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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Atarian, Mar 15, 2009.

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Is the XD....

  1. An good pistol that is overpriced

    71 vote(s)
    16.4%
  2. A good pistol that is fairly priced

    288 vote(s)
    66.5%
  3. A good pistol that is underpriced

    13 vote(s)
    3.0%
  4. A piece of crap

    29 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. What's an XD?

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    7.4%
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  1. Atarian

    Atarian Member

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    ... I hear the phrase "Springfield XD" ever again! All I ever see is XD ads, everywhere! ***!!! It may be a fine pistol, but is it 100 times better than a SIG, Walther, Colt, Beretta, [insert name here] pistol?

    For the record I have fired an XD in .40 S&W (don't know the model, but it was the one where you can only keep two fingers below the trigger finger on the grip) and it was an absolute displeasure to shoot - horrendous recoil. I know, I'm a wuss, blah, blah, blah.

    Is it just me, or is this thing over-hyped and over-priced, considering it was made where the per capita GDP is 1/4 that of the US? If it was the EXACT same pistol but said "Bryco" on the side, how many people would buy it?

    I'm off to puke now... Where's that damn cat...
     
  2. Kind of Blued

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    Feel free to puke as much as you want, or just ignore the adverts.

    I've shot three models and think they're really good tools, but I don't own one. That being said, SA is pretty big on the advertisement/hype game.
     
  3. Odd Job
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    Odd Job Can probably X-ray it

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    I had the pleasure of firing an XD for the first time in Florida last year. I would be very happy to own one of those pistols: the one one I tried was a rental and it was very comfortable and accurate also.
     
  4. MCgunner

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    I rather like my son-in-law's XD40. What's wrong with it? Shoots great and has one more much appreciated safety on it than a Glock. I don't have one, don't feel the need, but it's a quality firearm.
     
  5. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

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    "Springfield XD"

    Take video. I want to see this.

    Mike
     
  6. NGIB

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    I have well over a dozen handguns and only 3 of them are plastic - and 2 of them are XD's...
     
  7. Quiet

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    Springfield Armory is just doing their part to market it.

    When it was being imported by Intrac/HS America, no one really paid attention to it. Even though it was a well made pistol and retailed for around $300.

    So, when Springfield Armory stepped in and became the exclusive USA importer of the HS-2000, they renamed it the XD and increased the price by $200. Price increase is help paying for all that marketing you're being bombarded with.
     
  8. PAPACHUCK

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    I have a XD45, I love it.

    I have a Glock, I love it.

    I have a Sig, I love it.

    I have a Beretta, i love it.

    What's not to love? You pull the trigger, it goes bang. Works for me.

    The Springfield XD is a quality firearm that many people have found fits their hands well, and shoots to point of aim. There has been a few problems reported, but that's also the case with Glock, or Sig, or H&K, etc. I don't poo-poo a gun that I may not like(Kahr), when others find it quite servicable. Buy what you like, and we'll do the same.
     
  9. Geezer Glide

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    What's an XD?
     
  10. Taurus_9mm

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    I love mine and covet more. :D
     
  11. pmeisel

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    Maybe I am just an old fart, but I haven't seen the point or value of any autoloader designed since the 1911 and the HiPower.
     
  12. Walkalong

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    Me too. :)

    I like the XD line as well. It's easy to field strip, relatively easy to detail strip, accurate, reliable, dependable, and it has a very good trigger compared to it's other polymer competitors. (IMHO)

    I don't care for recoil (must be a wuss too ;)), but my XD SC in .40 is not unpleasant to shoot.
     
  13. Redneck with a 40

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    XD owner here......love it!:D
     
  14. devildog66

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    I do not like the "polywonders" as much but not because they are bad or inferior designs. It's because I'm willing to spend the $$$ for a semi-custom pistol - a 1911. If I was to be looking in the 500 range for an autoloader than the Glock or XD would be at the front of the line.
     
  15. 1911shooter

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    Its a very good pistol that is more then fairly priced, and is one of the best pistols on the market.
     
  16. ar10

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    I've owned glocks, SW's, Tarus, and so on. All good guns. But for the life of me I keep seeing these crappy XD's all over my house. +:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    You should not heave on the cat because the cat will then clean himself, get sick and heave on the carpet and you will need to clean it up.

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  18. swiftak

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    "Springfield XD" Did you puke? Do you own one? Ever shot one. Ever held one? Not a bad gun. I own two. Now if you want to get into an overrated pice of crap, just say Mini 14. Now I'll puke. And yes I own one.
     
  19. 23Glock

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    :D :D :D

    First off, by your description, you fired a .40 from a sub-compact pistol. That's going to be painful from ANY manufacturer's model. You're not a wuss, but you do need to understand it was the round and the size of the weapon, not the particular manufacturer.
    Second, don't hate a company for advertising. If you feel so strongly, obviously their marketing dept succeeded on some level...
    Now, as far as being "100 times better" than other manufacturers...well, "100 times" is a little strong and it's also very subjective. Is a Glock worth $500 - absolutely. Is an XD worth $600 - yes. Is a Sig worth $700 - NO. A statement like that could start an argument, but it illustrates my subjective opinion.
    Finally, any weapon that can survive a torture test is not over-hyped. It is what it is: A combat weapon.
    http://springfield-armory.primediaoutdoors.com/SPstory11.php
    Do that to your Colt, Sig, and possibly the Berretta and you’ll be replacing them in short order (another subjective opinion…hahaha).
     
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  20. yeti

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    I just wish those Springfield marketing guys would go away and stop forcing me to read every XD ad, and let me go to the toilet when those XD commercials come on tv. It's the being forced to suffer them that troubles me!:neener:
     
  21. Average Joe

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    Well put a rain coat on your cat. " SPRINGFIELD XD "
     
  22. Gunfighter123

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    I've shot two XDs , both 5" , and found them to be accurate and jam free over about 300 rds.

    I voted "good pistol,fair price".
     
  23. BrianB

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    Atarian:

    There are 2 other calibers to choose from if you don't like .40 S&W. Businesses are free to advertise. They sell a ton of XD's. I like mine just fine. Simple to operate, clean, and field strip. Eats all decent ammo and shoots accurately enough for defense purposes.

    Sorry the product's popularity offends you so.
     
  24. Ridgerunner665

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    I was a diehard 1911 guy until I bought my wife an XD 45 Compact.

    Now I have an XD 45 Tactical Compact and I like it...a lot.
     
  25. JImbothefiveth

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    Any subcompact polymer .40 is probably not going to be too fun to shoot, at least for beginners. As a begginner, I think that one in 9mm (similiar to an xd) has more recoil than I like, and it's difficult to get off another shot with one, although if it was bigger it might not get carried everywhere, and it's not so bad I don't like practicing with it.(although 50 or 100 rounds at a time is probably the limit.) I would not want to buy one in .40.
     
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