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bought a new pistol this weekind

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by toyman2, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. toyman2

    toyman2 Walla Walla WA New Member

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    got me a springfield XD40.1st new one ive ever owned.
     
  2. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Hows it working out?

    have you shot it yet.

    How much.

    You plan on accessorizing
     
  3. toyman2

    toyman2 Walla Walla WA New Member

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    i havent shot it yet but mine friend has the same one ind i really like it.
    it was about $500 new
    what would i do to it?

    i would like to know how most conseal,i dont think id be able to with this
     
  4. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    crossbreed holsters, I had one for a 5" tactical xd45. it worked great.
     
  5. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Just making convo, so I thought I would ask.:)

    I suppose you could order a silencer for it, maybe night sites or a laser site, possibly pearl hand grips.;)
     
  6. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    Hey Toyman I just recently purchased a Springfield XD9 , love it ! And I'm also looking at laser sights & holsters , let me know if you find anything good.
     
  7. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    Congratulations on a fine purchase. Before you throw down a lot of money for holsters, see if you can try before you buy. The kind of holster I use is irrelevent. What works for me, will not necessarily work for you. I will wager that most experienced shooters here, like me, have a box filled with what we thought would be the "perfect" holster, now sitting unused and unloved on a closet shelf. A lot of folks like the inside the pants type, or the down the front of your pants type, but those have never worked for me.

    I'm of the school-of-thought that there is no service type handgun that is too big to conceal. I daily carry full size semi automatic pistols concealed without a problem, at work and off duty. A lot depends on your clothing. I believe that a concealed handgun should be comforting, not necessarily comfortable.

    I don't mind looking like a geek, so off duty I can usually be found wearing an untucked shirt, one size too big for me, sometimes unbuttoned (depending on the wind) over a t-shirt. If you were to peek under the shirt you would find either a S&W 457 .45 acp, a Springfield Arms 1911a1 .45 acp, or a Taurus 7 shot .357 magnum 2" revolver. You'd also find a reload and cell phone. I prefer Hawaiian shirts, because they are designed to be worn untucked, and the busy print pattern works like camauflage to help hide bulges. I may look like a geek, but at least I'm a well armed geek.

    Fall - winter - spring, no problem. Wear a jacket.
     
  8. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Not very concealable but FUN.
    XDS.jpg
     
  9. toyman2

    toyman2 Walla Walla WA New Member

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    sounds like some good advice.
    ive started looking into holsters to find somthing i like
     
  10. j.barnum

    j.barnum Oregon Member

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    Congrads Toyman2
    I am waiting for my IWB/OWB leather holster from David Galloway @ Littlebearholsters. He makes a low price custom made holsters. You may want to signup for a free holster like I did and WON). I used the free holster for credit to a shark skin belt. The belt is only $75.00 and the holster I bought is only $95.00 with a shark skin trim. David is well known on Defensivecarry Florida concealed carry forums. I would check out his products.