Fr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 4238 posts, RR: 12 Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1833 times:
Did my bit for the economy and dropped a few hundred bucks on a new handgun.
Bought a Springfield Armory XD40-Sub-compact.
Wow, the thing can shoot. Feels good. Looks good. Doesn't flip as much as I was told to expect. I have plenty of experience with the .40 caliber. I've been shooting a Glock 23 for 18 years. But I have a new love.
Carrying it in a Desantis Tuck This II inside the pants holster.
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2964 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
Excellent choice. I have the same gun, except all black.
Here are some pics I took when I first got it, proving how shitty the "stock" holster is. I upgraded too, except I went with a paddle holster. I just never really liked the feeling of an inside the pants holster.
I disagree with regards to the XD. I think the pistol grip safety is a very neat feature, along with the dual trigger. It insures that the gun is being properly held and prepared to fire. I actually prefer it to a safety switch.
Fr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 4238 posts, RR: 12 Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4): I'm a Glock fan anyway, all those safeties get in the way.
The grip safety doesn't get in the way. Like I said, I've shot Glock, among other types, for years. Tell you the truth, the only reason I didn't go for the Glock 27, 30 or 36 was the price. They were asking about $100 more, if you could find one.
I'll tell you, the trigger is nice and crisp on this thing. I put a hundred rounds through it and even though I was just dropping rounds to 'break it in' and get the feel for it; I was destroying the the target at 7 & 10 yards.
Fr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 4238 posts, RR: 12 Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 14): How many round clips did yours come with? Mine came with a 9 and a 13
9 & 11. And they are a bear to load. Glad the weapon came with a loader. The case it came in warned about sale in CA with the extended mag. I'm guessing CA still has a 'high capacity' magazine ban. Good thing I have no intention of venturing to the left coast.
Fr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 4238 posts, RR: 12 Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1382 times:
Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 19): Thanks for the post. I'm in the process of buying my first handgun and I've had the XD40 and the Glock recommended.
Find a range that rents guns. Both the XD and Glock are fairly common rent guns. I fired many Glocks and the trigger pull and feel are identical. I'm hearing the same about the XD. So, be sure to rent the same caliber (you know, apples to apples) and see which feels better.