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Old 04-14-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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I was having a conversation with a friend of mine and was wondering if the XD was an issued gun for any of the state police in the US? Also is there a list somewhere that has the issued weapon of each department by state?

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Old 04-14-2010, 02:48 AM   #2
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I was just reading something on this. Sorry I don't remember where. I believe the answer was no but there was an evaluation going on to try and get it accepted. Now this may have been for just one agency, I just don't remember.

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A local pd are current;y being issued the XD40's.

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I have read, I think it was in the COP magazine, that police departments were testing the XD due to the better ergonomics over the Glcok. I am not sure if it is true or not but who knows.
I do know that I would rather carry my XD or Sig over any Glock that I have held. My wife said she would rather carry her XD then her issued Glock 19.
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I don't put much stock in how many PD's issue a particular gun. These decisions are usually made with MUCH input from buerecrats who would'nt know a barrel from a but stock and mainly focus on which gun is less likely to get the jurisdiction sued...I.E. Long heavy trigger pulls are a good thing to these morons becasue it's unlikely that a wounded dirtbags lawyer could convince a jury that the officer AD'd his/her weapon.

Asking random LEO's is also a mixed bag because many of them carry what there handed without question and only fire when there required to qualify.

This site however, has many knowledgable shooters and LEO's who can point you in the right direction.

As for me, I'm a die hard 1911 guy who turned my nose up at poly guns for decades UNTIL I saw the XD .45 ACP's 13+1 capacity which at that time was going for a miniscule $490.00.

I bought it and though no Poly Gun's trigger will EVER be as good as an SA 1911, It is MILES better than the Glock trigger and internally looked to be a MUCH stronger design. If Hi Cap Poly floats your boat, you can't go wrong with anything in the XD line. Also, there still one of the most affordable service caliber pistols available.

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Don't know if they're "issued" or not here, but when I'm at the shop doing business (BSing ) many a LEO come in and buy XDs or S&W M&Ps. Whether or not it is for off duty use I have no idea, but they like 'em a bunch.

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I have noticed that since the XD's and S&W's have came out that there are alot of people buying them instead of the Glock. I was looking at the S&W .45 in a compact. But I saw the new Springfield Mico Compact 1911 and was sold.
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There are many Departments...both PD's and Sheriff's Offices in Colorado where Springfield XD's and XDM's are authorized Duty Pistols.

Chief's like them over Glocks with the changeable rear grip panels to fit any hand size and LOVE the fact you do not have to pull the trigger to disassemble them !

I mostly see them in 40S&W and 45acp.

Colorado State Patrol LOVES their new S&W M&P 40's

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There are many Departments...both PD's and Sheriff's Offices in Colorado where Springfield XD's and XDM's are authorized Duty Pistols.

Chief's like them over Glocks with the changeable rear grip panels to fit any hand size and LOVE the fact you do not have to pull the trigger to disassemble them !

I mostly see them in 40S&W and 45acp.

Colorado State Patrol LOVES their new S&W M&P 40's
My wife works for DOC and would rather carry her Sig then the Glock 19 she has to. I am picking up a XD or XDm 9 in the near future so we will see how she likes it.
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There are many Departments...both PD's and Sheriff's Offices in Colorado where Springfield XD's and XDM's are authorized Duty Pistols.

Chief's like them over Glocks with the changeable rear grip panels to fit any hand size and LOVE the fact you do not have to pull the trigger to disassemble them !

I mostly see them in 40S&W and 45acp.

Colorado State Patrol LOVES their new S&W M&P 40's
You DO need to pull the trigger to disassemble an XD.

You DO NOT need to pull the trigger to disassemble an XDM

I purchase an XD as soon it was available in .45 ACP and don't find this to be of concern as long your double checking your chamber and paying attention to muzzle control.
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