Range Report XD45
This is a discussion on Range Report XD45 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Took the new XD45 to the range today. I am highly impressed. The pic is not as clear as I would like (this is my ...
July 11th, 2006 11:17 PM
Range Report XD45
Took the new XD45 to the range today. I am highly impressed. The pic is not as clear as I would like (this is my first effort at posting pix on the 'net), but the stats are as follows:
50 rounds of Wolf 230-gr FMJ. No failures to feed, fire or eject. No problems of any sort, whatsoever.
Distance was 10 yards, from a sandbag rest. If the pic isn't clear enough, the gun tore pretty much one ragged hole through the black area of the target.
I used both a dead-on and a six o'clock hold. Shoots as well or better than my precious, vaunted, beloved 1911's. And the grip wasn't too big for my lil' girly hands....any bigger and they would be, though.
Mag loader was easy to use. You also get a mag holder and a holster with the gun.
These things are going like hotcakes and I can see why. I'll have to get some more mags for it. It's definitely a keeper. My new co-nightstand gun, along with my GSR.
July 11th, 2006 11:45 PM
I'm with you, I love mine. I'm jealous though- mine won't feed the Wolf ammo. I bought a lot from Ammoman, but now I can't use it. It's fed everything else, though. I've also bought extra magazines. Plus, mine came with the 10 round mags. I was disappointed, since Nevada doesn't have the 10 round limit. I contacted Springfield Armory, and they gave me a return auth number, and they exchanged them for the 13 round mags. I've also ordered extra mag loaders, as I have a tendency to misplace them (left one at the range). Their customer service department has been great.
July 12th, 2006 12:04 AM
Love mine too! Have tried Winchester, Remington and CCI Blazers through her with no hiccups, haven't tried Wolf yet.
July 12th, 2006 01:50 PM
Can anyone comment on how short and tactile the trigger reset is say, as compared to a Glock?
July 12th, 2006 02:06 PM
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Glad you had a good first session.
I have ''lifted'' that target pic for you so it's easier to see - that nice ragged hole
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July 12th, 2006 03:23 PM
Im with ya randy. I never thought anything could come close to my Wilson Combat 1911's but this XD-45 is fast becoming my favorite shootin iron. I have many targets that look similar to that one ragged hole and it is really easy to do with this gun. Mine will feed and shoot enything with no problems but really likes the 230gr. Magtech FMJ and 230gr. Federal for accuracy.
When at home I hang a porchlite on mine to illuminate any thing not on my good side.
I just recently added some Tru-Glow Tritium Fiber Optics and man what a difference it makes.
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July 12th, 2006 03:45 PM
As a dyed-in-the-wool, longtime 1911 fan, you relate! The XD45 is an easy gun to shoot, and it's easy to shoot it well.
I've got a tac light on mine, too, for the bedside.
It's so accurate, though, I'm almost scared to get anything else for/on it....afraid it'll mess up the piece's kharma.
Maybe I'll get some tritium for it later.....
July 12th, 2006 04:09 PM
I am sooooooooo jealous.
Been waiting 2 weeks for mine to come in.
I'll post back when I get a few hundred rounds through it.
Be interesting to see how it handles compared to my full sized H&K.
July 12th, 2006 08:41 PM
I was lead to believe I would need a small gun for carry so I bought the XD9sc. I'm finding I can carry my XD45T for IWB carry. Sold the XD9sc to help finance my Savage model 10 in 308.
July 12th, 2006 10:56 PM
I love my .45 XD. It is a great gun for anything I want to do with it. Very versatile.
July 13th, 2006 04:15 PM
July 13th, 2006 07:27 PM
Ive had ZERO malfunctions in my .45 XD, regardless of ammo. (even wolf, monarch, CCI blazer, reloads etc.) And double taps are natural with this pistol.
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