Springfield XD Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi guys, I'm deciding if it's smarter to buy a new XD45 Essential for $440 and or buy the XD45 Compact for $560.

The difference between the two pistols is the Compact comes with "the kit" and a 2nd mag. I don't care about the kit and a 2nd mag is $25.

Including tax and the cost of the extra mag the XD45 Essential is exactly $103 cheaper than buying the XD45 Compact.

I'm very capable of doing the grip chop myself so there's no cost other than my time but I enjoy doing this type of work.

In a nut shell, I'm having trouble justifying ~$100 extra to get the Compact.

Your thoughts/advice is appreciated.

Thanks,
 

· Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I'm not at all interested in the XDs. It's way overpriced here in California.

The XD45 Compact holds 10 which is the legal limit here. The size of this gun is "just right" for what I want. It's same size as the G19 which is also "just right" but I want it in 45 acp and I prefer the XD over the Glock.

I'm decided on the XD45 Compact. I'm just having trouble swallowing the additional $100 to go from service model to compact model when it's the same darn gun.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Hi guys, I'm deciding if it's smarter to buy a new XD45 Essential for $440 and or buy the XD45 Compact for $560.

The difference between the two pistols is the Compact comes with "the kit" and a 2nd mag. I don't care about the kit and a 2nd mag is $25.

Including tax and the cost of the extra mag the XD45 Essential is exactly $103 cheaper than buying the XD45 Compact.

I'm very capable of doing the grip chop myself so there's no cost other than my time but I enjoy doing this type of work.

In a nut shell, I'm having trouble justifying ~$100 extra to get the Compact.

Your thoughts/advice is appreciated.

Thanks,
 

· Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Yesterday I ended up ordering the XD45 Compact.

I only want the short mag but it comes with one short and one standard length 10 rounder.

If anyone wants to trade their short mag for my long mag let me know as I'll have no use for it. It will be a new magazine and I should take possession of the gun within two weeks.

Thanks,
 

· Registered
Joined
·
459 Posts
What a pain you California guys have to put up with. See it in the store take it home today here. Not sure I could live in a state with an extended waiting period.

Good call on the compact. I sold my service to get a compact.

Go here for a decent deal on 10 rounders. Springfield XD .45ACP 10rd Compact Magazine XD4501

Yesterday they were 5 bucks cheaper... I snagged two.

Congrats on the new gun. I love my 45c
 

· Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
What a pain you California guys have to put up with. See it in the store take it home today here. Not sure I could live in a state with an extended waiting period.

Good call on the compact. I sold my service to get a compact.

Go here for a decent deal on 10 rounders. Springfield XD .45ACP 10rd Compact Magazine XD4501

Yesterday they were 5 bucks cheaper... I snagged two.

Congrats on the new gun. I love my 45c
They are showing $19.99, were they $15 ea?

Regarding our 10 waiting period! Last summer we won a lawsuit in which case if we already own a registered gun we can pick it up at time of purchase but that doesn't take affect until end of February.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
459 Posts
Yea 14.99 yesterday. I posted the link in the 45 forum yesterday. Crazy how internet pricing changes from day to day. 20 still isn't bad if you were already ordering something. I was buying stuff yesterday so the shipping was already covered. I generally support my gun range for such purchases but that price is hard to beat.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top