Sringfield XD? For 1911 Shooters

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  1. BigBang

    BigBang New Member

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    Went to the range today and tried a Springfield XD40. This is a full size model with tac light rail. Was very impessed with it, accuracy, light recoil.
    I know it's a sin to have a gun that's not a 1911, but this one is really fun to shoot. So my question is directed toward 1911 shooters, what is your opinion of the XD line? Accuracy,reliabilty, durability. I almost bought it today but thought I would check with you guys first. Thanks for any input.

    B.B.
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    If you like it get it, or you can go and get what an XD wants to be.... a GLOCK! :D

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    wanna-be tupperware.......

    Springfield's got a good rep, so aside from the tupperware issue, I'd say it would be a decent gun, but I've never shot one.
  4. BigBang

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    Hydra,

    I have considered the Glock also. I used to have a G17. I feel that the XD is really just a jazzed up glock. But the weight and feel I like better than the Glock. I was comparing the two side by side today. Based on feel, fit, and range performance I would choose the XD. But the XD is a realatively new line, and I would like some feedback from someone who has experiance with an XD. Springfield is a top notch company but Glock has built their reputation on the reliability and ruggedness of their guns. I'm hoping the XD is just as tough.

    B.B.
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    I think that I am one of the five people willing to admit that I am not impressed with the XD. I wasn't impressed when it was the HS2000 and cost $150 less. The ergonomics are better than a Glock but so is a brick, and as far as accuracy and reliablity, the jury is still out. Has anyone else noticed how the prices have risen dramatically since it was itroduced?
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