Springfield XD-S

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  1. mkwerx

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    Looks like the folks at Springfield have a new toy they've developed for CCW minded folks.

    It's a single stack XD (appears to be highly based on the XD-M) that is in .45ACP right now, with 9 & 40 on the horizon.

    1" wide at it's thickest, interchangable backstrap, etc that seems to be the industry standards now.

    Neat looking gun - not one I'll give up carrying my G-19 for, but when the 9mm's hit, one could find it's way into my collection.

    I'd like one of these with the brushed stainless slide, in 9mm.

    XD-S - Springfield Armory USA
     
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  3. wabbithunter

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    Dang that's a nice gun, wish they came out with earlyer.....:love:
     
  4. PhysicsGuy

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    29oz??? wow, they must mold some lead into it. Looks neat, but the weight definitely turns me off. Its nearly twice the weight of a PM45
     
  5. Hardwood floor guy

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    made in croatia????? really?????
    what happened to made in the usa?
    i will buy american and help create american jobs
     
  6. PhysicsGuy

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    The XD's have always been made in Croatia, they were originally the HS2000 that was then re-badged and marketed here.

    Most of the Springfield 1911 frames are made in Brazil.

    Its hard to find much of anything quality made here anymore. Most handguns that are made domestically tend to cut corners to compete (ie Kimber, Ruger, S&W ect). Just try to think of the last time Ruger marketed something that didn't end up with a recall or about MIM parts being a perfect replacement for quality.
     
  7. mkwerx

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    Springfield Armory is largely an *importer* of guns - not a gun manufacturer. They find a design they like, or develop a design, and pay someone else to make it. The only gun I can think off off-hand made in the USA they sell is the M1A. Their 1911's are Brazillian, the XD's have always been made in Croatia. Just the way it is - I doubt you'll ever see an American made XD. Until just a couple years ago, Glocks were entirely Austrian. SIG pistols (the good ones) were made in Germany or Switzerland. HK's are German. CZ's are made in the Czech Republic. Lots of good guns made in Europe, and even South America.

    Just like buying an imported car - you can say "my money is going back to XXX" or you can say "a lot of the money I spent on this goes to pay for American jobs in the supply line" - both are fine ways of looking at it.
     
  8. AudibleEnforcer

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    I think I found my next Poly. I hope they'll make in Olive drab, like my old XD-40sc. I miss that thing.

    MSRP not announced yet, shipping in March. Balls. I have until March to come up with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone in the market for a small child, partially house-broken?
     
  9. Spray-n-pray

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    How many rounds of ammo does he come with?




    :laugh:
     
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