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Old February 28th, 2011, 07:54 AM   #1
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bought my first gun

its a Springfield xd 40 subcompact. so far i love it! the looks and the feel in my hand, will see how it shoots hopefully today.

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Old February 28th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the world of being a responsible gun owner. I won't go into all the safety stuff, but I do hope you spend a lot of time at the range working on your shooting technique. Nice and small to carry, but a big enough caliber to make sure the target goes down. Hope you enjoy your purchase.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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everyone swears by these things... i just cant seem to get into them, but i also havent fired one yet.

keep us up to date how you like it.

congrats on your first new gun!!
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Old February 28th, 2011, 03:28 PM   #4
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Congrats on the purchase.

I love my XD.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #5
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well I went to the range today and loved it. i have been debating between the glock and the xd and im glad i went with this gun. i held my buddies glock 31 i believe it was and the xd just feels much nicer in your hand. im new to guns and haven't shot very many but im happy with this purchase i hope it last me a long time.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 03:55 PM   #6
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how many rounds did you put through it? what ammo are you shooting? do you plan to carry or just for home?
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Old February 28th, 2011, 03:59 PM   #7
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50 rounds, i forget what brand but they where for target practice and then i bought some hollow point for home. i don't think i will carry i have my cpl but atleast until i get real comfortable with it its gonna stay at home.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 03:59 PM   #8
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I've got the same gun. I like mine. No problems so far!

You will enjoy it!
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Old February 28th, 2011, 04:00 PM   #9
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Nice weapon you will like it. Enjoy and stay safe.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #10
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ya shoot several hundred rounds through it before you carry and can shoot it well enough to trust your life with it.


btw what range do you shoot it?
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Old February 28th, 2011, 04:14 PM   #11
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I went to advanced ranges inc. I actually googled indoor ranges and it found a post from great lakes somebody had mentioned it. its fairly new i guess, really nice place and only a couple miles away from me. im sure i will be there often now. heres there web site http://www.advancedranges.com/
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Old February 28th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #12
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we go to williams quite a bit to play skeet and shoot outside. 7 bucks for the range. this time of year its not to bad now. weve been doing it all winter as well. 5 bucks a game for skeet
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Old February 28th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #13
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ya im looking forward to shooting outside. I bought my gun from williams and they gave me a day pass so when it gets a little nicer out i will for sure use the pass.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #14
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you cant go wrong with a springfield, nice choice
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Old March 4th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #15
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Great weapon, Looking to pick a XDM 40 for myself( ok and the wife) here in a month or two.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #16
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Just shot an XDM 45 tonight... Great gun!
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Old March 17th, 2011, 07:54 PM   #17
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M&P all the way
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Old March 17th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #18
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I'm a huge glock fan, but there is no need to piss on this guys thread. Its his first gun, why not be a good steward of the firearm community?


OP, I hope you like it. I had an XD, and it was a huge POS, BUT, I know, and shoot with many people who like them. I believe mine was an exception, as many people find theirs to be very reliable. Mine was VERY accurate. Shoot the hell out of it!

Make sure you run 100 or so of those hollow points through it to make sure they will feed reliably.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 02:58 PM   #19
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I'm a huge glock fan, but there is no need to piss on this guys thread. Its his first gun, why not be a good steward of the firearm community?


OP, I hope you like it. I had an XD, and it was a huge POS, BUT, I know, and shoot with many people who like them. I believe mine was an exception, as many people find theirs to be very reliable. Mine was VERY accurate. Shoot the hell out of it!

Make sure you run 100 or so of those hollow points through it to make sure they will feed reliably.
Great post.

I am intrigued by the problems you had with the XD. Very rarely do I hear bad stuff about them. When I do, it seems Springfield stands behind thier product and really trys to support the customer.
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Great post.

I am intrigued by the problems you had with the XD. Very rarely do I hear bad stuff about them. When I do, it seems Springfield stands behind thier product and really trys to support the customer.
It would fail to eject 2-3 rounds out of every 100 or so fired. I bought it "used" but in unfired condition. When I factored in the price of shipping, and possible repairs (not original owner, SA's warranty is only for orig owner), I decided to trade it in on a Glock 17, and I couldn't be happier.

I will say that when shooting IDPA and USPSA, I do see more XD malfunctions than Glock, but the 1911 rules the roost with the most malfunctions.
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