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XDs 9mm is here

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CPshooter, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. CPshooter

    CPshooter Well-Known Member

    For those of you that hadn't heard, the 9mm XDs was announced at SHOT this week.


    I just bought a Walther PPS in 9mm, so I probably won't be getting the XDs myself, but having more options to choose from is always a great thing!

    The only complaint I have with the XDs is the grip texture. More specifically, the edges on the thumb shelf/scallop are sharp and do not feel too good. My PPS, OTOH, feels great in my hand, grip texture and all. I'd be very interested to see a size comparison between the PPS and XDs, actually.

    Anyhow, just wanted to share the news! Happy shooting!
  2. bodam

    bodam Well-Known Member

    Gonna be interested in one of these for sure
  3. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    I have a PPS(9) and an XD(S) in .45acp

    I like grip safeties, I'll probably pick up an XD(S) in 9x19 eventually, just because.
  4. C0untZer0

    C0untZer0 Well-Known Member

    It's coming in heavier than the Rohrbaugh or the Kahr CM9/PM9
  5. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    What are the dimensions on it?
  6. jon86

    jon86 Well-Known Member

  7. CPshooter

    CPshooter Well-Known Member

    Exact same as the .45acp model from what I've read.
  8. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    Makes sense, as the holster with an XD(S)45 is stamped as compatible with 45/9/40
  9. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Well-Known Member

    I am going to put one of these on order at my LGS. Been looking for it to come out for a while now.
  10. wriggly

    wriggly Well-Known Member

    I own both an XDs and a Kahr PM9, and if the new 9mm XDs is the same size as the 45 acp version, go with the Kahr, it is quite a bit smaller.

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  11. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the advice, but I don't care for the Kahr trigger, . . . and like having the grip safety.
  12. CPshooter

    CPshooter Well-Known Member

    Shootability is also a HUGE concern for me. The PM9 just doesn't fill my hand enough to stay put while shooting. The slightly longer (from front to back) grip of the XDs or PPS w/ large backstrap makes for a much better shooting experience. If Kahr wants to stay in the game, they need to do three things:

    #1 improve quality control
    #2 improve quality control
    #3 offer interchangeable backstraps
  13. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    The grip safety is the big seller for me on the XD(S) concept
  14. StrikeFire83

    StrikeFire83 Well-Known Member

    Springfield really missed an opportunity when it comes to this one...IN MY OPINION. Instead of a Kahr PM9 sized gun with an XD trigger, we get a fatter S&W Shield-sized gun with an XD trigger. And the 9mm weighs MORE than the 45. This just seems lazy to me.

    Oh well, the Shield is selling like hotcakes and this probably will to. Not the gun I want, but I'm sure there will be plenty of takers.
  15. iblong

    iblong Well-Known Member

    In the past I've not been a huge fan of the XD series In plastic I prefer the Glock,But after buying the XDS I would be interested in the 9 version.I dont mind the extra weight.I do wish they had a +1 mag extention though,The 7 rounders make the grip quite large.With the 7 its longer than my 19.A pierce
    type +1 it would fit (my)hand perfect and still conceal well.I do like the grip safety as I shoot a lot of 1911 and it makes re holstering a bit safer than my Glocks.I do however prefer the Glock trigger over the XDS,Trigger kits anyone?
  16. Russ Jackson

    Russ Jackson member

    While I like it I would go with the 45 cal.
  17. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    I shoot .45 well. That's why I got the XDs, as well as the grip fitting my hand. I think I'll skip the 9mm version since the .45 works for me. If I were a 9mm shooter, I'd have bought that one. The Kahrs are nice, but don't quite fit my hand right. Same for Ruger LC9. I'm a bigger dude. If you are too and are looking for a small carry gun, the XDs works well.

    I love the .45 cartridge too. There is just something fun about walking around with a .45 that is so small. Practical as hell for me. I like extremes in my guns.
  18. Havok7416

    Havok7416 Well-Known Member

    They said they have a 7-round and a 9-round magazine for the pistol.
  19. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    The thing I like about the XDs is it is one of the few single-stack pistols I've seen that has the same MOA as the double-stack version (the other being Glock). The Shield, for example, eschews the ambi slide stop, reversible magazine catch, and the no-manual-safety option of the M&P series.

    However, I personally have no need for a single-stack pistol of this size, so it is not on my list.
  20. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    they seem to make good guns but this seems like a gun made for those who want a pocket 9 without getting a true pocket 9.

    im sure theyll sell a lot, some folks cant handle the .45acp in the same package so this is the ticket to keep those folks around.

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