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The local gun store is calling in Monday to get a couple in.

Has anyone here purchased one, shot one, seen one in real life?

I like my 9mm XD a bunch.

P.s.

They have a "special" on their website
Free extra mags and a nyloncarry case with purchase





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Posts: 52122 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've never had one but a friend had one that I shot a few times. The 5 inch 45 is a big gun but shoots well and a fun range gu. XDs are good but I never really warmed up to them.
 
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I had one and I loved it. Sold it and regret it. It was a nice shooter




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Posts: 10316 | Location: TN | Registered: December 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have the XD 9mm Tactical and its great. When the .45 caliber was introduced the inventory at McBrides in Austin, TX sold out in a day or two. Consequently I was unable to buy the .45 and eventually I gave up. IIRC, the .45 was the 'handgun of the year' for several gun entities. So I do not have personal experience but that was a heck of a popular gun.


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Originally posted by Lord Vaalic:
I had one and I loved it. Sold it and regret it. It was a nice shooter


Same here.
I kind of regret selling every XD and XDm I had.


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I have one. I love it great gun. Carries well for me. Right now it is on semi-permanent loan to my dad.


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Will go check it out if and when he gets'em.

I've been trying to think about concern I might address.

But since I have none with my 9mm , I wanted to check here.

Thanks for the help





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Posts: 52122 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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the .45 is soft shooting in the 5 inch. I loved the ergos, it was accurate, and it never gave me any issues.

With the current 3 free mags offer going on, its a great deal. I may even pick up another myself, because I do miss it.




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Posts: 10316 | Location: TN | Registered: December 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The other reason I ask here on the forum:

The place I might purchase it from is a mile away from Springfield in Geneseo.

He said that there hasn't been a demand for this particular gun.

So Iam trying to figure out what. What's not to like?

Other than they made some controversial decisions on the past.
Or
THEY ARE MADE IN CROATIA
Roll Eyes

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Posts: 52122 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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What's not to like?


The main bitch by the XD haters are the fact the firing pin retaining pin isn't staked, and it has a grip safety.

I've shot the 5" XD Tactical before and I was literally one of the softest shooting .45s I've ever shot. Damn near bought one as a result.


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Originally posted by bendable:
The other reason I ask here on the forum:

The place I might purchase it from is a mile away from Springfield in Geneseo.

He said that there hasn't been a demand for this particular gun.

So Iam trying to figure out what. What's not to like?

Other than they made some controversial decisions on the past.
Or
THEY ARE MADE IN CROATIA
Roll Eyes

G.m.a.f.b.


My LGS is tripping over Springfields too. He seems to have quite an inventory of most guns.
I think a lot of people just aren't buying right now with everything else being so expensive.


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Just got the call,
2 months out perhaps 3 1/2 months out.

Ain't it the way now days





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Posts: 52122 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They are a full size gun , I have the 3.3 compact in tu tone with fact night sights its like a big bore Hell Cat , never a problem , buddies of mine carry and shoot XD 45 guns , no problems and they never clean them .
 
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Had a 5 inch “Tactical” model (or at least that what they called it), good shooting piece, most comfortable grip for a double stack .45, tended to eat anything save the light target loads, it’s big but manageable, tends to flip a bit more than say a 1911.
Liked mine so much I bought the little XDs in .45 as a summer gun.


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I have had that in 45 ,and 40[3] still have the 45 and one 40 I gave away 2 of the 40's
I open carries the 45 for a couple decades but now carry the 5/7.
The 5/7 is lighter and milder shooting recoil wise
 
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Originally posted by bendable:
The other reason I ask here on the forum:

The place I might purchase it from is a mile away from Springfield in Geneseo.

He said that there hasn't been a demand for this particular gun.

So Iam trying to figure out what. What's not to like?

Other than they made some controversial decisions on the past.
Or
THEY ARE MADE IN CROATIA
Roll Eyes

G.m.a.f.b.


My LGS is tripping over Springfields too. He seems to have quite an inventory of most guns.
I think a lot of people just aren't buying right now with everything else being so expensive.


Nobody seems to have the SA-35 though, or at least none at a decent price




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If you like making ragged holes in your targets you should buy one.
 
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I am trying,
Tried 18 shops in a 50:mile radius





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Posts: 52122 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I had one of the early ones.

I managed to break the extractor using +P HST, and the post dropped into the frame during recoil, gouging what you might term a 'wound channel' through the polymer frame.

Springfield was open and pleasant to deal with. They had me a replacement in under a week, with a trigger job included.

I will say: That's the only malfunction I've had with an XD product, and it was indeed a soft shooter. The claims of accuracy are well-founded (sample size of 1).

If I had the option, I'd consider the XDM variant.


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When I was struggling with an Other Brand high cap .45, I was dismayed to find they had discontinued the 5.25 Competition .45.
 
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