My Dream Carry XD - Springfield, Take Note

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    My Dream Carry XD - Springfield, Take Note

    I think this would be the ultimate carry XD for my preferences:

    XD Subcompact Frame (3-inch barrel)
    .45ACP Caliber
    Single-Stack Magazine
    6+1 Capacity

    The pistol could be made slimmer with the single-stack mag, plus the grip would be shorter with the 6-round capacity. If a problem can't be resolved with 6+1 .45 hollowpoints, plus a spare mag, then I shouldn't have been there in the first place.

    This would also be fairly easy to pocket carry.

    Plus, I would greatly prefer a .45 over a .380 like the Ruger LCP and some others. This could be the main (and only) carry gun as opposed to a BUG.

    What do you think?
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    That's too funny. That's pretty much describing what I've just started pondering in the past week. Perhaps an extended mag option similar to the current Compact...maybe bringing it up to 8 rounds?

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    that sounds like one great gun.
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    All that and make it a Glock. LOL
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    As much as I like the Ruger LCP, the .380 caliber really turns me off. I'm not a police officer so I don't see the need for a backup gun, and I would never trust my life to a .380.

    All of the carry methods have their pros and cons, but IF the right gun was available, I think pocket carry would be the best solution. This could very well be that "right" gun for me; small in size but with proven stopping power.
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    Sounds good, I'd be happy to test drive the prototype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    I think this would be the ultimate carry XD for my preferences:

    XD Subcompact Frame (3-inch barrel)
    .45ACP Caliber
    Single-Stack Magazine
    6+1 Capacity

    The pistol could be made slimmer with the single-stack mag, plus the grip would be shorter with the 6-round capacity. If a problem can't be resolved with 6+1 .45 hollowpoints, plus a spare mag, then I shouldn't have been there in the first place.

    This would also be fairly easy to pocket carry.

    Plus, I would greatly prefer a .45 over a .380 like the Ruger LCP and some others. This could be the main (and only) carry gun as opposed to a BUG.

    What do you think?
    I have been wanting the exact XD you descibe. <=1" thick and the same size as the xd sub compact. The grip would need to be .188 to .250 longer to ensure the pinky has a home.

    Right now the G36 is probably the closest match .

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    What you're talking about is the equivalent to a G36
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    Im happy w/ my XDsc-40. It holds 9+1 in the standard mag, and 12+1 in the extended mag.
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    get a Kahr PM45 and quit your whining... ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44Runner View Post
    get a Kahr PM45 and quit your whining... ;)
    Hmmm... I'll check that out.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    What you're talking about is the equivalent to a G36
    Thanks for the info. I checked out the Glock 36 and the length disqualifies it for what I'm after.

    Glock G36: 6.77 inches
    Springfield XD40sc: 6.25 inches

    The Glock is actually a tad longer than the Colt Defender (6.75 inches). My Defender comes just a bit too close to showing for my taste in cargo pants.

    But it was still a good suggestion.

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    I was thinking a defender personally.

    I carry my XD9SC and love it. It is thinner than the 45, higher capacity (they now make a 13 round flush mag for it) and goes BANG every time I pull the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    Hmmm... I'll check that out.

    Thanks!
    No problem. The PM45 sounds closest to what you want to me. 1.01" thick, 3.14" barrel for a 5.67 overall length. Only 4.49 inches tall with the 5 round mag. So its 5+1 but I am pretty sure you can get an extended mag. It comes with two 5 rounders...

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    If Springfield made something like that or the Kahr PM45, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. The only reason I haven't bought a Kahr is the price tag. SA would back it for about $150 less.

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