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
. 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!