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Just Bought A New Handgun  
User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5391 posts, RR: 14
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2295 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.

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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2282 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.








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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

Nice piece  bigthumbsup 

How does this compare to Kahr? Any other Kahr owners here? I have a Kahr P40, and the damn thing is excellent. I can't carry it around though..so it is only used at the range.




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User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2122 times:
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Please keep this thread solely related to a discussion on gun types etc. If members wish to discuss guns in society/law etc., please start a new thread.

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2114 times:



Quoting Fr8Mech (Thread starter):

Nice weapon.

I like my Glock 36, 45 for a small weapon.

I'm a Glock fan anyway, all those safeties get in the way.


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2079 times:



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
all those safeties get in the way.

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.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2062 times:



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 6):
I actually prefer it to a safety switch.

Personal preference . . . .

I have a safety. It's my trigger finger. If I'm not in violation of Rule #2, then I don't have a problem.

But - to each their own . . . . I've see people point in on a target and pull the trigger only to get zippo . . . because they forgot the safety. I'll never have that problem with a Glock.


User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2037 times:



Quoting Fr8Mech (Thread starter):
Bought a Springfield Armory XD40-Sub-compact.

How much did it cost?



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2039 times:



Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 7):

Not sure about him, but when I purchased mine back in September 2008, mine cost about $550 USD.



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User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2017 times:



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 8):
mine cost about $550 USD.

Pretty expensive, but then again it's a gun.  Smile

I'll probably get one in the future, just for protection and because I'm a gun fan as well.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2012 times:



Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 9):

Good luck man, getting a CCP here is so hard. My police chief is such a p.i.t.a to get one with.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2004 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 10):
Good luck man, getting a CCP here is so hard.

Well then I guess I should mention NV is a shall issue state and once you pass the class and fill out the paperwork, it's yours! 

[Edited 2009-04-07 15:36:13]


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1987 times:



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 11):
Well then I guess I should mention NV is a shall issue state and once you pass the class and fill out the paperwork, it's yours!

Yeah, Ma is is a "may issue" state.....



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User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5391 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1983 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.

Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 7):
How much did it cost?

$579 + Colonel Sanders' cut. The all blue (black) or the OD green should be about $50 cheaper, if you can find them. I probably paid a small premium because these are hard to find.

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 1):
I just never really liked the feeling of an inside the pants holster.

If I keep putting on weight, I'll go for a Fobus paddle holster, until then, the in the pants seems to work well, and the Desantis allows me to cant it forward a little for better concealment.



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1971 times:



Quoting Fr8Mech (Reply 13):

How many round clips did yours come with? Mine came with a 9 and a 13. Big red stickers all over the 13 round clip saying do not take into CA...found that interesting.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1966 times:



Quoting Fr8Mech (Reply 13):

Glad you like the weapon. It's important to have it 'feel good' in your grip.

Trigger pull is especially important, if it feels comfortable, you win.

 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5391 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1936 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.



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User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1918 times:
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Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 2):
Any other Kahr owners here?

I own a Kahr K40, love it.

Corey



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1910 times:
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Quoting Fr8Mech (Thread starter):
Did my bit for the economy and dropped a few hundred bucks on a new handgun.

Nice gun. Buy a gun and support your rights and the economy, I always say.

I bought a "new gun" recently too. A 1924 Deutsche Werk Ortgies from Erfurt, Germany. It is a 32 ACP and one of the most comfortable guns I have ever held. It operates perfectly.

I like the classics. New guns just don't do it for me. I have 36 guns and the newest one was made in 1976 and my oldest in 1879.
1924 Ortgies


Here are a couple of other guns I picked up in the last couple of months. A 1920s Hungarian Frommer Stop and a 1943 Underwood M1 Carbine.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb309/NWA747/guns002.jpg
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb309/NWA747/guns001.jpg

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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Thanks for the post. I'm in the process of buying my first handgun and I've had the XD40 and the Glock recommended.

User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Only if it was easier to buy such a gun in Canada without jumping through fire hoops.....

This would be my choice:




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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1870 times:
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Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 19):
I'm in the process of buying my first handgun

That is fantastic. My first handgun was 1950s Sauer & Sohn 357 revolver. It is a neat pistol.

I hope you buy many more hand guns in the future. Shooting is a fun hobby.



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User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5391 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1844 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.



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1819 times:



Quoting Fr8Mech (Reply 22):
feels better

Absolutely. It's all about how it feels to the user both when carrying and when shooting. Both guns are equally excellent, bringing it down to user preference.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1817 times:
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Quoting JetsGo (Reply 23):
Absolutely. It's all about how it feels to the user both when carrying and when shooting. Both guns are equally excellent, bringing it down to user preference.

Exactly. Personally, I love the feel of my Glock 23, but I didn't like the XD40. It's a great gun, just didn't feel right in my hand  Smile



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25 JetsGo : Those are some fantastic guns. Whenever I go into Scheels or Cabelas, I love to walk through their gun lockers and look at all the older guns. Howeve
26 Falstaff : Some vintage guns are VERY expensive and some are not, just like classic cars. Also there are some guns that are expensive in top condition, but a us
27 Lowrider : Anyone do and reloading? I have been looking at some presses and been thinking, "I could probably do that". It might be interested to try out some dif
28 Fr8Mech : With the current prices of ammo, I've been thinking about it also. I friend's dad recently got into it, and truth be known, if he can do it, anyone c
29 Lowrider : You can get a starter kit from Cabela's for about $100. A set of dies is another $25. I don't know anything abou the manufacturer (Lee Precision Produ
30 Fr8Mech : Are you kidding me? That low? I'll burn through that this week breaking the XD in. Cabelas you say? Does that include bullets, primers and powder?
31 Lowrider : Check out the Lee Breech Lock Challenger reloading kit. 105 plus Shipping .357 mag die set 25 500 remington hollowpoints from midwayusa 61 1 lb of pow
32 JetsGo : My grandfather reloads his own ammo and loves it. I'd like to get into it someday however I don't think I have the time nor the room... Especially sin
33 KaiGywer : With ammo prices the way they are going, I'd also like to start reloading...I just don't think I shoot enough for it to pay off the investment.
34 EMBQA : I just recently picked up a S&W 1911... It will very quickly.... Get a progressive.........
35 Lowrider : I did, it was a little more expensive, but after some reading and research, it seems like it will yield more consistent results. It should be here wh
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