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No, not the Canyon Creek one.

When I picked up my CC XD from the dealer last week, he informed me he had a couple sitting in his safe that were brand spankin new and he was a little disappointed I didn't ask him to get me one. So I checked this tactical out that he had. Don't know where he got it from, but he had a killer price on it for what it is. XD9 Tactical w/ Armory Kote finish, SA Custom shop bbl fit and trigger job, Heinie sights, 3 std cap mags and 3 10 rd mags. I didn't really have the cash for it so I told him if someone else wanted it, let it go.

Took my dad to the range on Saturday (which he ended up joining), and let him use my stock xd tactical. I briefly schooled him on operation, malfunction clearing and safety. His first 10 shots out of the gun were all in the IPSC "A" at 25 feet. Not bad for someone who hasn't shot a handgun other than a snubby 39 and a 22 revolver many many years ago. He dumped about 150 rds through the gun and was very happy with how it felt and shot. He also got to shoot a Glock (17 i think) and wasn't anywhere near as accurate.

So we are standing outside the range talking after the day was over and he asked "So, how much you want for that thing?" I gave him a reasonable price, he handed me cash, and I called my dealer when I got home. He just emailed me back and told me it's mine. $460 OTD when I pick it up from him next thursday.

I will say this. Having felt both guns, Rich's work is FAR FAR FAR superior to the Custom Shop. When you cycle the slide on Rich's work, it's butter smooth, almost smooth enough you don't feel the locking block disengage. The CS gun is fit like a Les Baer where it takes some effort to cycle the slide simply due to how tight the LB is fit into the slide. Rich's trigger is also light years ahead of the SACS trigger. While it does have a fairly crisp break, the CS trigger still has just a touch of stackup (which might be worked out by a few hundred rounds, I don't know yet) and the pre/over travel is still stock. Still, as long as it cycles reliably (a little concerned w/ the tight bbl fitment), I'll keep it in my bag as my backup competition gun.

Oh, and if anyone is interested in a simillair package in a service model, he still has one of those I believe for $400 +tax/shipping. www.peabodysports.com and use the contact link as it is not listed in his inventory.
 

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I have been eyeing some of the custom shop work for a while now. I really want one of those XD Pros. I am planning on starting a XD limited project so that I can shoot Limited next summer. I think I will probably end up buying the pro and then sending it to Rich for all the extra tweaking. The tricky part is going to be finding someone that will make a good mag well for the XD. Plus I need to find someone that will make some of the basepads.
 

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Are you wanting an aluminum or plastic magwell?
 

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I have one of the plastic magwells. I can't say I would use one of these for a Limited gun. I really would like a stainless steel or tungsten magwell. The extra weight would be an advantage.

There are several companies that make gear for the Glock that my be making magwells for the XD. I know Barsto is working on a magwell as well.
 

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In order for the XD to work in Limited, they need to get the mag capacity up. Somewhere around 17 or so rounds in a .40. Until then, it will only be a production gun.

Or do you guys know something i don't........


SA just came out with their Leatham Legend high cap .40 for Limited class. I can't imagine they would want to undercut their sales of that gun with an XD....
 

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There are several companies that make base pad extensions for Glock mags. One of the more popular is called Grams. They make a +5 mag extension for Glock .40 mags, and a +8 for 9mm. Someday they will make basepads for the XDs too I am sure.
 

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Old School and Ajames already have the +2 pearce extensions available. I've never seen the +5 ones before.

You could always also try one of the 17rd beretta mags then put these on, that'd make you starting out with 20 including one in the pipe. I'm thinking about trying this out...wouldn't ever carry one but the local club doesn't have a production division, just lim and open so it'd be a treat for me.
 

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So far the only extensions you can get for an XD are the pearce ones. Since they only get you +1 of .40 that isn't very useful for competitions.
 

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I know that Dawson has plans on releasing a magwell and +5 extensions for the XD, just as they have for the Glock. The issue is timing and tooling, and right now they are behind on both front. In time, Dawson and others will wake up and feed the demand of the XD market.
 
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