Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by HRnightmare, Aug 5, 2014.
The XD line is excellent. And that's a good price. Snap it up.
I am certain the other handguns were fine and of high quality. It is just that one brand fit better than the others. He has the XD sub compact for a backup.
For me, nothing feels more comfortable than a 1911 grip, except perhaps, for a CZ75B that also feels great. The XDm comes in a close 2nd. Again, that is for me.
Why? The SIG Pro was the issued gun of a bunch of agencies...the FNX is at least as good as the SIG Pro.
The Baltimore County and Columbia SC PDs both issue the FNS.
We are a County agency with a great alternate weapon policy. A Glock will be issued unless you prefer to use your own pistol. Once the firearms committee inspects it and you qualify with it you can carry it. All maintenance is on the owner.
Weird. I've never handled an XD, including the XD40 Duty I owned, that had a stiff mag release. My guess is that it will loosen up with use, but I'm not sure what the reason is behind it in the first place.
Might be what HRN is seeing, or might not be.
The other is tight, much tighter than my M&P or Glock's but not nearly as bad as the other pistol. I will call SA and see what they recommend.
I load 147 grain +P+ from Underwood, and the gun performs flawless. It will also shoot 125 grain Conical Nose Hard Lead with Unique powder and CCI primers. I use to carry this as a woods gun, and have killed hogs with it using those 125 grain hard lead bullets.
I have nothing but good things to say about the Croatia made polymer pistol. Do I like it better than my Turkish made 1911? No. But I will not part with it because it holds 16+1, and like I mentioned never a failure, and handles the 147 grain +P+ from Underwood just fine. The average fps is 1185 with that round from the 4" XD9.
So I emailed them about the mag release issue. They advised me to shoot 200rds and it should loosen, if not they will issue a call tag and evaluate it. The email I sent to them was at the end of the day before leaving work and the response was in my email before lunch the next day.
As far as the gear up program (3 free mags and mag holster). I filled those out when I received the guns or a day or so after MAX. Within about 2 days I received an email saying my rebate was approved and Tuesday it was shipped. It is scheduled to be delivered today.
That is far superior to the majority of mail in rebate forms that take 8-12 weeks. I am impressed.
Now I just need to actually shoot it to see if the mag release "breaks in".
I think you will be very happy with the XD models.
I see bore axis as a matter of personal preference. I don't like low bore axis .45s for the same reason I don't like any .40: They beat the crap out of the 2nd joint in my right thumb, which I injured badly in my 20s. Higher bore axis guns are softer shooting, with significantly lower felt recoil. Many people that have fired my XD say it's the softest shooting .45ACP they've ever fired. If I put four magazines through a 1911 I'm done shooting handguns for the day and can't hold a pencil to write the next day. I've put 400 rounds through my XD in less than an hour and my thumb wasn't even sore the next day. It's all about what works best for the individual shooter.
Separate names with a comma.