New carry - Springfield XDS

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    New carry - Springfield XDS

    5 days old. Want to get used to it in stock configuration before I even think about changing anything. Have only put 50 rounds through it so far.

    LOVE IT!!!!!

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    Looks nice, really been thinking about one of these for summer carry. How do you like it?
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    I've had mine for about a month. Enjoy! Looking at night sights for mine.

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    Got mine in Januuary. I put Trijicon HD night sights, PRP grips, PRP trigger kit, and Pearce grip extension. This setup is just perfect for me. Oh yah and ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ rear slide plate installed for good measure ;)





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    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    Looks nice, really been thinking about one of these for summer carry. How do you like it?
    I'm quite impressed so far. It actually shoots well and I have had no issues with it. The recoil is a bit sharp but, I shoot .45ACP anyway so it's no big deal. You do need to have a firm grip on it - my neighbor (he's not a gun person) tried it and about hit himself in the head. But even with his "limp wrist", the XDS still ejected and went into battery just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnferno View Post
    Got mine in Januuary. I put Trijicon HD night sights, PRP grips, PRP trigger kit, and Pearce grip extension. This setup is just perfect for me. Oh yah and ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ rear slide plate installed for good measure ;)
    Looks good! I'm thinking about some grips for it, either PRP or Talons. I'm curious, how much of a difference did it make for you with the trigger kit?

    Mike

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    I just picked one up last week and it is flawless with 75 rounds of mixed ammo through it. I view my guns as tools and not into accessorizing them to look cool or pretty. :) I normally will just put some skateboard tape on the grip if it is slick and a Pearce Grip extension on one of my magazines so I have the option to use it or not depending on my needs. With the XDs I bought the rubber Talon grip decals and they are great. Easy to put on and after heating them with a hair dryer they just melted into the little grooves of the grip and gave me a nice slip free soft feeling grip. They do not interfere with my shirt or pocket as so many say without actually trying rubber grips. I have rubber grips on most of my guns and I never have had my shirt getting stuck on them, ever, and I live in humid Florida. :)

    The Pearce grip extension is also very good on this gun. I have carried it on my belt and in my pocket with it on with no problem. That is all I will do to this gun. It does not need anything else.
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    Looks very good. Lots of firepower in a small package for sure.
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    Picked up my Xds last week, talon grips so far, have a couple of 7 round mags on order from Springfield Armory, have yet to get to range. But I love the size and feel of it.

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    Those guns look good guys. Enjoy them when you can find ammo and get to the range.

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    Worst thing I ever did ( with guns) was to trade off my XD9SC and can't wait to rectify the situation. Isn't it "strange" that Springfield Armory gun lovers never seem to have to put down owners of other make handguns to get across how much they (we) love their chosen brand!? Unlike some brand lovers , said brand to remain nameless!.
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    Great looking carry gun! I am a fan of the XD's and have owned my share of them in the past. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieFoxtrot View Post
    Looks good! I'm thinking about some grips for it, either PRP or Talons. I'm curious, how much of a difference did it make for you with the trigger kit?

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    The Pearce grip extension and trigger kit were the best mods for this guy for me. It significantly helped my aim and grouping.
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    I bought the XDS,this past Dec.I love it.The only thing,i had to do was get the 7rd mag.I have big hands and when i griped it,my pinkie would rest on the bottom of the mag.I have more than enough room now with the 7rd.Congrats.I hope you enjoy yours,as much as i've have mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly Boy View Post
    Worst thing I ever did ( with guns) was to trade off my XD9SC and can't wait to rectify the situation. Isn't it "strange" that Springfield Armory gun lovers never seem to have to put down owners of other make handguns to get across how much they (we) love their chosen brand!? Unlike some brand lovers , said brand to remain nameless!.
    I don't find that True. I'm not a brand lover. I buy what I like. But I frequent the "areas" where there are lovers...All the same to me if theres enough of them.

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