XDS opinions

XDS opinions

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    XDS opinions

    I recently got a chance to check out a XDS 45 acp at my LGS and its beautiful, but I'm having some reservations spending the money. Opinions on the weapon? Does anyone know of a realistic timeline for when it will be
    available in 9mm or 40? Keep in mind this is the first one I've seen anywhere near where I live. Approx $530.


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    That this for what it's worth, but I read somewhere on here that the 9 and 40 would be out in the 1Q of 2013.

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    No Idea for the 9mm or 40 but I have two and each of them have over 1500 rds down range flawlessly.
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    I've seen articles on the internet that quoted reps as saying this winter for the 9 and 40. So I'm hoping for spring.

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    It's been a great gun for me, absolutely love it. No problems, and it's nice having a .45 to carry and not know it's there.

    Also, $530 isn't a bad price... seen them go for much more (seen them go for less too, but not often).

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    I have shot about 250 rounds through a rental XDS and I like it. I have also heard that the 9mm/40S&W version will be out 1st QTR 2013 which will probably mean summer 2013. God Bless

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    I have one wth 500 rounds through it with no issues other than the slide not locking to the rear in a few instances. Two co-workers also own them and theirs have been flawless. It is a pleasure to carry, very comfortable.

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    I've got some decision making to do. Might take a coin flip! The gun fits my hands great, but I wish I could shoot it before I make up
    my mind. (no rentals around) I currently have a XD 9 subcompact and I love it, but its a bit fat. Waiting for the 9 or 40 might be a
    smarter option, but who actually knows how long that will take.

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    The XDs is pretty nice. With the 5 round mag the grip is just a little short for my comfort so far (I haven't had much trigger time with this gun). With the 7 round mag, the grip seems way to tall to me and rules out pocket carry in this configuration. I will be taking a close look at the XDs in 9mm when it becomes available. I should have resisted the impulse to buy now. If I could do it over, I'd wait and compare it side by side with the 9mm.
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    From my understanding *if* they use the same frame, etc. as the 45acp model, then the 9mm will only be a 6+1 and the 40S&W will be 5+1 like the 45acp model. However we will not find out for sure till it comes out. God Bless

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    So far I have found that the XDS in 9mm is 'projected' to be out by Christmas, and the .40S&W a couple months after that. I'm still not sure if I'll be able to wait that long!

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    I'm not a Springfield fan, but it's interesting, and the price seems on par with others in that catagory.
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    agree with others here that am waiting for the XDs 9. Perfect size for the 9mm.

    for .45 carry, I'm sticking with my Glock 36 or Kahr CW45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crow27 View Post
    I recently got a chance to check out a XDS 45 acp at my LGS and its beautiful, but I'm having some reservations spending the money. Opinions on the weapon? Does anyone know of a realistic timeline for when it will be
    available in 9mm or 40? Keep in mind this is the first one I've seen anywhere near where I live. Approx $530.
    I've got one and LOVE it! I've never had a misfire, or jam. I also use reloads in mine and still dont have any problems. my only gripe is the magazine size but I always carry a second mag with me and if I can't end the problem with 11 rounds then I guess I don't deserve to live.

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    I can't get one in my state, but they look very nice. Makes me sad I won't be able to own one unless I move.

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