What are your favorite and least favorite features of the XDs and why?
The horrible grip is what kept me from considering them. Although, I believe he started this thread to see what parts they should make next.The grip. You would think with the technologies and materials available the manufacturers would be able to design a grip that is both ergonomic and provides a firm non-slip grip.
There's two things which, for me, would make the grip perfect. The first is that the grip is to brutal on my hand. Some nice stippling or something would be better (I have the mod 1). The second is the position of the thumb rests are in completely the wrong place. When taking a proper high grip my thumbs rest just on the far side of the slide lock and takedown lever. I would love if the thumb rests were positioned there.Sounds like the grip is the biggest complaint! We are definitely interested in finding areas that need improvement, so all of your comments were helpful.
Since the grip took the cake on this, I guess our next question is: what would you change about it?
I hear ya! Although I'm not looking for much more than the stock grip, I've considered adding a bit of stippling to the backstrap. I just don't get these guys that say the stock grip hurts their hands. Geez, toughen up or something lol!My only complaint about the grip is that it's not aggressive enough. But I prefer my front and backstrap texture just south of bleeding.
Oh no! Were you able to identify what about the trigger was specifically causing the sting you were feeling? This is not something we have had complaints about in the past, but we take all feedback seriously. If there's something specific you might have noticed that could help us identify what's causing the issue, we will work on finding a solution.I've been trying to come up with a way to dip the grip in a liquid rubber or silicone mixture that would fuse to the groves but keep the nubs exposed. That would be the golden ticket!
I absolutely hate the slip over grips and the talon stickers currently available.
BTW, how about you work on making your trigger not sting the trigger finger when using it in a XDs?
Yes, I bought one from you. It makes the gun more accurate for me, no doubt. But I had to remove it.