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Gosh darnit! Bitten by the XD bug

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Lennyjoe, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

    That's right, I got bittin by the darn XD bug. Went to the gunshow today to brouse around looking for nothing in particular. Met Skunkabilly there and a couple of other friends. Anyway, as I was walking out I found a Springfield XD-45 compact for $495. Comes with all the XD gear, one 10 round and another 13 round mag.

    My Son (springerman 05 here) has an XD-9 that is very accurate and functions well. So, after a long debate I decided to get it. Even though I don't care for the reset on the XD trigger compared to the Glock I figured I can get used to it.

    Don't think it would qualify as an impulse buy cause the XD-45 tactical was on the short list. Instead I opted for the compact.

    I'll put it thru the ringer before it takes over the CCW duty from the Kimber. I've been wanting to put the Kimber up for a while now since it's been riding on my hip for the last 3 years. Nothing wrong with the Kimber for CCW but I wanted to give it a rest. Such is life.
  2. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    congrats on the new gun, it will serve you well! glad to see another xd owner!
  3. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    Did you see that SIG 556?
  4. distra

    distra Well-Known Member

    Excellent choice. It's too bad Springer didn't come out with XD-45 Compact first, but I really like my fullsize XD-45. I'm a 1911 guy, that XD-45 is a great polymer gun. It's no Glock and that's a good thing in my opinion. :D Very reliable and accurate. The trigger take up took some getting used to, but it's really not bad. I think the longer take up was put it there as an extra "safety" measure. Enjoy and post a report when you can.
  5. Ghostrider_23

    Ghostrider_23 Well-Known Member

    Me too

    Yesterday after going to the shot show gun convention and talking with S.A.'s rep's. I decided to go to my local gun dealer and buy a XD 4" 45 standard.
    I hate the glocks and had a G19 which I didn't care for and thought I would not go back to that style of gun again, but after talking and handleing the XD I thought what the heck.
    I am a 1911 man and own 4 of the high end ones and I have to say wow, I like the XD.
    I had a decission betweent the custome/compact with extension grip and decided to go for the full size. I had a Sig 245, which is the same ideal as the custome/compact XD and felt the balance was wrong for the gun. Besides one of the claim to fame is the 13 round magazine it's able to conform to, so why take that away from it.
    I bought the XD for the same reason, to switch out from time to time with my 1911.
  6. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    The more I look at those XDs, the better I like 'em. I don't know how good they are, but I like the fact they put a grip safety on the gun. To me, that's a very good thing. Safety is my main gripe with Glock.
  7. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    they're gggggrrrrreat!:)
  8. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

    Nope, missed the Sig. The XD was the only gun I purchased. Tried to talk a guy down on a Savage 110 lefty in 22-250 cause he wanted $425 for it. Didn't have an accutrigger and he didn't know the rounds count.
  9. Ghostrider_23

    Ghostrider_23 Well-Known Member

    What the rep said

    I talked to Buck the young man that repiars all the guns in Il. and he said that all the rust issues and slide discoloring has been resolved as of the first of last year and is happy to have any that slipped through repaired. He also said that if you have to send it back to S.A. that they usually tune it up quite a bit for your trouble and the fact that one has slipped out. This is S.A. baby and they are not going to let it get a bad name or rap.

    I see that S&W's M&P has put a hit together that includes things that the XD comes with. This is probly going to be the normal with gun manufactors, who can't use a holster or mag holder. LOL.

    While at the show S.A.'s custome shop was there with some of their product and let me say WOW!!!!! I am sending my XD off for that trigger job and reset. I didn't care for the new ripple grip, beaver tail or extended mag release, but I am still thinking about the nickle slide finish. It really made the slide glid smoothly.
  10. Nil

    Nil Well-Known Member

    Almost the same thing happened to me. I was in the market for a 9 mm but with no real intention of buying anything that day. I also tried the Ruger P95, Glock 17 and 19, Beretta PX4, and the Taurus 24/7. When it came to trying the XD 9, it fit absolutely perfectly in my hand. The grip, the angle, pointability, etc, everything seemed to be made specifically for me. Needless to say, I didn't hesitate to buy it.
  11. Ghostrider_23

    Ghostrider_23 Well-Known Member

    Oh No!!!!!

    XD people aren't going to turn into the new generation of Glock people, are we????:scrutiny:
  12. gbran

    gbran Well-Known Member

    Flame suit on...........

    Without regard to their good or bad attributes, I just can't buy an XD cuz I think they're about the ugliest guns I've ever seen. Well, maybe a tossup between XD's and Highpoints. JMHO. I'm not knocking the XD's.
  13. LBTRS

    LBTRS Well-Known Member

    Uglier than a Glock? You're comparing a XD to a Highpoint?

    I think Glocks are the ugliest guns out there, however, I thought the XD was a fine looking weapon.
  14. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam


    You are going too be pleasantly surprised at how well the Springer functions.;) Enjoy :D
  15. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    what a great reason not to buy a particular weapon!:rolleyes:
  16. Redhat

    Redhat Member.

    Jealousy is an ugly trait, come to think of it I don't blame you though. If I had a Glock I'd be jealous of the XD too!:D
  17. Nil

    Nil Well-Known Member

    I think it's too late already. People just naturally tend to segregate themselves into homogeneous populations and it appears to hold true with gun ownership also.

    When I bought my XD, I actually went there slightly in favor of the Glock but neither model I tried out fit my hand well. The XD felt great in my hand and so far has 600 rounds through it without a single hiccup, so I'm quite pleased.
  18. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

    I honestly prefer the Glocks over the XD's but in this case, I prefer the XD-45 over the G30. I also prefer the Glock trigger over the XD but can learn to live with it.

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