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Old 02-21-2013, 09:34   #26
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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, 09:58   #27
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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.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:11   #28
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Point great, shoot good, like metal mags, like standard sights, like grip safety.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:33   #29
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I love the entire XD line, but especially the XDms.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:40   #30
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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 02-21-2013, 13:00   #31
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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.
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Old 02-21-2013, 13:13   #32
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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.
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Old 02-21-2013, 13:59   #33
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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.
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Old 02-21-2013, 14:07   #34
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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.
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Old 02-21-2013, 14:14   #35
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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
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Old 02-21-2013, 16:50   #36
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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.
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Old 02-21-2013, 17:55   #37
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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, 18:13   #38
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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 02-21-2013, 20:51   #39
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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!



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Old 02-21-2013, 21:20   #40
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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!



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Old 02-21-2013, 21:51   #41
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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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Old 02-21-2013, 22:25   #42
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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.
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Old 02-21-2013, 22:48   #43
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I like'em a lot better when they were known as the HS2000 and costed half the price.
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Old 02-21-2013, 23:16   #44
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:38   #45
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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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Old 02-22-2013, 10:44   #46
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Grip safety is not needed and dumb looking feature....jut my two cents.
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Old 02-22-2013, 14:28   #47
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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.
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Old 02-22-2013, 14:36   #48
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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.
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Old 02-22-2013, 14:44   #49
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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

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Old 02-22-2013, 14:47   #50
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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....
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