This is a discussion on NEW: Springfield XDS Single Stack .45ACP Micro within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; For everyone concerned about the weight, Rob Leatham just said on XDTalk that the weight is actually 21 oz, not 29 oz. (I知 assuming the ...
For everyone concerned about the weight, Rob Leatham just said on XDTalk that the weight is actually 21 oz, not 29 oz. (I知 assuming the weight is with an empty mag like most SA specs)
21 ounces is probably a good weight for this piece, about the same as a steel J frame.
Springfield still needs to get their act together and make sure they get simple things right, like releasing the right specs on a pistol and employing reps who have at least heard of a competing manufacturer's products.
Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.
The weight absolutely HAS to be a typo... or the loaded weight.
Even if it is 29 ounces, that just means it's going to be the most controllable micro .45.
Note to self: The only way to win is not to play.
I got to handle at the Shotshow last week and talk to the Springfield guys. Looks to be a winner if 5+1 of 45 will meet your needs.
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - George S. Patton.
Springfield XD's are notoriously heavy. The slim being 29oz doesn't surprise me. I love my XD9sc, but it is not one of my carry guns. My G26 is, my G19 is, my Kahr PM9 is, but not the XD9sc. Too heavy for a little chunky gun. Feels good in the hand, shoots goods, etc., but too heavy for carry IMO. This comes as no surprise about the slim.
Glock 26 XD9sc
Ruger SR9c Ruger LCP
I just don't understand all the debate about weight: to me, smaller and heavier means better shooting and less recoil, right? I have an SA xd-45 SC and a Kimber UC II that I use for CC. Why? It is as heavy as my SA and smaller and slimmer than the SA. I can shoot the Kimber better than the SA because of how it feels in my hand. It is largely based on what feels good in your hands...not round capacity and weight. For SD, one should be able to stop a threat(shot placement), if needed in less than 8 rounds ideally. I know it is hypothetical but is sure how I like to see it. In fact, I would not want to fire my gun at all in a SD case. I will if I have to....
Kimber UC II
SA XD-45 SC
1948 16g Remington Model 24
Mossberg .410g shottie
Despite the fact that I just ordered a PM9, I'd definitely like to check out an XDs in 9mm when it's released. I've found that the polymer Springfields fit my hands very well.
its all BS till you try it at the range....a light weight 45 seems like a fun idea till it goes BANG
Got a Glock 36 and like it pretty good. But would like to try out the XDS myself. May just have to sell the G36 to fund one.
I like SA I have shot the XD 9mm years ago. Very nice to shoot. This gun looks to be really good but I have my sights set on a Glock 30 or 36.