First trip with .45

Discussion in 'SA-XD/XD(M) Range Reports' started by Bamanate, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Bamanate

    Bamanate XDTalk Member

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    Today was my first trip out with my new to me XD .45 compact 4".

    Several things I noticed:

    The .45 recoil was not bad at all. It was my first .45 extended shooting session (200+ rounds) with any .45. I was surprised how controllable the recoil was, it is much better than a .40 to me.

    After shooting 9mm for several years, I realize how satisfying the big holes are in the target :)

    The compact grip length was long enough (barely)

    the service size mag with sleeve makes it slightly more comfortable to shoot.

    I think this will make a good "all around" gun for carry, competition, and the range....something that I have been looking for.

    .45 ammo is quite a bit more expensive. I'm glad I reload.
     
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    Congrats on the new 45,by far my favorite caliber and only caliber I own ,only bad thing is the expense in ammo! Lol
     

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