Originally Posted by Russ7777
The xd is a good quality gun. You will do well with it. Springfield also has very good customer service.
The .40 is one of the calibers that you love or hate. I have the .40 xdm compact and really like it. The .40 has a lot of muzzle snap, but delivers the bullet with a real punch.
I think you will be happy with your purchase.
You said you are getting for work, an armed guard. The company does not provide a weapon? Also do they have specific approved weapons?
The company only provides either a .38 or .357 in a Tauris if I go that route. I don't like .38 and the .357 is a little heavy for my taste. Plus they only provide revolvers. When you test for being an armed guard there are two things to keep in mind. 1. If you test with a revolver then that's all you will be able to use. Same with a semi-auto. 2. Your training is set by the caliber you train with.
The highest caliber you can use is either a .40 cal or .357 magnum. If, for instance you test with a 9mm, then all you are legal to use is either a 9mm or something lower. However, by testing with either a 40 cal or a 357, you can use any caliber you wish on the job.
Keep in mind however different states do have different policies as well as the company you work for. Mine for instance requires I contract with them for one year should I take their gun. If I bring my own I don't have to worry about it. Also, if it's a gun you own you are more familier with it rather then to be stuck with a gun you don't like.