When was the XD45 first introduced to the market?

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  1. Odin

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    I just picked up another XD45 today but in a service model and I am curious on when the XD45s were first availible for sale. Looking through the papers and the spent shell casing envelope had the date of 1/2/06 on it. I know that 2006 was the first year for them. Would this be one of the first ones to be made?

     
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    I don't know when they started to be manufactured but they hit he market in the US in Jan. of 06. I herd of some people having them in very fey numbers in dec. of 05. I could be wrong but I think I am close.
     
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    My Service mdl was 12/05.
     
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    the envelope for my service xd45 says 12-04-2005
     
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    I had mine in hand the middle of Dec, I got one of the first 200 that were sent to "special" dealers. If I am not mistaken mine had a date of early Dec 05
     
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    While I am not certain how accurate of a specific "official" date this is, one of USPSA's rules for a specific model of handgun becoming legal for their Production Division is available to the general public for a year. In a recent column in USPSA's Front Sight magazine, it was noted that the 4" XD45ACP will be "legal" as of 12/19/2006 and the 5" version as of 1/10/07. This suggests that the 4" version became available to the general public on 12/19/2005 and the 5" on 1/10/06.
     
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    My XD45 tactical said may 06
     
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    That rule is BS that means the M&P is not eligible right now either. Basically why does it matter if you wait a year what possible advantage do you have making people wait for a year. What if a new designed gun is someones first firearm and they want to take a run at USPSA. Most local clubs will let you shoot what you want but your classifiers dont count for bull. All of the XD`s are basically the same thing ie how parts work. By the way my first gun I bought by my self was an HS2000 that same week I went to my first USPSA match and have been going ever since if I would have known and they applied that rule I would have been vary disapointed and I think it would have turned me off to the sport.
     
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    My intent was to communicate the dates that someone has thrown out there. As for eligibility, I tend to agree with the IPSC version where any stock XD is legal for IPSC Production as long as it does not have a ported barrel (and meets the other IPSC Production requirements).
     
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    We got the call from Springfield for our first XD 45ACP in December of 2005. That gun was serial number US600549.
     
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    My XD45acp was supplied with a spent case dated 08-02-06.

    Since this is not yet August, I assume the date is Feb 08 2006.

    hog
     
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    All I know is magazines that are on the shelves today have reviews of the XD45ACP. It's that new!
     
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    ^^^yeah i was in Borders for 2 hours yesterday reading great articles about my new gun.:cool: Also saw two ladies get in a huge LOUD argument over the chairs there, the one lady thought it was rediculous that the other lady was saving a chair for her husband. "THAT ISNT FAIR!!!" she yelled. "LIFE ISNT FAIR" the other one replied lol. It gets CRUNK in borders these days lol

     

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