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Posted: 11/16/2001 11:21:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/16/2001 11:26:13 AM EDT
I think its an HS2000. I heard that SA was going to start importing them. Looks like they just threw the SA logo on it (may have made some other changes too though). I bet it costs twice as much now.


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Link Posted: 11/16/2001 11:52:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hielo:
www.springfield-armory.com/prod-xdpstl-xduty.shtml

Looks like a cheap Glock clone.



It may be a clone, but it aint cheap - $489.
Link Posted: 11/16/2001 11:58:32 AM EDT
Let me rephrase, a poorly done knock off.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 7:25:20 AM EDT
I do like the grip safety on the HS2000 though. I wish that Glock would add one of those (that plus the trigger safety). If you had both safeties it would be nearly impossible for the pistol to discharge unless you were gripping it.


-SS
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 10:27:55 AM EDT
Keep your finger off the trigger till you are on target and the Glock will never go off accidently. Never.

Easy, no?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 2:26:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2001 2:26:33 PM EDT by SouthernShark]

Originally Posted By hielo:
Keep your finger off the trigger till you are on target and the Glock will never go off accidently. Never.

Easy, no?



I'm thinking more of an AD caused by a foreign object striking the trigger. Unlikely if you are careful, but still possible. Things which can kill you should consider the unlikely.....

I like Glocks, but they could be made safer. IMHO the rear grip safety is superior because it requires pressure from both directions (trigger and rear) to fire the weapon (and yeah in case you are wondering I do work in the Product Liability field...).


-SS
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 5:45:30 PM EDT
I just saw it in the latest issue of American Rifleman, product previews on page 16. It looks just like a Glock, I have to admit that it looks and sounds pretty good. If I did't have a Glock already I might have tryed one of these new Springfields X-Treme duty pistols.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 1:55:58 AM EDT
Another pistol you cant get normal cap mags for? It looks like a loaded chamber indicator on top. Other than that, it seems to be saying, "me too". I'll wait and see if it passes the test of time, ala Glock, before being first on the block to get one. Its nice to see new releases by a major manufacturer, anytime.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 4:52:21 AM EDT
Was talking to my dealer about it yesterday. It is the HS2000. Springfield bought the rights nad is now handling them with a few minor changes. Price is about $150 more than the HS2000. Probably not going to be on my list. I'll stick with my Sigs.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 6:20:25 AM EDT
HS2000 running about $300
SA-XD's running $400-$450
The things different about the HS2k from the Glock single action trigger, slight change of angle in grip. I find it does point better, at least for me. Just a few yrs ago everybody spurred the Glock, said it could never replace the 1911, so give the HS2000/SA-XD a chance.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 4:40:44 PM EDT
The Springfield XD at $350 would still be a bargain. At $450 it's much less of a bargain. I'll keep looking for an HS2000. I know it's a proven pistol, but I'm not going to pay a 50% or more markup if I can get the older one for less. Then again, there is SA's warranty, but I have never needed a handgun warranty yet.

God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 5:25:32 PM EDT
Springfield will honor warranty on the HS2000's
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