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Springfield XD?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TooTaxed, Apr 22, 2003.

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  1. TooTaxed

    TooTaxed Member

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    How's the accuracy and reliability?
     
  2. vertigo7

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    Mine's been great. I considered it reliable enough to make it my first carry gun. It's still my primary CCW gun when not at work (where a Kel-Tec P-11 is substituted due to dress code). Visit XDTalk.com for all things XD/HS2000-related.
     
  3. jem375

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    I will buy one just as soon as they come out with a decent caliber.....hopefully next year, rumors a 45 ACP is coming..........
     
  4. yotehunter

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    Both of mine have performed great. I have a Tacticl XD40 and a 4 inch XD40. I only have about 2000 rounds through them but have not had a single malfunction with either. The 4 inch seems to be more accurate for some reason but that could just be me.
     
  5. axeman_g

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    like it alot

    I have a XD 40 4 inch model in od green and blue slide. I put ghost ring rear sight on it and a stainless guide rod with a wolf 22# spring. I like the gun alot. It is very accurate and has not failed in approx 400 rounds. I am going to sell it though because it is too bulky for me to carry in Atlanta. If interested in one slightly used with lifetime warranty still unissued, let me know. $425
    Classified ad going up soon.
    Axe
     
  6. 762x51

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    I shoot my buddys XD 9mm every now and I shoot better with it than my guns. Going to have to get one for myself.

    He hasn't had a hiccup yet going on 2000 rounds.
     
  7. 10-Ring

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    The ones I had been renting had been surprisingly accurate, reliable & fun to shoot. All of the XD's available for rent at the range I frequent have seen ALOT of rounds. As of late tho, they have experienced a guide rod breakage problem.
     
  8. emc

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    Accurate, reliable, reasonably priced, and ergonomic. What's not to like? So, I bought an XD9 AND an XD40! Highly recommended.

    FWIW,

    emc
     
  9. El Tejon

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    The Crock rocks. Solid weapon, especially for the denek.
     
  10. mrming

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    Have an XD9 here. Still trying to get accustomed to the 25 meter zero on it, but accuracy is as good as she feels in the hand.

    Factory mags are avaliable at cheaperthandirt for $23 each..

    Put 400 rounds in the first outing, no jams, mis-feeds, FTF or anythin else.

    In short, cheap ammo, cheap mags, good accuracy and I can't seem to make it mess up. Sounds like a winner to me..
     
  11. akanotken

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    Shoots as well as I do ...

    but that's nothing to brag about. I just picked up one in 40, and only have a box through it. Hammered a shooting tree, 4-5 in plates at 15 yards. Put a group of 10 in a 3-4 in circle at 7 yds. Bout as good/bad as I do with my others.

    In defense of my poor marksmanship, I spend more time trying to get fast than I do on shrinking my groups:eek: In fact, in competition I've been known to miss faster than most others!
    Then there are those guys who are faster and don't miss much:fire: :cuss: :barf:
     
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    I hope they do something with those grips. I like the gun, I like the idea, but I can't deal with those grips.
     
  14. NoBite

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    I am overjoyed

    with my new XD-9. My first 9 and just a bunch of fun to shoot! The trigger takes no getting used to. I usually shoot my Kimber, but switching to the XD-9 is a snap. Accuracy is very good at combat range. Haven't tried anything longer yet. Feels good, is easy to field strip, is easy to get back on target for fast follow-up shots. Heck, I haven't found anything I dislike yet. All this for under $400. I'm happy! :D
     
  15. railroader

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    I've had mine for almost 2 years now. It still runs like a top. I think I can actually shoot it better overall than my cz75b or my kimber, at least I get better times with it at matches. Mark
     
  16. Fair 'n Square

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    Got an XD-9, want an XD-40!

    XD-40's are pretty scarce around here. I've been checking with three different dealers, and the XD-40's go out as fast as they come in. But one of the dealers will sell me an XD-40 for $379 when he gets some in stock. Can't wait!

    I've put a few hundred rounds through my XD-9 so far, and not a whimper. It's my main carry gun now in a crappy IWB holster. I'm also waiting on another dealer to get a Fobus holster (OWB) in that will hold the XD series. Haven't found anything else I can afford.
     
  17. JPoe

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    450 rounds through my new XD-9 so far and I LOVE it! No FT-anythings yet. I'm somewhat of a newbie - this is my first autoloader - so I don't have a wealth of experience to compare to, but it feels like it was made for my hand and shoots where I point it. I just need to get better at pointing it! :D I went with the 4" 'Bi-Tone' model (stainless slide).

    Here are a few online reviews on the XD that I've collected that'll tell you everything you could ever want to know about it:

    http://www.chucktaylorasaa.com/SpringfieldXD9.html

    http://www.gunsandammomag.com/ga_handguns/springfield_armory_xd_series/

    http://www.sportshooter.com/guns/guns_xd.htm

    http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/st_0205_springfield/

    It was also recently awarded "Handgun of the Year" by the NRA publication "American Riflemen" for whatever that's worth.
     
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    I've got a 4-inch XD-40, and I love it. I've had it for almost a year, and I've put about 600 rounds through it. No failures or problems of any kind. It definitely shoots better than I do. The only reason I'd get rid of it would be to get an XD-45 when it comes out.
     
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    I've got an XD 357 and love it. Possibly the best defense pistol I own. The next pistol I buy will probably be another XD. It's been accurate and reliable so far.

    Jim, the 357 Sig is a very decent caliber ;)
     
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    It's not a handgun with a decent caliber yet.......I already have 2 357 mag revolvers, don't need the 357 sig......waiting for a 45 or a 10MM, hopefully the 10MM.........
     
  21. Henry Bowman

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    Springfield XD

    OK. I know I'm asking for it here.

    I have never owned or fired a Springfield XD (any caliber). I also have never owned a Glock, so I'm not Glock-blinded. But . . .

    Why is the Springfield XD series so UGLY?

    I mean, the slide and the frame look like unrelated parts stuck together with no regard for what the result would be. I think the biggest blem is that the rear of the slide (and side shoulders of the slide) are so square that it doesn't flow smoothly into the shape of the frame. It would have helped if the rear of the slide were angled slightly forward or something.

    Is it just me? After hearing great things about them and seeing the price, I thought an XD-40 might be a next buy for me. When I saw it I couldn't believe how bad it looked. I know that looks aren't everything, but sheesh!

    [Flame suit on. Let 'er rip.]
     
  22. srschick

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    “Get yourself a Glock, lose that nickel-plated sissy pistol.â€
    Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) to Special Agent John Royce (Robert Downey Jr.), from U.S. Marshals
    (my interpretatoin of this- "get a gun that looks ugly but works, get rid of your 'pretty' gun)

    Henry, Yes, It is an aquired taste.
    I recently purchased my first handgun (3 months ago).
    Went looking for a Glock, got an XD9 instead.
    IMHO, the XD series is direct competition with the Glock.

    If you're looking for something to use for protection, competition, or what other lawfull use you can think of this is a great semi loader to consider. It is a great gun (accuracy, reliability, feel in my hand, ease of use, safety, ease of take down, among other assets of this fine pistol)
    And you can't beat the great price! And the SA warranty is hard to beat.

    If you're looking for something to look good (in YOUR opinion), get something else.

    Me personally, I wanted a pistol that looked like a Glock - black, tactical looking, meant for real use.

    After trying out the Glock and XD, I fealt that the XD fit my hand better (average sized hands and fingers), the pointability was better, and seemed more accurate to me.

    Just FYI, BTW, I was going to get a Beretta 92 series, having been issued one in the Marine Corps. But we all know that there are better ;) I can shoot well with any decent firearm.


    My best advice is the try one out. I hate it when people give advice or opinion on something without trying it out. Would you buy an auto without test driving it?

    Oh yea, and to those who think that SA just tried to make a cheap copy Glock, post it and I'll tell you how you're wrong.


    Check out www.xdtalk.com forum
     
  23. Henry Bowman

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    I'm not knocking it without trying it. I state no opinion of quality, feel, or acuracy. I didn't say I wouldn't choose one over a Glock or any other handgun.

    But I notice that you didn't really defend its appearance. :)
     
  24. srschick

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    Henry, I edited my post :D

    Yes, I basically said that these type of guns are more function rather than form.
    What do you think of Glocks? I've heard many people (mostly Glocktalkers, though) say Glocks are a work of art comparred to the XD. Horse pucky!


    What handgun starts your list of pretty guns?
    (meaning, what gun is at the bottom of your "still pretty enough" list?) Of course, a nice STI 1911 would probably be at top of many lists. My favorite for "Best looking handgun" is the STI Executive. But look at the price for most of these guns! :what:
    (an XD9 runs about $400). And look what alot of shooters have to do to theirs to get it "just right", or even working to begin with.
     
  25. Henry Bowman

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    Most any model of the 1911 is on my "pretty" list (and you can't argue the function). the new HK's look good. I think that the "ergonomic" look of the new Berettas is great. That doesn't mean I would choose one. Heck, I may even buy an XD this year. But why did they have to make it so clunky looking? The Walther P99 is a better looking of the "square-shaped" guns in my opinion.

    Glocks look nice, but I'm in the small minority who doesn't have much opinion of them either way.

    Oh well. Just gun nut chat anyway. ;)
     
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