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All right you know what. We've got threads for Glocks. We've got threads for snubnose revolvers. We've got enough 1911A1 threads to choke a horse.

But there's one gun that "out Glocks the Glock" (I don't know what that means either), one gun that does things my precious revolvers can't, one gun that takes a cue from Old Slabsides, borrowing its grip safety and grip angle, and discards the parts I don't like.

Sure it's got a dumb name, it's made in Croatia, and it's nothing a gun nerd like me will cherish or find particularly compelling, the calibers it comes in are all kind of boring, but it's just so darn practical. The safety system is just ingenious. It points naturally. It just works and works well.

But hey you know what, I've got a dumb name, that "other" pistol is made in Austria which can't be much better, and I like being able to buy ammunition at a gas station. Also, brand new magazines are $20 or $25 not $30 or $40. The aftermarket support is amazing, and the gun carries well.

So here's to the XD40, service size with a stainless slide, loaded with 12+1 rounds of 165 grain Golden Sabers. I have found it, and I am content.

XD shooters sound off.
 

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I actually have both a 9 and .40 on my wish list - primarily the 9mm.

I doubt tho it'll happen because of my liking for Mr SIG but - if lot of spare money came along, I'd get that (after my Smith 460!).

Heck I have way too many toys already!
 

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Bud White said:
i have a Xd 9mm Subcompact that came with the little light.

Nice thing about it is i can use 40cal mags for a subcompact and squeeze in 13 rounds i think it is

Are the feed lips close enough for 9mm to work that well?

Shot my Girlfriends compact XD in .40. Nice shooting, pointing gun. The controls, especially the slide release is well thought out........For a right hand shooter.
 

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Reportedly all the full size XD magazines are actually the same save for two differences between versions: where the holes are drilled to show you how full it is, and I've heard that depending on your gun and your particular magazine sometimes you have to bend the feed lips a little and sometimes you don't.

It is nice to know that if I was possessed to by the devil I could pick up another barrel and shoot 9mm or .357 SIG.
 

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Nuthin wrong with that XD by Springfield Armory. :biggrin: WE sell a TON of em where I work. I had one on Hold for a bit, but ended up with my Colt Comander at that time. I 've found a XD in 9MM which is really nice. REALLY gives the Glock, a run for the $$$. :biggrin:
 

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New Owner of XD40 SC

Picked up an XD40 Sub Compact (.40S&W) last weekend. Taking it out this weekend to break it in. Had previously shot a S&W 9mm. Any advice on what to start shooting with, best for me and the gun? I have read elsewhere that it takes about 200 rnds to get the gun 'broken in'. I love the size for carrying. Living in Florida I wear shorts year round except at work, the XD will slip right in my pocket (large shorts) so i have ordered a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster, more when I receive it.
 

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XD9 SC here. What more can I say? It's a great gun. Fun to shoot, accurate, very easy to conceal. I love it.
 

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Euc,

You're makin' me admit to more than I ought to, but, I have one of the original HS2000, an XD 9mm, a two tone XD 9mm with a trigger job by Springfield, and a Tactical.

I guess that pretty much says I think there're great.

And I too have the .40 cal, 9mm hi cap, if you know what I mean and never had a problem with it.
 

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XD-40 Service and Sub Compact here. I even have the 357 Sig conversion barrel for the service, Sub Compact has the Canyon Creek trigger job (very nice). So far they have both been very reliable.
 

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Yep, it's a very comfy gun to hold. Accurate, simple, and has the additional grip safety.

And after every bit of metal on the gun starts to rust the first month you own it, you can ship it back to Springfield for a re-finish!

lol yep.

I'm so glad now I got the stainless. The only blued parts are the controls and the finish on them is halfway worn off. But I knew this would not be a "looker".

The gun's ugly as sin anyway.
 

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lol yep.

I'm so glad now I got the stainless. The only blued parts are the controls and the finish on them is halfway worn off. But I knew this would not be a "looker".

The gun's ugly as sin anyway.
Euc,
I hate to say this, but if you're talking about the two tone, it's not stainless. I bought my two tone thinking it had a stainless slide, but it isn't stainless; it's just a bright, metallic finish. :frown:
 

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XD 9 Sub-compact for sale

P95Carry said:
I actually have both a 9 and .40 on my wish list - primarily the 9mm.
I have a XD 9 mm sub-compact for sale with fiber-optic/night sights, 2 mags - a 10 round and a 15 round, and the case. Price is $450. I've only had it for a few months but decided to go with my Taurus PT145.

Can I tempt you?
 

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Euclidean said:
Well well well... wait until I get home.
I know - I felt the same way when I found out. I just kept lookin' at that slide for "stainless" to show up on it somewhere.

The thing is, not many people know it's not stainless.
 

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Grrr that ticks me off. Had me fooled. I'd have just bought the blued one if I'd known that.

Oh well, it does mean my gun is different from all the other ones and it does look better at least.

There's a local guy here who will put any kind of finish you want on a slide for $70 so if it's ever really a problem there's your solution.
 

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I've shot an XD40 with the ported barrel and really liked it. I'm thinking more and more that I might have to pick up a service size and a sub-compact. the SC comes first, because I'm thinking that instead of the G26 for an angle carry bug.

Anyway, that'll be a few years down the road I think.

--Jim
 
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