Looking for opinions

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Me007gold, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Me007gold

    Me007gold New Member

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    Dec 26, 2011
    Looking to get my 1st hand gun. Looking for a full frame .45 The local shop has a couple in my price range (under $400) Looking at used guns at the moment. I've got it down to 3 choices Ruger P97DC, Ruger P345 or Springfield Armory XD-45 acp. I am leaning towards the XD-45, but would like some other opinions.
     
  2. neilin

    neilin New Member

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    Jan 26, 2009
    Clinton, MO
    Of those, I would choose the XD-45.
     

  3. thomas44

    thomas44 New Member

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    Mar 16, 2008
    I own an XD45 and would recommend it to anybody. I got it used at a shop for $330 and I love it. It's very stubborn, in that it refuses to jam. Reliable, accurate, comfortable to shoot, and a piece of cake to field strip and clean. Seems to love Rainier 230 gr. hardball with about 5.1 of AA#2.
     
  4. Old Guy

    Old Guy Member

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    Mar 19, 2009
    NC
    XD would easily be my choice from that list.
     
  5. MichiganShootist

    MichiganShootist New Member

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    May 10, 2011
    North Central Michigan
    I agree with the above...... the XD is a fine gun and with the pre-cocked stricker it will have afar superior trigger pull than the other pistol under consideration.
     
  6. Me007gold

    Me007gold New Member

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    Dec 26, 2011
    Picked up the XD this morning, cant wait to shoot it
     
  7. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

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    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    Good choice on the XD - I love mine chambered in .45 also.
     
  8. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I have bought two XD's and did not like either one of them. one was a .40 and the other was a .357 Sig. I can't explain it but they just did not feel good in my hand. Good luck with yours.
     
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