New Uniform and New Caliber

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    New Uniform and New Caliber

    I made a career change and will be working for a sheriff's office not too far from where I currently live.

    After years of bad mouthing the 40 S&W, and then opening up to the caliber, I will be trading in the M&P 40 for an XD 45. I have fired a few Springfields over the years and don't really have much of an opinion. For the 45 ACP I could go either way.

    What's your take on the XD?

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    Congratulations on the career change/choice
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    Congratulations on the new job. I hope it work out really well for you. I'm sure you will do quite well with the new sidearm!

    I know nothing about those XD's in any caliber except that one of our new women shooters had one in 9mm and it was all wrong for her, mostly because no way could she rack the slide. But that's a totally different situation. (She got A Shield EZ for herself and loves it.)
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    Congrats on the new job. I'm sure the new gun will be fine. I would've feel a bit under gunned with that. Although, I've only shot the 9mm version. I thought it was a fine gun. Just didn't quite work for me, because of a previous injury to my right hand thumb (game keepers fracture). I think you'll grow to like the round as much as, if not more than the 40.
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    Youíll get some anti-Springfield responses to this Iíd expect. Putting that aside, I like the line up. As a 1911 guy, the grip safety is an easy fit for me. All Iíve owned is a couple of XDs, in 45, and they been rock steady.

    I think the 40 is a fine caliber, itís just not my preferred choice. The 40 will get things accomplished. 45 is my preferred so Iím happy youíre moving to the 230 club.

    Congratulations on the new gig.
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    I would look at the FNX 45 before I made a final decision. It has a 15 round capacity, and proven to be reliable.
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    One of my shooting buddies had an XD 45.... Thousands of trouble free rounds.
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    You didn't say if that was a personal choice or if th XD will be department issue.

    Either way you should be good. I've never owned the XD except in .40. I did have an XDm .45 and I liked it a lot better than the G30 I previously had.

    Congrats and good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    You didn't say if that was a personal choice or if th XD will be department issue.

    Either way you should be good. I've never owned the XD except in .40. I did have an XDm .45 and I liked it a lot better than the G30 I previously had.

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    After testing a few firearms, I settled on the XDs or the 9mm Shield. I ended up getting the Shield because it was the first one I got a good deal on. No experience with it, but liked the way it shot and felt in my hand.
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    Congrats on joining the many on "Irish Welfare" My take on the XD's is I don't care for the goofy grip safety. Great choice IMO on the caliber! Good luck and be safe!
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    Congratulations!

    I like the 45 ACP, it is a great round. However, I have only fired one XD before, and yes it did happen to be in 45 ACP.

    The XD has a great reputation for reliability and I did find it to be accurate and easy to shoot. What I didn't care for was the trigger, I found it top be "spongie". It just didn't feel right to me, of course this was one of the earlier models and the triggers on newer models may have changed over the years. Also coming from the 1911, it is hard to find something else with a "good" trigger
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    Some may have political reasons not to like Springfield. I carried a XDS-9 for years without a hiccup.
    Congrats on the new gig :-)
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    Congratulations, sounds like a great new job! Close to home is always good.

    I love a .45, just make sure it goes bang.
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