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What do you think of XD handguns?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by hambone80, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. WayneJessie


    Jan 12, 2013
    If you do you will hate yourself for years to come.
  2. LIke a fool I sold my XD40sc to a friend and will contine to try and buy it back. I don't miss my Ruger SR9, SR9c, or LC9 but really regret getting rid of my XD.

  3. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

    Oct 28, 1999
    Blue Planet

    I also have an XD40 and 2 original HS2000s
  4. moonwilson


    Jan 22, 2013
    The grip safety pretty much kills those things for me. That and they just feel "weird" in my hands. I'll take a Glock over an XD every time.
  5. James Dean

    James Dean

    Jan 31, 2010
    East of Eden
    Great gun. The only XDM I own
  6. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

    May 13, 2008
    Guess I'll add a picture. :supergrin:

    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.
    [ame=""]"Springfield XD - Sear system" - Videos - Viddler@@AMEPARAM@@[/ame]

  7. Chuck66

    Chuck66 Traveling Man

    Mar 10, 2004
    East TN
    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.
  8. Point great, shoot good, like metal mags, like standard sights, like grip safety.
  9. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I love the entire XD line, but especially the XDms.
  10. I don't hate the trigger, but it is definitely lame.
  11. bklynpete

    bklynpete Viet Nam Vet

    May 15, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    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.
  12. Jim85IROC


    Jan 26, 2013
    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.
  13. JohnnyReb

    JohnnyReb Lifetime Member

    Sep 20, 2004
    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.
  14. 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.:wavey:
  15. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    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
  16. Kalmah

    Kalmah Supreme Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    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.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013
  17. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

    Jan 24, 2009
    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.
  18. I'M Glockamolie

    I'M Glockamolie

    Jun 23, 2006
    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.
  19. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    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!


  20. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    BLASPHEMY, HERASY to say such a thing HERE of all places. I am shocked, I tell you, SHOCKED!

    But I agree