Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Springfield XD-45

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by joneb, Oct 27, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. joneb

    joneb Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,667
    Location:
    Oregon
    I checked out a new XD-45 4" at the gun shop today, it pointed and felt quite good. I've had a couple glocks in the past , both pointed high :( I have a Colt 70 Gov 45acp and a Marlin Camp .45 and reload for both. I shot a friends XD-40 and liked it, but don't feel the need to ad another caliber to the loading bench.
    Am I missing something by not giving the .40 S&W a chance :confused: The XD is in my price range and I like the 13 rnd mag :) Thanks jj
     
  2. jlh26oo

    jlh26oo Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,053
    Same thing you're missing by not getting any other caliber... just won't be a .40sw.

    Or is this supposed to be more of a .40sw vs .45acp type thing?

    OK, you won't be compromising anything if you have 13 + in .45acp imo. If it's not for carry, have you considered the xd45tac? The one XD offering to which I wish GLOCK had an answer; supposedly the 36T in Jan (but I won't hold my breath).

    My vote is to keep your reloading operation streamlined, skip the higher pressured, less potent .40, and add the xd45. :confused:
     
  3. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2003
    Messages:
    1,228
    Location:
    Oregon Monsoon Central
    Get the XD45. Get two. That's what I did. XD45 Tactical for gun games and XD45 Service for everything else.

    ZM
     
  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    12,879
    Location:
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    One word, "You will simply love the Springfield Armory XD- .45ACP"~!:cool:

    I haven't heard many complaints on this great firearm. I own one that was
    among the first to arrive in the southeast. Its a 4" (all black) service model.
    I bought four (3) extra 13 round magazines; for a grand total of five (5).
    Also, I added a Streamlight TLR-1 flashlight too complete the package;
    as I didn't care much for the Springer light thats included in some of the
    '06 packages. I now use this weapon as my primary handgun for home
    "D~!:cool: :D
     
  5. jlh26oo

    jlh26oo Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,053
    One word? :scrutiny:
     
  6. distra

    distra Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,799
    Location:
    IA
    If you are already reloading, it's a sin not load .45ACP :neener: Just, kidding. I have the same dilema, do I load .40 for just one gun? The XD45 is fine pistol. Takes everything I've fed it no problem, even some light reloads (3.5gr bullseye, 230gr TMJ) that would not cycle my 1911. Toss out the holster that comes with it, mag pouch and loader work great. You will not be disappointed.
     
  7. joneb

    joneb Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,667
    Location:
    Oregon
    Thanks all, the XD 45 is on the list :) Now if Springfield were to come out with a XD 10 ??
     
  8. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,444
    Location:
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    I may trade my XD45 4" in when they come out with the Sub compact version, if they do that is...
     
  9. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,803
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    If your thread was mean't to be a caliber question, then you will definately not be missing out on anything by getting the .45 instead of the .40.

    Can't comment on the XD .40 though, I have never shot it, I have shot the XD45, and theres no question that the XD45 service is the next handgun on my list.
     
  10. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    47,628
    Location:
    0 hrs east of TN
    If you shoot the Colt well you'll probably do just as well with the XD in .45.
     
  11. bigcim

    bigcim Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    586
    Location:
    los Angeles,CA
    an xd 10m wheres my visa :cool:
     
  12. Houser52

    Houser52 Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Messages:
    119
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Quote...Thanks all, the XD 45 is on the list Now if Springfield were to come out with a XD 10


    When I was looking for a 10mm a few months ago I emailed SA with that same question. Their reply was no. I ended up getting a Dan Wessson 10mm CBOB.

    Who knows maybe they'll change their minds if there's enough of a demand.
    A 10mm XD would be sweet wouldn't it?
     
  13. .357 magnum

    .357 magnum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    511
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Go with the xd .45 Tactical.

    I have the XD .45 Tactical and I also have the service model. You just cannot go wrong with a 13 shot mag in a .45. And for an auto-loader, [they are really not meant to be a target pistols] it shoots very accurately. You will Love it. No this is not a .45 vs .40 thread I love em both!

    Have a good One all!
     
  14. Kilroy

    Kilroy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    157
    Location:
    High Plains
    Thus far, the XD45 has been reliable and not fussy about what you feed it. Few folks miss having the thumb safety on this single action pistol, which begs the question of so many folks stating you MUST have a thumb safety on your 1911.

    Since they are both (XD and 1911) single action pistols, why the difference?
     
  15. XDKingslayer

    XDKingslayer member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,811
    Location:
    Port Charlotte, Fl.
    Yes, and that one word is: Goodness.

    The xd45 is pure pistol goodness.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page