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    xd action?

    can someone please explain to me the XD's action?
    I always hear it referred to as kinda between SA and DAO.

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    Well. It is truly single action, as the striker is fully cocked anytime there is a round in the chamber. The trigger pull is not bad, if you ask me. There is a generous "take up" when pulling the trigger before you feel any resistance. It's been a while since I've fired other single action hanguns, but the XD trigger seems a bit heavier than I recall my Smith 908. Probably intentional to minimize accidents due to the fact that there is no conventional "safety" that the user turns on and off with the flick of a lever.
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    more of a single action with a long doble action pull

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    ok thats what i was thinking. i dont think the pull is bad at all. plus a little bit longer isnt bad as it doesnt have an external safety. i think that combined with the rest of its safety features is great.
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    it is a good trigger pull lighter than a glock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    it is a good trigger pull lighter than a glock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    it is a good trigger pull lighter than a glock
    Yep better than a glock

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    IIRC IDPA classes it as a SA..

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    I think my Glock has a fair amount of creep to it (if that's the right term)... kind of gritty. And occasionally there is a small catch in it as I begin to take up slack. I half expected it to smooth out some, and maybe it has a bit but not so I can really tell. I must admit, I have never had it worked on to try and fix it, and it has never failed to go Bang in thousands of rounds.

    When I got my XD... wow... there was no comparison. Very smooth, a tad heavy but not too much, and less than the glock. And a very consistent pull. I do like the trigger on the XD that I own a lot.
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    Here is a great write up on the differences between standard DA and SA actions, the Glock action and the XD action. I could not find the original online anymore, but the Internet Archive had a copy...

    Here is the original link (which is not working for me at the moment):

    http://www.handguninfo.com/Archive/w...com/xddasa.htm

    And here is a copy in the Internet Archive that works a bit better:

    http://web.archive.org/web/200604270...com/xddasa.htm

    Hope this helps!
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    Being somewhat used to a Kimber 1911...the "slack" in the trigger is something I am still getting used to with mine. I find myself taking the slack out of it for multiple shots...with my finger at half pull ready to go. I liken it to driving a stick shift car and having the clutch out at the point where it's going to catch and ready for action. But it is nice...I like mine so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojoski View Post
    Here is a great write up on the differences between standard DA and SA actions, the Glock action and the XD action. I could not find the original online anymore, but the Internet Archive had a copy...

    Here is the original link (which is not working for me at the moment):

    http://www.handguninfo.com/Archive/w...com/xddasa.htm

    And here is a copy in the Internet Archive that works a bit better:

    http://web.archive.org/web/200604270...com/xddasa.htm

    Hope this helps!

    Mojo... Thanks so much for your Post! Very good article and since I got my XD9sc just two short weeks ago, it was very timely to confirm a lot of what I have heard about the XD!



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    I like my XD. It seems to be very much like my 45 ACP in some attributes. It is a very popular model with the local LE. In fact based upon their unsolicited testimony at the gun shop convinced me to buy one. I like it but need to shoot it much more. I have only 4-5 boxes through it. Speaking of carry I took the written test, got fingerprinted and paid my fee today. Now I am waiting for 2-3 weeks for the permit.

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    Rossman...

    Congrats on the XD. Welcome to the Forum! I hope you stay and keep posting here.

    Congrats on getting your permit! The waiting will be agonizing... but it builds character!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    Yep better than a glock
    Better than 4-5 lbs?

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