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OK here's the deal. I was really, really, wanting to get a .357SIG Bi-Tone XD since tax time has arived.
I just got back from the local gun shop, and they only have a XD-9 in plain black. The guy called 4 different places and they couldn't find one to order for me. Soooo...do I wait for them to find one, or go ahead and just get the XD-9(cheaper ammo) and have it finished to the color I want??
They're askin somethin like $475.00 for the XD-9, new in the box. Which is kinda weird bein I bought my Xd-40 from the same place and it was only $425.
Anyways, some helpful advice would be helful :)
 

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FatMatt1981 said:
OK here's the deal. I was really, really, wanting to get a .357SIG Bi-Tone XD since tax time has arived.
I just got back from the local gun shop, and they only have a XD-9 in plain black. The guy called 4 different places and they couldn't find one to order for me. Soooo...do I wait for them to find one, or go ahead and just get the XD-9(cheaper ammo) and have it finished to the color I want??
They're askin somethin like $475.00 for the XD-9, new in the box. Which is kinda weird bein I bought my Xd-40 from the same place and it was only $425.
Anyways, some helpful advice would be helful :)
best bet is to look online and do a transfer if that is what you want.
 

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Wait. 40's and 357's can be converted to 9 with just a barrel. Don't go right after the fat chick just cuz you know she'll put out.
 

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i really appreciate the help.....it's like pullin teeth to get anything out here in the boonies
 

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Wait. 40's and 357's can be converted to 9 with just a barrel. Don't go right after the fat chick just cuz you know she'll put out.
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I know it's hard...and you want it right now,but I would wait and get what you really want. You'll be happier in the long run.Do any gun shows come near your area?
 

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very rarely at the local National Guard posts
I think I'm just gonna go with a black XD-9
Cheaper ammo, and I can get the slide finished however I want it later.
Plus I got to diggin and found a place that has a better deal than locally....$419.00 for service model, 3 mags, and holster vs. $478 for one without holster and only 2 mags
I might get the SIG conversion barrel later also.....
 

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XD-9's are $419.99 in Bloomington
 

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i'm just hopin i can get over there and get hooked up.....since i live an hour away!
 

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BarSto and most other manufacturers do not make a 9mm to 357 or 40 conversion, only the bigger calibers can downsize to the 9. If you buy 9, you're stuck with it, and everyone else will long cock you with 357's, 40's and 45's. You'll regret it.
 

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I think you said you have an XD 40 already... I say if you want a .357 then just get the conversion barrel, and if you want the 9mm then go ahead an purchase the full firearm.

I think there are some minor issues with converting down to 9mm from .40 or .357 but I don't think these exist with the .40 to .357 conversion.
 

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BarSto and most other manufacturers do not make a 9mm to 357 or 40 conversion, only the bigger calibers can downsize to the 9. If you buy 9, you're stuck with it, and everyone else will long cock you with 357's, 40's and 45's. You'll regret it.
What's wrong with 9mm? Thats the one I'm getting, and not because I'm being forced to by circumstance.
 

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cvann said:
BarSto and most other manufacturers do not make a 9mm to 357 or 40 conversion, only the bigger calibers can downsize to the 9. If you buy 9, you're stuck with it, and everyone else will long cock you with 357's, 40's and 45's. You'll regret it.
What's wrong with 9mm? Thats the one I'm getting, and not because I'm being forced to by circumstance.
I don't want to write a book, so check out the ballistics on the web. 357 sig is very close to 357 Magnum in ballistics from a 4" revolver. 40 s&w packs similar punch (a little slower, but same energy due to weight). Both of these will allow you to hunt small to medium thin skinned game and be a defensive load. 9mm is great for buying a case and spending an afternoon shooting it up. It's just at the low end of defensive cartridge spectrum. The NRA CCW book, NRA GUIDE TO THE BASICS OF PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME reads, 'As a broad generalization, most firearm authorities recommend a minimum of 9 mm Parabellum (also known as 9 mm Para, 9 mm Luger, or 9X19 mm) for semi-automatic pistols, and .38 Special for revolvers.' It just makes more sense to me to buy the 357 or 40, so you can buy a conversion barrel for $150 and make it a 9 whenever you want to shoot cheap. The 9's will not convert up to 357 or 40.
 

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MC Sports has the SC 9 with 2 10 - Rnd flush fit mags and one 15 rounder with grip extension plus poly tactical holster for $419.99. It's a great carry gun, if that's what you're looking for.
 

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i went with the good deal in Bloomington.....i bought the XD-9 service special at MC Sports
i couldn't pass up the good deal...and i've never owned a 9
so now i do!
however i really really liked the XDSC also....but the old lady woulda died :wink:
Note: I had a hell of a time with the MC place. I first went there, filled out paperwork and everything...only for the jerks to not take my check! I was like ok cool maybe the bank is bein slow updating my deposit.
So I came back the next day....same damn thing with the check...and then they wouldn't take my debit card! Come to find out the bank never bothered to tell me that I had some kinda damn withdrawl cap on my card...only $200.
3rd time's the charm today....I took cash....and you should also! I burned up valuable fuel drivin some 140 miles round trip...3 fffin times
Their sales staff was very nice, except for the crab dyke lookin assistant manager....all fitness and no brains BEWARE OF THE DYKE LADY!
 

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It's true.. the fat chick will put out... and you stand a better chance of getting a blow job with her than a skinny chick.. trust me on this!

Raymond
 

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bangin a fat chick is like shooting a Glock.....ok to do until your Xd friends find out
 
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