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Springfield XDs 9mm

PostPosted: Mon 10 Feb 2014 5:26 pm
by Snurd
The firearm isn't mine, so no pics of it. Sorry. :oops:

My friend recently picked up the XDs. He was on the fence about the Shield and XDs. He had shot our Shield and liked it, but he opted for the XDs.

The XDs is 4oz heavier than the Shield. They are both 7+1, but the Shield does come with an 8 round mag as well with a little bitty extention. I really like the sights on the XDs. It has white dot rear, and a red fiber optic front. It also comes with more red fiber optic, and yellow in the box in case you want to switch them.

I was worried about the grip since it is pretty aggressive. It feels sharp, and is more square than the Shield. There is quite a noticeable difference in feel. After shooting it with my friend, I didn't notice the grip bothering me very much. It shot really nice, and was comfortable. The grip definitely does let you know that you have shot it. Even though it's really not bothersome I still have the grip impression on my hand, and we were done shooting a couple hours ago. No biggie though. I think if I snagged one, and some day I might, I would pick up some Talon Grips for it.

Even being a little gun, we did a pretty good job of keeping the gun on target. It seems like most little guns, it's a lot easier to pull them left and down than a larger handgun, for right handed shooters anyway.

The trigger is pretty decent. It's probably about the same pull as the Shield, but the XDs trigger is a little wider I believe. It was smooth too. The only thing that I noticed while shooting, is that my finger would slowly find its way down and start to ride along the bottom of the trigger guard. I'd have to adjust my finger now and then to fix that. That's not a major issue, but it did rub my finger annoyingly if I didn't pay attention to it.

We didn't have any malfunctions. We shot probably 200 rounds through it today. It's the second time it's been to the range. I don't know how many rounds went through it the first time.

We shot it mostly at 20 feet, but pushed it back to 40ish feet to see how it shot a bit farther away. I have a few pics of targets. The first two were my best groups at 20 feet, 7 shots each, and the last target was at 40 feet with the same amount of ammo.

Overall I was pretty please with it. I wouldn't mind picking one up sometime. The only thing I would do would be to add the Talon Grips. Other than that, it seems like a pretty decent piece of equipment. :thumbsup:

If you want the specs, you can get them at the link below. It's the model on the bottom with the 3.3" barrel.

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Springfield XDs 9mm

PostPosted: Wed 20 Aug 2014 6:19 pm
by Snurd
We went to the range again with the XDs. Here is a couple more photos from our time there. The first is about 40 feet, the second is one handed from about 20 feet. Both are 7 shots groups.

It's a sweet little shooter.

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Re: Springfield XDs 9mm

PostPosted: Thu 21 Aug 2014 6:12 am
by ObiRich
I have to agree. Got my XDs 9mm, 3.3" barrel a couple months ago and it was love at first trigger pull. I don't get as good a shot pattern as you, but every one was in the within the 8 ring. Fits (just barely) in my cargo pockets) and it's my new primary carry firearm.