New XD(M) owner in central Florida

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  1. Jan 22, 2011 #1
    not_drowning_just_waving

    not_drowning_just_waving XDTalk Newbie

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    Hello all,

    I received my new XD(M) Compact 9mm this week, in no small part due to this forum, which was part of my research. I rented an XD at my local range after reading about it here and other places, and found it much more comfortable and accurate for me than the the Glock 19, a weapon I respect and had planned to purchase.

    I made the purchase from Kyle's Gun Shop, which I discovered on this forum. I am very pleased with his price, prompt shipping, and excellent communication. I recommend this vendor highly.

    Finally, I am grateful to this forum for making me aware of several things things that might have caused me anxiety as a new gun owner. For example, the stiffness of the new mags, initial lower capacity, and difficulty inserting when the slide is forward are all things I knew about ahead of time thanks to this forum.

    I put 150 rounds through it yesterday at Ocala Forrest Gun Range, and 200 today at The Gun Shop in Leesburg. It performed flawlessly. I didn't do as well as I did with the longer-barreled XD I rented, but I am a relatively new shooter and expect to improve.

    Thanks to the forum members for their accumulated wisdom that I was able to draw upon during my research. I look forward to learning even more here in the future.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2011 #2
    esqrd

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    Hello and Welcome from Tallahassee.

    Congrats on you new hardware. This is a great place for information. It has helped me in my choices. I learn something new on each visit.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2011 #3
    DjHardcore

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    Welcome from Gainesville!
     
  4. Jan 22, 2011 #4
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    welcome from jax. i just ordered my first xd thanks to a lot of good info on this forum as well.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2011 #5
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    Welcome from Florida's Space Coast!
     
  6. Jan 22, 2011 #6
    Spydered

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    Congrats and welcome from VA...:)
     
  7. Jan 22, 2011 #7
    bdraughon

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    glad the forum is so helpful to ya, welcome from orlando!
     
  8. Jan 22, 2011 #8
    kaizenboi

    kaizenboi XDTalk 10K Member Founding Member

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    Welcome from Pennsylvania.
     
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    Sublimeon24s

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    Welcome from Orlando FL,

    I too have the XDm compact and love it
     
  10. Jan 23, 2011 #10
    shaner

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