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Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by Threetango, Oct 30, 2012.
With his big brother XDm
Nice! Congrats on the new additions. May I ask what they got you for on the XD-S?
Can you get a bottoms-up or head-on shot for thickness comparison?
Pearce grip just released the pinky extension for the xds. Grab them on it site.
Internet and facebook are slow this evening.
I will check out the Pearce grip okdonk.
Just saw this, $525 out the door (no tax) at the Ft Jackson PX.
Got it thanks.
Awesome piece. She's a beauty. That's another one I need to make holsters for!!
Congratulations on the new item.
Looking forward to hear how you like it after a range session.
WOW! That grip does seem MUCH thinner.
The XDs is tiny, yet surprisingly easy to shoot well. The trigger is good enough that you can double-tap pretty well, which isn't the case for most tiny guns. Felt recoil is surprisingly tolerable, totally manageable. Great sights. I've got 200rds through mine and am trying to figure out if it'll unseat the Shield as my go-to micro EDC. I'd highly recommend either to anyone in search of a truly 'shootable' micro in a combat caliber. Both have a loaded weight of about 25oz.
The one and only flaw I can find in this gun is the meager 5+1 capacity. Yes, I take my 100rd WWB value packs to the range, and shoot 20 freakin mags through that darn thing. It's amazing how quickly it runs dry in contrast to the 13rd XDm. Some will see that as a deal-breaker. I consider it less than ideal, but 6rds of 45acp ought to buy me enough space to escape most foreseeable jams.
Mine hasn't been cleaned yet. That'll come after the next 50-100rds of WWB runs through it next week, along with an assortment of JHPs. If (when) it's still singing at 100% after that session, it'll get cleaned up and prepped for carry. I have a feeling it will in fact end up knocking my Shield onto the bench.
I advise against pinky extentions for SD. They are sharp, and if you hit the median nerve in the palm of your hand, it could be out of commission for several minutes.
I totally disagree, the edges are rounded and have nothing to do with your palm as they don't even go back all the way to the rear of the mag..
Actually, it wouldn't be a problem if it did go all the way back. It's the point that you're concerned about impacting your nerve cluster, not the edges.
This guy's talking about when you tap the magazine. I've never had a problem, maybe I have weird hands or he does and if you tap with the heel of your hand that eliminates any BS and the extension grip outweighs this potential problem to me. I always have the pinky extension mag in first anyway.
I guarantee you, that nerve cluster is there. You may not ever hit it, but if you do, trust me you will know it. Your hand will be a limp rag. It's worse than hitting your "funny bone"
Seems to me that with the 100's of rounds shot at the range such an issue would pop up. More likely to have a weapon malfunction than this nerve thing. Train with the extensions and if you don't get this problem it would be highly improbable to happen in an SD situation. Even then, you probably won't need to reload. And if you do twang the nerve most serious shooters train with one hand and off hand so it isn't like you are defenseless. Just my viewpoint for what little it's worth.
Not a problem BClaton and interesting info. I try to practice tapping the mag with fingers curled using heel of my hand.
Just received my 7 rd mag for the XDs today ( it's flat) and comes with 2 sleeves for the SA supplied backstraps.
So now it's 1 in the pipe and 7 in the mag.