My New Baby

My New Baby

This is a discussion on My New Baby within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I finally bought myself a new sidearm the day before last. Previously I was happy using my Star 9mm mid-size pistol, but decided I would ...

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    Talking My New Baby

    I finally bought myself a new sidearm the day before last. Previously I was happy using my Star 9mm mid-size pistol, but decided I would like to try something a bit different. After much research and advice from other firearm enthusiast, I was focusing on the .357 sig, .40, and .45. Once I learned, what I felt, was more than enough as far as the caliber wars go, I decided if I wanted another mid-size or small pistol, I'd be set with either the 40 or 357... But I decided to go for a full-size pistol, so the choice was clear to me. I bought a .45.

    What made me choose the 45 is how often I noticed even the "cheap" defensive ammo seemed to be producing healthy numbers. I also couldn't ignore how effective .45 ball ammo was compared to other caliber's ball ammo. My thought is, even if my hollow point doesn't expand, I've got a stout bullet doing work... So, the choice was clear for me.

    (Image taken from a cell phone, so it's not the best by any means)

    XD-45 stainless steel side

    Beretta 92FS

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    Very nice. Congrats.
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    She's a beauty!
    I love my XD-45 Compact!..and tote it daily!
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    Excellent choice! You will not be disappointed!
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    Congratulations! XDs are good guns and I'm sure you'll enjoy putting a few rounds through her! (the gun... not whatever female is in your life) :)
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    I think, therefore I am armed.

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    Thank you all. I'm sure I will enjoy this pistol. I need something that can serve as a ccw just as much as a service pistol, and I think the XD will fill both roles very well.

    I am enjoying reading up on what 230 grain ammo I am going to use, and even more so, my holster options. I imagine I'll be asking plenty of questions on the holster options. :)
    Beretta 92FS

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    Congrats on your new pistol and wise choice of caliber.

    Stay armed...with a .45...stay safe!
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    I think you made a wise choice. The .45 definitely knows how to "git 'er dun"!

    I prefer Federal 230gr HP HST's for carry!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Congrats on that new pistol. The old 45acp is still a great round.
    John Steinbeck: Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

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    I always like the XDs.

    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - George S. Patton.

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    XD .45...

    Very nice!

    Those things are great. Loved mine, kick myself for trading it. I shall have another soon though!!



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