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I recently traded in my S&W9VE and bought the SA XD9SC. I LOVE THIS GUN! It is very natural to handle and aim, and fits very well in my hands. I like the grip feel much better then a Glock. (The XD is a bit smaller diameter grip then the Glocks) The trigger is nice and crisp, in my opinion. I can always tell right when the weapon will fire.

In addition, I am MUCH more acurate with this little 3" then I was with my S&W 4"! Never had a jam or malfunction of any kind in it. I have only put about 600 rounds through it, but expect to have many more without any trouble. It is also a sinch to clean and field strip.

Summary: I couldn't be happier with a handgun. Everything the Glock should be. (Don't get me wrong, I have always liked Glocks, and still do, but the XD...Wow) So happy that I plan to purchase the XD45 in ACP soon!
 

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Good report. Glad to see you so happy about the XD.

I have an XD 45 in the 4 inch barrel. It too has been good.

45 ammo costs much more than 9mm though.
 

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I just worked on and certified an XD40. I was very impressed with the way it was engineered. On the inside the componants look like they were stolen from SIG. They weren't of coarse but the design ideas that resemble SIG work extreemly well in both pistols. I give the XD an A+.
 

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This will be my first choice as well.
 

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This was my first choice. It's a wonderful pistol. My only problem is I have to work on popping out the magazine and putting in another one. Pushing the magazine release is kind of hard for me. When I do hit it and the magazine drops, it hits my hand that just happens to be in the way. I have to work on it.

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ian husford said:
My only problem is I have to work on popping out the magazine and putting in another one. Pushing the magazine release is kind of hard for me.
Ditto. I'm going to do my first USPSA match here in Cache Valley this Saturday - http://utahshooters.org/clubs.php (Anybody else going?)

I'm finding reloads are a bit difficult with the subcompact. I don't really have a problem hitting the magazine release, but I have to manually remove the magazine because it tends to rub on my gripping hand and sometimes gravity alone won't pull it out. And when I slam the new magazine home, it sometimes pinches my hand.

I definitely need to practice some more. I'm realizing that the SC may not be the best for competition, but because it's the gun I carry all day, it's the one I want to get the experience with. Besides, I'm not there to win, I'm there to get semi-practical experience (and hopefully not screw up or embarrass myself).
 

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I definitely need to practice some more. I'm realizing that the SC may not be the best for competition, but because it's the gun I carry all day, it's the one I want to get the experience with. Besides, I'm not there to win, I'm there to get semi-practical experience (and hopefully not screw up or embarrass myself).
Don't be afraid to ask for suggestions while shooting if you are not up to par with where you feel you should be.
 

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i've been carrying an XD .40 Compact for about a year...which i love.
i just bought the .40 subcompact, what a huge difference.
the sub feels so much smaller.
i haven't shot it much yet to really get a feel for it. i'm excited to get to the range within the next week.
 

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I couldn't decide between the Glock and the Springfield so I called my friend and I shot his Glock and bought the Springfield. I love my Springfield 9 sub compact.
 

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I too also love the XD. I own my in the compact 45 though and it is a great gun to own...VERY SOLID
For the last few months I've been out shooting and getting my CCW. I don't currently own yet. During this time I've shot the Beretta PX-4 Storm, Glock 17, Glock 21C, Springfield XD-40, and XD-45.

Hands down the Springfield XD-45 came out on top for both my wife and me. Accuracy, ease-of-use, overall feel/quality and safety features were the things that we mainly looked at. We put in about 500 rounds together through the one we borrowed.

I'll be picking one up this week or next, and I'm sure we'll be very happy.

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barl0w
 
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I have an XD-9 SC in the Bi-Tone. I absolutely love the way it shoots. The only thing I don't like is that the grip is just a little too small for my gargantuan hands, and as such, is not as comfortable to shoot as I'd like. So, unfortunately I'm selling it and buying a gun with a bigger grip, like a 1911 or a Ruger SR9. If anyone is interested in the XD it's posted in the classified section of this forum.
 

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setabkcin said:
I have an XD-9 SC in the Bi-Tone. I absolutely love the way it shoots. The only thing I don't like is that the grip is just a little too small for my gargantuan hands, and as such, is not as comfortable to shoot as I'd like.
So why not get a non-compact XD? They have full size grips and you still get much more capacity than a standard 1911 - plus you already have the holsters for the XD, which would fit the larger size (4" or 5")? Just a question...
 
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I was thinking about that at first, but the 1911 style fits better in my hands. I'm still considering an XD service though.
 
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I guess it wouldnt be complete if I didn't say how happy I am w/ my XD40. Unlike many, the choice did not come down to a Glock or XD, as Glock was never in the running. I was seriously considering the H&K p2000, but for monetary reasons along with a more natural feel and reasons of loyalty, I picked the Springfiled. Loyalty because my grandfather that got me into shooting lived in Geneseo Illinois and I believe I even may have visited the armory when I was too small to remeber much, But my grandfather was a Korean war vet. He knew almost all there was to know about guns, or so it seemed to my young mind and he had great faith in the Armory, so I figured I would trust his judgement and I am glad I did. My next purchse will be the M1A rifle, and I hope I am as pleased with it as I am my XD.
 

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I carry the XD40 sub and have loved it as well! I had compared it to my friends Glock 27 but I too didn't like that fact that the diameter of the grip was too big for my hands to hold comfortably. I also looked at the Kahrs and really liked the feel of those. After I got myself the XD, my wife bought the Kahr CW9! :D So now we have best of both worlds!
 

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The commercial manufacturer (founded in the mid '70s) in Genesco, IL, is not the same entity as the original Springfield Armory (located in Springfield, MA) that supplied arms to the armed forces from its opening in the late 1700s until its closure in 1968. Personally, I feel that it's a bit tacky of the present manufacturer to have appropriated the name of this fine old institution for commercial purposes but then, that's just my opinion. It probably wouldn't stop me from buying their excellent products.
 
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I guess I don't care really about the name all that much. The way politics are going in Illinois anyway, I understand they are seriously looking to move over the border to Iowa where the state government isn't sucumbing as easily to the politics of the Bigger cities and they won't get regulated out of business. Heck, it may come to a point where they need to move their fine facilities to the last respite of 2nd amendment sanity, yup, Utah. :D
 
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