Is this a good deal? XD-.40 SubCompact w/ XML
New guy here, been reading and learning from the veterans on this forum. I had contemplated buying a pistol/handgun for several months and visited this site and others for information. Recently purchased my first pistol, a Springfield XD Sub-Compact in 9mm. Purchased the "kit" from Springfield, handgun, 3 mags (one hi-cap), molded holster (OWB) and case with assorted accessories. I'm really enjoying the handgun and I'm now looking to taking a concealed carry class soon.
Stopped by a gun shop today to browse and found a used XD-.40 Sub-Compact with 3 mags, XML light and case for 429.00. Took the gun apart and everything looked clean inside, nothing unusual (to me, a novice) stood out. Slide felt tight. Outside was clean and free of scratches. Looked like a nice gun at what I thought was a very nice price. Anyone here care to comment? What should I look at on the XD that indicates wear/tear? Is this a good price or should I look at a 1911 someone will surely suggest? Do I just have gun lust in my heart?
This has been a great site for information and I'm glad I joined. Keep up the great discussions. Mods, if this is the wrong forum please move this thread.
Thanks for the replies...
Good advice and thoughts from all. There is a large selection of handguns at this store. Every make/manufacturer I've heard of and a few unknowns. Kimbers and Glocks and Colts, oh my. Desert Eagle for $1100. S&W, Browning, Kal-Tec and all the usual suspects. Large drool factor, the salesman had to wipe the counter off twice.
Two Springfield .45's in the showcase, and five XD's. I joted down these prices:
New XD-9mm, Sub-Compact, 3 clips (one hi-cap), holster, case- $499.00. Asked and said would knock 20.00 off the price to 479.
Used XD .357 Service, 2 clips, case- $400.00
New XD-.40, 3 Hi-Cap mags, holster, case- $519.00 (didn't note if sub or 4 inch, but I think sub)
All XD's are black.
I'm pretty sure 375 would not get the XD-.40, 400 maybe. Lots to think about still. Do I really need another gun this soon? Should I wait, become proficient with the 9mm, get my cc permit and then shop around? I just thought it was a nice price on a gun/frame I have familiarity already. I'll probably go back this weekend and drool more....where is the drool icon?
Thanks for all the input. Much welcomed.