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Posted: 2/15/2006 6:18:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 10:38:11 AM EDT by DarkNite]
I put the screws to the local dealer after he sold the first .45 XDs before I could get to the store. I found a black frame 5" XD .45 Tactical waiting for me when I arrived. The obligitory pound of flesh was produced and in 48 hours I will be able to give it a whirl. Feels well balanced with a nice trigger for a polymer wonder.

Pretty cool. I hadn't heard that they had released the Tactical model yet but there it was.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 2:02:16 AM EDT
Good catch. Post pics and a report. I have a 4" model on layaway and hope that I am happy with it. I have not owned an XD yet so this is my first one.

Max
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 2:50:50 AM EDT
congrats on the new handgun. we need photos
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:52:56 PM EDT
Pictures Please!
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:06:06 AM EDT
Where the F@#k are the photos?!

I feel robbed
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:09:01 AM EDT
till we see the pics
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:12:40 AM EDT
I'm assuming you mean the .45acp.

It's on my list.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:13:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
till we see the pics



I wouldn't. They had them at SHOT, and the XD45acp Service is already in release, theres no real reason the Tactical shouldn't be becoming available
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:20:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ElCamino:

Originally Posted By twonami:
till we see the pics<-----



I wouldn't. They had them at SHOT, and the XD45acp Service is already in release, theres no real reason the Tactical shouldn't be becoming available

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:34:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 10:37:03 AM EDT by DarkNite]


Took the XD .45 Tactical out for a couple of boxes to break it in. I am very impressed! Talk about tearing a hole out of the x-ring!

I found it well-balanced, with a comfortable grip and a natural point of aim. The trigger broke cleanly and recoil was the most manageable I've experienced in a .45ACP handgun out of any I've owned- 1911, Glock 21 or HK USP Tactical.

A hundred of my favorite 230gr Hornady Total Metal Jacketed RN rounds fed without issue singly, from a full mag, during slow and rapid fire. Better yet I simply couldn't miss with this pistol. I could circle my thumb and index finger around the group I had in my first twenty rounds, dead center on target at 7 yards. This kept on at a boring rate until I started to get a bit fatigued and flyers started to show up.

Another confirmed gun nut came up quickly after ID'ing this pistol as a 5" .45ACP XD. He wanted to know how it was shooting and to show him I put the second round on the target I was shooting right on top of the first. Cool! I then gave him a mag, and being no slouch he made one ragged hole as well.

My only bad experience is that one mag got a small press-in ding on it near the top while I was reloading by hand. However even with the deformity it still smoothly fed rounds. Now I see why they include a mag loader!

All and all, however, this one's a definate keeper!
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:38:50 AM EDT
cool
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 4:25:25 PM EDT
Looks great
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:57:30 PM EDT
very nice
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