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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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All that and make it a Glock. LOL:rolleyes:
 

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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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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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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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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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the kahr is a nice shooting gun; but I still prefer the xd sub .40 I'll take ten rounds
of pretty much the same stopping power as a .45
 

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All that and make it a Glock. LOL:rolleyes:
Yeah,

Make it less accurate and less safe, just like a Glock! Wait also please add a 20 pound trigger pull to boot. :image035:

Sign me up for my new XD, I would love a 45 version of my SC 9
 

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I checked out the Kahr and three things turn me off about it:

1. It's DAO (no, thanks)

2. It's too expensive

3. It's ugly (no offense to Kahr owners since this is subjective)

EDIT: I just can't seem to warm up to Glocks, either.
 
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