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Wassup everyone, LiOnhearT here. I am a new SA-XD40 owner as of Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 at around 15:00.

The story of how I became an SA-XD40 owner is somewhat interesting. At least I think it is, and I am going to tell it, boring or not :shock: .

My best friend has owned an XD40 for around six months now. The XD40 was his first ever gun purchase, so he asked me to go with him to the local range and show him the ropes, so to speak. Well, I have been shooting firearms for most of my life and thought I would impress him with my shooting skills! Needless to say, it didn't happen :oops: . I don't know if it was just a tight gun, being new and all, but I couldn't hit the broad-side of a dairy barn at five paces with the gun :evil: . Talk about being humbled and a tad pissed off!

Continuing on now. Everyone still with me? Good.

Fast forward six months, and I am looking to jump onto the polymer frame bandwagon. My beloved Sig Sauer P220 is an absolute joy to shoot, but just a tad on the heavy side, when on your hip, doing the holster thing. After looking around on the internet I stumbled onto the CZforums and started reading about the CZ-100B. It looked like exactly what I was after. Light. Inexpensive. Good customer service. Plus, a good community of dedicated CZ owners to help me if I needed any more assistance than CZ corporate could provide. I had my local gun club owner (Kaw Valley Gun Club Website) order me the CZ-100B. He informed me that it would be there Tuesday morning! Cool!

Alright, give me another paragraph (or two, or three,) here, I'm almost done. :roll:

Well, Tuesday arrived and I decided to wait until that afternoon to head toward K.V.G.C. to give the gun plenty of time to arrive. I didn't bother calling to verify delivery, I just headed toward the club. When I arrived, Bill (owner) informed me that the 100 didn't arrive. Man, I was bummed. I wanted to do some shooting! I didn't even bring any of my other toys :( . I decided just to hang around and shoot the breeze instead for a bit before heading home dejected. I commenced flapping my lips for a tad, and all the while ignored the glass gun case I was leaning on. I didn't even check to see if any new guns had come in. I happened to glance down and noticed an unfamiliar pistol in the case. It looked like an XD40. In fact, it looked like an XD40 because it WAS an XD40 (funny how that works, huh?).

I knew that Bill also owned an XD40 and I mistakenly thought it was HIS XD in the case for sale. I inquired as to why he was selling his gun when I had heard him praise it so many times before. He lifted up the his shirt a bit, and there was his XD strapped to his side. Hmmmm, I thought, I quess that isn't Bill's gun. I know, I know, I am like a young Sherlock Holmes! Right? Even though I knew from past experience how inaccurate the XD40 was I had him get it out of the case for me to look at. Mostly just because it was something new. I couldn't help but look at Bill and comment on how nice it fit in my hands. Damn, it felt nice! Next thing I know there is ten rounds of .40 S&W laying on the counter.

"Go shoot it," he said.

I couldn't pass up the offer to go shoot. In fact, that was my plans for the day anyway. Granted it was supposed to be with my new CZ-100B but that is neither here, nor there now. I picked up the XD and the ammo, and headed through the doors leading to the indoor firing range.

I paused for a second while hanging up the target to reflect on my experience six months previous with my friend's XD40. I was glad the range was empty this time so no one would be around when I made an ass of myself by missing the complete target with half my shots. I finished putting up the target, got my safety gear on, and set up to shoot. With the target back 30 ft. I moved into a two-handed combat stance, lined up the three dots on the sights, put the front blade on the target, then let the target go out of focus a bit as I concentrated on the front sight. I squeeeeeeezed the trigger and BANG..... Right through the ten ring. Thinking it was just a lucky shot, I went through the rest of the nine rounds having them all fall into about a two inch circle!

"Holy crap," I thought to myself as I walked back into the shop area. Bill had that grin on his face as I asked him if it was too late to cancel my order on a CZ-100B. I am an XD believer!

I got to do some shooting after all. I bought two boxes of ammo and had a blast shooting my new to me SA-XD40. What a fun gun to shoot. In fact, I not only shot Wednesday, but also Thursday and Friday as well. I normally only go to the club once a week or so, but I couldn't help but let the XD eat some more rounds.

To all those that made it this far in my post without falling asleep, I thank you. I got to share a special moment with you all in which you got to hear about me eating some crow. Don't worry, it wasn't the first time, and knowing myself like I do, it will happen again :) . I look forward to spending some time on the boards meeting some fellow SA-XD/HS2000 owners and swapping stories, ideas, and tips.

Glad to be a member of the forums!
 

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Welcome aboard!

Question 1: Why were you so lousy the first time with your friend's XD? any clues?

Question 2: Was XD-40 that you bought new? and if so, why does your gun club let you shoot their merchandise before you buy it? I've never heard of that one before.

Anyways, welcome to the forum. :)
 

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Question 1: Why were you so lousy the first time with your friend's XD? any clues?
Well, I am hoping that it was just because it was new, right out of the box, and just needed a little break-in period. I haven't shot it since. He has and is struggling with it, but HE is a brand new shooter. He would struggle no matter what I would think.

Question 2: Was XD-40 that you bought new? and if so, why does your gun club let you shoot their merchandise before you buy it? I've never heard of that one before.
Ohhhh trust me. It was a pre-owned gun. Even though I could probably talk eskimos into buying ice, I still haven't been able to get them to let me shoot their new stock! Trust me when I say that I have tried! I tell them that I am just concerned about customer service. I am willing to take on the strenuous task of testing the firearm so they don't sell bad stock :lol: . I am just trying to help :roll: .

Thanks for the welcome.
 

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Interesting story. Welcome to the board! I'm glad you opted for the XD. Not a bad choice. Sometimes, my friend shoots my XD better than I can. sheesh.
 

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There's nothing wrong with postin long stories like that bro. I think it helps us regain some of our grammar skills. Since it's been years for myself, and some others. I have a diffucult time expressing my feelings through speech, but can put very detailed accounts into a story. Either on paper, or with type.
I'm glad you enjoyed the XD experience. The story you told, indeed unique to yourself, is by no means an unusual one! After you cruise through the forum, you will read many heartfelt accounts about how the XD has touched their lives.
Welcome to the forum! :D
 

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Rest in Peace............
 

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OH! By the way, the Gun Club went ahead and put the CZ-100B in the case for sale. I got to pick it up and handle it. It has a GREAT feel in the hand, actually very much like the XD, but the trigger......

OH MY GOD...THE TRIGGER SUCKS! You have to pull it a country mile and you couldn't wait for the trigger to break because your finger was starting to cramp toward the end. No wonder there were so many articles out there on how to do a "Homemade Trigger Job" on the CZ-100B.

Para-Ordinance has designed and patented the LDA (Light Double Action) trigger. It looks like CZ is going for the HDA. You guessed it, the "Heavy Double Action" trigger :shock: !

Sheesh.

Oh, and thanks for the welcomes. I have been writing down those that are being nice to me so that I can add a little something extra in their Christmas card this year. Carry on. :D
 

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LiOnhearT said:
OH! By the way, the Gun Club went ahead and put the CZ-100B in the case for sale. I got to pick it up and handle it. It has a GREAT feel in the hand, actually very much like the XD, but the trigger......

OH MY GOD...THE TRIGGER SUCKS! You have to pull it a country mile and you couldn't wait for the trigger to break because your finger was starting to cramp toward the end. No wonder there were so many articles out there on how to do a "Homemade Trigger Job" on the CZ-100B.
Yup! The CZ-100 has got to have the worst trigger on the planet. I have no idea who thought it up. If you ever get a CZ, get a CZ-75B. Many have maligned the trigger on the CZ-75 B, but every time I let some one shoot mine they are surprised that it was stock out of the box.

BTW, welcome LiOnhearT, good choice on the XD although I prefer the 9mm caliber. I am also a CZ supporter, just not of the CZ-100.
 

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welcome to the board. hope you got lots of money for lots of ammo! my xd is killing with all of the ammo it eats. it speaks to me in my sleep from the night stand too!

"nick just another 200 please. pleeeeassseeee nick, pleeeeassse shoot me"
 

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Congrats on the new gun!
 

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Glad everything worked out for you. That is a great gun shop that allows you to change your mind even after you placed the order. Way to go and welcome to the forum. :D
 

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From one new guy to another..welcome to the forum!

Personally I came by my XD40 from desparation! I had a Taurus Millenium Pro (it truly has the worst trigger ever made!!!) and could not hit the broad side of the Space Shuttle Vehicle Assembly Building with it!

Started picking up XDs at some gun shows and since they feel so good in the hand decided, what the hell...bought one. Am I ever glad I did! It let me prove to myself again that I am a pretty good shot.

Love the gun, so far after several hundred rounds not a single malfunction. And, I'm giving it my usual torture test...not gonna clean it until it screws up! Somehow I think I will give up my "test" before it malfunctions!

To the rest of you forum regulars...thanks for "putting up" with us newbies! And thanks for the willingness in sharing your experience and knowledge with us all.
 

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Hi guys, brand new guy here too. Longtime viewer, first time poster. Picked me up a brand new XD9 SC and shoot, while I was there I picked up a brand new S.A. 1911A1 WW2 model. So, yeah, this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship......
 
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