Springfield XDs photoshoot

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by jamesb, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. jamesb

    jamesb New Member

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    Just picked mine up tonight after thinking about it overnight and wanted to get you some nice, clear photos of it. I'm impressed so far just handling it. Really looking forward to getting some ammo through it at some point this week. Few things I like so far:

    -Very close in size to my PPS 9mm.
    -Weight feels slightly less than the PPS.
    -Trigger pull and reset is much better right out of the box than the PPS.
    -Love the Fiber optic front sight.

    After reading a bunch of reviews and handling it yesterday I knew I needed to add one to the safe. I've loved my PPS since I bought it and it has been 100% flawless for me. As soon as I saw the XDs I lusted after one. Just happened to check out a shop and they had one in the case. I've never been a huge fan of the XD lineup, but after actually looking at the XDs I was impressed. If it shoots as nice as it looks and feels then it is most definitely a winner!

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  2. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Nice pics.. me like them
     
  3. jjfuller1

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    love my XD. so glad i got it. you will be happy
     
  4. jamesb

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    Just realized I haven't updated this thread. I shot it a couple weeks ago.

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    Just got back from the range. Put 200 rounds of UMC through her and a few mags of Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 230gr JHP.

    It shot really well. Like the PPS, it is thin so with my larger hands it takes some getting used to. Towards the end my shooting hand was a bit sore. The gun performed very well. I had one failure to feed, but I think that was my "helping" the slide forward. I couldn't replicate the issue again.

    I basically shot it at 15'-20' with a few mags at 40 or so feet to just get a feel for it. There are no lines indicating the distance so i'm guessing at what distance I shot, but they should be close. While I could hit a torso without much issue at 40', it excelled at closer range. Before my hand got sore I was able to double tap at 15' pretty close together. Slow steady, fire was good as well and it proved to be an accurate pistol when I cooperated.

    I hadn't shot in over a month so I found myself anticipating some recoil every now and then which caused me to drop a shot every now and then.

    This was my best grouping of the night. It was also one of the first few magazines I shot out of the gun.

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    This was at about the same distance as before, but with a 7 round magazine and I emptied it in rapid fire fashion. You can see the dropped shot, which was probably the second or third fired, at the bottom of the frame.

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    Recoil, for such a small .45, wasn't as bad as I expected.

    All the mags (5 and 7 rounders) performed flawlessly. I can't wait to run some HST through it next time I hit the range.
     
  5. CTChief

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    I just purchased an XDs and it worked like a champ. No matter what ammo I feed it it always goes bang. I can rely on it with my life. Put 250 rounds downrange with no problem
     
  6. yogiboobooranger

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    Just acquired one myself. Great pocket .45!! Even though I am a Glock enthusiast, I do like the XD-S. 100 rounds through it by me and no problems at all. Great little gun. JamesB, nice pictures too!!
     
  7. ares338

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    This pistol does exactly as advertised. If you grip it correctly the recoil is almost mild. When I first shot it I jerked the trigger badly. This was mainly because of poor trigger finger placement. My finger is contacting the trigger at the distal joint which gives me a straight press back on the trigger. It hides out in my front pocket perfectly in a Desantis Holster.
     
  8. jamesb

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    Still really liking it. I ran some ammo through it two days ago and it felt snappy after shooting 9mm and .38 Special before hand.
     
  9. emsa5804

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    If you carry the XDs how do you carry it? IWB, OWB, pocket? I'm in the market for a pocket carry pistol. I just don't like the current .380s. I wear cargo type pants at work with large front pockets. Is the XDs pocketable? When not at work I carry a Glock 27 IWB. It's just a little too thick for my pocket comfort.
     
  10. jamesb

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    I personally don't see it as being pocketable, but i've heard others pocket carrying it and larger guns. I really don't see how they do it though unless they are wearing larger pants with huge pockets. My Bodyguard 380 is as big as I can fit in my jeans pocket comfortably.

    I personally would carry the XDs IWB.
     
  11. yogiboobooranger

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    I pocket carry mine from time to time. I use a Remora holster which was for a slightly larger gun and it stays in the pocket when I pull the XD-S. Keeps lint and stuff out of the gun and it can be grabbed and presented w/o any issues.
     
  12. mag318

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    In my carry pistols like my M&P9c and Shield I always have Robar apply their great NP3 finish. With my XDs I thought I'd try a different approach and ordered one with the stainless slide. It was a little more money at $548 but I think the wear resistance will be worth it, plus I just like the way it looks.
     

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  14. gunback

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    I rented one today at the gun range and I just loved it. I was worried about what the recoil would be but after first few shots I got the hang of it. I just have get money saved for one now.
     
  15. chltx2203

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    I agree with all the comments about the XDs. I bought one a month ago and really like it. I just put some Talon grips on and the feel is nice. Waiting to shoot with the new grips. Carry is either in cargo packets or IWB.