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Springfield Armory XDs 3.3 .45acp

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Man I hope they make this in a two-tone model. I have always wanted a two-tone Walther PPS. Since this gun is like a .45acp version of that gun I would be thrilled.

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  2. RIABnd1t02

    RIABnd1t02 Corvallis New Member

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    I have been looking at these as a hopefull for a lighter carry weapon. I held one in one hand and my 1911 defender in the other. Oddly enough the
    XD was maybe a scoche heavier. With it being alittle heavier and wider profile. I am sticking with the 1911. Just cant beat the slim profile and the
    single action trigger pull.
     
  3. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    That is a pretty slick looking little gun. I was wondering when Springfield would answer the Glock 36.
     
  4. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Where did you manage to handle one of these already..?
     
  5. RIABnd1t02

    RIABnd1t02 Corvallis New Member

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    My bad. I misread the post. I haven't seen the 3.3. I was looking at the 3.8 XDM .45 with 9 rd clip.
     
  6. berne

    berne oregon New Member

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    right......these were just announced a day or two ago.

    just like a PPS in .45

    --B
     
  7. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    This is the XD I've always wanted and didn't know it yet.

    (just read that its only a 5 round mag), that's a bummer. Plus, it appears that it has one of those hideous mile long loaded chamber indicators on top of the slide (like the LC9).:thumbdown:
     
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  8. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    Stupid they're only offering it in 45, it should be offered in 9 and 40 out the gate.

    They are missing out on the single stack compact market enjoyed by Ruger, Kahr, Keltec, and even Kimber and Sig now.
     
  9. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    I started a thread on this gun in the handgun forum a few days back. Springfield says they're planning 9 & 40 offerings soon - but the initial release is .45 (because I guess they figure that's what people want, since when they release a 9 or .40 first, the clamour is always for the same gun in .45ACP?)

    Neat little guns. 29 ounce seems heavy for a gun it's size, but that's still less than the same size gun in steel. When the 9mm versions come out, I might get one for a backup gun to my G19 (yes, yes I know the G26 would be a better match given interchangability of mags etc - but if I get something smaller than the 19, I really want smaller - thinner & shorter, not just shorter)

    I don't think springfield will take long to get the 9/40's on the market if the .45 is well received.
     
  10. Rich7944

    Rich7944 Kent, Wa. Active Member

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    Problem I have found with the XDm line v's Glocks is that they seem to be top heavy and the overall weight is more. Very nice firearm and super accurate,
     
  11. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    that seems to be a common thing with polymer framed guns though - I can't think of a poly framed gun that *doesnt* feel top heavy when it's not fully loaded. They just won't balance the same as say, a 1911 or a classic Sig, unless you do something like installing a "seattle slug" (which, IIRC, are only available for Glocks at the moment). But then you make your light weight polymer gun heavier.
     
  12. FORKLIFT252

    FORKLIFT252 Oregon Active Member

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    I've always wanted a PPS.But thought a little pricey.l wonder what this will go for?
    I don't have a problem with capacity. .....rather I would like a 4"-4.5" barrel. I don't have a problem hiding that part.
    I think if you can't get the job done in 6rd you got bigger "issues. "LOL!
     
  13. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    Want doublsetack version that holds 2 more rds :O)
     
  14. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    It would be kinda cool to see a mid or full size single stack XD-s - but I doubt they will. That'd be almost a direct competitor to their 1911 line - how many people would opt for the entry level 1911's if the XD-S came in a full size 7 or 8 round gun, at least those who aren't die hard 1911 fans, or those specifically wanting a 1911?

    Still a cool gun. Also, SG - don't they already make a sub compact .45 XD that holds 7 or 8 rounds in a double stack mag?
     
  15. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    NO :O(
     
  16. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    XDM .45 3.8 holds 9 in the flush magazine and 13 in the extended magazine.
     
  17. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    I have an XDM 3.8 "Compact". The XDS is CONSIDERABLY shorter. More along the lines of a XD SC... Its noticeable when carrying IWB, hence my comment on my wish ;O)