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Old 03-09-2014, 10:04   #1
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Springfield XD...you thoughts?

A couple of days ago, I found a ripe deal on a brand new Springfield XD with 4 inch barrel in 357 Sig. I haven't made it to the range yet, but would like some input from persons who have experience with the XD in general, and the 357 Sig version in specific. Any "boogers" or inherent things I need to be aware of?

I had a XD many years ago with they first crossed the Atlantic, and it, too, was a 4 inch barreled gun but in 40 S & W. I loved everything about the gun except for the fact that it would not feed the 11th round in the mag, no matter what mag. I purchased a couple of new mags to go with the two that came with the gun, but they too, would not feed the 14th round. I never could figure out what was wrong with that gun. Hence, I'm kinda' leery of the XDs, but this deal was a good one, and I've been wanting a 357 Sig, so, plopped down my money and walked out the door.

Once again, your thoughts would be appreciated....


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Old 03-09-2014, 10:09   #2
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Springfield XD...you thoughts?

XD's are phenomenal guns. Great shooters and built like tanks. Those are the qualities that make them great shooters, but sucky carry guns. I'd still have mine today over any Glock if it weren't for that. Never had any issues with my xd40.


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Old 03-09-2014, 10:14   #3
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Great guns

I much prefer the XDm line, but I'm a fan of the standard model as well.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:39   #4
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I have a 4" XD in .40 and it's been great, if the .357sig is a deal then go for it you can always ad the 9mm barrel later if you want. Go the the XD forum it has a lot of good information, although it's not as good as GT but then what is.

I feel like the Glock trigger is better, just my opinion, and I also like the XDM better but I don't know if it is worth the extra coin.

There is also talk of roll pins breaking but that is an easy and cheap fix.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:44   #5
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Ya always hear bad about any handgun on the net. But mostly I hear good things about the XD, never owned one as they don't fit my had well for some reason.
.357 is a good load.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:52   #6
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I have really become a fan of the XD/XDM/XDS line. I have an XDS in 9mm and it has taken over the role of "most carried" by me (replaced my Gen 2.5 G27).

Yesterday, I took my cash to the LGS with the intent to buy another 9mm. I was literally holding a Gen 4 G26 and an XDM 3.8 Compact for a full 30 min. I ended up bringing home the XDM. It just fits my hand better. I have to say that Glock's cutting a few corners on fit and finish played a part.

357 Sig is a very nice caliber. One drawback would be availability of carry ammo and the price of bulk stuff. If you have a good source for both then you should be gtg.

The slide pin seems to be the main weakness and can be easily replaced with a stronger version for about $5.


This link has some really good info on the XD/XDM series.

http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/general...ional-use.html
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Old 03-09-2014, 13:53   #7
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Had a XD .45 Compact nice shooter with a long but smooth trigger. I foolishly traded for a Glock 19.
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Old 03-09-2014, 14:34   #8
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Have an XDm 9mm. It seems to be a decent service pistol. Doesn't blow me away with ergonomics, overall quality or performance. Seems just ok to me.


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Old 03-10-2014, 03:50   #9
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I have an XD-45 tactical and a 4.5 XDm-40. Just got a Storm Lake .357 barrel for the XDm. Both are great guns and have been absolutely reliable with all kinds of ammo. I love using the .357 barrel, it's a real pleasure to shoot in that platform.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:59   #10
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Thank you all,

It seems that the XD/XDm are one of the few handguns that doesn't get bad reviews. My first one wasn't right, but maybe this second one will do the trick.

Once again, thank you
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:59   #11
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Not sure what was wrong with your first XD, but I will echo the group. My XD's have been great. I do not have 357SIG, but have 40S&W, 9mm, and .45ACP, and have been completely satisfied with them all, no issues. The XDs went through some recall issues, but that is a separate platform, and I didn't have that particular firearm, so I watched from the sidelines...

For the XD you described, if you want it, I would say go for it!

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Old 03-11-2014, 00:18   #12
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My XD 357sig has been one of my carry guns for years now.
Never had a single failure. The only problem I have with it is the cost and availability of ammo lol.
I ended up getting a .40 barrel for it a while back and that's helped a lot in that department.


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Old 03-11-2014, 05:17   #13
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A few years ago I had a XDM and XD in .40 cal. Both broke and had to go back to SA for repair.
Soured me on them.
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My one single gripe with the XD/M line is the roll pin that holds in the striker. Enough dry fire and it can break eventually, although there are thicker upgraded pins out there. Too bad they couldn't just update the design to be more like the XDS that seems to not need one.
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Old 03-11-2014, 14:44   #15
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Thank you all for your input.

Went to the range today with my new XD in 357.........I very pleased, and that's a bad thing. Now, I want more, and that can get expensive.......
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Old 03-11-2014, 16:50   #17
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made in Croatia
I know, right? Who'd buy a gun from THAT part of the world

Austria-Hungary (which includes modern Croatia and the Czech Republic, in addition to Austria and others!) were ruled under a dual monarchy until 1918 (near end of WWI).

Who in their right mind would buy a firearm made in Austria (Glock), the Czech Republic (Česká zbrojovka, or just "CZ") or Croatia (HS Produkt, imported as the XD by Springfield)?!?

Oh... wait... I would!
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Whats your point? Glocks are made in Austria.
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I agree. I prefer to only purchase American made firearms. Hi Point is made in Ohio, right? Quality stuff.

As was stated above, central Europe has a good history of making some quality firearms. Better yet, lets judge a gun on their track record. The XD/XDM is a solid product.
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