Springfield Armory XDs .45 ACP

Springfield Armory XDs .45 ACP

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    Springfield Armory XDs .45 ACP

    I recently purchased the Springfield Armory XDs .45 ACP. I still have to break in this gun -- I've only shot 40 rounds through it, but so far so good. I've read that a mistake a lot of people make that buy this gun is that they don't clean/oil it before shooting. After cleaning, oiling and racking it quite a few times, this gun has been a pure pleasure to shoot. The recoil is MUCH less than what I was expecting. Obviously, this is a small gun for a .45 -- the only thing I need to do to improve the gun is put on some grips. I ordered the X-TREME GRIPS FOR THE XDS. I narrowed down the grips between the PRP grips and the Talon grips. Based upon what I've read, the PRP grips are cut to a bit more precision, although I'm sure the difference is negligible. I haven't recieved them, yet, so I'll have to post later my feedback on the grips.

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    A friend of mine has this gun. I've shot it, and it's a keeper for sure. Definitely a nice pocket full of kryptonite!
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    Re: Springfield Armory XDs .45 ACP

    Nice. Congrats.

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    Dang, it's even bi-tone.

    Jealous.

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    Looks sweet.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    The duo-tone is sweet. Mine's all black, though. I'm a big fan of black guns (even the evil kind).
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    I had that same box of fun follow me home tonight. Clean tomorrow and a trip to the range is on for the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streetwise View Post
    I had that same box of fun follow me home tonight. Clean tomorrow and a trip to the range is on for the weekend.
    Yup, that's the thing with this gun. After you clean/oil it, rack it with authority afterwards and this gun will treat you well.
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    +1 on the clean/oil. Mine has treated me very well so far.

    I have about 1,500 rounds through it. The trigger gets better and better with use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnferno View Post
    Yup, that's the thing with this gun. After you clean/oil it, rack it with authority afterwards and this gun will treat you well.
    Yup! I'm loving mine. It's not a gun to be gentle with, especially racking a round.

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    I have about 600 rounds fired with mine so far and it has been 100%. FMJ, Federal HST, Berry's RNFP and Bayou 200 SWC, all fed and fired great.

    I have taken to wearing Mechanix gloves for long range sessions and then finishing up with a couple of magazines bare handed.

    The XDs seems to find just the right spot to dig into my old hands.

    I have been carrying it a lot in a Sticky holster and using a Hume JIT at the range. I just got an Old Faithful holster yesterday and so far just wearing it around the house.
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    Awesome super model. (skinny) I am waiting out the 9mm XDs for a summer option. I have had most XD models and every one was excellent.
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    I love mine, it has been a stellar performer so far.
    No one ever said it'd be easy.

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    Congrats! Never problem mine, she gets cleaned with frog lube.

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    Just ordered the crossbreed supertuck deluxe. Any opinions?

    Also does anybody carry with the 7rd extended mag?

    Thanks!

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