I had an XD 4" in 357 Sig. Wow. what a handful!! This gun got the attention of everyone on the shooting line at the range. My handload was 10 grains of Blue Dot, 124 grain plated flat point, a Winchester primer in a Remington case. Talk about muzzle flash! I cannot imagine using this gun in a defensive situation especially in the dark! It would have to be blinding (and brutally loud) Overall, the gun was flawless for 1000 rounds or so I put through, but no where near as accurate as my Taurus PT99 9mm or Rock Island Armory 1911 45, with handloads or factory stuff. That is why I don't have it anymore. However, I loved the way it felt in my hand and would someday like to have one with the 5" barrel in .45 Auto.
Bought my first Springfield XD in 9 mm today. Can't wait to shoot this thing.
Very little use, the owner wanted a 45 so I got this for 400.00. I already have a Ruger SR-9 that is going to be on the recall so now I have a good gun to use. Never shot one of these yet, but others tell me it will make me want to sell my SR-9. I have read a lot of positive reports on this gun. Just have to get to the range this week.
Right now, all mine are in 9mm.(XD 4" & 3") Makes life easier, same ammo, same mags (long ones in 3" for reloads) & 9mm will kill you or stop you as well as anything else with proper marksmanship, so I practice regularly.
Not to be facetious, but it depends primarily on what you intend to shoot at. My service model is an excellent example of what a double-stack 9MM should be, but I wouldn't want to have to shoot through a car at someone. That said, my next gun will most likely be a .45 revolver.
Mainly because I want a revolver.
i have the xd-9 in 3 inch sub compact.fired about 400 rounds down range.never a ftf as of yet.the gun is very comfortable,i use as primary carry mostly.i bought a don hume holster that is more comfy and carrys the gun in closer.i shot most calbers in this gun and i like the 9mm best.
I've got 2, 4" model in 45 ACP and 3" in 9mm. I've put thousands of rounds thru the 45 and love it. Haven't had a single problem with it yet, the 9 only has a couple hundred thru it. I got the 9 because it's a lot smaller and I wanted a CC gun. I'm not a very big guy so its hard for me to hide a full sized gun unless I'm wearing a jacket which I rarely do. That and I just don't care for a 40.