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XD questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Wildbillz, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Wildbillz

    Wildbillz Well-Known Member

    Hi All
    I am thinking about picking up a Springfield XD pistol. If I were to get a 40 S&W model are there any issues that I need to be aware of? Will it fire cast lead bullets or do you have to stick to Jacketed ammo with them? I want to be able to reload for it so case bulge and bening able to shot lead are my worries.

    Maybe just get a 45 version? Or both.

  2. coalman

    coalman Well-Known Member

    Barrel is rifled. Lead is fine. They won't run anything with a (sharp lip) SWC profile. In .40sw that's not as much an issue as .45acp.

    Great guns. Mine were excellent. Nice grip, pointed well, reliable.
  3. jimk0512

    jimk0512 Well-Known Member

    The only 9mm pistol I have is my Springfield XD. I really like that it is 100% reliable with the inexpensive ammo I buy (Federal from Walmart and CCI Blazer aluminum from Natchez Shooters Supplies). Also it fits my hands well. The factory sights are "six o'clock hold" on the XD. I shoot a little high (2 inches) at 10 yards on a paper target with my XD 9 Service Model 4", because I am used to "center of mass hold". I'm not a reloader, so I'm not able to answer your questions about lead reloads, sorry!
  4. plateshooter

    plateshooter Well-Known Member

    I load Cast Lee 175gr SWC for my XDm 4.5 in 40 cal. Never had any feeding problems in several hundred rounds. I don't load hot for paper punching and never had any problems with case bulging. No case bulging on any of the factory loads that I have shot either. Waiting for my XS big dot sights to arrive so I can't really say where the poi and poa will be until later in the week.
  5. GarySTL

    GarySTL Well-Known Member

    I usually shoot lead SWC in my XD 40 Tactical with no problems at all.
  6. skidooman603

    skidooman603 Well-Known Member

    Thread Hijack...What you guys think of their new XD .45 single stack carry gun?
  7. KenW.

    KenW. Well-Known Member

    IMHO: The XDS simply emasculates the entire premise of the XD. What's "extreme" about a limited capacity 45? It's like having a 4-shot revolver: silly. Slim and silly in this case. I've never had any difficulty concealing my full-sized XD's.

    I own 3 XD pistols and one XDM. Never had a failure of any type in the years since I bought my first one. These thing caused me to oil up the 1911s and put them on the top shelf of the safe.
  8. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    I own 2 XD45's - no problems at all. Love those XD's!
  9. Racinready300ex

    Racinready300ex Active Member

    I've run a couple thousand 200 gr SWC through my 4.5" XDM 45. It's a little pickey about seating depth, if the bullet was out to far in would jam into the rifling. At the extreme it would cause it to fail to return to battery, or it may just be hard to eject a unfired round.

    Once I worked out the seating depth, it runs great.

    PS, part of the problem with seating depth was trying to find something to work in both my gun and my dad's 1911 so we could share ammo. His gun wont feed short bullets, and my gun doesn't like long bullets.
  10. Lt.Dan

    Lt.Dan Well-Known Member

    I own quite a few XDs, These are just about my favorite handguns. My XD40 doesn't like SWCs so I just don't load them, I stick round nose or flat nose and they shoot fine.
  11. josephbw

    josephbw Well-Known Member

    I have an XD40SC that I love to shoot. The only issue I have had with it, is that it can go through my reloads way too fast. :D
  12. premier1

    premier1 Well-Known Member

    I own an XD in 9mm and I work in armed security.I reload for it and that was one of the main reasons that I purchased it instead of a Glock (that and the fact that I just flat out think that it's a better weapon)I have run every reload possible in it without failure.I also know friends who own it in .40 S&W with the same good results.
  13. JO JO

    JO JO Well-Known Member

    I own two XD's 9mm service and a 40sc both have been 100% no issuses and they
    sometimes offer some great mail in rebates for free mags and pouch never regreated
    buying either one.
  14. Cherokee

    Cherokee Well-Known Member

    If I was going to get a 40 S&W, I would get the XDm 5.25 Comp model. Great gun, but a little big if you want it for carry.
  15. cuba

    cuba Well-Known Member

    I have the XD 45 tactical, and have done some customizations to it, it came from Springfield with a 6.5 lb trigger and now with the help of the Springer Precision trigger kit it breaks around 3.5 lb, I also extended the capacity of the mags with Arrodendo extension that brought the 13 round mags to a capacity of 16 round, I do reload and found that it will not cycle the wad cutter but will cycle the flat nose cowboy rounds, lead is alright to use it's not an octagonal barrel like the Glocks, the grips are very slim and angle points naturally, a real SHTF fire arm, no regrets, they do make the XDm which has an adjustable back strap, different grip serrations and they do cycle wad cutters, for about $125.00 more than the XD tactical, and will probably cost you a $100.00 for the trigger kit to lower the trigger resistance as-well, good luck with your decision.

  16. kludge

    kludge Well-Known Member

    I've had zero issues with my XD-40. I've had it for about 6 years, and I just bought another, the XD-40sc.
  17. herkyguy

    herkyguy Well-Known Member

    XDsc9mm is my primary carry gun. It's fantastic. It shoots well, but does not like steel cased ammo. It eats everything. I don't want to start a war, but I did trade my G23 in because i prefer the features of an XD.
  18. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    XD and XDM pistols are real crowd pleasers. I've yet to encounter an owner that disliked them and they're a hit at the range too.
  19. justice06rr

    justice06rr Well-Known Member

    XD's are great pistols. I've had the XD40 subcompact and it was flawless with any ammo I used in it. You'll be happy with your purchase.

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