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Old 12-11-2010, 06:12 AM   #11
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The takedown is so easy after fighting with my CZ.
You actually just named my least favorite part about the XD. While the easy take down is nice, I dislike that I have to pull the trigger to get it to be broken down. That just seems to be begging for an negligent discharge.
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You actually just named my least favorite part about the XD. While the easy take down is nice, I dislike that I have to pull the trigger to get it to be broken down. That just seems to be begging for an negligent discharge.
That is my least favorite thing as well, however, I check double check and triple check before I pull the trigger to do the breakdown.
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That is my least favorite thing as well, however, I check double check and triple check before I pull the trigger to do the breakdown.
Yeah, same here, but we both know that not everyone is that safe or smart. I was talkin' about in general, not me specifically.
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Yeah, same here, but we both know that not everyone is that safe or smart. I was talkin' about in general, not me specifically.
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You actually just named my least favorite part about the XD. While the easy take down is nice, I dislike that I have to pull the trigger to get it to be broken down. That just seems to be begging for an negligent discharge.
are you talkin about a xd or a xdm? i have a xdm and never had to pull the trigger to bread it down... or am i just crazy? kinda hard to pull the trigger with the slide locked to the rear.

And to the op as far as the xdm grip safety. well i love it the xdm fits great in my hand and shoots like a champ. my wife however has smaller hands and even with the smallest back strap she sometimes has a hard time gettin the grip safty to engage. i have to readjust her grip more times then not when she shoots. so it definatly works.
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are you talkin about a xd or a xdm? i have a xdm and never had to pull the trigger to bread it down... or am i just crazy? kinda hard to pull the trigger with the slide locked to the rear.
You have to pull the trigger to take down the XD, but not the XDm.

Not a big deal, but certainly alarming in the wrong person's hands.
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There are a series of videos on the XDm website that very thoroughly describe the advantages of the XDm. If you are thinking of buying one, it is a great investment in time. One of the selling points they really drive home is the disassembly without having to fire the pistol. Apparently it was a large effort on the part of Springfield Armory to include this needed feature.

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You have to pull the trigger to take down the XD, but not the XDm.
Hmmm, maybe I'll take a look at getting an XDm when I get back.
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I ordered my XDm 40 on cheaper than dirt and had it shipped. I shot it yesterday and put about 130 rounds through it. The gun was flawless and I had no problem with the grip safety, though I didn't haven't pressed in a few times and it wouldn't fire. Most of the time, I didn't even think about it.

I love the gun. Just sent in my info for the free magazines and holder. So far so good.

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