Wife is pissed but I am happy

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by pandp, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. pandp

    pandp New Member

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    Well, I have been researching various pistols for the past couple of weeks, mainly because I would like to have another concealed carry option available to me. I currently have a Ruger sp101 (.357 revolver) and absolutely love it. I have a soft spot for revolvers, probably because I grew up firing them. They just feel "right" in my hands. I certainly appreciate the reliability of a revolver in dangerous situations. If you pull the trigger and for some reason it goes "click", just pull it again. So why do I need another gun? I don't. But after firing a friend's XD I fell in love...again. I was certainly sold after reading the torture test they put that poor XD 9 through. I have been drooling over the OD Green and stainless 45 compact but haven't been able to find one...until yesterday. Of course I bought it immediately and put 150 rounds through it. It sure is a hell of a gun.

    Here is how I informed my wife:

    *I walk through the door*

    me: "Hey, thanks for the father's day present!"

    her: "Oh ****, what have you done?"

    me: "I thought you wanted me to have something nice for father's day?"

    her: "Did you buy a motorcycle?"

    me: "No, a gun."

    her: "Oh brother, that's all you need is more guns. You don't get to open it until father's day then!"

    :mad:
     

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  2. warrioroftheland

    warrioroftheland New Member

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    well congrats on the new XD. enjoy it.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Good on ya'.
     
  4. Going Postal

    Going Postal New Member

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    ...and it's a .45. That is a good looking gun and BTW Happy Father's Day..
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Nice! I've got one just like it, except mine isn't stainless. You're going to love it!
     
  6. Succinct

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    NIICE! I loved the dialogue and particularly the part about how the only other choice was a motorcycle (something I've also newly developed a Jones for but my wife has absolutely vetoed since we have small children - it took PrezBO (and Barney and Queen Nancy and Chris and Harry, et al) to get her to come around on the gun issue)!! At least she supports my Corvette jones (soon, I hope, if any are still available in Summer 2010....)....

    Anyway, I won't be tacky and ask you what you paid for it, but I WOULD like to know about how much more was the stainless versus the black? (if you don't mind - I am going to a gun show next Saturday and I plan to get there an hour early just for the sole purpose of buying an XD-45 Compact exactly like yours).
     
  7. w_houle

    w_houle New Member

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    Congrats... so where's the range report?
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    The xd45's in 4" stainless are going for around $550- $575 here, the blued slide is about $30-40 less.
     
  9. Stealie

    Stealie New Member

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    Nice XD you got there. My XD40sc is awesome. Springfield is making some sweet pistols.
     
  10. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Sounds like it wasn't too painful. Well done.
     
  11. fxstchewy

    fxstchewy New Member

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  12. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Haha! Yours wasn't ripe either. :D
    j/k I got the green by scarcity & impatience, but it has grown on me greatly. I have the black slide though.
     
  13. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice gun...congrats! :)
     
  14. SGT_Calle

    SGT_Calle New Member

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    I really want one of these in either OD or Desert with the stainless slide. They are darn hard to come by. I already have a 4" XD40 that I love. I was impatient buying it and just bought the black... I'm going to hold out this time and find exactly what I want with the 45.
    Beautiful gun and hey, at least it's not a motorcycle! :)
     
  15. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

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    Yeah thats how the conversation tends to go in my house too, Congratulations on the new Springer.
     
  16. dirtbikingdad

    dirtbikingdad New Member

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    I have a sneaky feeling that it'll have some rounds through it before June. Happy Father's Day!

    Hmmm.. I have an idea.... Nah, I better not pull that at my house! :mad::)
     
  17. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    ^^^^Yeah, seeing that it was OP'd June 1st.:D
     
  18. dirtbikingdad

    dirtbikingdad New Member

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    Old threads never die. :D