The XD-S

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    The XD-S

    Seeming how I picked this up today on my lunch hour this is the only pick I could get! I plan on updating the photos when I get home with side by side comparisons with my other firearms, stay tuned!

    Bought in Fayetteville, AR for $600.23 out the door
    Ain't she purdy! :)

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    UPDATE:

    Went to the range this morning with 100rds of 230gr WWB (Winchester White Box) will full intent to shoot them all, seeming how I was fresh out of all JHP in .45 I will have to update again when I get a chance to shoot some JHP from it. I left my phone in the truck so i wasn't able to take any photos of grouping sorry fellas. after the first 25 rounds I had 3 FTE's in which I came to the conclusion that it was me limpwristing the XD-S and definately not the the guns malfunctions. Be WARNED this small little unit packs a big recoil you're going to have to practice alot at the range to get a grip you are comfortable with, it likes to move around alot in ones hand. But seriously? it's a .45 folks, what do you expect.

    So, from round 26-100 I had finally gotten a little use to this beast and figured out a good grip for me, I did not have any malfunctions of any kind after getting a feel for it and every round went great.

    The Pros- (this is my opinion only)
    - I was skeptical at first with this small frame gun in .45 thinking it would be TOO hard to handle with my hands, After 25 rounds I had my grip the way I liked it and it absolutely loved all the ammo I fed it.
    - I love the red fiber optic sight, at an indoor range with crappy lighting it was really bright, again should of got a photo :(..
    - It looks like my feed ramp has been polished extremely well from the factory. I won't have to do it myself. YAY!
    - Magazines are really easy to eject without having to mash the hell out of the release button. Full or Empty it's much better than my XD-M's


    The Cons- (this is from my opinion only)
    - I can't really comment on the trigger because I have 2 other XDM pistols that I shoot frequently and they are equipped with PRP Triggers @ 3.5 and 4.5lbs. In my opinion ONLY I hate the trigger time and reset, but again PRP Triggers are top notch in my book and when they become avail for the XD-S it shall have one as well. So, I guess this really isn't a con in general, but it is for ME ONLY.

    - I would like to see a larger Slide Stop Release for me with medium hands it's tough for me to find it. (will probably fix with time at range).


    Again, it was only 100rds but, I honestly don't think I will find much of anything else, unless the JHP prove to have a problem loading, I also seen a question about pocket carry in this thread from earlier. I did have cargo shorts on today, and this pistol is NOT a pocket pistol in my opinion, but I'm against carrying a sidearm in a pocket anyway that is where car keys go.

    This gun Rocks!
    Last edited by chammons; June 9th, 2012 at 01:42 PM.
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    Congrats! It's on my short list...

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    just played with one at my local GS. Springfield did this one right. Outstanding feel and trigger is soooooo much better than my regular XD's. A whole bunch smaller than my G36. I predict a winner for Springfield with this offering.
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    Been waiting for that to hit the gun shops,let us know how it shoots.I intend to take a close look at this pistol if it is as reliable as the larger XD models i will be interested.I intend to put off purchase for quite awhile .I just purchased two revolvers and i want to wait till springfield offers extended grip/capacity mags for it.
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    Looking good
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    How's that fit in cargo shorts?

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    Yowzah! Can't wait for the comparison pics!

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    Congrats. Been wanting to get my hands on one as well. It will be my next .45 if all goes well.

    Look forward to more info after range time.

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