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Springfield XD45 at the Range

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by warman, Oct 1, 2009.

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  1. warman

    warman Member

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    All I can say is WoW! I took it out for it's first spin, it is amazing. It's so easy to shoot and the sights are awesome.
    I was a little worried about it not showing the hammer as I have a 9mm DA/SA, but I tell you it was like butter.
    A very simple but amazing semi-auto, this one is now my favorite!

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  2. CoRoMo

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    There's definitely disagreement as to whether or not the XD's trigger should fall into the DAO category.

    I don't believe it is a DAO trigger system, but I do think it is one sweet gun!
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    I feel that way about all six of my XD's. They're all very accurate and fit my hand perfectly.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. Mike J

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    I think the XD is closer to single action than double action but I like my XD-40 just fine.
     
  5. warman

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    I saw it listed somewhere as double action only. I emailed Springfield about it so I can get the lowdown from the horses mouth. Whatever it is as you all have said - it's awesome. Can't wait to take her back out for another ride...maybe tomorrow. ;)
     
  6. Gryffydd

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    The firing mechanism is technically single action as the striker is fully cocked by the slide. The trigger works and feels like a DAO. So take your pick.
     
  7. warman

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    Well so much for Springfield, their answer didn't help me - can anyone else decipher it or is it nonsense? Maybe Gryffydd said the same thing.....
    [FONT=&quot]Q: Is the XD45 considered to be a double action only system?[/FONT]
    A: "Good afternoon,

    It is considered a striker fired due to the fact that you cannot see the hammer.
    Enjoy the day!"

    Seems to me whether you can see the hammer or not, there IS a hammer so why can't they just say SA or DA or DAO or whatever?
     
  8. David E

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    Stupid answer.
     
  9. warman

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    [FONT=&quot]Here are a few of my targets at 10 yards (there's also 9mm & 357 mag shots on there -that's another thread- sigh) - upper left is single and double hand grip so is upper right. Lower left is double only....
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  10. Mike J

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    I think Springfield calls it a Universal Safe Action in the owners manual IIRC.
     
  11. Gryffydd

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    Supposedly* the XD has been eliminated from eligibility by some law enforcement agencies that do not allow single action only designs--the fact that it's externally indistinguishable from DAO designs be damned. You can argue the relative qualities of each, but it sure isn't much different than the Glock trigger in the grand scheme of things.

    I don't see in the context of your question whether it matters what the "hammer" is shaped like or whether you can see it.

    God bless marketingspeak.
     
  12. warman

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    I was just reacting to Springfield's answer to my question. They said "you cannot see the hammer", so that's what I was commenting about.
    My point was if there IS a hammer, then they should have answered my question but instead they gave me an answer that really didn't answer what I asked them.
     
  13. CoRoMo

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    I've also seen retail listings of the gun as a DAO system, but it just can't be in any way.

    I don't think they could have not answered the question in a more senseless way!:banghead:
    I can't see the internal hammer on the 642... is it striker fired then?:rolleyes:
     
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  14. Gryffydd

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    warman, I agree with you totally. I was just trying to figure out how, based on your question, they even got onto the topic of whether you could see the hammer and whether it was striker fired or not...
     
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    They are good gun's. Easy to shoot easy to clean:)
     
  16. warman

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    Gryffydd, no problem I misunderstood. That's the exact reaction I had when I received the email - lol. I replied to them and asked if the striker fired system is considered single or double action.
    I can't wat to see how they reply to that...
     
  17. warman

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    sanerkeki you are absolutely right, I cleaned it today. I thought my Ruger was easy until I cleaned the Springfield..;)
     
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    The IDPA considers the XD to be a SAO design, which is why you cannot shoot an XD in Standard Service Pistol.
     
  19. warman

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    Thanks scurtis_34471 , why couldn't Springfield just say that.
    By the way, I just bought some awesome stuff for my revolver from Ocala Armory, I was impressed...
     
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    The OP just raved about his new XD45, and this is what it's turned into.

    OP, congrats on the XD!

    Chuck
     
  21. warman

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    Here is a follow up from Springfield on my question. According to her they have invented a whole new type of gun firing mechanism.

    Q: Is your striker-fired system considered singe or double action?
    A: Good morning,
    It is not considered single or double. It has its own classification of
    being a striker fire pistol.
    Enjoy the day!
    Trisha
    Customer Service Representative
    Springfield Inc
    1-800-680-6866

    Wow, I didn't know I had space-age technology! Boy am I lucky! And for such an inexpensive gun.
     
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    i love my xd service model 17,000rds and still going strong, i couldn't be happier. glad you like yours.
     
  23. warman

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    Wow possum that's a lot of rounds! Thanks.
     
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    Does it have the ability to fire on a primer that didn't go off? Or do you have to rack the slide and eject the "dud" round?
     
  25. Gryffydd

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    You have to rack the slide, but only half an inch or less. It does not eject the round.
    Not that I would bother with that. If it's a dud once it likely will be again. Shuck it outta there...
     
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