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    Sprinfield XDs

    Post by ThisOlVet on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:52 am

    I must say that if you want a pistol that is small easy to shoot and packs a big punch the Springfield XDs is one you should look at. It is small enough to carry just about anywhere on your person. It is a .45 Acp pistol that is very easy to handle. I believe there are many of you ladies that might want to take a look at this one. Just because its a 45 don't let that scare you. It is very easy to manage, with surprisingly low recoil. I remember the day I first went shooting with it I had to do a double take to make sure I was shooting a 45. Don't take that last statement as fact however, it really did surprise me. I am very happy with it. It doesn't look pretty but it is very functional. I have shot literally hundreds of rounds thru it and no issues at all. The only thing that bothers me about this pistol is that it is not made in America. However, with that said there are a lot of excellent firearms made outside the U.S.

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    Springfield XD

    Post by GunPowderGal on Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:38 pm

    I have to agree! I love my Springfield XD -9. Comfortable, easy to shoot. I take it to the range with me every time my shooting group meets and I usually let the other Gals shoot it. Usually they want want!

    The new XD-S is pretty attractive for a concealed carry. Can't decide between the .9m and .45.


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    Re: Sprinfield XDs

    Post by Squirrel Hunter on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:18 pm

    I've got a sub-compact 9 on layaway. Haven't got to shoot it yet but it feels absolutely perfect in my hand!

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    Re: Sprinfield XDs

    Post by Fondis Firearms on Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:59 am

    This-Ol-Vet,
    I'm really glad your XDs is working out great for you.  I too own an XDs but have had nothing but trouble with mine.  I have had a couple of Springfield's, in fact my first carry gun was an XD9-SC and I absolutely loved it.  The only thing I didn't like about it was how thick it was, so when Springfield came out with the XDs, I was all over that.  I love all of the features of the XDs; it's size, weight, sights and caliber.  it is a gun to be loved, but there are manufacturing problems that Springfield so far has been unwilling to address.  There is a high percentage of customers with the XDs-.45 that are having problems with failure to return to battery causing light strikes and misfires.  I really want to love my pistol.  I have put approx. 500 rounds thru it trying to work thru it's problems, but I have given up and sent it back to Springfield.  I still want to love this gun, and if they can identify a problem and fix it, I will give it another chance, but otherwise, I am done wasting ammo in a gun that I can't trust.

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    Re: Sprinfield XDs

    Post by ThisOlVet on Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:58 pm

    Well I thought I was happy..... However I just found out yesterday that I have to send mine back due to a recall. Grrrr I hate having to send any firearm back to the manufacture. One its my CCG. Two I love shooting it. Three I don't like any gun I own out of my possession. So I can empathize with you. I hope it doesn't take long to get them back. Anyway I wish you the best with your situation.

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    Re: Sprinfield XDs

    Post by Fondis Firearms on Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:01 am

    OlVet, I'm sorry you have to return a gun you like so much. I was going to post the recall notice as soon as I got it, but I didn't want to rub salt into the wounds. Have you talked to Springfield yet? They told me that they are replacing the Grip Safety and Disconnector on EVERY XDs. They didn't have parts yet, but were expecting them soon, whatever that means. They told me that since mine was already in the shop that they would keep it until they could perform the repairs, and that mine should be at the front of the line. Hopefully it will be a good gun when I get it back. I really want to love this little gem. In the mean time, I still have my good old Ruger SR9 for my EDC or my Kel-Tec PF-9 when I need a smaller gun if I am wearing shorts & t-shirt.

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    Re: Sprinfield XDs

    Post by ThisOlVet on Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:21 am

    @Fondis, Thank you for looking out for my feelers lol. I am glad yours will be one of the first out of the shop. I am happy that Springfield is doing something about this and showing good fait. It brings respect for the product and their company. At least some will view it that way, others will probably view it differently. I choose to be happy with what they are doing before anyone gets hurt unlike the auto industry. I'm sure that you know that it's competitor(Shield) had a recall as well. I believe that was a rush to get new products to the market before they have been thoroughly tested. Which is the case with the Shield. IMHO:| Neutral 

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