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XD-S 9mm. Why?

This is a discussion on XD-S 9mm. Why? within the XD-S Discussion Room forums, part of the XD Talk category; I have been toying with getting a Nano, but I might hold out for this. Personally I like keeping my ammo in one caliber. That's ...


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Old 01-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #21
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I have been toying with getting a Nano, but I might hold out for this. Personally I like keeping my ammo in one caliber. That's why I have been looking for a compact 9 not the 45.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #22
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I'd love an xds in .357 sig!
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:01 PM   #23
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I know I have the .45 and would pick one up in a 9. Right now the only 9s available from Springfield for concealed carry are double stacks.

There may already be single stack 9s by other manufacturers, but not Springfield.

Looks at it like cars - just because other manufacturers make compact cars, doesn't mean Ford should stay away from the market by default...
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:22 PM   #24
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Flame Suit on - The XDs 9 is for those who can't get the .45 to operate properly or don't want a .45... I'm convinced that this .45 is not for everyone, even seasoned shooters. That's not a slam on the individual, the gun or their technique, it's just a byproduct of a very small gun and a very large caliber. I'm not a big guy and I don't have big paws, that might be a benefit...who knows. The only FTF I've had (just 1) was 101% self induced. Other than than that, then gun has been flawless. I don't run it dripping wet, hell, I didn't clean it for the first 900 rounds.

I'm also not dismissing the premise that some of the guns do have problems, but these things ain't rocket science either. Surely most, if not all, components are made on state of the art CNC machines capable of making thousands at a time with no discernible difference. Occasionally, a gun will be made with "stacked tolerance" where a group of ever so slightly imperfect parts all end up in the same gun causing problems. But any one part in a different gun would cause not problems whatsoever.

My advice, rent one and put 100 rounds through it. If you have more than 3 problems, walk away and get the 9 or something else.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:55 PM   #25
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I don't get it either? But I've always been primarily a 45 guy. If the XDS 45 would have been available 3 yrs ago when I bought my PPS 9mm, never would have bought the PPS!
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #26
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The wife and I both have XDs' for carry. We'll get two more in 9mm. Same manual of arms, same holsters, cheaper ammo. More practice with 'identical' gun for the same $$.

Still less than a Kimber Pro Carry with a .22 conversion
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:52 PM   #27
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It's pretty simple for me.

I want one. I can afford one.

After that its just gun porn.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:59 PM   #28
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I have a Kahr CM 9 that is Mr dependable. I had a sig 938 that wasn't. Both are smaller. The CM 9 fits in my pocket real nice. What the XDs has over them is the grip safety. I traded off a Glock 30sf to get my XDs. The grip safety was a big part of that decision.
The little 9 world is crowded. The little 9 world with a grip safety is not.
The only competition really is the XD compact 9.
Still I gotta wonder, with the XD 9 & XD compact 9, why does Springfield need a XDs.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #29
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the xds is plenty small imo. it would have cost them alot more money to make a similar gun but smaller than to just do some tweaks in order to change it from a 45 to a 9..
Exactly, Springfield did it to share as many parts as possible with the 45 to keep down manufacturing costs. However, ease of manufacture is not one of my primary factors when choosing a firearm - particularly my main conceal carry gun.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #30
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We'll get two more in 9mm. Same manual of arms, same holsters, cheaper ammo. More practice with 'identical' gun for the same $$.
This in fact may be the best rationale for this gun - the ability to practice and maintain proficiency with the same weapon at lower cost. Thanks, it gives me something to consider!
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