New Carry .45

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  1. SA Shooter

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    A Springfield Armory XDS subcompact in .45 ACP followed me home today. I think I'm gonna like this one.

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    Got it home, broke it down, cleaned it, inspected it, lubed it up and it's ready for some range time.
     
  2. nammac

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    Congrats! They're great compact 45's no doubt about it!

    If I'm not carrying my commander, then it's usually the XDs in a Bianchi 100T, appendix carry... Disappears under a t-shirt without issue... Just wear tee's 1 size larger..
     
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    Nice!!
     
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    Thanks for the info on the holster! I've been kind of looking this evening for a simple holster (I'm partial to paddle types) that I can put a second mag on.
     
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    Being my XDs setup is not my primary, I took a more economical path...
    Here's a couple of holster options:
    1) Bianchi Professional 100T
    2) Bianchi Professional 100
    3) Blackberry Curve 8660 carrier for 2 5 round magazines. Works well once you epoxy the belt clip into a stationary position.

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    Nice mag pouch @nammac, reminds me of my iPhone case. Sleek and elegant.


    @SA Shooter have fun with that. Light, portable and compact.

    It will make you toughen up your grip real quick. (I have shot a buddy's and my scar tissue got pissed off quick in my thumb web).
     
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    Nice choice.
    I want to pick one of these up some day.
     
  8. SA Shooter

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    Thanks, guys. I'm gonna bust it's cherry tonight. ;)

    Dyjital - I demo'd one last weekend and I gotta agree...I am gonna feel it until I get used to it. However, my 4" .357 hammers me harder, just in different spots than this one will.
     
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    Nice pistol. We'll be waiting on your range reports.
     
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    Hey man I just sent you a text if your still looking for a holster
     
  11. SA Shooter

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    Thanks, bud. I found one.
     
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    Well...first range report. It doesn't like SJHP rounds yet, at least not the Hornady Critical Defense rounds. They are all over the target at 25 feet. Somehow I forgot to take a pic of the target before I tossed it. doh...

    Seems to like Fiocchi 230 gr FMJ the best but it still needs some breaking in so I'll reserve judgement at this point. I have a couple of boxes of Federal Premium Hydra-Shok JHP 165gr rounds I'd like to try after I run another 200 rounds or so of cheaper FMJ through it.
     
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    Curious, what did you settle on?
     
  14. SA Shooter

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    I got the DeSantis Mini-Scabbard
     
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    Wow! You are just havin' all sorts of fun!!! :D Nice compact! I like the looks of that aggressive grip texture!:)
     
  16. Stomper

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    What?! You didn't get the Mod.2 version that says "GRIP ZONE" on the sides of the grip?!! o_O:rolleyes::D
     
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    Some of those shorty 45s do a lot better with lighter bullet weights. There are some defensive loads that are specific to short barrel 45s. Ive used 185gr loads in a Glock 30 with good results.
     
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    Do you mean, "CAUTION-GRIP ZONE" :D
     
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    Awww... Come on now, the XDs isn't that aggressive in the Grip Zone... Or perhaps mine is a bit defanged due to usage...
     
  20. Doc In UPlace

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    Before giving up on 230 grain-ers, you might try some Federal HST through there. :s0165:

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