Double Vision
March 18, 2013, 05:01 PM
I'm really happy with my XDs.
Today my cousin & I put 100 rounds through it using the 5 and 7 round mags.
It was his first time with the XDs, and he really liked it, outshooting me by a long shot.

zerofournine
March 18, 2013, 05:46 PM
I just bought a two tone XDS 45 from Grabagun in Texas. They sell them online. I paid $580, not too bad for the two tone. They just sold the black version last week for $530 and change I believe. They get them pretty regularly. Sign up for an account with them, and put the gun on notification, and they will email you when they get one in stock.

Mousegun
March 18, 2013, 05:46 PM
Unbelievably accurate for a small gun. With a little polishing, the trigger is quite good too with a moderate take up and good let off.

The sights are nice with a red or green plastic fiber optic front sight and two white dots at the rear.

People are making holsters for them and it is my favorite carry gun so far.

Delford
March 18, 2013, 10:16 PM
Finding them in my area is an issue. Hope that will improve soon. I'd feel more comfy carrying the XDS than my P345. I asked this question in another thread: how does it handle 230 gr round ball?

Tomcat47
March 18, 2013, 11:50 PM
By Far My Favorite as well...and ditto on accuracy in a small package!

460Kodiak
March 19, 2013, 02:11 PM
Hmmmm, I would like to see one in .38 super. May not be fun to shoot though.

riceboy72
April 12, 2013, 02:14 AM
I just bought one two weeks ago and so far, so good. No malfuctions, no funky brass getting flung at my head, and this thing is accccccccurate.

At my local indoor range, 25', with five shots. Shoots a tad bit high, but for being only my second time out with it, I'd say it's damn accurate. The target is an index card cut in half with a colored adhesive dot stuck on the card.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg300/riceboy72/c33271fc-b64e-4c0c-9367-501e06ffeab9_zpsa5980ed4.jpg

CZ223
April 12, 2013, 05:44 AM
I hope mine is nearly as accurate. I picked one up this week on a whim. Mine was $530 out the door. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. I have tons of 45 reloads and lots more components.:neener:

OilyPablo
April 12, 2013, 06:08 AM
I don't think the XDs 9mm is actually in the market yet. I could be wrong.

I love my XDs .45ACP. A 45 this size, super accurate and reliable PLUS fun to shoot? Not much to hate there. BUTTTTT if the 9mm is exactly the same size - I could wrong - there are so many other smaller 9mm pistols, I would struggle with the benefit, maybe increased round count, well and nice feel, and grip safety...and accuracy.....:D I could be wrong.

460Kodiak
April 12, 2013, 09:22 AM
May be due to current 2A issues, but I was looking for production numbers from Springfield, but have no results as of yet.



I think demand is high. Stores in my area are cleaned out of everything. Even revolvers are scarce right now. Give it some time, and production will pick up. I got mine about a month after they were released. Glad too. I overpaid, but it is my EDC now, so I don't much care.

Hunter991
April 12, 2013, 09:39 AM
Xds9 will be shipping in may I hear. I have an xds45 and only waited about 4 days for it to come in. You wanna talk elusive and not keeping up look at s&w Sheild. I was on a list for 9 months I said screw it and bought a kahr. Glad I did too.

Xracer
April 12, 2013, 11:38 PM
Be careful of your OAL on reloads with the XDS.. LSWC 1.260 is the max with out issues. I run at 1.250 +-.005 and not a problem.....

Tomcat47
April 12, 2013, 11:43 PM
Good to know info Xracer..... have not fed mine any reloads as of yet, but it is coming ...

Brass piling up..........:D

Have you gotten any 7 round mags yet? Springfield is doing good job at keeping them in stock!

They have a limit of 5 and they are not price gouging either!

I seen the 7 rounders at recent gunshow for $70-90 , I said that is high! Seller said yeah well good luck finding them..... I mosied over to the concession area, took a seat pulled out smart phone and went to Springfield .... ordered my 5 for $39.95 each. Went back over and told him, Springfield has plenty of them for $39.95.... walked off! Smart phones are your best friend at a Gun Show sometimes!

I see more and more as time marches on, when the anti's stat there agenda, we as gun enthusiast can become our own enemies in the market..... just sayin!

Xracer
April 12, 2013, 11:53 PM
Just keep a wooden dowel handy when you go shooting... Works great for removing stuck rounds... Have around 2K rnd thru it .. Had the spring kit installed, but ended up putting the stock firing pin spring bad in due to some fail to fire on a few reloads.. Ran 300 rnds of same reloaded ammo thru it after changing the spring, and no issues.....

helitack32f1
April 13, 2013, 12:43 AM
There is a used XDs at my LGS. I was surprised to see that. Supposedly the guy didn't like the trigger pull. I suspect he couldn't handle shooting it.

Kachok
April 13, 2013, 03:57 AM
My brother just bought one earlier this week. Seems to be a dandy little pistol, I'll let you know for sure once I get it out to the range myself. I really like Springfields, my CCW is a XDm 9mm, would not dream of trading it for any glock.

jimbo555
April 13, 2013, 09:33 AM
Bought one recently and I love it. Accurate,reliable and easy to carry. Waiting to find a seven round mag.

KTXdm9
April 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
I don't think the XDs 9mm is actually in the market yet. I could be wrong.

I love my XDs .45ACP. A 45 this size, super accurate and reliable PLUS fun to shoot? Not much to hate there. BUTTTTT if the 9mm is exactly the same size - I could wrong - there are so many other smaller 9mm pistols, I would struggle with the benefit, maybe increased round count, well and nice feel, and grip safety...and accuracy.....:D I could be wrong.
That is correct. If the .45 is any indication, maybe Santa can bring me one this Christmas.

arizona98tj
April 13, 2013, 11:33 AM
Unbelievably accurate for a small gun. With a little polishing, the trigger is quite good too with a moderate take up and good let off.


What part(s) received the polishing? (referencing the parts list would be appreciated) :)

My XD-S trigger is mediocre....the break is far from crisp. On the other hand, the take up and over travel is better than the other XD handguns I have....granted, the trigger is a different design. None the less, I enjoy shooting it. Just waiting for my holster to be made before it starts concealed carry duty.

arizona98tj
April 13, 2013, 11:36 AM
Delford....to answer your question, mine handles 230 gr ball ammo just fine. I've put no less than a half dozen different factory brands through it. I've found no issues with hollow points either, have tried some Black Talons, Winchester Silver Tips, and a couple other odds and ends that were in the range bag. I've ran 230 gr lead through mine too without a problem. Haven't tried any SWC and probably won't as I don't typically reload them.

Mainsail
April 13, 2013, 12:11 PM
I haven't noticed a shortage of XDs pistols at all. Then even had one at the McChord BX for $570 out the door. Try finding a Sig 556 pistol.

Tomcat47
April 13, 2013, 01:36 PM
jimbo555 ............ See my post above Springfield has stock at best price!

Better yet......

http://www.springfield-armory.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=721&zenid=4l71ekg9g79tc6g8v1oeifs6l7

gym
April 13, 2013, 02:35 PM
It's my carry gun since I traded an EMP for it plus enough cash for Benneli 12 gauge. I am ten times more satisfied with the accuracy than the shield or the lc9, "had both". The lc9 was better for carry but wasn't a 45, and had the worse trigger I ever felt.
The xds worked right out of the box, with no problems and impressed everyone who tried it. No one could believe the recoil was almost the same as the 9mm. The emp was a pretty gun, but very heavy and too nice to carry.
It also kicked more than the 45.

460Kodiak
April 13, 2013, 05:12 PM
Try finding a Sig 556 pistol.

You know I put one on order and two weeks later Sandyhook happened. I almost sold it right away when prices for them shot up to twice the going rate, but I haven't even played with it enough yet to know if I'll keep it.

Fun gun. Got about 300 rounds through it.

Mainsail
April 13, 2013, 08:31 PM
Try finding a Sig 556 pistol.
You know I put one on order and two weeks later Sandyhook happened. I almost sold it right away when prices for them shot up to twice the going rate, but I haven't even played with it enough yet to know if I'll keep it.

Fun gun. Got about 300 rounds through it.
I wanted it for a truck gun, since we cannot have a loaded long gun in a vehicle. I also don't like the buffer tube of a conventional AR pistol. One popped up locally but he wanted twice what he paid so I let it pass- and I don't regret doing so. Someday.

jimbo555
April 14, 2013, 09:44 PM
Thank you Tomcat.:)

Old Dog
April 15, 2013, 11:28 PM
Picked one up at a local Sportsman's Warehouse for $529 a couple weeks ago.

Finally shot 50 rounds of 230 grain hardball through it today. One of the mags isn't locking the slide back when empty.

Fairly accurate. Took a few rounds to figure out POI, as it seemed to be shooting high. Couldn't manage a group quite as good as riceboy72's, but I think I've been shooting too much 9mm lately, and the light little .45 seemed a tad punishing in comparison to my SIGs and M&Ps ...

Would like to see how it feels with the 7-round mag in place -- I'd been told they were originally shipping with one 7-rounder and then stopped, now only shipping with two 5-rounders? Even a recent article in one of the gun rags stated that SA shipped the XDs with a 7-rounder. Hmm.

Tomcat47
April 15, 2013, 11:36 PM
7 rounders feel excellent , use them at range but I still prefer 5 rounder for carry!

OilyPablo
April 16, 2013, 06:09 AM
I'd been told they were originally shipping with one 7-rounder and then stopped, now only shipping with two 5-rounders? Even a recent article in one of the gun rags stated that SA shipped the XDs with a 7-rounder. Hmm.

I don't think they ever actually shipped with 7 round mags.

Vurtle
April 16, 2013, 10:26 AM
I just picked one up last week. I was surprised how light the recoil was. I am hoping someone comes out with a nice 22 conversion for it. I also hope somebody ends up making a long slide for it. Somewhere in the 4.5" range. It carries pretty nicely as is. I had to shave the floor plate of my magazines because they stick out a little in front of the grip. I also bought a Pearce grip and had to cut it down at the bottom.

ares338
April 16, 2013, 10:41 AM
One thing I like about my XDS is that it forces me to be exacting in my shooting fundamentals. It will shoot where you point the muzzle but it's easy to jerk the trigger and it's not forgiving like my Colt MK IV Series 70 GCNM. That said I love this pistol and it carries perfectly in my front pocket.

Tacbandit
April 16, 2013, 10:51 AM
awesome pistol! plenty of 'em around me..I love tiny bricklaunchers. And no, they didn't originally ship with 7 rd'ers...They came later.

Mousegun
April 18, 2013, 08:14 PM
OK folks its mod time.

A company called Powder River Precision (PRP) makes a spring kit for the XDS that lightens the trigger pull from about 5 pounds to 4 pounds + or - some change.

Installation requires a bit of mechanical skill and is helped by viewing the links to these videos.

video 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JRyC-EL3Lss)

video2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Atd1holFYpM)

video3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E95aZltbcNo)

Video 1 shows part of a complete breakdown much of which is not necessary to install the kit but I added it anyhow.

Get a good punch kit. I found one at Home Depot that fit the bill just fine and you can use a piece of 2X4 with drilled holes in it to act as a base when you punch out the pins.

If you decide to by the kit and install it (about $15) I suggest you get either a fine hard Arkansas stone or some 600 grit wet and dry sandpaper and take the time to polish every part that touches or rubs against another one. That does not mean taking a bunch of metal off just giving what you got a shine and removing any high spots from stamped pieces. This does a great job of smoothing out the overall action.

I also recommend not using the PRP striker spring. It seems too soft and may cause lite strikes on the primers. You can try it and if you experience lite strikes, it is very easy to replace with the original spring.

This mod will allow you to become intimate with the internal workings of the gun and improve the overall characteristics of it as well.

A thin coat of grease on the parts that slide or rub goes a long way too.

One of the main things that causes lite strikes is any dirt in the striker channel. Do not use a lot of oil in it or it will pick up dirt from firing. A lite coat of oil on your fingers rubbed on the striker spring is all it needs.

BamAlmighty
April 19, 2013, 08:54 PM
Local shop got a bunch XDs .45s in stock.

9mm on the other hand.... still waiting to come across one.

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