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I've had my 3.3 XDE for a few years now. I bought it as a carry pistol and have carried some, but not as often as I should. I have a SIG SP2022 which I love and seem to shoot better with it than most of my other guns. I wanted to carry it but it was just a little too big and heavy for me. ( know that some of you probably carry pistols that are way larger than the 2022, but I gotta do me.) So then I discovered that Springfield had the XDE. Exactly what I needed. A smaller sized 2022. DA/SA with de-cocker and safety. Everything that I wanted. It even had a FO front sight which I love. I've added the Hogue grip. My hybrid holster was made exactly for this gun at a gun show a few years ago.

Very recently I've picked up a Hellcat. I like the smaller lighter pistol but I'm having a slight problem with it. I got one with a safety because that's what I wanted ( I know some of you don't want safeties. That's fine) The problem seems to be with my clothing pushing the safety off when I'm in the car. I'd say about 50% of the time I look down and the safety is off. Don't think it happens when I'm just walking around. Usually happens when I go from standing to seated. That has me going back (at least during this colder weather) to the XDE. I carry with one in the chamber, de-cocked and safety on. I don't ever recall the safety being pushed off on the XDE. And there is also the back-up 'safety' of the heavier DA first pull. Since it's hammer fired I can also re-holster with my thumb on the hammer to insure that nothing pulls the trigger back.

I shoot fairly well with the XDE. And I think it has a lot of positives about it. So that's my story.
 

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I like my xde’s. Have one in 9 and 45. Its the only gun I carry appendix. I still find myself carrying my xds45 at 4 o’clock inside the waist band Most of the time. I have a Hellcat, still getting used to it. Someday it will probably be my main carry gun.
 

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Man the slides on the xde's looks tall. I like the holster. Iv never owned a SO/DA auto but I sure in the heck would have no use for a safety on 1. Using my XDsc equipped with clipdraw. I have no problem carrying it appendix.
 

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I like my XDe9, it is my edc.

My son bought a Hellcat for his first concealed carry, and he might use it as bug for duty, hasn't yet. I think hellcat shoots fine but bit small for me. XDe better size for me.
 
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I'm the OP. Just took my XDE out again today. I hadn't been real happy lately with my performance with the XDE. I also took my Hellcat to compare the two. I was WAY more accurate with the XDE. I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the Hellcat. The problem is me. But in my hands there is a significant difference in the performance of the two. I was actually happy with my shooting today. I was hoping to move to the Hellcat for carry since it is smaller and lighter but that's not happening. I'm sticking with the XDE.
 

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Good looking gun. Question - the hammer is down in the pics, so does the gun have a decocking safety as well, or is the hammer down on an empty chamber? Or, would you have to pull the trigger and let the hammer down slowly to get condition 2 ?
 

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in the picture the gun is empty, but when carried the chamber is loaded and use the decocker and you can have it on safety. The XDE can be carried as a 1911 cocked and locked, or decocked with the safety off so it can be shot in D/A or decocked with the safety on
 
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