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Springfield XD .45 Compact?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Warthog, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Warthog

    Warthog Turner, OR Active Member

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    Springfield XD .45 Compact?

    I am thinking about buying a Springfield XD .45 for a new carry gun. I have done a Little reading, and know a few people who own them. I haven't seen the compact yet, but I am wondering what everyone has to say about the XD in general. Is it a good carry gun? Feel free to let me know what you think good or bad. I am also thinking about a Kimber Pro carry, but would like to save some money if possible.
     
  2. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    Warthog, I just picked up my XD45 Compact a couple of months ago and love it. I carry just about everyday. I came from carrying my H&K USP, so the smaller XD was a great move. The handle is very nice with the compact mag in, and you still get 10 + 1 capacity with it in .45 so I think its pretty hard to beat!

    Bottom line you cannot go wrong, my buddy has the same gun just in the standard size .45 and he has carried everyday for over a year and has had no issues with the XD. For the money I do not believe there is a better handgun on the market for the money!
     
  3. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    My buddy just picked up the XD .45 Compact, he carries it. It comes with a 13 (I think) round mag as well, very good for a compact .45.
     
  4. needs2hunt

    needs2hunt Tacoma Wa. Member

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    can't say anything about the 45 but i own 2 xd 40s, one tactical and one subcompact... i carry the tactical everyday and the wife carries the subcompact... if we go out together i carry the subcompact... love the xds and have shot close to 1000 rounds together and not a single problem...:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: think i may have to buy a xdm....
     
  5. Warthog

    Warthog Turner, OR Active Member

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    I just saw the XDM, and i really like it. I am still not sure about switching to the .45, I have always been a .40 shooter. I am still on the fence. When I buy my fist 1911 it will be a .45 for sure, but for everyday carry I think I'll stay with the .40
     
  6. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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    actually my XD was my first .45 after a very long time of shooting almost nothing but .40 and to be honest, it made me a convert. I luv the XD and on top of that I luv shooting' .45. The .40 XDm is hella nice though.
     
  7. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    My XD Compact was also my first .45. I have been shooting .40 for about 3 years now, and I am now "Born Again!" Although I think the .40 is a great round and still serves a purpose (I love my H&K USP in .40) I really enjoy what my .45 brings to the table, especially with the capacity of the .45 XD's. Its pretty hard to argue against the .45, its proven itself for many a years now.

    I read a quote on this site a few weeks back and I apologize because I do not remember who said it, but it went something like this, "9mm might expand - but .45 Never shrinks!" (I know we are talking about .40 NOT 9mm but I just thought it was funny and wanted to say it again)
     
  8. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    a buddy of mine own ones i shot and fell in love i felt like i was shooting a 9 very low recoil very smooth and very accurate i was shooting one handed and nailing my targets if i did not have so much into my G21 (built in CT) i would sell it and buy a Xd45

    just to edit i misread i thought it was in reference to a xd45 not the xd45 compact
     
  9. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    I shoot better with a G30, but I wouldn't complain (okay, I might whine a *little*) if I had to use the XD45 instead.