Range Report XD-45acp

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  1. happygunner

    happygunner New Member

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    All I can say is it was very boring not having any problems. No FTFs No FTEs everytime you pull the trigger it gos BANG!! Now thats a great feeling. I shot 100 rounds of Win.White Box 230gr FMJ ball and some Win. Personal Protection 230gr JHP. Also a few of my high priced Rem. Golden Saber 230gr JHP. Tried one handed and limp wristing not a problem. Trigger felt really nice the XD was very eazy to control in rapid fire no jumping around. Both provided highcap Mags worked A OK and they were fairly eazy to load full at 13rds with just my fingers. Try that with a Glock highcap Mag. ;) I was not trying to get really good groups but the XD shoots really good better then I can shoot it. :p I am very happy with how this 45 works. And when I got home it was a snap to take it down and clean. Was finished in 5 Min.s It's so well designed. Anyway I ordered a Comp-Tac Pro Undercover holster like I use for my Glock and Kimbers and I say the XD-45 is good to go. I will make it my carry handgun. ;)

    Guns&Ammo has a full report on the new Springfield Armory XD-45acp this Month.
    http://www.springfield-armory.com/gacover.shtml
  2. Deputy Dawg

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    Thanks for the range report, i may have to pick one up for myself. 13 rounds of 45 ACP sounds pretty good. This maybe the new 45ACP the military should go with.
  3. pickenup

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    With this kind of range report, I'm sure you want to DUMP it right away.
    Let me know.

    Just kidding,
    It's nice when everything works right.
    Sounds like you had a good time.
  4. tex45acp

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    I must admit I am a 1911 guy.....but when I walked into my gunstore today and finally got to handle the new XD-45.....well lets just say I now am a member of the XD club. Oh, it will never replace my Wilson 1911's, but as a knock around, truck carry and house protection gun....it is the perfect platform I was looking for. $475.00 with all the extra stuff really impressed me even if the extra stuff is less than great. I let ya know when I can burn some rounds through it, if my money was wasted or well spent. I went with the 4" all black version. :D
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  5. happygunner

    happygunner New Member

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    That was a very good price most are paying from $500 to $575 depending where they are and how many are being sold. I bought the Service Model and am happy I did.
  6. tex45acp

    tex45acp New Member

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    Well I finally got to the range and after 100 rounds of mixed brands and bullet configurations.......I must say that this is one really cool gun. I could not get the darn thing to malfunction no matter how hard I tried. Limp wristing, upside down, canted left or canted right had zero affect on the function. I then loaded up my favorite round....Federal 230gr. Hydrashoks and here is ther 25 yard freehand and benched results:
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  7. troutwest66

    troutwest66 New Member

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    Nice shootin', Tex! ;) Sounds like man and gun are working well together. I need to spend more time with my SA 1911. I'm adequate but not quite that good. :rolleyes:
  8. tex45acp

    tex45acp New Member

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    Thanks trout,

    I do like to shoot, and recoil has never bothered me. This gun is very easy to shoot and recoil is less that my Wilson Professional. I am sure this is due to the captive recoil spring system that is in this gun. Anyhoo here is that hole making monster:
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  9. happygunner

    happygunner New Member

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    Nice shooting and nice picture It's good to see we both have found the XD-45 Service unstopable ;)
  10. Deputy Dawg

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    I want one,how about letting me borrowing it for a few months? :D :D We do live inthe same town.
  11. tex45acp

    tex45acp New Member

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    Deputy Dawg,

    That's interesting to know. I wonder just how many folks we both know, especially if you are in law enforcement. I have several good friends in that line of work in the Victoria PD, Victoria County and DPS. We need to have a cup of coffee one day!!!

    I am planning to order another Versa Max II holster from Milt Sparks like the one I carry my Wilson Professional in, except for the XD-45. That holster converted me from OWB to IWB. I think I will also order a double mag pouch as well.
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