All right you know what. We've got threads for Glocks. We've got threads for snubnose revolvers. We've got enough 1911A1 threads to choke a horse.
But there's one gun that "out Glocks the Glock" (I don't know what that means either), one gun that does things my precious revolvers can't, one gun that takes a cue from Old Slabsides, borrowing its grip safety and grip angle, and discards the parts I don't like.
Sure it's got a dumb name, it's made in Croatia, and it's nothing a gun nerd like me will cherish or find particularly compelling, the calibers it comes in are all kind of boring, but it's just so darn practical. The safety system is just ingenious. It points naturally. It just works and works well.
But hey you know what, I've got a dumb name, that "other" pistol is made in Austria which can't be much better, and I like being able to buy ammunition at a gas station. Also, brand new magazines are $20 or $25 not $30 or $40. The aftermarket support is amazing, and the gun carries well.
So here's to the XD40, service size with a stainless slide, loaded with 12+1 rounds of 165 grain Golden Sabers. I have found it, and I am content.
XD shooters sound off.