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hambone80
02-20-2013, 20:24
Here's my XD 40 service model. Thousands of rounds through it with zero malfunctions. Here's some pics. I love this weapon!

RGbiker
02-20-2013, 20:31
I have a XDs .45acp with the powder River spring kit installed.

It's an excellent shooter.

Triple7
02-20-2013, 20:32
Love the gun overall....kinda hate the trigger.

hambone80
02-20-2013, 20:36
I do plan on putting a PRP Match trigger kit on it eventually. I installed Meprolight night sights, and have a cheap Streamlight TLR 3 light on it. I like the light though. It's light weight and plenty bright for the money.

glock2740
02-20-2013, 20:41
I have several with another on the way next week. I like them alot. :cool:

hogship
02-20-2013, 20:48
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/199724920.jpg

I got the XD45 when it first came out. It's been very reliable.

No complaints at all.

ooc

ithaca_deerslayer
02-20-2013, 20:59
They are a good gun, and run reliable. Pretty good trigger. The grip safety either makes a lot of sense or else gets a why's that needed response, but doesn't
bother me when shooting.

My wife has the XD 9mm, service size.

I compare it to my Glock 17 g4. I like the Glock better, and prefer the Glock trigger. I prefer a gradual build up of pressure on a trigger. The way the Glock trigger does it helps me with a surprise break. I also think the Glock slide feels a little less top heavy in the rolling of the recoil. Maybe the 19 is the better comparison to the XD9 based on barrel length, but the 17 is the same size based on grip length. I prefer the squareness of the Glock slide for easier racking. The grip safety does sometimes make me readjust when racking an empty gun, kinda quirky then, but not a problem for reloads while shooting.

But those are really small comparisons and a matter of preference, perhaps more based on what I'm used to.

If no Glocks, I'd consider an XD as my gun.

The biggest drawback is IDPA puts the Glock in the easier division than the XD, so a shooter will be less likely to make each title grade with the XD. That's dumb, but how they do it because the XD is considered single action and the Glock is considered double action.

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RCP
02-20-2013, 21:20
I really like mine (XDm 3.8 compact in .45)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa264/4heins/E4AE9648-B7EB-40D6-A8BE-931B9112C931-26622-00000ED1E772CE8A_zpsa9d3695c.jpg

Next to my G26 for size reference
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa264/4heins/F668B06C-0B1F-46D8-B45F-A4AD1DB19C6C-26622-00000ED1EEA2BCB7_zps73017188.jpg

9+1 with the flush mag and 13 rounders with a grip sleeve for the reload
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa264/4heins/05C74BB5-F355-4026-9006-B780C9198C98-26622-00000ED1F56BD4C5_zps1a955bc6.jpg

Papa Phil
02-20-2013, 21:35
I had a xdm 9mm that I bought new. Good shootin' iron but I hated the sights. I don't like 6'oclock hold. I sold it and bought a Kimber Raptor II. Love it. I would like to try the xds in 45acp

mr00jimbo
02-20-2013, 21:39
Part of me wants to trade a CZ SP-01 for an XDM in 9.
I just can't bring myself to do it.

itisbruno
02-20-2013, 21:40
The only thing I hate about my XDS is the grip safety.

The trigger could be a little smoother, but nothing beats having a .45 ACP in your pocket.

hambone80
02-20-2013, 21:46
I kind of prefer the grip safety, but sometime I need to readjust my hand on the grip to operate the slide. I think with the PRP trigger it will be just about perfect for me!

silentpoet
02-20-2013, 22:03
I like the mag release over the one on the glock. Fits in the hand better for me. Been a long time since I shot one though. Looking for a 9mm maybe, depending on if I can find any HK 9mm I like and feel like is a good deal.

Nakanokalronin
02-20-2013, 23:56
I liked the XD series enough to own 7 of them in 9mm and 45acp, sub-compact, service and tactical, but there was something always missing. The XDM and XDS is where it's at IMO. Enough changes in the trigger, ergos and texture to make it almost perfect. Now if they could just make the XDM line not use a worthless roll pin to retain the striker like the XDS, It would be perfect. I hope they go in that direction.

G26S239
02-21-2013, 03:00
I had an XD45 Tactical for a while. It is a reliable, strong and accurate gun design but I ultimately decided that I was so used to my G21 and USPf 45 that I sold it for what I got it for - I got a real good deal on it - and kept the other two. I do like the beefy locking block and other features but it just felt to different than my USP and G21 for me to want to invest the time in getting used to the feel.

ithaca_deerslayer
02-21-2013, 05:34
I had a xdm 9mm that I bought new. Good shootin' iron but I hated the sights. I don't like 6'oclock hold. I sold it and bought a Kimber Raptor II. Love it. I would like to try the xds in 45acp

I had heard some say the XD was 6 o'clock hold, but my wife's XD9 is center hold. We've even benched 2.5" groups dead on with it at 25 yards.

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BuckyP
02-21-2013, 05:52
I have an XD 5" setup for competition, with Canyon Creek trigger job. I actually like it better than my G34/G35, but I perform better with the GLOCKs. :dunno: Some say the high bore axis doesn't matter, but it matters to me. My wife, on the other hand shoots her best with the XD (when talking production division guns). So, many factors involved.

I had an XD .45 Compact. It fed everything, including LSWCHPs.

The only thing I hate about my XDS is the grip safety.

The trigger could be a little smoother, but nothing beats having a .45 ACP in your pocket.

The reason I choose the XDS over the M&P Shield is because of the grip safety. While my main carry is a G30 (no grip safety), I was looking for something that I could use for alternate carry, like a Smart Carry or pocket. So because of the type and location of carry, the grip safety gives me a little more piece of mind.

I will also add, the XDs feels and functions (especially the trigger) more like my G30 than my XD .45 Compact. So it makes a perfect alternative for occasions where the G30 is too big, IMO.

Bob Hafler
02-21-2013, 06:00
I think it a great gun. Very reliable, has a good natural pointability thanks to the 1911 grip angle. Breaks down easily, has the grip safety. Last but not least has great Customer service. Plus they listen to what there customers want in future pistols. What's not to like.:supergrin:

snewsoG22
02-21-2013, 06:44
The ones I've shot have been accurate and reliable but a couple times while operating one I couldn't open the slide and realized I had to engage the grip safety first. It was a deal breaker for me.

Scrappy
02-21-2013, 07:12
They look funky, I hate the high bore axis, hate the trigger and the grip safety. Oh did I say they look funky?

WayneJessie
02-21-2013, 07:47
Part of me wants to trade a CZ SP-01 for an XDM in 9.
I just can't bring myself to do it.

If you do you will hate yourself for years to come.

rilkil23
02-21-2013, 08:35
LIke a fool I sold my XD40sc to a friend and will contine to try and buy it back. I don't miss my Ruger SR9, SR9c, or LC9 but really regret getting rid of my XD.

mac66
02-21-2013, 08:39
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/199724920.jpg

I got the XD45 when it first came out. It's been very reliable.

No complaints at all.

ooc

Ditto

I also have an XD40 and 2 original HS2000s

moonwilson
02-21-2013, 08:52
The grip safety pretty much kills those things for me. That and they just feel "weird" in my hands. I'll take a Glock over an XD every time.

James Dean
02-21-2013, 09:14
I really like mine (XDm 3.8 compact in .45)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa264/4heins/E4AE9648-B7EB-40D6-A8BE-931B9112C931-26622-00000ED1E772CE8A_zpsa9d3695c.jpg

Next to my G26 for size reference
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa264/4heins/F668B06C-0B1F-46D8-B45F-A4AD1DB19C6C-26622-00000ED1EEA2BCB7_zps73017188.jpg

9+1 with the flush mag and 13 rounders with a grip sleeve for the reload
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa264/4heins/05C74BB5-F355-4026-9006-B780C9198C98-26622-00000ED1F56BD4C5_zps1a955bc6.jpg
Great gun. The only XDM I own

Nakanokalronin
02-21-2013, 09:34
Guess I'll add a picture. :supergrin:

If anyone is interested in what the grip safety does on the XD, here's a little video showing a cutaway close-up. IMO, blocking a sear on something with a light trigger pull is a pretty good thing. Since it has a striker block, pinning down the XD grip safety would be like removing the thumb safety on an 80 series 1911 which I never see anyone do.
"Springfield XD - Sear system" - Videos - Viddler@@AMEPARAM@@http://www.viddler.com/player/fb40eb3b@@AMEPARAM@@fb40eb3b

http://imageshack.us/a/img109/7494/xdmxds.jpg

Chuck66
02-21-2013, 09:58
I had a bi-tone XD9 back when they were new to market, and I liked it a lot. Matter of fact, it's the only pistol I've ever sold that I'd like to have back. It was flawless while I had it, and I loved the ergos.

glocktecher
02-21-2013, 10:11
Point great, shoot good, like metal mags, like standard sights, like grip safety.

bac1023
02-21-2013, 11:33
I love the entire XD line, but especially the XDms.

Breadman03
02-21-2013, 12:40
Love the gun overall....kinda hate the trigger.

I don't hate the trigger, but it is definitely lame.

bklynpete
02-21-2013, 13:00
I love Glocks and 1911's, that being said, the XD's are the best of both worlds FOR ME. I have small hands, and looking at the G21 and G30, they were just too fat in my hand. A friend suggested that I look at the XDm45, and with the adjustable backstraps, it felt really good in my hands. I also had a chance to rent and shoot one, and it shot very well for me. I really don't understand the issue with the grip safeties. I shot IPSC with a 1911, and never heard anyone with a 1911 have a stoppage because their grip safety failed. I now use it for my nightstand weapon. I put on Tru Glo TFO's, and a Streamlight, and that's it. The only issue I have is trying to get a holster for it, it seems no one makes one for a XD with a light. I'm sure it would be easier to find one for a G21 w/light on it. I also bought a XD45C for carrying. Again, the grip is slimmer, the slide is thinner, and it holds 10 rds with a 13rd mag and a sleeve. Really nice setup. On that weapon, I put on TFO's, And a rubberized grip decal. That's it. If you are looking at the G30S and have smaller hands, look at the XD45C. The XDm45C, for some reason has a 9rd mag, but it comes with a 13rd mag with a sleeve on it. I do love my XD's.

Jim85IROC
02-21-2013, 13:13
I love the idea of the XDm compact with the extended magazine. When you need the small size, you can use the standard magazine, but for those of us with hands that are as wide as they are long, the extended grip length that comes with the extended magazine is a great addition. If I ever decide to do concealed carry, or when I decide to get a 9mm, I think the XMm9 compact will be my choice.

JohnnyReb
02-21-2013, 13:59
I want to like the XD, but the grip safety really turns me off. Its the one thing I don't like about 1911's either.

The only reason grip safeties are on 1911s is because the Army insisted. It wasn't Browings idea IIRC.

deputy tom
02-21-2013, 14:07
I owned an XD9 Service maybe ten years ago and regret trading it off. I bought an XD45 Compact a few months ago and love this gun. They fit my hands much better than any of my Glocks ever did. I'm saving up to buy an XDs. tom.:wavey:

countrygun
02-21-2013, 14:14
We started out with an XDm .45 because my wife liked it and wanted something with a large capacity and bigger than a 9mm or .40 on the nightstand.

We both took to it better than our Glock 22 and it shot far better for both of us.

A couple of months ago she came home with an XDs and a used XD Tactical .40. Both of them are just great and we spend time arguing over which one is who's gun. For striker fired poly guns the triggers are not bad and neither of us are bothered by the grip safety at all. I don't know much about the tacticals or the history of my used one, but it has the nicest trigger. I have shot older SA autos that weren't as nice. It has become easily my favorite, out of 4, platform to shoot the .40 out of.

The XD series is favorite around here

Kalmah
02-21-2013, 16:50
I have an XD-45 Tactical as my nightstand gun, and an XD-9 Subcompact I use in my CCW inventory. I love them both, and the subcompact is quickly becoming my favorite winter carry piece.

Magus
02-21-2013, 17:55
They're very well made handguns. I had a couple very minor gripes with the XDM I owned. Just didn't suit me so I traded it out.

Performance wise, it was excellent. No complaints there.

Can't say much bad about them really.

I'M Glockamolie
02-21-2013, 18:13
XdM 4.5 9mm owner here. I'm better with it than a G17 or 19. 100% reliable, and 19rd magazines. It's one of my top go-to handguns. I'm looking to pick up another one or two, probably in .45.

hogship
02-21-2013, 20:51
If the XD line had been introduced at the same time as the original Glock 17........


.......there would be a lot of people today asking what the heck a Glock is!

:wavey:

ooc

countrygun
02-21-2013, 21:20
If the XD line had been introduced at the same time as the original Glock 17........


.......there would be a lot of people today asking what the heck a Glock is!

:wavey:

ooc

BLASPHEMY, HERASY to say such a thing HERE of all places. I am shocked, I tell you, SHOCKED!












But I agree

mr00jimbo
02-21-2013, 21:51
If you do you will hate yourself for years to come.

I figure I might, but any particular reason why?

InsaneGorilla
02-21-2013, 22:25
Bought my first ever springfield xds and now wondering why I didn't buy one sooner! Traded in my glock 26, 19, and 23 for HKs. I might get an xdm in .45 in a few months.

The xds is more accurate. I just bought a holster from deep concealment. The xds is now my primary conceal pistol. I also carry my hk p2000 under a big jacket.

fnfalman
02-21-2013, 22:48
I like'em a lot better when they were known as the HS2000 and costed half the price.

TxGlock9
02-21-2013, 23:16
Xd's are not for me...

WayneJessie
02-22-2013, 10:38
I figure I might, but any particular reason why?

Accuracy for one. They are (to me) a far better home-defense pistol. More weight= less recoil plus a great club to smack an intruger over the noggin with. Second, CZ 75 prices are soaring and not just because of the craze of late. The 75C I purchased new two years ago is selling for $150 more used than what I paid for it new then. Tell you what, if you still feel the trade/sell urge PM me with what you may want for your CZ. If I were you, I would wait for this craze to subside, then if I still wanted a XD, I would go lay me one away and keep my CZ. Just about every gun I have sold or traded to get another gun I have regretted. Only a couple lemons I had are the exception. XDs are decent guns; but not worth trading a good gun to get a decent gun.

mgs
02-22-2013, 10:44
Grip safety is not needed and dumb looking feature....jut my two cents.

DEADEYEGUY
02-22-2013, 14:28
I bought my 4" model during the dark days of the ban. It has been excellent. Like it so much I bought a 3" model. Same as it's bigger brother. For me their is no reason to go with the XDM. The standard model does everything I need it to.

countrygun
02-22-2013, 14:36
I bought my 4" model during the dark days of the ban. It has been excellent. Like it so much I bought a 3" model. Same as it's bigger brother. For me their is no reason to go with the XDM. The standard model does everything I need it to.

I thought so too until I got my mitts on the XDm with the small sized backstrap installed. For me it made a world of difference over the stock size.

CBennett
02-22-2013, 14:44
I think they are real nice I like the (m) line even better than the "stock" XD's. I prefer them over Glocks but not over the M&P line. well maybe the XD(S) as M&P has the shield in 9mm but I dont think(i could have missed it) they dont have a slimline .45 like Glock or XD). But if offered id love a XD(m) compact in 9mm or .45 ACP.

oh think I like most about them is the grip safety

L Pete
02-22-2013, 14:47
I bought an XD40 when they were first put out. I wouldn't feed......ball, HPs, anything. The mags were changed, the gun was checked closely, and we couldn't figure out why it wouldn't feed. Traded it, and haven't been back there since.

Don't want another....

Beretta92guy
02-22-2013, 15:12
the XD40 is my CCW piece...i love it!!!