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Old 02-20-2013, 21:24   #1
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What do you think of XD handguns?

Here's my XD 40 service model. Thousands of rounds through it with zero malfunctions. Here's some pics. I love this weapon!
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Old 02-20-2013, 21:31   #2
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I have a XDs .45acp with the powder River spring kit installed.

It's an excellent shooter.
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Old 02-20-2013, 21:32   #3
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Love the gun overall....kinda hate the trigger.
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Old 02-21-2013, 13:40   #4
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Love the gun overall....kinda hate the trigger.
I don't hate the trigger, but it is definitely lame.
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Old 02-20-2013, 21:36   #5
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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.
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Old 02-20-2013, 21:41   #6
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I have several with another on the way next week. I like them alot.
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Old 02-20-2013, 21:48   #7
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I got the XD45 when it first came out. It's been very reliable.

No complaints at all.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:39   #8
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I got the XD45 when it first came out. It's been very reliable.

No complaints at all.

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I also have an XD40 and 2 original HS2000s
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Old 02-20-2013, 21:59   #9
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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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Old 02-20-2013, 22:20   #10
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I really like mine (XDm 3.8 compact in .45)

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9+1 with the flush mag and 13 rounders with a grip sleeve for the reload
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:14   #11
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I really like mine (XDm 3.8 compact in .45)

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Next to my G26 for size reference
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9+1 with the flush mag and 13 rounders with a grip sleeve for the reload
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Great gun. The only XDM I own
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:34   #12
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Guess I'll add a picture.

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.

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Old 02-21-2013, 18:55   #13
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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.
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Old 02-21-2013, 19:13   #14
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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.
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Old 02-20-2013, 22:35   #15
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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
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Old 02-20-2013, 22:39   #16
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Part of me wants to trade a CZ SP-01 for an XDM in 9.
I just can't bring myself to do it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:47   #17
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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.
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If you do you will hate yourself for years to come.
I figure I might, but any particular reason why?
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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.
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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.
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