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Springfield XDs

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by travisd, Apr 21, 2013.

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  1. travisd

    travisd Member

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    Been looking for a smaller pistol for ccw. I carry a full size 1911 right now but looking for something that will conceal better for the summer. Was looking at the Lc9, P3AT etc. then I saw an XDs in 45. Another 45 would be handy as I already reload it.I have heard mostly good things about them but have no experience with any of the XD pistols. Anyone have any experience with one of these on conceal ability? thoughts in general?
     
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    Mine has been reliable,accurate and easy to carry. It can even be pocket carried but prefer owb.Did I say I love this gun. Could be the perfect ccw for me!:)
     
  3. Eb1

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    Can speak of the xds but I have had a xd9 since 2007. Never ever had a failure in thousands of rounds shot. The XD line is top notch
     
  4. ejfalvo

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    Had my XDs for about a year. Fired all types of ammo the unit with no problem EXCEPT RWS ammo. Zero problem with any HD or SD ammo. Easy to carry, little recoil. IMHO a great CCW firearm.
     
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    Have had one for a couple of months. It is my wifes EDC and it has been great so far. It was a little picky when shooting SWC ammo as far as seating depth and you cannot ride the slide or it will not feed. I also had a problem with what I thought were light primer srtikes but after changing primers and cleaning the striker which had a little grease in it. That has not been an issue. No problems with any factory ammo.
     
  6. miles1

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    I have a XD 45 for about 2 years.No problems,great gun.
     
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    My XDs has been awful good. Haven't tried it with reloads. The comment about not riding the slide has proven true for my pistol.

    Only about 300 rounds through it since I purchased it three months ago. But it has liked a wide variety. Everything from 230 grain ball to 185 grain hollow points. Everyone from Corbon to PPU.
     
  8. clem

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    I have two.
    One a Tactical 9mm and a .45 Standard.

    They are both the "cat's meow"!
     
  9. OilyPablo

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    I have an XDs 45 (didn't know the 9mm is out and what is a tactical XDs?)

    They are a GREAT little 45's. I honestly have never shot such an accurate small gun. Pretty amazing. No stoppages yet, probably 500 rounds through mine in 5 or so sessions.
     
  10. Seventhsword

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    Have over 2,000 rds through my XDs. Runs like a champ and shoots great!
     
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    Friend just got one and he loves it. I carry either a pf9 or when rolling deep in the ghetto a full size m&p9. With that said I find the recoil more "push" then snap, and obviously lighter and thinner then my m&p. I plan on selling my pf9 because to be honest I suck with it (not the gun). The top two on my list are a S&W shield, or an XDS. I recommend you buy it, you'll love it.
     
  13. Mainsail

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    I love mine, just haven't found a good holster for open carry yet.

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  14. travisd

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    Well I'm thinking ill go play with one a little more and unless I find any big problems ill be buying one this week sometime. Thanks everyone
     
  15. 460Shooter

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    IMO, the XDs is the best semiauto carry option out there right now.

    It packs a wallup, is accurate, with the extended mag it carries just as much ammo as a 1911 , it is very fast to get on target, and the slim nature of the gun makes it extremely easy to carry. I have carried mine IWB with nothing over it but a form fitting athletic shirt, and it hardly printed at all (with the short mag).

    I wrote a relatively detailed review awhile ago when I got mine, and it has a few updates and suggestions for carry.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=685730

    Honestly, if someone was looking for "the one handgun to do it all" as in CC, OC, and HD, the XDs would be my suggestion, with the stipulation that you pick up an extended magazine as well for HD and OC. It is truely a superb product. I wish they would come out with a 6 round magazine. That would be absolutely perfect for CC as the pinky would not be hanging out there, and you'd gain an extra round.
     
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    I picked up a XD-S earlier this year and have been very satisfied with its performance. I do not recall having any auto-loader that will digest such a wide variety of bullet designs and powder charges. Mine has ran 100% (except for one trip to the range with a reduced power striker spring which no longer is in the XD-S) with everything I have put in it....with velocities from as low as 621 FPS to a high of 851 FPS. (that equates to 40 year old SWC target loads and current carry ammo).

    You are welcome to browse my XD-S review which includes chronograph results, a review of the PRP spring kit (less than impressive in my opinion), and other items. Additional chrono results are included in the PRP XD-S spring kit review.

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    I'm hoping to see the holster I ordered for my XD-S within the next 4 weeks (never know how long it will take when they aren't bought off the shelf). Anyway, the design looks good and is similar to one that I currently use for my PM9. I ordered the Elemental model (should look something like then pic below). I'll add the info to my review on my site once I have it in hand. The company is Zlogonje Gunleathers.

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    I rented it at a range because I heard so much about it. Shot it and loved it. Great little gun. Once I get an optic for my rifle I plan on that being my next purchase
     
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    can't say anything about the XDs, but a couple buddies have 6 varieties of XD and XDM between them. all have been great shooters and reliable. I see no reason to believe that the XDs would be any different.
     
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    love mine eats anything From wad cutters to jhp,I did the spring kit also while the trigger was much better reliablity suffered(light strieks).
    I put the factory strieker sprin back in and polished the inards and it's back to 100%.I also added aTrij front sight only.
     
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    I had an XD40 Subcompact, was nice, but I ended up selling it as I like hammers more.
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    My XDs has been 100%. It replaced several of my other carry guns as my EDC.
    I echo what 460Kodiak posted. Springfield hit a home run with this one.
     
  23. scaatylobo

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    Since I bought my XDs it seems sales have exploded as it is named THE gun of the year.

    I was a HUGE Glock 23 carry fan - for over 15 years.

    Now I find the lighter weight AND the even easier concealment of the XDs make it my daily gun.

    I did add the finger extensions to the 5 round mag,and I carry the 2 7-round mags as spare and took off the silly plastic housing extensions that come on it,makes then easier to conceal and carry in Ritchie Leather mag pouches.

    I often carry it in a Ritchie CQQR holster as that is the most comfortable way --- so far.
     
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    I have been waiting to see how things panned out with this subcompact .45

    Think I have waited long enough.
     
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