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Posted: 6/3/2008 5:55:12 PM EST
I was at the range today with my Sig and noticed two guys with a Springfield XD .45ACP.

I got to talking with them about their pistol and mine, and we ended up giving each others pistols a "test drive".

I had never shot an XD before. I thought the sights were good, recoil pretty mild for a polymer-framed .45ACP, and found the trigger to be VERY GOOD.

The owners buddy said to the owner, "Hey, that guy shoots better with your pistol than you do!"

I made a nice, softball sized group at 25 yrds that were properly centered...VERY nice shooting XD.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 5:55:46 PM EST
You need to by one or 3.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 5:57:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
You need to by one or 3.


or even buy a few more
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:01:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
You need to by one or 3.


I might, at some point...but I'm on a Sig kick right now.

I go through my phases...you know. But I'm glad I got to shoot the XD, it's a pistol that I might just buy one day.

It's a good sign when you can run ONE clip through one and shoot decently with it.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:07:42 PM EST
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:09:33 PM EST
Damn fine weapons by most reports.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:10:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By dvickery:
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..


While I agree in principle, where exactly do you think the XD is made?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:11:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By dvickery:
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..


So where is the XD made?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:12:17 PM EST
Croatia ? thats what mine says
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:12:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By dvickery:
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..


As far as I know, the XD is still made in Croatia....
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:13:09 PM EST
Croatia
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:13:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kuraki:

Originally Posted By dvickery:
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..


While I agree in principle, where exactly do you think the XD is made?


Yeah you're right.. Croatia. Damn, for some reason I thought they were made here.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:14:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By dvickery:
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..



OK.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:15:07 PM EST
I've been impressed by the XD's in the past but can't get past the long trigger reset.

Glock for me but those XD's do group nice when slow-firing at the range.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:16:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kuraki:

Originally Posted By dvickery:
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..


While I agree in principle, where exactly do you think the XD is made?


not in illinois... hint: used to be called the hs2000

I've been carrying a 5" XD40 everyday for a couple years and i love it. No malfunctions in a couple thousand rounds with several different types of ammo and pretty damn accurate. I'm thinking about picking up a 4" .45ACP and possibly the 3" 9mm too... the 5" gets a little cumbersome on the bike.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:17:51 PM EST
A friend shoots a Glock 17 9mm, a G26 9mm and an XD .40SW.

He shoots about the same with any of them, he shoots very well.

All are excellent guns.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:17:53 PM EST
What holster do you use?

Originally Posted By atrum_tutela:

Originally Posted By Kuraki:

Originally Posted By dvickery:
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..


While I agree in principle, where exactly do you think the XD is made?


not in illinois... hint: used to be called the hs2000

I've been carrying a 5" XD40 everyday for a couple years and i love it. No malfunctions in a couple thousand rounds with several different types of ammo and pretty damn accurate. I'm thinking about picking up a 4" .45ACP and possibly the 3" 9mm too... the 5" gets a little cumbersome on the bike.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:18:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:23:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 6:23:58 PM EST by TriggerHappy83]
XD's are nice, but I'll stick to my Glocks.

ETA: And SAA's, just to drive everyone nuts.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:23:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
You need to buy one or 3.


+1

Better then teh Glocks as far as I'm concerned.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:23:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By hoodonit00:
What holster do you use?

Originally Posted By atrum_tutela:

Originally Posted By Kuraki:

Originally Posted By dvickery:
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..


While I agree in principle, where exactly do you think the XD is made?


not in illinois... hint: used to be called the hs2000

I've been carrying a 5" XD40 everyday for a couple years and i love it. No malfunctions in a couple thousand rounds with several different types of ammo and pretty damn accurate. I'm thinking about picking up a 4" .45ACP and possibly the 3" 9mm too... the 5" gets a little cumbersome on the bike.


Don Hume H715M
I admit its not a great holster but it has served me pretty well for the 2+ years I've used it. I wear jeans and a tshirt everywhere i go - including work, so i decided the IWB was the best route. I've been eyeing a few others over the past couple months but have been having a hard time making up my mind.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:23:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By machinisttx:

Originally Posted By dvickery:
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..


As far as I know, the XD is still made in Croatia....


is that in Oregon?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:26:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 6:27:30 PM EST by red-don]
There are now drop in parts that help the trigger both on over-travel and reset. I don't have them on mine but I hear good things about them. I have the .45 Service and the .45 Tactical and they are nice shooters. Grip size is sweet for a double stack .45,
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:28:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Recon_by_Fire:

Originally Posted By machinisttx:

Originally Posted By dvickery:
They're a helluva lot nicer than them foreign made glocks..


As far as I know, the XD is still made in Croatia....


is that in Oregon?


no... retard... its in south dakota
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:29:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By theBUBBAMANcan:

It's a good sign when you can run ONE clip through one and shoot decently with it.




Oh no you DI'NT!

Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:39:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 6:42:32 PM EST by Gyrene8490]
I LOVE my XD! Great stuff. Just wish they'd make a SERPA in tan/coyote for a molle rig.

Oh, look. It's gun p0rn time!





(Made in Croatia, by Croatians, for...............Americans!)

Link Posted: 6/3/2008 6:49:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 6:50:08 PM EST by PantherArms762]

Originally Posted By Gyrene8490:
I LOVE my XD! Great stuff. Just wish they'd make a SERPA in tan/coyote for a molle rig.

Oh, look. It's gun p0rn time!

i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/Gyrene8490/xd4532sharpen.jpg

i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/Gyrene8490/XD4520sharpen.jpg

(Made in Croatia, by Croatians, for...............Americans!)



Got any moar??



Link Posted: 6/3/2008 7:10:22 PM EST
Sure! Here ya go:







Link Posted: 6/3/2008 7:25:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 7:28:48 PM EST
I really tried to like the XD. I wanted to, but the M&P quickly stole me. The XD was like a Glock, but felt worse, if possible.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 7:29:00 PM EST

Link Posted: 6/4/2008 6:55:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheUziButton:
www.atlantacc.net/ArfCom/XD9Supp.jpg


yup.. just shit myself with envy
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:09:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gyrene8490:
I LOVE my XD! Great stuff. Just wish they'd make a SERPA in tan/coyote for a molle rig.

Oh, look. It's gun p0rn time!

i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/Gyrene8490/xd4532sharpen.jpg

i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/Gyrene8490/XD4520sharpen.jpg

(Made in Croatia, by Croatians, for...............Americans Greenbacks!)





Fixed. They don't care about us. They just want our money. Everybody's a capitalist at heart---even the europeans.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:11:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
You need to by one or 3.


I heartily agree as I am an owner of a XD45 and I am looking at getting the compact model soon. Great shooting pistol with the grip angle of a 1911.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:27:35 PM EST
I was dead set on a G17 and tried both at the request of a friend. I bought an XD the next day. Got a used 4" XD9 for $320.
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