|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|11-18-2009 07:56 PM|
|critter gitter||I like the xdm in .40 cal.my cousin bought one a few months ago and it is a smooth shooting gun.|
|11-18-2009 01:12 PM|
|hunt NH||XD's are wicked nice, but they cost more than i can aford. i think my next hand gun will be a S&W Sigma. also a nice gun but it sells for about $200 less than the XD.|
|11-18-2009 12:47 PM|
My XD .40 has the 4 inch barrel, easier for concealed carry than the 5 in barrel. To make things better for home defense at night, I recently added the "glow in the dark" sights for limited visibility. Had to go to a local gunsmith to have them put on, but knowing for certain where your barrel is pointed makes all the difference in the world. |
I've fired in excess of 500 rounds through mine without so much as a single hiccup. A (now retired) police officer friend recommended the XD and it's what I carry whenever leaving the house.
|01-08-2009 01:30 AM|
I have shot the XD in 9, 40 and 45 in all barrel lengths at Springfield Days. It is the most comfortable polymer gun I have ever shot (least felt recoil). I liked the 4" model the best for a house gun (quick pointing and good sight radius). The grip safety is a nice feature. Sprinfield says the XD in 9mm is approved for +P and +P+, and the 45 ACP is approved for +P. They now have the XD-M, but be aware that the mags for the XD and XD-M are different. |
The 357 Mag is a GREAT caliber and a very versitle gun. You can shoot 38 Spcl or Mags. In the mags, you have a load from about 400 ft/lbs to 625 fl/lbs at the muzzle from a 4" barrel model. A light or medium load is very pleasant to shoot. Most self defense trainers recommend a cartridge with at least 400 ft/lbs at the muzzle.
I would suggest taking some NRA handgun classes.
|01-07-2009 08:45 PM|
Awhile back I took a 47 hr armed guard training course (NYS) and the instructors swore by the stopping power of anything that starts with a 4 like 40,44,45. |
|01-07-2009 06:24 PM|
|BruceBruce1959|| I think a .40 Cal. is a perfect choice for home/personal protection not to mention I feel very comfortable using a .40 cal. as backup protection |
just in case I ever feel threatened during a hunt.
You never know what you might encounter in the woods, an angry or wounded Black Bear, a rabid Coyote, etc.
Springfield armory handguns have an excellent reputation for being extremely accurate Right out of the box.
I also feel comfortable in saying don't worry about jamming or poor ejections.
Springfield armory handguns are built extremely well with each one achieving outstanding performances.
|01-07-2009 06:17 PM|
Uneilbevable how wel
Uneilbevable how well-written and informative this was.
|01-07-2009 06:09 PM|
I think his handgun was actually a 5. I just got that pic off another site. |
I need to shop for a handgun soon. (once we start working normal) Home security.
My handgun experience is limited so I dont have alot of guns to compare to but I really enjoyed shooting this handgun.
I know it was alot more enjoyable than the 357 revolver my bro in law brought.
|01-07-2009 06:03 PM|
|ronn||that looks to be the Springfield xd service which is the 4". i have the xd tactical which is 5" in 45 acp. my son at 15 years old shot a 10 round group of one ragged hole dead center with my xd. first time shooting it. that was at 7 yards. better than i can do. guess there is a plus side to those video games. its a very good weapon. it has the 2 "safeties" the one on the trigger and the back strap. i feel much more comfortable leaving one in the pipe with this set up. my carry piece a glock 30 in 45 doesn't have the back strap wished it did. With the double stack mag, striker (hammerless), reliability, 40 cal, and being a springfield its a great choice for home and personal defence.|
|01-07-2009 05:44 PM|
My father in law brought one of his handguns (spingfield 40) over the holidays. I know very little about handguns but this was a very fun shooting gun. I felt a little guilty shooting all his ammo.
Ya'll have any thoughts on this weapon of choice?