Range Report! XDS....

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by fpdsniper, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. fpdsniper

    fpdsniper New Member

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    So, I took my new Springfield Armory XDS to the range today to get qualified with it. This is our standard, Illinois State Police Standardized Qualification Course, generally used for full size duty pistols like my XDM .45. I grabbed 200 rounds of our duty ammo: Winchester Ranger 230gr., along with 100 rounds of our Ultramax 230gr. RNL training ammo. This course of fire is 30 rounds conducted at 5, 7, and 15 yards and is timed. My first round through was shot shot quicker than I needed to so I could get a feel for the pistol, and see if there are any malfunctions. Scoring is very simple. Anything inside the rectangular center mass box is a hit. Anything outside is a miss. The minimum score to pass is 70%. I shot the entire course, and here was the result:

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    Here is a close up. One shot away from a perfect score:

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    After my first two rounds, I looked at the touching holes and smiled. Not because the pistol was shooting to point of aim, but because it occurred to me that I did not recall any recoil! Meaning, that the recoil was so insignificant, I didn't notice it. What "they" say is true. For such a powerful little pistol, the recoil is quite manageable and forgiving. As for malfunctions? Not a single one, thank you. Most officers would have been very pleased with a nearly perfect score. Not me. I decided to shoot the course again. So I grabbed 30 more rounds and loaded the 5 and 7 round mags, and shot the entire course again. Here's the result:

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    Here's a close up:

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    Although I "almost" put one out, it was on the line resulting in a perfect score. :D Again, not a single malfunction. So then I decide to load up 7 rounds, and shoot a rapid fire string of head shots only at 10 yards. Here's the result:

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    I then slowed things down, and shot an 8 round string at the little bullseye target in the upper left corner:

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    Not too shabby! I finished off by firing the remainder of the ammo in rapid fire succession holding the gun at weird angles, limp wristing on purpose, and trying to make it malfunction. It refused. :cool:

    I brought it back to my office, stripped it down and cleaned in about 5 minutes time. Super easy, like all XD's. In closing, this pistol is exactly what I had hoped for, and more. The low profile iron sights with fiber optic front, and two dot rear are excellent. It is very slim and light, making it a great everyday carry pistol. It is very accurate for such a short barreled weapon, making it a great plain clothes carry or back-up weapon for uniformed officers. It disappears using the included paddle holster, and I find myself occasionally checking to see if it's still there! I had a Ruger LCP .380 that was much more unpleasant to shoot than this pistol. My 1911 holster fit these mags perfectly, so I won't have to replace my mag/handcuff pouch. Another nice bonus. All and all this pistol has lived up to the hype from the shot show. Tiny, light, slim, powerful, easy to shoot, easy to conceal, and very well made describes this gun. If these qualities describe what you're looking for, look no further.

    Donnie
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Nice shooting and thanks for the range report!
     

  3. gwb8568

    gwb8568 New Member

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    Thank you very much for the report, it was a great read and very informative to somebody on the newer end of semi-auto handguns and looking to purchase more. Awesome shooting results too !!!!
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Thnaks for the post. I have been intrigued by XDs since first reading about it a few months ago.

    What are they selling for?
     
  5. fpdsniper

    fpdsniper New Member

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  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Great range report Donnie! +1 Thanks and congrats!!! :cool:
     
  8. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    I held a XDs at my LGS yesterday.

    It felt nice.

    :cool:
     
  9. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Northwest Armory in Milwaukie OR is taking orders with pricing at $499
     
  10. fpdsniper

    fpdsniper New Member

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    That's a great price!
     
  11. jamesb

    jamesb New Member

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    Very nice. Held one yesterday for the first time. Really digging it and I might swing back up to grab it tonight.
     
  12. GIBro

    GIBro New Member

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    Now that's a good price for it.
     
  13. jim65809

    jim65809 New Member

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    Great range report. I picked one up today at my LGS. Had to pay more than I wanted, but it was the only XDs in town. Hope to shoot it this weekend.
     
  14. estalzer

    estalzer New Member

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    I purchased one a few ago. Not easy to find here in NH. Love it. It's an XD that exceeded the others I own.
     
  15. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    Are there any rumors about when it's coming out in 9mm?

    I just bought a 9mm S&W M&P Shield in 9mm.

    I'd have rather had a XDs

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  16. estalzer

    estalzer New Member

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    I have not heard if Springfield will releasing one in a 9. But as a slim short 45 it's perfect me as a CC
     
  17. mtdineen

    mtdineen New Member

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    Liked the range report. Picked up my XDs today. Or is it XD-s since we can't type an exponent on smart phones (XD^s)? Been on a waiting list for a long time and looking forward to shoot'n it. It's my first carry gun so now I have to figure out what to get for a CC holster.
     
  18. sjn1955

    sjn1955 New Member

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    I carry mine in a Cross Breed Minituck holster and
    it is awesome. U almost forget u r carrying a gun.
    Have fun with your XDs. It is a great gun.
     
  19. mtdineen

    mtdineen New Member

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    The Cross Breed gets a lot of positive comments. I'll have to check it out, thanks.
     
  20. ares338

    ares338 New Member

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    Great shooting. I love my XDS. I find the recoil very easy to handle if you have a good grip. When shot the sight rises about 1 and 1/2" and immediately settles back to the original sight picture. I easily pocket carry mine and it goes where I go ( where legal of course).