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XD 45

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gunlover_06, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. gunlover_06

    gunlover_06 Member

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    I've owned a couple XD's and loved them, but sold or traded them off and regret it, but have the chance to buy a brand new XD 45 full size for $430.00 OTD the only draw back for me is that the gun would be heavy to carry on a daily basis and I have 9mm ammo for when I had my XD mod 2 service model so hate to go back to 45 but thinking for the price I could live with it and eventually get the 9 in the sub-compact.
    So my question is should I buy this 45 and then get the 9 later
     
  2. railroader

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    Sounds like a decent deal. Springfield also has a promotion right now where you get 4 free mags, a mag holder and a holster.
     
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  3. 460Shooter

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    While $430 is a pretty good deal, this doesn't really sound like a gun you need or really even want that much. It sounds like you're buying it because it's a good deal.

    A quick search on Gunbroker shows several mod 2's for close to the same price. Yes it may be a little more expensive with transfer fees and shipping, but if you could get what you want I think it's worth it.

    If you see yourself picking up a 45 at some point anyway, then go for it.
     
  4. SeanSw

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    I like my XD45 but I'd get a Mod 2 or Xdm if I were buying new today. Mine won't feed flat point 200gr ammunition but I hear that is extremely common to this model. Never found an issue with anything else and have nothing bad to say about the gun.The mag promotion is a nice deal, I've been thinking about the xdm 3.8 compact 9mm myself.
     
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  5. gunlover_06

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    I had an XD 45 years ago and loved it I just went to the 9mm and would prefer to stay with it but have no problem with getting the 45, and had the mod 2 in a 4 inch service model in 9 that was probably the best shooting pistol I have ever owned and I'm no pistol shooter by any means but that one made me look decent
     
  6. zaitcev

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    You're already on 9 mm, so it makes no sense for you to add a .45, unless it's specifically something you want. Just be patient and find a good deal on a long-slide XD or XDm in 9mm.

    I'm in the opposite position, all my guns are in .45, and I often wish it weren't the case. "My" Shield is bigger than "your" Shield, is heavier, carries less ammo. Well, my XD is exactly the same as your XD though.
     
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  7. Yo Mama

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    Ditch the original xd and go with the mod 2. There are many reasons including superior design ergos, and tbe ability to use different size magazines.
     

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