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XDS in 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by J_McLeod, May 8, 2012.

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  1. J_McLeod

    J_McLeod Member

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    The XDS looked really attractive, but I prefer 9mm and 40, so I emailed Springfield asking about them last night. Got a reply within 12 hours stating that the XDS 9mm will be out later this year, but they don't currently have plans to make it in 40. An XDS 9mm might be the only thing I'd replace my PF9 with.
     
  2. StrikeFire83

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    Interesting, but first I wanna see an XDS in 45 ACP!
     
  3. bigfatdave

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    agreed - as far as I know the .45 isn't out in the wild yet in any meaningful numbers.

    I also agree that the design is more appropriate for 9x19 - if I want a small, flat autoloader with somewhat low capacity, I'll strap on one of my two 1911a1 pistols built on officer frames - and I can just order one of those, as well as mags for them! (holsters, too, now that I think of it)
    But in 9mm, nothing offers a grip safety as far as I know, and that's the only feature my Walther PPS lacks (or at least the only feature I'd add to it)
     
  4. Madcap_Magician

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    I'd just be impressed to see an actual XDS in any caliber. SA got the smackdown from S&W on the single-stack subcompact releases. I'm sure they're equally good guns, but one company made enough to ship, and one didn't...
     
  5. possum

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    even in 9mm, SA will have a tall order on their hands if they want to make a sub compact that is better than the Shield.
     
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    I was almost smitten with the Shield but decided to wait until later this year and see what other single stacks are brought to market to compete with the Shield. I hope they offer the XDs with an extended mag option like the Shield does and I hope S&W starts offering the Shield in a version without the safety. It's not that I don't want the safety on the Shield but feel like the one they offer is too small to quickly and reliably manipulate under pressure so I would rather have the option of opting out of the safety. It will be interesting to see how the Austrian Perfectionists respond. The 1911a1 is still too large and heavy to be a true competator against the Shield or XDs. Enitrely different category of weapon, not bad, just different category. Now if you are stuck on the 1911 style, let's see how the Sig 938 performs.
     
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    Really, S&W and SA are both playing tail-end Charlie to Kahr and Walther anyway. I think S&W at least has topped both of the latter.
     
  8. C0untZer0

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    I think SA just made the decision to make their product announcement at SHOT Show and S&W took a pass on it and waited for the NRA show, but I do have to hand it to S&W, they actually release their product not long after their announcement. Ruger, Kel-Tec and Springfield Armory could learn a lot from S&W. If you look at how they rolled out the Shield - that's how ya do it!
     
  9. jon_in_wv

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    Actually Ruger set the stage when they released the LCP at the Shot Show. I stopped by my local dealer on Monday and she ordered the LCP for me within a week or two if I remember correctly.
     
  10. Orion8472

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    A little bit of an "old" thread, but I want to express my interest in the soon to be released XDS in 9mm. I saw a comparison video with an XDS [.45acp] and a Shield, and [although looks are subjective] thought the XDS looked MUCH better than the Shield. I also like the use of the grip safety. The 9mm version of the XDS may very well be my future carry gun. What I would LIKE to see is an extended magazine in the box, or even a pinky extension. Regardless, it will be one that makes me glad I held off on the Shield.
     
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    OH YEAH! I love the competition. It seems we started a few years back with .380 and slowly people started asking for smaller carry guns in more 'respectable' calibers. Now the big companies are starting to invest a lot in it. I too will hold out for the best single stack 9mm. But the way prices go, this may take a year or two before the prices stabilize.
     
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    Does anyone have an update on when these may hit the market?
     
  13. TG13

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    they have been selling them for the last few weeks.. the XDs in .45acp is available.. SA just released an extended 7 round mag for it..
     
  14. Orion8472

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    They've been selling WHAT for the last few weeks? A 9mm XDs?
     
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    .45. 9mm isn't out yet. OP stated SA estimated "later this year."
     
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    talking to them at SHOT, they were thinking about the 4th quarter of the year for the 9mm.
     
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    I FINALLY got an XDs a week or so ago (.45). Dealer had it on order for months. Supplier got in only the ONE. I'm pretty impressed with it. It shoots really well, is very concealable and recoil is not as bad as I might have expected. I love the thing so far. Not a hiccup of any kind yet.

    Came with 2 mags, a kydex paddle holster, an extra backstrap and extra pieces for the fiberoptic front sight should they be needed.
     
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    So based on the .45 release, that means about a year from now? :neener:
     
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    I take "4th quarter of the year" to mean the end of THIS year. I really do hope so. In fact, they NEED to get it out sooner than even the 4th quarter of this year. The Shield is kinda dominating the market and a 9mm XDs needs to get on the shelves ASAP.
     
  20. Quack

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    yep, meant this year, but who knows with SA.

    The Shield will still dominate sales over the XDs-9

    I'll still take a 1911/2011 over either of the 2.
     
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    Some of us are not able to conceal a 1911 type weapon, but the thin 9's fit better. I'd much rather carry a fuller size gun. . . . just not logistically do-able.
     
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    It will be interesting when there is a 9mm XDs and a .45 Shield!
     
  23. Orion8472

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    I will give a cudos to SA for making such a small pistol that chambers the big .45acp, so there is that. I suppose S&W could be worried about SA's small .45acp pistol on the market.

    I hope to see even a .45acp XDs at some point. That will, at least, give me an idea of how it feels in the hand.
     
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    I saw one Friday, and held it. Bought it on Saturday. Was the last of 3 that my dealer got. I can't wait to shoot it. I thought it felt great in my hand vs. the usual slim profile grips - really filled the palm, which I bet will help with control.
     
  25. Orion8472

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    That's why I'm hoping they will release a 9mm version soon. I didn't like the feel of the Shield that I held, and am hoping to be able to hold an XDs to see if it works for me or not.
     
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