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Springfield XD-S .45ACP

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Mister_E, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Mister_E

    Mister_E Oregon Active Member

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    So we've seen the XD, the XD-M, now the XD-S ;)

    Specs for the XD-S 45mm Compact Pistol | Springfield Armory USA

    The size is just right for a CCW, or as a back-up piece. Just wondering how it handles.

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    I know...it doesn't have DOUBLE BARRELS...:laugh:, but still can't wait to see one of these and handle it. :thumbup:

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  2. Hardwood floor guy

    Hardwood floor guy Beaverton Active Member

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    nice thin little carry piece.
     
  3. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Looks slightly smaller then a glock 36. Now if it didn't have that silly grip safety.....
     
  4. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm also curious about this pistol as a CCW. I'm hoping a range will put one "online" as a rental.

    Peter
     
  5. krkruse

    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    Whats wrong with the grip safety?
     
  6. Mister_E

    Mister_E Oregon Active Member

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    Nothing, in my opinion. But there are folks out there who feel any kind of safety on the gun is just one more thing they have to think about, or something that could fail, or....

    I've had XD's for several years now, in different config and calibers, all have been 100% reliable and have gone bang every time they were supposed to. Even with the grip safety and the ultra-assurance trigger (ala - Glock, and all the others). Number #1 safety is, and always should be, the one between your ears. But I have no beans against mechanical safeties on a firearm. That's what training, muscle memory, practice, ...and training are all about. Knowing your tools, and how to 'safely' operate them, if and when needed.

    I see this model XD as their answer to the Glock single stack, and Kahr's slim pistol line. I look forward to it ;)
     
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  7. SIXGUNRUGER

    SIXGUNRUGER Forest Grove, OR Active Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Looks very nice, I will have to put it on my want to buy list for sure.
     
  8. DOA

    DOA Aloha, OR -185th & TV Hwy Active Member

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    Mister E couldn't have stated my sentiments any better, simple and concise.

    I'm buying one!

    I have strong feelings towards it better not to have one, but also I have strong feelings towards the simple benefit of having one It's all situational to me. That's why I change my firearm depending on the situation I think I may find myself in. Will I always know? Of course not, but I like having options. Just like a hammerless revolver, I like it both ways, with or without.
     
  9. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Well, let's just have a side-by-side then, shall we?

    XDS: 5+1
    G36: 6+1

    XDS: 21.5 oz.
    G36: 20.1 oz.

    XDS: 6.3" OAL
    G36: 6.77" OAL

    XDS: 3.3" barrel
    G36: 3.78" barrel

    XDS: 1" width
    G36: 1.1" width

    XDS: $509, Bud's, out of stock
    G36: $528 new, Gunbroker

    I sure like how thin it is, but I don't like giving up barrel length with a round that's already slow enough to make JHP expansion marginal. Still, it's worth a fondle, especially at that price.
     
  10. Rich7944

    Rich7944 Kent, Wa. Active Member

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    I think it looks 10X better than the Glock but thos XDM's suck to strip and clean compared to a Glock. I sure hope S&W comes out with one.