My New Toy, XD 40 Service

Discussion in 'General SA-XD/XD(M) Talk' started by madav8r, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. madav8r

    madav8r XDTalk Newbie

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    Hey everyone. Im new to the forum and as well a new owner of a XD 40 Service model. I was a 1911 owner and wanted something a little more modern and different. Heres some pics of my first trip to the range with it. I wanted to ask ya guys sense im new to the XDs if there were any pointers i should know about and wheres some good sites for accessories for them. Im still learning to shoot it over my 1911 and am mainly a rifle guy so also any tips in improving my accuracy would be great as well. Thanks
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    Congrats, I luv the XD40, its a great gun.
     
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    Congrats on your purchase - excellent choice!
     
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    Love my xd 40 service. My favorite fire arm ever.
     
  5. madav8r

    madav8r XDTalk Newbie

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    Thanks guys, im really happy with it so far.
     
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    suprduc XDTalk Newbie

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    Congrats on your purchase. I love my XD40 as well, great gun to have.
     
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    geez, i wish i knew how to get quote in from other threads, but go see the posts on the thread "first time handgun owner needs some opinions....." by 12bravo, posted either yesterday or today. i try to read new posts every day. what a bunch you are hooked up with, my friend.

    i have the plain old xd 40 3.8" bbl. i have to agree totally with the posts here so far. you have one of the finest weapons God has allowed on this planet, IMO. yeah, it's made in Croatia, but hey, they put together a nice pistol, and the folks at SA were smart enough to stamp their label on it. i think it's one of the 'safest' (as much as a machine can be) SAO (single action only) guns you will ever find, me thinks. my love for it grows with each passing day, as my love for my children did. i like the two tone. got mine new at Waukesha WI gun show when i was able to get three extra mags and mag holder free, all for 439 plus tax and background check fee. that's why i bought it for, the free offer, but man, i am feeling very fortunate that i was steered toward it.

    and with your weapon comes the knowledge and expertise of the xdtalkers. they are literate, with good grammar and spelling as a bonus. i could list a bunch of names, but you will know them as time goes on. congrats, madav8r!
     
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    quietwyatt XDTalk Newbie

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    Is that the Dark Earth color?
     
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    Congratulations man!
     
  10. BUZ124

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    Grats, I like my XD .40 also
     
  11. Nebraska12

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    Nice! And Congrats on a fine weapon. If I had to give a bit of advice toward shooting the XD over the 1911....don't jerk the trigger. You'll read several posts with reports of shooting low and left. The XD is very sensitive to this. Especially if you are accustomed to shooting 1911s.
     
  12. N.E. Tx.XD

    N.E. Tx.XD XDTalk 5K Member

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    Congrats. My .40 4" service rocks, and is a keeper. :p
     
  13. madav8r

    madav8r XDTalk Newbie

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    yes it is. I really like the way it looks.
     
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    cool thanks for the advice. i seem to hit high as well but i think im putting the sights right on the target vs a little below.
     
  15. Nebraska12

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    No problem. It is very easy to get accustomed to though. It only took me a couple of outings to get it down. It's an easy shooter.


    I agree! See attached.
     

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