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drummer_74 02-13-2010 03:57 AM

xd 40 grip safety
ok so i'm looking at buying a xd 40 subcompact and this will be my first hangun. i have shot a couple but not a lot. i was wondering does the grip safety ever get in the way. i've held a xd 40 and i loved the way if felt i just haven't shot one yet and i was wondering if it's noticeable or if it just takes some getting used to? thanks any help will be greatly appreciated..

IGETEVEN 02-13-2010 01:41 PM

First of all, since you are from Oklahoma, welcome! I will be neighborly and try to help you out here. I personally do not own a XD myself and there are plenty of members here that do. They should be along to give you their opinions and experiences shortly. I have shot a few and the grip safety on the XD was no problem at all.

If you have a grip that is in any way correct you won't have to worry about the XD grip safety. The ergonomics of the firearm make the safety a natural part of the grip, so you do not need to adjust your grip. I am sure when you finally get to shoot it, you will find it very likable. The 40 is a good choice, reliable, ammo is plentiful around here, shoot it, use it, enjoy it, and maybe eventually work your way up to the.45 XD.

If there was a problem with the grip safety interfering, it wouldn't be such a popular pistol. ;)


thenewguy821 02-13-2010 01:41 PM

No "Getting used to" necessary. Just grab the handle as you normally would. There is no extra pressure needed to press the safety in, and you don't even notice it when holding/shooting the gun. Same as the trigger safety. It is VERY effective, but you don't even notice it when you are shooting.

drummer_74 02-13-2010 05:26 PM

alright thanks guys. that's all i really needed to know as that my only real hang-up on the gun was the grip safety..i guess i'll really find out when i get to shoot one.. and thanks for the welcomes.

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