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XDs Series Pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tomcat47, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. Tomcat47

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    I love my new XDs .45 ... I was very lucky last year to get one pretty quick upon release. I want another one as well as one in 9mm.

    what I am seeing though is a lot of upset Firearms dealers that cannot get them.

    Seems Springfield cannot bring to fruition its ability to produce them on the same level as they put into marketing them??

    May be due to current 2A issues, but I was looking for production numbers from Springfield, but have no results as of yet.

    Just an observation....
     
  2. JRH6856

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    Sounds like Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. :(
     
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    All I see is people buying them and flipping them for profit. Love seeing brand new guns on Armslist...
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

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    They may be this generation's Seecamp. Elusive and in demand.
     
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    I've got over 1K rounds through mine, more tomorrow, when I get bored shooting .38 specials (my wife will shoot them, as that's the caliber she wants). The thing has been rock-solid with just 1 failure to return to battery from my severely fatigued grip.

    They were hard to get when I got mine 6 months ago. Now, I'm running low on .45acp ball for range work. Bummer.

    If you remember, the XD-S was many months late to the party, and left us livid, after we were told they would be out quickly.
     
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  6. Tomcat47

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    XDs Production

    Contacted customer service at Springfield and they relayed that production of XDs 45 was at capacity and I suppose Gunbroker reflects that they are becoming readily available.... At a price of course.... :scrutiny:

    I paid $569 out the door for my first Xds 45 ..... some on GB and other sights are at $700+ (not happening) And other sights are under $600 but out of stock, some bids on GB are around $500 but I dont suspect they will stay there?

    On The XDs 9mm they stated that they would not ship before end of second quarter of 2013.... So we are looking at July....:eek:

    But that is the way they play the game I guess. Will be waiting patiently...:(
     
  7. m3mh0g

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    Even when they were first shown to the public at shot show, they were not going to be for sale until at least the 2nd quarter is what Springfield mentioned. I have my 45 and another 9mm on order (the first one at me dealer) I can't wait. Remember "Patience is a virtue"
     
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    Like vaporware with computers: announce a new product, see how much buzz it generates, then decide whether or not it is worth producing and how many.
     
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    Huh, my LGS (MN) has several in stock. XD9, XD9 Tac, XD45 XDm's.
    I plan on getting a 9mm Tactical for a fun gun. The ergonomics work well for me.
     
  10. m3mh0g

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    PO2 we are talking about the sub compact XDS line. The first 45 was introduced last year and the 9mm is due out in Q2
     
  11. Outlaw Man

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    My bet is it is typical "initial production run" woes combined with the current hoarding insanity. It's not uncommon for a recently released handgun to be hard to find. Current market nuances only exacerbate it.

    Why? I don't know. It's not like they're on anyone's CURRENT ban list. They're even legal in New York in standard capacity.

    Haha!!
     
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    I'm really happy with my XDs.
    Today my cousin & I put 100 rounds through it using the 5 and 7 round mags.
    It was his first time with the XDs, and he really liked it, outshooting me by a long shot.
     
  13. zerofournine

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    I just bought a two tone XDS 45 from Grabagun in Texas. They sell them online. I paid $580, not too bad for the two tone. They just sold the black version last week for $530 and change I believe. They get them pretty regularly. Sign up for an account with them, and put the gun on notification, and they will email you when they get one in stock.
     
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    Unbelievably accurate for a small gun. With a little polishing, the trigger is quite good too with a moderate take up and good let off.

    The sights are nice with a red or green plastic fiber optic front sight and two white dots at the rear.

    People are making holsters for them and it is my favorite carry gun so far.
     
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    Finding them in my area is an issue. Hope that will improve soon. I'd feel more comfy carrying the XDS than my P345. I asked this question in another thread: how does it handle 230 gr round ball?
     
  16. Tomcat47

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    By Far My Favorite as well...and ditto on accuracy in a small package!
     
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    Hmmmm, I would like to see one in .38 super. May not be fun to shoot though.
     
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    I just bought one two weeks ago and so far, so good. No malfuctions, no funky brass getting flung at my head, and this thing is accccccccurate.

    At my local indoor range, 25', with five shots. Shoots a tad bit high, but for being only my second time out with it, I'd say it's damn accurate. The target is an index card cut in half with a colored adhesive dot stuck on the card.

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    I hope mine is nearly as accurate. I picked one up this week on a whim. Mine was $530 out the door. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. I have tons of 45 reloads and lots more components.:neener:
     
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    I don't think the XDs 9mm is actually in the market yet. I could be wrong.

    I love my XDs .45ACP. A 45 this size, super accurate and reliable PLUS fun to shoot? Not much to hate there. BUTTTTT if the 9mm is exactly the same size - I could wrong - there are so many other smaller 9mm pistols, I would struggle with the benefit, maybe increased round count, well and nice feel, and grip safety...and accuracy.....:D I could be wrong.
     
  21. 460Shooter

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    I think demand is high. Stores in my area are cleaned out of everything. Even revolvers are scarce right now. Give it some time, and production will pick up. I got mine about a month after they were released. Glad too. I overpaid, but it is my EDC now, so I don't much care.
     
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    Xds9 will be shipping in may I hear. I have an xds45 and only waited about 4 days for it to come in. You wanna talk elusive and not keeping up look at s&w Sheild. I was on a list for 9 months I said screw it and bought a kahr. Glad I did too.
     
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    Be careful of your OAL on reloads with the XDS.. LSWC 1.260 is the max with out issues. I run at 1.250 +-.005 and not a problem.....
     
  24. Tomcat47

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    Good to know info Xracer..... have not fed mine any reloads as of yet, but it is coming ...

    Brass piling up..........:D

    Have you gotten any 7 round mags yet? Springfield is doing good job at keeping them in stock!

    They have a limit of 5 and they are not price gouging either!

    I seen the 7 rounders at recent gunshow for $70-90 , I said that is high! Seller said yeah well good luck finding them..... I mosied over to the concession area, took a seat pulled out smart phone and went to Springfield .... ordered my 5 for $39.95 each. Went back over and told him, Springfield has plenty of them for $39.95.... walked off! Smart phones are your best friend at a Gun Show sometimes!

    I see more and more as time marches on, when the anti's stat there agenda, we as gun enthusiast can become our own enemies in the market..... just sayin!
     
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  25. Xracer

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    Just keep a wooden dowel handy when you go shooting... Works great for removing stuck rounds... Have around 2K rnd thru it .. Had the spring kit installed, but ended up putting the stock firing pin spring bad in due to some fail to fire on a few reloads.. Ran 300 rnds of same reloaded ammo thru it after changing the spring, and no issues.....
     
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