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Springfield XD45 is tempting me.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by TN.Frank, May 16, 2012.


  1. TN.Frank

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    As always I call upon the collective logic of my fellow Forum members before I do any gun deal.
    Currently on my mind is a Springfield Armory XD45, standard grip length with 4" bbl. that a local guy has up for trade for a 1911.
    I've been doing quite a bit of work to my ATI swapping out lower quality factory parts for higher quality aftermarket ones. I've gotten it pretty close to where I want it to be, just need an extended stainless mag release, stainless hammer and stainless safety and it'd be 99% done.
    Now I see this guy wanting to trade his XD45 and I get tempted since I've read that XD's are pretty good guns and I'd have 13+1 rounds of 45acp, almost twice as much as I have now with my ATI.
    Since my ATI is my HD gun the more rounds I can have the better because more likely then not in a "bump in the night" situation it'll be grab the gun, grab the flashlight, throw on my pants and go check it out, no time for extra ammo or mags.
    Since I've had my ATI for a while I'm use to having a grip safety so that's not as big of a deal for me as it use to be but I still think it'll take some time to get use to having to depress the grip safety in order to rack the slide but that's just a matter of training.
    So, what do ya'll think, hang onto the ATI and finish up getting parts for it or see if the guy would be interested in trading for his XD45? Thanks.
     

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    let me suggest shoot your buddys gun first. most xd45 are great guns but i bought one and neither me or my buddy could hit with this and we both shoot alot, if the one your looking at shoots good .....trade:cool:
     

  3. deputy tom

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    I can't tell you what to do but weigh the differences before you trade. I'm a 1911 shooter and have been for forty years. The only double stack polymer .45 acp pistol that fits my hands is the XD series. I bought the Compact model. Four inch bbl.,short grip frame and extended mag makes the grip the same as the full size model. It shoots well and I'm happy with it. $500.00 + tax,etc out the door. What do you have invested in your 1911? Go with your gut feelings. Good luck in your endeavor.tom.:cool:
     
  4. TN.Frank

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    The "local" guy isn't my buddy and he lives in Sparta, about 30 miles away so I doubt I'll get to shoot it before we trade.
    I've got close to $600 into the ATI not counting the Fobus paddle holster and double mag pouch, that'd bump it up another $50 bucks so we'd be at $650.
    I saw on the Bud's site where the XD45 kits like this guy has are going for $578 then I'd have to add FFL fees so I'd be around $615 out the door for a new one.
    I think it might depend on weather or not the guy wants to throw in some cash with his gun. I probably should e-mail him first to see if he's even interested or not then we can haggle on "the deal" from there.
     
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    Good planning Frank. tom.
     
  6. countrygun

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    I have the XDM .45. If I only had one good 1911 I wouldn't have traded it off the get the XDM, but that isn't taking anything from the XDM, just I'm a 1911 guy at heart. As soon as I get the night sights on the XDM it will become the "nightstand gun". I can't comment on the accuracy of the XD models but the "M" is as accurate as a lot of spendy 1911s I've fired. The XD series covers a lot of bases for the buck but given the numbers you are talking about, give a look around for an "M" series before committting to this deal. See how this $tacks up against an "M" in your area
     
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    The XDM is the one with the shorter grip that takes a 10 round mag then you can add the mag extension to the standard mag and have a full cap 13 round mag, right??
    Since I don't plan on using this gun as my EDC/CCW(got that covered with my 642) all I need is something for HD and plinking. Also, this gun doesn't have that funky poly rifling does it? I shoot mostly lead(I know, many say it's perfectly fine to shoot lead in a Glock with poly rifling but I'd rather not) so I need standard rifling.
    So, any more comments or info on the XD45? The guy has been in touch and we're in the process of me calling him to see what he thinks his gun is worth so I can better estimate what kind of deal we can work out. Thanks for all the help so far.
     
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    The "M" is a full sized model with an improved trigger and a 4.5" "match" (whatever that really means) Barrel. The XDMc is the compact model.
     
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    I love my 1911's, but I replaced them with a XD45C for a carry piece. It also replaced my G36. My nightstand weapon is a XDm45. I haven't done a thing to either trigger, and only installed Tru Glow fiber optic night sights on both. I mounted a Streamlight TL3 light onto the XDm45. One reason I shoot these guns well, is the grip angle is the same as a 1911. I really don't understand why people make a big deal about the grip safety, if you grip any pistol the right way, the grip safety is automatically depressed. I shot competition with my 1911's, shot thousands of rounds thru them, and never had an issue with the grip safety.

    Whether I would trade a 1911 for a XD45, that you would have to make the decision on. I personally wouldn't, but my financial status may be different then yours.
     
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    Remember, this is an ATI we're talking about. True, I've upgraded quite a few parts but it's still an ATI, if it were a Ruger SR1911 or Springfield Mil-Spec I'd not even think about trading but 13+1 does sound a lot better then 7+1 for those "bump in the night" situations and from all accounts the XD is a pretty decent gun so I don't feel I'd be trading down in any way, shape or form. Just be getting something different that'd still take 45acp.
     
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    You're preaching to the choir :cool:. My competition gun is a Colt 1991A1, that I bought in 1991. There isn't a stock part in it at this time except the barrel and frame, and I wouldn't trade it for any reason. Good luck.

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    Springfield XD45 is tempting me.


    I've had two XD 45's (a 4" and 5") and eventually got rid of both...good guns, I just didn't like the overall length of the grip...for them to maintain a slim grip AND high capacity, the grip was lengthened and it was just too long for concealed carry...eventually I'd like to get an XD .45 compact which I think would be ALOT better...
     
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    CCW isn't going to be an issue with this gun, strictly HD and plinking. How is the aftermarket for them? I mean, you can get anything and then some for a Glock, what about the XD, anyone making stuff for them or do you just run them pretty much stock? Not that stock is a bad thing but you know me, I like to tinker a bit and improve on stuff where I can.
    If I add up everything I've got for my ATI, parts, Fobus paddle holster and double mag pouch, ect. I have about $675 into the gun. I figure that if the XD is in as nice a shape as the seller says it is then it may be worth $525(generous estimate) so they're be $150 difference between the two guns. I'll have to see how much of that he'd be willing or able to make up if we're going to do a deal.
    Personally, I don't care one way or the other if we do a deal or not, I'm happy enough with the ATI, just a few more parts and it'll be just where I want it to be but I look at my guns as tools and the XD might be a better tool for HD at this point in time. Just going to keep an open mind and what will be will be.
     
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    OK, he's trying to tell me his gun is worth $632 bucks because it has a Hogue rubber grip and an extra mag with it, total of 3 mags. I told him sure, that's a new price for one but what does he think a reasonable USED price would be. I priced my gun with the base price of the used ATI I bought, $425 bucks then added the $250 I've put into it so it's $675, if I'd have went with the price of a new ATI($500 or so) I'd be at $750. Either way I think we'll be about $100 bucks apart, if he can't or won't come up with it then I'll just keep on keepin' on with my ATI and add those few parts I want for it and keep it.
    Don't know why folks think their used guns are worth the price of a new one. :dunno:
     
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    Funny how when I question the guy about his price the gun "mysteriously" becomes SOLD in his last e-mail to me yet it remains up for sale on the local guns for sale forum,LOL. :whistling:
     
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    I like the entire XD line.
     
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    Forget him. If you want to trade in your 1911 do so but get exactly what YOU want. The XD45 Compact that I have is not an M series. It takes 10 round mags and the extended mags bring it uo to 13 rounds and the same size as a Service model.These are cheaper priced than the M series but don't have "match grade" bbls. or replacement back straps. Neither of which I need nor want. YMMV.tom.:cool:
     
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    I don't plan on shooting any Matches in the near future so I really don't think I need a Match Grade barrel.
    I took my ATI out back and put 15 rounds through it. Ran like a Swiss watch, hit where I aimed it, kind of glad we didn't make a deal. I'm just going to get my extended mag release, new hammer and strut/pin and safety and call it a day. This gun shoots better then I can and once I get the other parts converted over to higher quality ones in stainless it'll look really nice too and should shoot as well as I could ask for. Plus mags for my 1911 are about $10 bucks cheaper then for the XD.
    Don't think I'll lose any sleep over not working a deal with him. :supergrin:
     
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    Things have a way of working out. Take care my friend.tom.:cool:
     
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    I LOVE my 4" XD45! It'd take alot more than an ATI, no matter what had been done to it, to trade for my XD45. I say trade for the XD. You won't go wrong.
     
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