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Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by gorknoids, Mar 2, 2010.
It took the XD to get me to buy tupperware. Grew up with 1911's and still love them, shot a few glocks and never liked em, grips just felt wrong to a guy used John Browning best but 13 plus 1 of .45 ACP for under $500.00 caught my eye about 3 years ago so wen't looking for 1 on Veterans day, tradition, buy myself a new gun on that day each year, my way of treating myself for all those years of ringing blood out of my socks. Anyway, bought .45 ACP XD Service and have not regretted it. Trigger pull will never be as good my adjustable Kimber but then again, my XD don't malfunction like my Kimbers either Great gun, thinking about the XDM .40 now.
Veteran's Day = New Gun? That's gonn'a be the next reason she threatens to dump my butt! Great tradition, and it needs to be propogated.
And that's the gist of my posting such an old review. It was an analysis of the weapon, not an opinion piece. As kids, we had ready access to Dad's Colt 1911 and his S&W Model 10, so the appreciation for the attributes of well-made hanguns are damned-near innate. "Coolness" was never an issue. It was awesome because it was awesome, not because it was 'considered" to be awesome. Springfield Arms addressed everything awesome about semi-autos when they rolled out the XD line, with the exception of legend. Legend only comes with time. They met all the gates of safety, reliability, accuracy, maintainability, durabilty, capacity, ease of operation, and THEN threw in the holster, spare mag holster, loading assist tool, cleaning rod, cable lock, and case just in case a lifetime warranty wasn't enough of a selling point. Brilliant.
I love mine...good article.
Dumb your but? Really
That's why I've a got a big combo lock safe and she don't know the combo. Hell, she still thinks I own 6 guns. I'd catch hell if she knew I was looking for number 18!
Also-The safe and all it's contents are willed to my eldest son and the only written copy of the combo is in a safe deposit box that he'll learn about when my will is read. No reason to risk your wife selling off a fine collection if you've got boys sure to enjoy them and remember you while doing it!
Whoa that's some forward planning!
Failing to Plan = Planing to Fail
Oldest boy is almost 18, had him on his first .22 LR rifle at age 6. He could outshoot most of my adult buddies by the time he was 10. Had that boy in the woods hunting, fishing or shooting at least once a month since he was big enough and what do you know...I've never had an ounce of grief or trouble out him...
Knock, Knock, me tapping on some wood for jinx prevention!
It would be CRIMINAL of me to allow any chance of that collection, which represents most of his childhood memories, getting sold off by a woman who despite being the best wife a man could ask for, could still never appreciate the value of those memories to that boy. Hopefully great, great, great, grandsons will be enjoying them long after I'm gone.
Leave a gun to a female and you'll quickly find out she's a magician and quite capable of turning fine wood and steel into new shoes and hand bags
You must not have very good taste in women.
On the contrary
You've got to read the entire thread Linda. This started with a young man helping his mother find values so she could sell of his late fathers gun collection. I married my wife 19 years ago and wouldn't trade her for anything but unforturnately like MOST wives, she does not share my firearm enthusiams. My 18 yr old son does and has since was big enough to shoulder his first .22. I did not mean to imply that there are NO women who value guns but lets be honest, most large gun collections wind up being sold off to support the widows of most gun collectors.
As collectors, be we male or female, we owe it to our children to ensure THEY receive our collections, especially when most of thier possitive childhood memories of time with Dad was spent using said collection.
I've not heard of many kids getting introduced to shooting and hunting by there Mothers but I would certaily encourage it and hope to see more women join our ranks.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"
Especially a highly trained, heavily armed woman!