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Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:09 pm

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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Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:16 pm

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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Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:07 pm

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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Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:17 pm

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Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:19 pm



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.
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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:27 pm



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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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:30 pm



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.
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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:47 pm



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

How much did it cost?
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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:48 pm



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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Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:22 pm



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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Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:24 pm



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.
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Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:35 pm

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! 

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Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:53 pm



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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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:57 pm



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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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:06 pm



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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Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:10 pm



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.

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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:45 pm



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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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:57 pm



Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 2):
Any other Kahr owners here?

I own a Kahr K40, love it.

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Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:16 am

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.
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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.

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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:47 am

Thanks for the post. I'm in the process of buying my first handgun and I've had the XD40 and the Glock recommended.
 
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Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:08 am

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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Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:08 am



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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Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:19 am



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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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:55 am



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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Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:59 am



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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Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:22 pm



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 18):

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. However, from my experience, they carry a pretty hefty price tag? The oldest ones I own are from my dad, 1970s .357 Colt Python and a Smith & Wesson Model 29, nearly identical to what Dirty Harry uses...
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Quoting JetsGo (Reply 25):
However, from my experience, they carry a pretty hefty price tag?

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 used gun with acceptable wear may be hundreds less. There are hundreds of neat pre 1900 handguns that caan be had for less than $150. If you get them in good shape they are fun to collect and shoot.

As far as my long guns go I like them used. As long as they are safe and functional that is all I need. When a gun has some knicks and dings I know it saw some use and that means a lot to me. My M-1 Garand for example as lots of dings and inperfections. That gun was hundreds less than a presentation grade model. But because of the wear I know my 1942 Garand some some use in WWII and/or Korea.

Quoting Fr8Mech (Reply 22):
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.

That is great advice. Always take a test drive first. Many of my guns I would have never thought about buying until I shot sombody elses and decided I wanted to own one too.
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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:25 pm

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 different bullet/load combinations.
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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:48 pm



Quoting Lowrider (Reply 27):
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 different bullet/load combinations.

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 can. He is not the most mechanically inclined person.
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Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:01 pm

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 Products). After looking at the prices for all the materials, I realized the break even point was less than 300 rounds. It should arrive in 7 to 10 days. It will be an interesting learning experience.
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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:57 pm



Quoting Lowrider (Reply 29):
300 rounds

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?
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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:28 pm

Check out the Lee Breech Lock Challenger reloading kit. 105 plus Shipping
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500 remington hollowpoints from midwayusa 61
1 lb of powder 15
box of 1000 Federal primers 30

I already have plenty of brass. Seeing as how each die set is only $25 additional, the break even point falls quite a bit if I start reloading multiple calibers. I am going to start with the .357 and see how I do. How much would 500 rounds of .40 S&W cost?
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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:06 am

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 since my "noise maker" Winchester .40S&W rounds, ones I use to play around, can be had for pretty cheap at Wal Mart.
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Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:59 am

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.
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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:10 am

I just recently picked up a S&W 1911...

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 33):
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.

It will very quickly....

Quoting Lowrider (Reply 27):
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 different bullet/load combinations.


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RE: Just Bought A New Handgun

Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:38 am



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 34):

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 when I get back from my next trip.
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