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Just like the title says, hello to everyone on this board. I have spent a long time trying to find a weapon that fits me perfectly and I thank you all for helping me make a good decision that I think I will stick with for a while.
I purchased myself an XD-9 4in. with the bi-tone finish and I love it. Especially after I owned a Walther P-99, SW Sigma and a Beretta 9000 and shot many others in the quest for the solution for a particular shooter like myself.
Looking forward to communicating with you good folks and thanks again for the good reads.
 

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Welcome,
The XD is now my carry gun.
Although very fine guns the sigs and glocks will be seeing the inside
of my gun safe.
 

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Welcome to the HS/XD funhouse Darkman. Protective gear required at times. Humor accepted all the time!
 

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Greetings!
 

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Tom, to answer your question, the Beretta 9000 is an odd weapon. I originally purchased the 9000 for two reasons. 1.) I liked the styling of the piece and 2.) One local retailer had them for $350. I had the 40 S&W model with single and double action. At first I liked it. I liked how stiff it was and I liked how everything was located on the weapon. I shot it alot but never really got the hang of it because as far as I could tell the backstrap wasn't letting my hand get far enough into the action. Maybe a 9mm would have been easier to control but for the .40, the ergonomics just weren't set up right. Another thing is, my model was really picky about ammo. Anything that didn't cost more than about 12 or 13 dollars for 50 was causing a lot of FTE's. From what I understand, at least as far as wolf goes, that some of the casings aren't resized properly and stuck in the chamber of my Beretta. If these are common problems for this beretta, I have no clue but I do know that there is next to nothing for extras available for this gun, relative to my XD, and that was proving to be unacceptable. This is a mouthful to post but I really grew to dislike the 9000. Now, after experiencing the XD for a few weeks, I understand what all the noise was about. So that's my experience with the Beretta 9000...

To everyone else: thanks for the warm welcome.

Darkmann
 

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HOWDY!!!! i have the 9mm sub....its the first xd i have owned and i have had it for about 6 months and i am head over heels for it....never had any problems with mine and it eats everything i put in it....
 

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Welcome Darkman...

I'm sure you'll find that any questions or problems that you have about the XD will be answered here...These guys have unlimited knowledge with this gun although some tend to be a little NUTS sometimes (no offense to anyone). Just get used to getting blazed once in a while for not doing a search or whatever. They all mean well... :wink: LOVE THE XDs

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Welcome Darkmann! Idaho, huh? Mighty purty state you got there. Saw quite a bit of it moving from WA to NM. You made an excellent choice going with the XD. Stick around a while, I think you'll like it here.
 

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Welcome DM. The folks here are the real deal, don't think you'll find a bunch like this anywhere.
Why the Bi-Tone? I'm just wandering why it's so popular.
Is it for looks or does the color serve a purpose? :?
 

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Doorman,
The finish choice was mainly dictated by the finish of the blued XD. I have a buddy who has an XD 40 in the blue and the finish on that weapon seemed a little sub-par. I don't really think that handguns need to be pretty to work but it seemed like the bi-tone would require less maintenance. So far, it seems like I was correct: the finish has held up much better on mine than his did in like the first week. I guess it only has been a month but I do like it better. Plus, it does appeal to my taste a little better. Anyway, that's pretty much it. Nothing specacular. I haven't really heard about how many people prefer either but I do know that getting a blued service in my area was nearly impossible for some reason and you couldn't swing a cat by the tail and not hit a bi-tone. Davidson had a ton of blued but almost none in the bi tone.

Darkmann
 
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