since IM in California , there isnt much selection / choices for the XD handguns, so less things to talk about very few choices available
Yep. And that's my deal... I hate social media. Technically, forums are social media.... But no... FB, Twits, SC... All that crap... Ruining everything, including forums.I joined this forum... a while ago (even before DantheEldest!), when it was still HS2000talk.com, after buying a 1st gen HS2k. It was smaller and more friendly, with little need for moderation. After SA took over the importation, pumped money into marketing, and jacked the price up over $100, this place grew, and with it, a different kind of member, who didn't care who they offended. Dan was too busy with the rest of his life, so he gave the forum over to Mark Craighead, who tried his best to keep the place decent, but was taken from us way too soon by a heart attack.
I sold my HS2k to my dad in 2016 and bought a Shield for concealed carry since I shot it better than the XD-S (much to my surprise). There wasn't a huge need for me to come on here since I didn't own any Springfield firearms. I'm back now because I have a Hellcat arriving on Monday. To say the forum is dead is an understatement. The Springfield groups on FacistBook are quite active, though. I see this slowdown happening across many different forums I've been a member of as so many move to social media instead of internet forums. It's just the way of the interwebs these days.
It’s slow or dead on a lot of forums. But a thing that has changed is, I see rancour everywhere, especially on the busy boards.When I first bought my XD almost a decade ago, I joined this site and remember it was very active.
I come in here once in a while now and try to lurk, but it seems there is less and less threads created, and a very few people reply...
I don't know if I'm just being dramatic.. or maybe i feel nostalgic and I miss the old forum .....