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Old 11-13-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default XD Mod.2 series

Has anyone had a chance to look at the new XD Mod.2 yet? What are your thoughts.

Caliber: 9x19MM/.40S&W
Capacity: 9x19MM 13+1 w/x-tension 16+1
.40 S&W 9+1 Rds 12+1 Rds W/X-Tension™
Grip Width: 1.19”
Weight: 26oz W/Empty Mag
27oz W/X-Tension™
Length 6.25”
Height 4.75”
5.5” W/X-Tension™
Barrel 3” Hammer Forged
Slide Forged Steel
Frame Polymer
Finish Melonite®
Magazines 1 Stainless Steel Flush &
1 Full-Sized W/X-Tension™

As for me no .45 caliber not interested.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:45 AM   #2
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havent seen one in person but im not a fan of the xd. xdm yes xd no
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http://www.gunsandammo.com/first-look/springfield-armory-xd-mod-2-sub-compact-pistol/?utm_content=9683938&utm_medium=social&utm_source= facebook



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The newborn Mod. 2 sets out to improve the shooter’s experience with GripZone. According to Springfield, “GripZone is every surface on the frame that makes contact with your hand.”
During its development, human biomechanics were engineered into the placement and textures of GripZone. Three different textures are molded into specific parts of the grip where slip-resistance is most critical. The resulting ergonomic improvement gives shooters more traction on the grip surface while applying less force on the frame.
In addition to the GripZone treatment, Springfield Armory has also re-contoured the grip and reduced the frame’s circumference. Overall, its 1.19-inch grip width measures one tenth of an inch thinner than the original XD Sub-Compact. Other changes to the frame include a rounded trigger guard and a slim-contoured disassembly lever. While many dimensional changes were applied to the new design, the XD Mod. 2 Sub-Compact maintains compatibility with original XD magazines and holsters.
The XD Mod. 2′s reduced frame size also results in a slimmer slide for improved concealability. Shooters will take notice of the new posi-wedge slide serrations that bear close resemblance to those of the single-stack XD-S. Atop the slide, a low-profile rear combat sight and fiber optic front sight offer an extra 1/2-inch sight radius as well as faster target acquisition. The pistol also comes with red and green fiber optic replacement rods.
I really hope they aren't going to do this to the rest of the line XD & XDm up.
Seriously... Grip zone? WTF? How lame is that. Why not "Extreme Grip Zone?" Crap like that might be great on the side of a pair of athletic shoes, but it looks idiotic on the side of a pistol.
So, yeah, not a fan. It strikes me as change for change's sake. Admittedly XDs were always a bit clunky looking compared to Glocks and M&Ps. I accept that. This looks like they sent the design work out to a Chinese toy company.

Opinions vary of course, but I'm not going to be trading my XD40SC in for that thing.
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More than a bit clunky. I have an XD45 compact and it is a good gun. Easy to shoot but it is top heavy. Definitely not a 1911 but it holds more with less weight. Sales probably flattened so they came up with a new latest and greatest.
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i love my XDm's in 40 and 9mm, along with my XD45 compact. great guns. do everything i require and nothing more.

but it looks like that is based off the XDs series to me. i haven't had a chance to fully check out the XDs yet, so i can't really comment if this series 2 version is better or worse. i do appreciate the slimness of going single stack though.
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i love my XDm's in 40 and 9mm, along with my XD45 compact. great guns. do everything i require and nothing more.

but it looks like that is based off the XDs series to me. i haven't had a chance to fully check out the XDs yet, so i can't really comment if this series 2 version is better or worse. i do appreciate the slimness of going single stack though.
It's not a single stack. The XD SubCompact is not to be confused with the XDs. Two different critters. The XDs shares it's lineage with the XDm Series. This is an update of the older XD series, the XD Subcompact in particular.

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Overall, its 1.19-inch grip width measures one tenth of an inch thinner than the original XD Sub-Compact. (WooHoo a tenth of an inch!) Other changes to the frame include a rounded trigger guard and a slim-contoured disassembly lever. While many dimensional changes were applied to the new design, the XD Mod. 2 Sub-Compact maintains compatibility with original XD magazines and holsters.
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i bought the xd mod 2. fires consistent with the point and shoot technology of the entire xd line. ergonomics are slightly different--not sure that it is enough of a change to say it effects the recoil compared to the xd subcompact or xds but is easy shooting and the grip is nice and sturdy in the hand. I will carry this in my purse for concealment and not on my body only because it is a bit too heavy for my taste when loaded with the 13 rounds. probably not an issue for a man used to carrying subcompact double stack though. I have no issues with it at this point--am still breaking it in however--so far so good. thanks.
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They have several to choose from and it obviously is an indivdual choice. But I like the XDS in 45 ACP. One of my nw carry guns! Very easy to hide and the power to do the job.

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I used to have an XD45c, currently have an XDm45, XDs9, and XDs45...they're all really good guns, so this probably is too. I plan to add an XDm9 5.25" to my collection at some point. It's really all about personal tastes. I'm sold on the fit and finish of the XDm for my desires. When it comes to tupperware, I also have a couple Glocks and a CZ P-09. I like them a little less, but they're plenty good to keep around.

Buy what suits your hands and your tastes. If they fit you, I can't offer a bad word about the polymer pistols from Sig, CZ, Walther, Beretta, Glock, H&K, Ruger, FN, S&W, or Springfield. I've shot the vast majority and they're all highly reliable and generally more accurate than me. Taurus is (IMO) a mostly good brand with too many QC issues. In other words...most Taurii are quite good; but there are too many that fall short for me to depend on them. But I'd trust a well-tested Taurus too.

There's a bevy of 99+% reliable poly auto pistols on the market right now. That's a good thing. It just depends on the ergos, grip, controls, sight picture, trigger, size, weight, capacity, and budget that each shooter is after. I'd trust any of those listed above (in red) to generally perform like champs. There are surely other fine options, those are simply the mainstream examples. Buy whatever fits.
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As usual, personal preference. I love my xdm 45 and I would take ANY SA over any Glock (after owning Glock and moving on). Nothing bad to say about Glock functionality, but they are not for me ergonomically. And let's not call SA's ugly compared to Glocks. Glocks are very pretty if you are a bricklayer, but that's about it.

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