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    Congrats. My 45 XDS 4.0 is my main carry pistol. I like the series a lot.
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    Those with failing eyesight have been known to find lasers invaluable. I am one. And grip activation is all I have. I agree the green are more effective than the red. But they are clearly less effective in bright sunlight. So one should train to both use them and not use them for that one time conditions don't support one or the other. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
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    Not to stray too far from the topic, I don't want anything attached to any self-defense handgun. But that's merely how I see it. I know others have different vision.

    For me, it's all point shooting out to 10' and point shooting using only front sight out to 21' feet. Anything beyond, and my first reaction would be getting the heck outta there before lead's airborne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Frame View Post
    For me, it's all point shooting out to 10' and point shooting using only front sight out to 21' feet.
    +1

    Last year I lost my rear sight on my Taurus 709 Slim. I was about to order a set of sights and said wait. I am going to use this with out a rear sight. I need to practice more point shooting.

    Right now I have an Aimpoint red dot sight on my EDC firearm. I find when I present my firearm to the target the red dot is usually right on. I use the red dot mainly for quick follow up shots.

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Frame View Post
    Anything beyond, and my first reaction would be getting the heck outta there before lead's airborne.
    Another +1

    When I go to our indoor range I go right to the 21' line. The closest we are allowed to shoot from is the 15' line I can't remember the last time I shot farther back than 21'..

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    Nice get, Let us know how it works for you!
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    I have had this XDS mod.2 9mm for a couple weeks and have put about 200 rds through it.I have shot 115 gr.Blazer Brass,147 Federal FMJ and my carry ammo,Speer Gold Dot 147 gr. with NO issues at all. They fed perfectly with both the 7 rd and extended 9 rd.magazines.The trigger feels a little smoother than the XDsc mod.2 40 cal that I traded in and the new model is a little thinner and lighter so I can carry it easier.I have done most of my shooting with the fiber optic sights and only a few with the viridian laser and yes, the laser takes a little getting used to.

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    @BSides01 Thank you for the continued reports: Much more valuable than just one "first range trip" report, if people will take the time to do them.
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    Nice acquisition! Enjoy the lasers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    When I teach people to shoot I often use a gun with a laser. The point being, when aiming the gun, if you can see the laser your aim is off. I have seen way too many people at indoor ranges "chase the little red dot" around the target paper, making holes everywhere except center of mass.

    I also know that a lot of people shoot well using lasers. My nearest and dearest is one of them. I am not. They throw me off big time.

    Let us know how it works for you.
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    Excellent choice of handgun and ammo there.

    I like Gold Dots, as they are made a mile from my house, and have a great reputation
    for stopping power with cops and ccw holders. A bonded bullet without any gimmicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    When I teach people to shoot I often use a gun with a laser. The point being, when aiming the gun, if you can see the laser your aim is off. I have seen way too many people at indoor ranges "chase the little red dot" around the target paper, making holes everywhere except center of mass.

    I also know that a lot of people shoot well using lasers. My nearest and dearest is one of them. I am not. They throw me off big time.

    Let us know how it works for you.
    The more you focus on the laser dot the harder it gets to have a steady hold. I find them valuable only as a tool of intimidation and deescalation or for dry fire training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSides01 View Post
    Just picked up a new Springfield XDS Mod.2 9mm with a Viridian Laser and fiber optic sights today to use as my new CCW.Going to the range tomorrow to try it out since I haven't used a gun with a laser before.I have an LCP that I pocket carry in the summer,but I wanted something a little better and for me the Xd40 mod.2 is just a little too heavy and large for my liking.
    I hope you enjoy your XDS as much as I have grown to enjoy my XD's and XDM's.

    I love the ergonomics of the whole line and they have been incredibly reliable for me with thousands of rounds downrange from all of them.

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