Originally Posted by HRC
Good to have You in the room. Im a Newby also with a background of Military Bullsey shooting and used a 45ACP as a part of the 3 Gun Categorie, also some Hi Power Competition. I will soon get My Carry Permit ie within the next 6 Mos. I found the XD40 Sub Compact to be just what I need for Concealed Carry, Small but in 40 Caliber, I would have Baught a 45 XD but I wanted One in Sub Compact and they arent selling them as Yet as far as I know. I was in question about carrying One with a round chambered and asked questions and some of CCW People in the forums were kind enough to share their Expertise with Me, What I have l;earned is My XD40 has 3 Safeties 1. a Drop Safety 2. A grip safety which will not allow the trigger actuation to fire the Pistol unless Depressed 3. The trigger safety which if pressed without the grip safety also being pressed it will not Fire, ie (not supposed to) no One knew of any occurance where an XD being carried firing on its own, or if being holstered or drawn (properly) no accidents, Proper holstering NOT depressing the grip safety and always with the forefinger alongside the slide, and in drawing always without the forefinger on the trigger or depressing the grip safety. Keep You're forefinger out of the trigger Guard at all times unless You're Aiming and ready to Fire Always treat all guns as if ready to fire Chambered round with Safety off even if they tell you its already been checked. I may have missed someting but if so Im sure someone in the Forums will add to this. I have Fired My Sub Compact and its accurate, the workmanship is Terrific and theres nothing I have noted about the Pistol thats Negative, Oh I almost forgot the Trigger Pull is a Bit heavy however under extreme stress with You're Life in danger You dont want a round going off when you dont want it to and I feel Like a target range is the only place for a 3 to 4 Lb Trigger pull theres very few people IF ANY that will not get upset in such a scary situation.
Good luck and
I certainly commend your military service and am glad that I have something in common w/ another great person in the forum.
I Also want to say thanks for taking the time to leave your extensive feedback. It's great and I really appreciate it!
As far as the safety issues w/ drawing the pistol and the like I have been taught well (thank god) by the instructor whom I had the CCW class w/.
I've learned plenty there but also as with you in the military as well.
Even so there is always room for improvement so I will be at the range as often as I can when I purchase my pistol here soon. I will probably take another class for better CCW techniques and safety as soon as I become comfortable w/ my pistol.
I will take a look at all the XD models before I make my purchase so I'll definitely leave a new thread w/ pics when it's all said and done.
Thanks again though man! BTW what branch were you in??