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Posted: 12/29/2005 2:58:32 PM EDT
i love the xd-9 4in od green is it a good first gun? CCW anygood? should i wait for the 45 or maybe a 40? thanks
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:10:15 PM EDT
I have an XD-40 Tactical and I love it. I've ran tons of rounds through it and never had a single jam, extraction, or feed problem. The think eats ammo like crazy.

I've also shot the XD-9 Tactical , also the plan XD-9 service model. The XD-9 Tactical seems to have just a little less muzzle flip than my .40, so quick follow up shots are a little easier. The recoil feels about the same though.

As far as a 9mm vs .40 vs .45.......I really don't know what to tell you. I just got the .40 because I was wanting a tactical model and at the time that's all I could find. I think I'm glad I bought the .40 though.....a little more accurate than the XD-9 I shot, and more knock down power if I ever need it. If you are wanting a gun to target shoot with....get the tactical (5" barrel).

I think the XD-9 or XD-40 would be a great 1st gun to have.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:49:18 PM EDT
I have an XD-9 Service model in OD green. I think it would make a great first gun. I also think it makes a great carry gun. The XD-9 is slimmer than the XD-40 so it conceals well. I am planning on adding an XD-45ACP shortly. The recoil of the 45 is not near as snappy as the 40. Also the 45 holds one more round than the 40. The XD-45ACP is basically the same size as the XD-40 except the grip is 1/4" longer.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:05:32 PM EDT

I have an XD-9 Service model in OD green. I think it would make a great first gun. I also think it makes a great carry gun. The XD-9 is slimmer than the XD-40 so it conceals well. I am planning on adding an XD-45ACP shortly. The recoil of the 45 is not near as snappy as the 40. Also the 45 holds one more round than the 40. The XD-45ACP is basically the same size as the XD-40 except the grip is 1/4" longer.



I've held my XD-40 next to my friends XD-9....and they are the exact same width. Unless they have changed something recently. ??
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:43:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By imq707s:

I have an XD-9 Service model in OD green. I think it would make a great first gun. I also think it makes a great carry gun. The XD-9 is slimmer than the XD-40 so it conceals well. I am planning on adding an XD-45ACP shortly. The recoil of the 45 is not near as snappy as the 40. Also the 45 holds one more round than the 40. The XD-45ACP is basically the same size as the XD-40 except the grip is 1/4" longer.



I've held my XD-40 next to my friends XD-9....and they are the exact same width. Unless they have changed something recently. ??



If you are comparing a XD-9 Service with a XD-40 Service you will notice the slide is wider. Blade-Tech lists different holsters for these guns. And yes I have owned both.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:53:14 AM EDT
i plan to get the 357sig xd i hear great things about the round
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:23:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By diesel350:
is it a good first gun? CCW anygood? should i wait for the 45 or maybe a 40? thanks




good first gun, wears well, I prefer .40 in Glock, .45 in 1911, 9mm in XD

also you could have fun w/IDPA/IPSC w/ this
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:25:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By diesel350:
is it a good first gun? CCW anygood? should i wait for the 45 or maybe a 40? thanks




good first gun, wears well, I prefer .40 in Glock, .45 in 1911, 9mm in XD

also you could have fun w/IDPA/IPSC w/ this
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 1:03:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By diesel350:
i love the xd-9 4in od green is it a good first gun? CCW anygood? should i wait for the 45 or maybe a 40? thanks




Sure it is.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:21:07 AM EDT
My CCW is an XD 9 subcompact. I love it.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:03:06 AM EDT
I would also say that's a great first gun. has good safety features and indicators, ergonomics, easy to dissasemble, easy to get familiar with and very reliable which is important to have faith in your gun especially for a first one. Also there's quite a few accessories for it now. Cheapest practice ammo too.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:54:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 5:15:34 AM EDT by SanTifiQue]
good first gun!

I have xd-9 4in witch is my ccw
My xd-40 tac. is my sleeping partner!

Once i win the loto i am getting one of every size, cal. and color!

maybe even a od green with the nickel slide just because i can

(i wonder what that would look like!) LOL

EDITED:
Well i started thinking and then photochopping
It actually doesnt look half bad...i guess thats what i thought


Link Posted: 1/15/2006 1:45:20 PM EDT
thanks guys i think my first is going to be a xd-9 service in od green. cant wait...
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:22:17 PM EDT
Thats not a bad choice for your first. Go with the 9 then work your way up.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:26:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 4:28:25 PM EDT by twonami]
grip is only a little bigger

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:29:00 PM EDT
XD40 was(is) my first handgun. I love the thing. I really wanna try a .45ACP now though...
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:40:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeHunter:
i plan to get the 357sig xd i hear great things about the round



I sincerely recommend price check on ammo first and serious thought as to why you are not getting a 45.
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