Originally Posted by gunownerz
Hey guys - I'm trying to think through all of my options for a good carry gun. I'm in between the nano, shield and the XDs.
I haven't had a chance to shoot the XDs and wanted to hear your thoughts on it.
I too was in a similar quandary about a ccw. I went through the Sig 290 and the Kimber Solo Carry and had huge reliability issues with both. I was in a local gun store when the first XDs came in. I was immediately impressed with the feel of it so I bought it. I have put over 1000 rounds through it and do not have words to describe how amazing it is. After 1000 rounds I have not had one ftf with it. I also have a Shield, which is a fantastic pistol, but the main difference between the Shield and the XDs is accuracy. The XDs is far superior in terms of accuracy. The XDs shoots like a much larger pistol. I even took mine to an IDPA shoot and placed well with a "pocket pistol." This would be very difficult with the Shield, which shoots more like a smaller pistol should. The XDs is very easily concealed. I am a physician and it is my constant companion. It is easily concealable even with the scrubs that I wear. I use a Crossbreed IWB when not at work and a 511 tactical shirt when at work.