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Old 08-13-2012, 22:50   #1
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New Springfield XDs .45 (Photos galore!)

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Just picked mine up tonight after thinking about it overnight. I'm impressed so far just handling it. Really looking forward to getting some ammo through it at some point this week. Few things I like so far:

-Very close in size to my PPS 9mm.
-Weight feels slightly less than the PPS.
-Trigger pull and reset is much better right out of the box than the PPS.
-Love the Fiber optic front sight.

After reading a bunch of reviews and handling it yesterday I knew I needed to add one to the safe. I've loved my PPS since I bought it and it has been 100% flawless for me. As soon as I saw the XDs I lusted after one. Just happened to check out a shop and they had one in the case. I've never been a huge fan of the XD lineup, but after actually looking at the XDs I was impressed. If it shoots as nice as it looks and feels then it is most definitely a winner!

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Old 08-13-2012, 22:52   #2
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Old 08-13-2012, 22:53   #4
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Old 08-13-2012, 23:30   #5
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Wow, those pistols make my G30 look down right purdy!
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Old 08-13-2012, 23:31   #6
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Looks good Bro!! I was reaaaaally close to getting one... But Im waiting to see of they're gonna do .40. & 9mm.... Enjoy and shoot the CRAP out of it!!
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:54   #7
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Looks good Bro!! I was reaaaaally close to getting one... But Im waiting to see of they're gonna do .40. & 9mm.... Enjoy and shoot the CRAP out of it!!
Oh they will. The back of the holster says .45, 40, 9mm
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:00   #8
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The XDS is a great little gun!
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:10   #9
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nice, Springfield Armory is good stuff
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:54   #10
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Nice gun. I'd like to see a comparison to the G36, because I realy like the 36.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:25   #11
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Congrats on the new XD-S! I really enjoyed putting some rounds downrange when I first shot mine. I used 230 gr. ball, and only ran about 160 or so rounds through it. That grip is pretty aggressive, too!

JoeBob Outfitters has the extended magazines in stock, and they ship really quickly! Their customer service is great, too! I removed the collars from the extra magazines I ordered (they wouldn't fit in any of my magazine holders...) and they work just fine.

Great pics, JB! Enjoy your new .45!
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:48   #12
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Looks awesome especially being close to the same size as the PPS!

Let us know how it handles!
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:38   #13
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Thanks all. I just ordered a HarWell Holster on ebay. Just like this, but tan. I've read good things about them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Springfield-XD-S-XDs-45-IWB-Hybrid-Leather-Kydex-Holster-Speed-Grip-Black-/261082046109?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc9b3de9d

Also thanks for the link to Joe Bob's Outfitters. Ordered 2 seven rounders Also, if you are a member of Snipers Hide Forum you can get a 5% discount on your order.

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:46   #14
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Thanks all. I just ordered a HarWell Holster on ebay. Just like this, but tan. I've read good things about them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Springfield-XD-S-XDs-45-IWB-Hybrid-Leather-Kydex-Holster-Speed-Grip-Black-/261082046109?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc9b3de9d

Also thanks for the link to Joe Bob's Outfitters. Ordered 2 seven rounders Also, if you are a member of Snipers Hide Forum you can get a 5% discount on your order.



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Old 08-14-2012, 08:44   #15
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Very nice

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Old 08-14-2012, 11:44   #16
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nice gun, i'd like to shoot one. it is a little shorter in the grip than the g36, and flatter and thinner. i like shooting the 36, i'm thinking the XDs maybe a little harder to hold, but thin is easy to hide.
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Old 08-14-2012, 14:28   #17
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I had a 36 and have large hands. I'm definitely liking the XDs much more myself.
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Old 08-14-2012, 22:33   #18
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I just shot with my new XDs 45 today for the first time and this one is a keeper. Very accurate! The recoil is a little bit more than my Glock39 45 GAP, but that is very minimal. I find my Sig P938 Extreme 9mm a bit harsh to shoot than both my 45's.

The Glock 39 has a crisper trigger break than the XDs. The XDs has a little bit mushy or tiny creep before it breaks. I prefer the XDs trigger bec. It is very predictable when to break.
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Old 08-14-2012, 23:02   #19
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:07   #20
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Great pictures and great post. Thanks and enjoy the new buy.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:08   #21
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I should have my 7rd mags tomorrow. I also ordered 100 rounds of Federal 230gr HST ammo to test in it. I also have a box of Speer Gold Dot 230gr HP Short Barrel ammo as well.

Hoping to hit the range tomorrow and run Remington UMC through it. If I get there I will try and get some video of it.

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Old 08-15-2012, 17:12   #22
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I am picking up a Bi-tone (stainless slide) XDs 45 tomorrow, as my dealer is holding it for me.
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Old 08-15-2012, 21:35   #23
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I should have my 7rd mags tomorrow. I also ordered 100 rounds of Federal 230gr HST ammo to test in it. I also have a box of Speer Gold Dot 230gr HP Short Barrel ammo as well.

Hoping to hit the range tomorrow and run Remington UMC through it. If I get there I will try and get some video of it.
I've had bad luck with UMC, lots of failures to fire in my XDS. Strike is in the center and deep, must be bad primers I guess.

Hopefully you have a better experience.




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Old 08-15-2012, 21:45   #24
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Congrats! Good looking gun.
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Old 08-15-2012, 23:05   #25
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I'm loving mine. Close to 1000 through it already. Had a couple FTEs after 400 rounds without cleaning, but after cleaning it was good to go. The extended mags are starting to give me a bit of trouble though.
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