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Any Springfield XD owners and grip safety

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Droid noob, Mar 12, 2013.

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  1. Droid noob

    Droid noob Member

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    I was curious if any of you who own or shot an XD(m) ever had it not go bang because the grip safety wasnt depressed?

    I've often heard people shying away from springfield because of the grip safety and the chance it may fail you in a bad situation. I was just curious if anyone has had this happen while just plinking at the range.

    I used to have an xd40 and it shot great. I eventually traded it for a smaller pistol though.
     
  2. Buck Kramer

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    Never had a problem with it. The 1911 has had this design for over 100 years and for some reason it never comes up unless its on an XD.
     
  3. vent51177

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    I had an XDM and never once had a problem with it.

    Never had a problem with the grip safety on a 1911 either.

    In my experience if you are not depressing the grip safety then you are holding the gun wrong.
     
  4. XD_45ACP

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    I own a Springfield Armory XD 45 ACP and LOVE it! I opted for the XD over the XDM due to the huge price increase with the XDM series. My next purchase for a conceal carry will be the XDs in 9mm (soon to be released)!!! In my opinion, the XDs in .45 caliber is too much gun for the small frame.

    I have never had a misfire or any jams or problems with the grip safety. These pistols are made to last.
     
  5. Droid noob

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    The scenarios I always hear are the hand being injured somehow. One thing I enjoyed about it was reholstering.
     
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    NO problem.

    If you don't have a proper grip on the gun, then it won't fire.

    But thats why it has a grip safety in the first place.

    It also prevents the slide getting pushed back and partially unloading itself when re-holstering.

    As Martha would say, It's a Good Thing.

    rc
     
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  7. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

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    I have never had a weapon with a grip safety not go bang because I wasn't gripping it hard enough. Except when I "test" the safety to make sure it works with a cleared weapon. I like grip safeties with only 2 consenting points:

    a)make a conscious effort to clean it
    b)grip safeties make it harder to get certain grips

    Otherwise just practice a good, solid hold. Your hand will depress the safety and all will be good.
     
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    Another vote for "never had a problem." I have two XDMs; I haven't had one issue in about 3K rounds.
     
  9. labhound

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    I have an XD45 4" Service model. Excellent gun. Never had a problem with the grip safety. When shooting it I never even think about the grip safety.
     
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    On my 3rd XD, never any mechanical issue let alone a grip safety issue.
     
  11. Bobo

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    I have an XDm, never had a problem with the grip safety or anything else, 568 rounds through it.

    Bobo
     
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    I have 2 XD45's and I buy them over a Glock-type gun because they have the grip safety. I've never had them not work and it's not something I'd worry about.
     
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    From the brief time I shot one as a rental, I would say you'd have to hold it really poorly to not depress the grip safety.
     
  14. Sam1911

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    I've put many tens of thousands through my xDM in all kinds of competition conditions and never had this supposed problem.
     
  15. Hunter991

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    I have 2 xd's and never had any issue. Like its not even there. Have the xds now and same thing.
     
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    I have both the XD Tactical and the XDm and they have fired every time that I have had the proper grip on them.
     
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    Yup, it's one reason why I got rid of it. My hands are too large for the 9mm version.

    BTW those of you trying to compare it to the 1911, it's much smaller, shorter and more difficult to disengage. Mine had to be fully flush for the gun to fire.
     
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    Own 1911s and just picked up an XDM, all of them go bang when they are supposed to.
     
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    I have never had a problem with mine. The claims of grip safety problems are usually attributed to non-standard training drills (i.e., malfunction clearance with the weak hand only). If you are just looking for a casual/range/plinking/woods gun, the slim chance of this kind of grip safety problem shouldn't turn you off of the XD pistols. Mine have been accurate and boringly reliable.

    Chris in VA, you must have some gorilla hands. My hands are pretty big too (I wear a size 14 flight glove), and I have never had a problem with the grip safety.
     
  21. Okie45

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    I've never had a problem. My XDM doesn't need pressed very far to work. Have also shot the xd9sc numorous times without a problem. I've never had a problem with any 1911 either. I like the grip safety, it gives me a little more safety when holstering IWB that it isn't going to go off so long as I keep my hand off the grip safety.
     
  22. MyGreenGuns

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    Thousands of rounds thru my XD9. Many people have used it. Backstrap safety has alway worked as it should.

    If its an issue for someone: get an uncle mikes grip sleve for a glock. it will cover the safety and keep it disengaged. (I have one on my gun but cut out a section for safety to function normally.)
     
  23. critter

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    XDs-NEVER a problem.
     
  24. AethelstanAegen

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    I've never had a problem with my XD, my 1911 or my S&W "Lemon Squeezer." I think reports that a grip safety will let you down are hugely exaggerated. There's no conceivable way I can see to grip my pistols so that they don't depress the grip safety. You'd really have to be trying at it to cause such a malfunction.
     
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    Nope, never. Nor my wife.
     
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