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chff95 07-25-2008 01:22 PM

My new toy. (& first firearm)
 
Hey everyone,

I am a complete noob to the gun world. I've wanted to get into it as a new hobby for a while. I've done some shooting with a couple cop friends and have recieved some basic training. Originally I was just interested in getting a weapon for personal defense. After shooting a couple of times at the range I found I really enjoy it. I finally broke down and got my first firearm yesterday. A Springfield XD 9 4". I'm looking forward to learning alot from all you veterans. Just wanted to say hi...............................

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...95/XD9case.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m88/chff95/XD92.jpg

fapprez 07-25-2008 05:10 PM

Sweet! Welcome to the forum and the sport.

Samhain 07-25-2008 05:52 PM

Very nice.... Welcome to the forum.

This can be a very expensive and addicting hobby.
I just bought my 2nd safe, a tall 14 gun safe. My small cube safe
was getting too small, and I bought an AR a little while back and need to lock it up. Now I have an excuse to get more long guns.... I'm thinking shot gun...

chorst294 07-25-2008 07:16 PM

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your fine new firearm. What little experience I have shooting the XD has all been very positive. I wish my Glocks had a trigger like that.

robocop10mm 07-25-2008 07:26 PM

While I don't have an XD, I would feel very comfortable owning one. It certainly would be ahead of Glock in my list of choices.

genie 07-25-2008 10:20 PM

Most everyone I know agrees they find the XD desirable due to it's trigger pull, which is actually a true single-action affair. Glock design is slightly different, and also feels different; some like it, some don't.

I find I can keep the XD "on-target" more easily than I can a Glock.

Chester 08-08-2008 11:53 PM

Hello: IMHO you made a great choice in your selection of a handgun. I also own one, A XD 40 I love it. If for any reason you find the speedloader not satisfactory may i suggest a loader from safariland, It seems to push the casing down further when loading making loading MUCH easier.

741512th 11-12-2008 07:32 PM

Great choice for a first bang-bang. My first was the XD 9mm 5". Good shooter, reliable, accurate, easy to maintain. Based on the Browning Hi-Power, it is simple and fun. The only reason I got rid of it was because I replaced it with a Browning Hi-Power.

Completely addictive hobby and expensive, but well worth it in my opinion.

Phelenwolf 03-25-2009 05:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samhain (Post 33351)
Very nice.... Welcome to the forum.

This can be a very expensive and addicting hobby.
I just bought my 2nd safe, a tall 14 gun safe. My small cube safe
was getting too small, and I bought an AR a little while back and need to lock it up. Now I have an excuse to get more long guns.... I'm thinking shot gun...

What kind of safe did you get? Was it one of the wal-mart specials? Had 2 of them and ended up ordering a 60 gun gun safe. Had to order 1 more because I, like you, had an excuse to get more long guns.:):D

Boy the wife was mad, not so much because I got them but because I did not tell her.:confused: GO figure.

Merc187 03-25-2009 05:49 AM

Congrats on the new purchase! That will definately make a fine starter to the collection that is soon to follow. Oh, what's that? Maybe only one or two you say? Just a Hobby? Pffffft...HAHAHA I said that too about 10 guns & 1000's of rounds ago!! :p

I almost traded my HK USP .40 Compact in on one and started having detachment issues. So I will just wait until I have the money to buy one. Maybe in .357SIG??


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