XDs - what's in the box

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  1. PistolEd

    PistolEd XDTalk 1K Member

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    I've had my XDs for a few months (love it BTW). I was reading an article in Shooting Illustrated about the XDs and they said it is supposed to come with (long list of accessories here), two 5 rd mags and a 7 rd mag. I had everything listed in the article except the 7rd mag. Did I get shorted one? I know packaging mistakes can happen. Considering the price of mags I'd like to know if I was supposed to get one.
     
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    that article was mistaken, only two mags are included, both five rounds
     
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    I suspect SI held that story for a while before publishing, without doing any kind of update. I recall reading somewhere here on the forum that the early XD-S packages included a third mag - the 7-rounder.

    Can someone confirm that the XD-S model started with serial numbers at 500XXX? If that's the case, the review gun is a lower-serial-number example, at 502XXX, suggesting the testing and photography occurred early on in XD-S production.

    Also - are my eyes just getting REALLY old, or does the cover shot of the XD-S show what looks like a stainless barrel? It's weird because the inside shots show a pistol with the same serial number, but the crown of he barrel on the cover sure looks polished and shiny to me.

    FWIW, my BiTone has a serial number of 535XXX and came with two 5-round mags. I really like the gun a lot.
     
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    I had one of the first shipped out of Springfield and they did not come with the 7 rnd mags. I have owned 4 other XDS's since that first one and none have ever came with the 7 rnd ones.
     
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    Right on! Thanks for the replies.
     
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    Did anyone get any extra fiber optic with their XDs? I don't recall getting any, but I did with the XD(M) I bought this past weekend. I need to dig around the case when I get home, but I am pretty sure my XDs didn't have any with it...
     
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    I got an extra fiber optic with mine.





    I did not get a 7rounder with mine



    Tim
    Hanging is the game.
     
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    The extra tubes are hidden under the chamber brush.. A small plastic bag... Ron
     
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    Yes, they started with 500xxx.

    They likely sent a 7 rd mag for promotional reasons because they were featuring the XDS. IIRC, they sent Hickok45 one as well, for example.
     
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    No 7 round mag here
     
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    I got 2 different colors of replacement fiber...2 5rnd mags
     
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    Good news, I found the extra fiber optics in my XDs case! They were buried under the foam. Thanks for the help!

    Cheers! M2
     
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    if you look closely at the foam in the box theres a cutout for a 7rd mag and mag loader
     
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    Indeed there appears to be.. I suppose they needed to cut cost a little.. ;)Ron
     
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    Yeah, I noticed that as well! Too bad I don't use the factory case for anything, but it's still good to know!

    Cheers! M2
     
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    There's actually 2 seven round mag cut outs. One on the top right and one bottom left, on the right of the mag carrier. So 4 total mag spots. 1 five rounder 2 seven rounders and 1 five rounder in the gun. And there is 2 square holes that are for the replacement sleeves for the 7 round mags.
     

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