Hi all, kind of new to guns here, so im lookin for some insight.
Fell in love with the XD45 service,every thing ive heard this is "this is the one to get".
I would like to hear all the good and bad about it,( if any bad).
I love all guns but XDs, like glocks, stand out and a great handgun.
They always work when you need them, dirty or clean.
They Live as long as you will (with care).
They are not that much $$$
They come in all different rounds and sizes, all made with the same perfection.
Large mag sizes.
The list goes on and on.
They shoot like a glock, and that is a different style then a lot of guns out there. But once you get used to it you never look back. These guns don't break the bank and of all the weapons I own I wouldn't think twice about trusting my life to the operation of my first XD; and it has over 10,000 rounds down its tube with no parts replaced. The service model is a good place to start if your getting your first pistol. Not to long, not to short.. just perfect. The XD is a perfect platform for new shooters, to SWAT team members.
just bought mine, xd 45 c.
no complaints so far, love the way it shoots.
haven't really had it long enough to find any cons...
except the cost of 45 ammo, which is why i'm going to start reloading since my dad has all the gear already.
You guys can correct me if I am wrong but,,,, there have been a large number of post about some issues with the xd45's. Cant remember exactly what the issue was but something was wrong with the design of the gun which was making mags crack. If you do a search you should find it. I believe there was a topic just to this issue. I know it was pretty long. Apparently springfield designed the inside components of the xdm 45 differently to prevent this issue. I know a large number of people on this site was having this issue but many were not. I have not bought a xd45 because of it even though I have many xd's in other calibers. Worth looking at. Don't kill the messenger but I know it was posted a few months ago.
Here is one of the post after some research. I know some people got new mags but still had the issue. I don't believe peoplel have had the same issue with the xdm. Anyway, not trying to bash the xd45. Many people have not had this issue but it is well documented in the 45 section if you do the search.
Originally Posted by Charlie Xray There is a very old thread on this. I found it when I first joined and was reading to catch up. The problem relates to the fact that the rim of the .45 drops a bit below the breechface during extraction and snags the shoulder of the next round (SWC) in the mag. (Evidently not with the .40 or 9mm.) This violently drives the front end of that round down into the mag. I read of one case of it actually turning the round backwards in the mag.
Basically, there is no fix short of rounding the back of the rim of your cases and removing most of the shoulder of your SWC bullets, which one poster was experimenting with.
It will sometimes also do this with RN or HP. It drives the nose downward and the mag spring cannot get it repositioned properly before the slide returns to battery. Then you get a FTF with the round nose-dived into the front lip of the magazine, not even making it to the feed ramp. I had this happen on my second mag, which caused me to do some research. It was stated in the thread that after-market stronger mag springs will address this issue, but not the SWC feeding.
I will lead into this softly and go out with a bang..I own a XD tactical .45 and although I consider it an accurate sidearm I would not call it the best .45 I have owned or do own..I can't stand Glocks that I am sure of..But there are a few things on the XD's I do not like.First of all my XD is long in the grip.It is barrel heavy , yes its a 5 inch but I have not had this same issue with other 5 inch sidearms..I do not like how the loaded chamber indicator snags on my Milt sparks holster..I think considering where these are made and the original price of the HS2000 coming out of Croatia I think these pistols are becoming over priced for what they are..
Of the polymer frame sidearms made it rates about 3rd on my list with H&K and FNH Five Seven still on top..The Glock down at the bottom or better yet the microwave where they belong..May seem a bit harsh with my opinion but I own several firearms and have plenty of time behind the sights to give a reasonable opinion..
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