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I have hear ok things about it but havn't got a chance to shoot or even hold one for that matter....what do you think about it??
 

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I heard someone say that Springfield XD pistols are based off Glocks. I was wondering is that true?
 

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The XD pistols are Springfield's answer to Glocks ever so popular lineup. Glocks were one of the best selling pistols in the 90's and so just like any product: if it works and works well then there's bound to be someone to come up with somehting incredibly similar but with their own little differences. Another example is all the 223 clones made today.

Even the trigger safety was copied, in the form of a pivoting lever on the face of the trigger. A interesting difference is a grip safety high on the backstrap. The grip safety must be depressed by a firm grip of the shooter's hand. If this isn't done, you can't manipulate the pistol in any way. There is also an internal striker blocking safety.

I have read and heard mixed reviews of these pistols, I would prefer HK, Glock, Walther or some 1911 clones like Wilson Combat. I have heard good things about them but not anything impressive enough to make me want to shoot one or buy one. But to each his own.
 

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Using the KISS principle

:) OK: Think of it this way guy's. Anyone who has had an H&K or a 1911 in the field [for a length of time more than a couple of days] will tell you that they are a fairly high maint. kind of pistol. IF they are in stock condition.[ie: no special finnishes, or mod's] They also have a lot of parts to watch out for breakage. The Glock on the other hand is A VERY SIMPLE pistol! Not many parts, tougher than woodpecker lips, and I think the most reliable FIELD sidearm ever made. Practicle accuracy is outstanding, field maint. is a breeze. And in the unlikely event that something does break, VERY LOW COST TO REPAIR!! [thats always a biggie to me] I have taken my Glock in the swamps, in the snow, in the mud, and yes, even underwater[with a very slight modification] and used it. Most of the time I just had to take it out of the holster and give it a good shake, check the mag, and I was on my way! And boy's, thats the truth!
 

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I think they sued Smith and Wesson over their Sigma series, and won.
 

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The Sigma series, which is by the way, a piece of crap. I think it is funny that Glock bothered to worry about S&W infringing on their patent, the Sigmsn't really even any competition for Glock.
 

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well there is a saying floating around in articles that says that this is the gun that out Glocked the Glock.

So far I love this thing and I like it alot better than the Glocks. For my hands it is the best fitting handgun so far for me,next in line would be the H&K.

I have been shooting it quit a bit and so far it is still smooth with no boo boo's, I can hit 20OZ coke bottles with it at 50 yds any day of the week.. Its a fast smooth triiger,it doesnt have alot of travel like some autos.

I want to get another one in the 5" model...

Its somewhat close the the Glock on hot it is made, but the way the slide rides on the frame they are diffrent there.

Its way worth the money.

If it fits your hand and you have a feel good fast point of aim with it then it is the handgun to have.
 

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When trying to figure out which gun to get, I went to the local shooting range and tried out different guns. The only thing I disliked about the XD was the slide release. Since I wanted to get a weapon in .45ACP, XD wasn't an option. Beyond that, nice gun. I second Tony's opinion - if it fits your hands, it is worth a second look.
 

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Slide release? I like it better than the Glock's slide release. The XD's slide release is easier to release with the thumb than on the Glock's I had..

XD has a 45 GAP?
 

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actually its in the May issue its right next to me
 

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I own a Springfield XD and absolutely love it. The only problem is that I have a hard time keeping rounds around for it! It's a .357 SIG.
 

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Troy R said:
Slide release? I like it better than the Glock's slide release. The XD's slide release is easier to release with the thumb than on the Glock's I had..
As Ulairi put it, every hand is different, and it's best for you to find what fits your hand best. You'll hear a lot of complaints that Glocks are too thick for people's hands, or that the slide release is too far out of reach, but there are a lot of pistols made especially for women, or for men with women's hands. :lol:

All in good jest, fellas... I can't agree more that ergonomics, coupled with reliability, are the most important things in a pistol and you're guaranteed the latter with both so the former is an arbitrary preference.

Scatch Maroo
 

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Wow, so many opinions from people who do not own a XD! Glocks, HK,SIG,WILSON,WALTHER,PARA-ORDANANCE, KIMBER, S&W well I have shot them all due to my job and love for guns. I have converted numerous people from there glocks to the XD. It shoots better, the grip feels better for most, a monkey can disassemble it, it eats anything, and oh yeah IT'S CHEAPER in price. I can dance a coke can all day at 50. Do that with a 4 inch glock. I like my 1911 better, but it is a lot more expensive. For the money you can't beat the XD. Oh I have one, but only after a long process of checking out the rest. This is only my opinion, but it is hard to give a opinion on something if you have never tried the rest to compare. The ONLY thing that I like about glock is the HI-CAPS, and the glock 18. There is something to be said for a pistol that dumps a 30rd mag in under 4 seconds. That is the only glock I would take over my XD.
sniperdog out
 

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Only tried one once, I still like my issue HK USP45 much better. I used my USP standard config during sniper school, no probs, and it was pretty dirty, but when I asked it always went bang. As a duty gun, two years, more rounds than I can count and no jams, clean or dirty, does not matter, and easy to use too.
 

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I never said that a HK was bad just that a XD always goes bang and fairly accurately for less.
 

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Have to agree on the for less part HK=expensive, so if I were buying, not the city, the XD would get a real hard look.
 
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