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Posted: 12/23/2005 6:45:26 AM EDT
Im looking to buy one and i want to hear personal experiences with this pistol
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:07:11 PM EDT
anyone? good? bad?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:22:01 AM EDT
XD357 is very good.

Ported is bad IMO.


I have an XD357 and have a very high round count and just love shooting it, especially long rang out around 100yds just for fun. It has been a very reliable pistol and I use it for CCW. The only downside is the finish being thin but that is just an XD for you.

I have owned a V-10 gun before in a 1911 ultra compact and got rid of it becuase I hated the ports after about 200 rds.

Before you go with a ported gun you need to step back and come up with good reasons to go ported over the reasons not to go ported. IMO the cons of ported are 3-4 times more then the pros for most people.


What is your intention with this gun?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:12:55 PM EDT
its for carrying. I was looking at the ported to reduce recoil as my wife would be getting one as well and she dislikes recoil. i know there will be some flash but other then that what are the cons?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:00:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeHunter:
its for carrying. I was looking at the ported to reduce recoil as my wife would be getting one as well and she dislikes recoil. i know there will be some flash but other then that what are the cons?



if its for your wife then I would go with something a little more recoil friendly and not a ported gun. esp for any self defense reasons. other cons are, Ported guns are loud as hell and would cuase permenant hearing damage if shot indoors for sure. The flash is very overwhelming in low light cond. They tend to trhow trash out of the ports that can hit you in the eyes. The front sight will be hard to keep clean and you can forget about night sights. You can easily catch things on fire with a ported gun when used for protection like loose clothing, curtains, or anything flamable near the muzzle. You loose velocity. It really doesnt reduce the recoil much to make it worth while compared to the all the cons.

My mom is a small girly girl woman and she can handle my xd40 no problem, the XD357 is a tid bit snappier and I have no doubt she couls shoot it. I have let several toung teenage boys shoot my xd357 with no issues also.

IMO go for something else for your intentions. XD357 is an excelent carry choice but not one in a v-10 noor for someone that dislikes recoil. Get her some time on the range with several different ones before you bite.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:32:33 PM EDT
so just go for the 4" standard?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:04:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeHunter:
so just go for the 4" standard?



IMO, anyone who carries a ported gun for self defense is a fool.

If the 357sig is to much recoil then get something that is a little more tame
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:06:19 AM EDT
i think i will get her a ladysmith .38 special, i was getting the 4" standard for me as it is im just waiting for my ccw licence to come in.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 9:48:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeHunter:
i think i will get her a ladysmith .38 special, i was getting the 4" standard for me as it is im just waiting for my ccw licence to come in.



Nice choices then
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