First off, I have to say that the XD45C was a total impulse buy. I've always disliked hammerless guns, but hearing good things about the trigger, I had to try one out in the store last week. The counter guy set me up with the compact and a snap cap. I immediately noticed the ambidex mag release which is big for a leftie and that it felt good in my hand.
I was totally amazed with the trigger pull. It was short, fairly crisp and very similiar to a 1911, albeit somewhat heavier. Then when he showed me that it became full sized (capacity) with a magazine change I was pretty much sold. The illegal in California stickers on the box also helped.
Here's a couple pics before going on to the shooting details. I've ordered a rig for it from Ugly Bald Guy Holsters, but still waiting on that to be made before I determine if it's a good carry piece or not. I suspect it will be rather concealable with the compact magazine.
Compact Mag, 10+1 capacity.
With full size mag, 13+1 capacity!!
Now for the real meat and potatoes. How does she shoot? Well, the answer to that question is great. It easily digested 150 rounds of 230 gr LRN reloads that I made and 20 rounds of Federal 230gr Hydro-shoks. Even attempting to limpwrist the pistol produced no failures of any kind.
Accuracy was very good. Groups were tight at 10 yards and I suspect I can get them a lot tighter after I get used to the trigger (not bad, just heavier than I'm used to). At 25 yards I was easily on paper smaller than a human torso.
Here's a shot pic. 10 yards, 1 handed with reloads. Could be better and will be once I get used to the slightly heavier trigger pull, but still well within Minute of BG. Two mags worth, so 24 rounds of .45acp!
With all that being said, I'm happy with an impulse purchase and would recommend the XD45C to other individuals. For ~500 bucks out the door, it's a good deal and may just end up as my EDC