But it is NOT a 1911. It really shouldn't be compared. Even the Defender is taller and longer (including the beavertail) than the XD(s). There will be no thumb safety on the XDs making it more point-and-shoot friendly.
As a Kahr guy AND a XDm guy, I can't wait to put my hands on a XDs. I love 45acp, love a single stack, and don't want a thumb safety. It may replace my Kahr PM45 someday.
BTW, the PM45 and the XDs have almost exactly the same measurements and the same capacity, but I bet the Springer trigger ROCKS!!
.45acp, .40 S&W, 9mm, .38 Spl, .380 acp, 22lr
12 gauge, .223/5.56x45mm, 30-30 Winchester
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