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Old 01-11-2013, 02:58   #26
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Can someone comment or post a pic comparing it to the G36......
Don't have a 36, but could do an XDS vs G30 if that would help?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:36   #27
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Just put in "XDS G36" in Google images and there are a few comparison shots.

Only comparison shots I have are of my XDS and formerly owned 9mm Shield. They're pretty much identical.

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:49   #28
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Anyone know where I can find a good kydex OWB holster for it?

Try here:

http://www.rkbaholsters.com/Kydex.html
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Old 01-11-2013, 14:32   #29
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Can someone comment or post a pic comparing it to the G36......
XDs is shorter in length than the G36. XDs is very nearly same size as the G26 - but slightly thinner.

I use the same retention leather holster for both g26 and XDs .45acp.
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Old 01-11-2013, 14:49   #30
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Congratulations, I have the Bi tone XDS and with about 350 rounds through it so far, it has been flawless.

I just installed the mag extensions from Pearce Grips last week and it makes the XDS even nicer to shoot. I kept a couple mags without them for pocket carry.
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Old 01-11-2013, 19:32   #31
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Congrats on the new weapon! I love mine as well. It's the closest to the Glock trigger I've found, plus it's in a very small 45ACP package. Makes full size weapons feel very sluggish returning to battery. If you don't know what I mean, next time out try shooting it then picking up a G21 and firing a few. Wow.
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Old 01-11-2013, 19:55   #32
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how's the recoil compared to a glock 36?
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Old 01-11-2013, 20:30   #33
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how's the recoil compared to a glock 36?
There is a little bit more felt recoil for the XDS but the XDS is smaller and lighter than the 36.
Still very manageable. I have shoot 300 rounds in one session with mine without any issues.
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Old 01-11-2013, 21:35   #34
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Makes full size weapons feel very sluggish returning to battery. If you don't know what I mean, next time out try shooting it then picking up a G21 and firing a few. Wow.
I would have to agree with that,having shot mine next to my full size 1911.
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Old 01-12-2013, 17:08   #35
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I just came back in from "test firing" the wife's XDs for her. I am not easily impressed but this gun delivers. I was only shooting at 10 yds in deference to the guns purpose. It made tight cluster in the x ring of a 12 " "shoot and see" target. that x ring is 3"across. Given its size I was impressed.

It was just 2 hands upright, "let's see if it works" shooting
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Old 01-12-2013, 22:45   #36
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I have owned a few 36's over the years and always sold them. I didnt like how it shot, even though my g30sf is my fav to shoot. But I picked up a XDs today and took it to the range...... After only 120 rounds, it is now a keeper! To me it was less recoil and way less muzzle flip than the g36. Felt as good or better than the Walther PPS 9mm!

Slimmer and lighter than a g26 or 27. Also slimmer than a g36. Very "Glock" like too. Internals of the slide look very similar. Maybe Glock's patents ran out?? Who knows.

Very happy with it. Mine is bi-tone with a test fire date of 7-14-2012. Weighs in at 715g with 5 rounds of 230 gr ammo.

My groups were not as good as some others have said, but I just switched to the thumbs forward grip and am still learning. Good groups were about 1-2 inches at 7 yards. But when I was shooting faster I was dropping a bunch at least 6 inches low.

Hope that helps people. And congrats to the OP! This thread is one o the reasons I decided to try the XDs.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:46   #37
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I picked up my XDs last week and I like it...I sold my Shield since I'm a fan of 45ACP. I felt the recoil had some zip due to size of pistol, but not punishing.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:37   #38
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And congrats to the OP! This thread is one o the reasons I decided to try the XDs.
Congrats to you as well...
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:58   #39
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Do any of you have a hard time un-chambering a round that isn't fired? seems like the ejection port isn't large enough to eject a live round. I don't normally load and unload my carry guns anymore, but what about trying to clear jam or something later? seems like it would be hard to clear, unless there is another trick to it?
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:38   #40
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Sprngfield Armory is making damn good stuff (hear that, Glock??)

I have a XDm and XD and the XDs will be my next one....

great choice on a fine gun
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:57   #41
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I've still yet to see in person an XDs or a Shield.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:25   #42
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I may get an XDs. Its the only small polymer single stack .45 I have considered buying, it looks like they finally got it right with reliability and reasonable accuracy.
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Old 01-13-2013, 13:14   #43
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Do any of you have a hard time un-chambering a round that isn't fired? seems like the ejection port isn't large enough to eject a live round. I don't normally load and unload my carry guns anymore, but what about trying to clear jam or something later? seems like it would be hard to clear, unless there is another trick to it?
Rack the slide more forcefully.
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I've still yet to see in person an XDs or a Shield.
Take a drive up here to Mountain Home sometime and I'll show you around our local shops...
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Old 01-13-2013, 13:15   #44
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I may get an XDs. Its the only small polymer single stack .45 I have considered buying, it looks like they finally got it right with reliability and reasonable accuracy.
What other ones were you considering?
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Old 01-13-2013, 14:07   #45
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Rack the slide more forcefully.
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Wow... I feel stupid now, haha... just tested it with my 230 Gr. Hydra-shoks and at first it wouldn't eject, then i really racked it hard and out it came! Thanks man, I feel better now!
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Old 01-13-2013, 16:04   #46
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Wow... I feel stupid now, haha... just tested it with my 230 Gr. Hydra-shoks and at first it wouldn't eject, then i really racked it hard and out it came! Thanks man, I feel better now!
Glad I could help...
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Old 01-13-2013, 16:09   #47
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Very Nice!
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Old 01-13-2013, 18:37   #48
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As for comparison pics, I can contribute this:

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Here are some pictures comparing it size-wise to a Kahr CM9 and a Glock 30SF (using 9 round magazine).

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Old 01-13-2013, 18:38   #49
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With regard to holsters... I submit this:

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I picked up two Garrett Industries holsters for the XD-S. First is a Silent Thunder Fusion, a half leather, half leather-lined-kydex IWB holster. It is EXTREMELY comfortable, easy on/off, and conceals the XD-S like it's not even there. I have this same rig for my Glock 30, and I knew it was a good one, and this holster proved no different.

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Second, is a Silent Thunder STX w/leather loops. This is a leather lined kydex OWB rig that snaps on/off to your belt with the included leather loops. It is comfortable and easy to carry, conceals relatively well for an OWB, and the gun slides in/out perfectly and quietly.

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Old 01-13-2013, 19:08   #50
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Congrats! It is one of my favorite carry pistols, and has been a lot of fun to practice with. Cantt wait for the 9x19 model to be released!
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