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Old 07-25-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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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...............................



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Old 07-25-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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Sweet! Welcome to the forum and the sport.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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