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Congrats,
I have to admit though that I'm just not sold on polymer frames and on hammerless semi-autos. Must be that I have been brainwashed by simply liking to leave a round in the chamber, bringing that hammer back and hearing that satisfying 'click'. I feel that way about all semi-auto pistols - I like them made of decent steel and with a hammer. I also don't want them to be double action.

But, to each his own. I'm guessing my preference comes from the fact that the very first pistol I ever shot was the 1911 in the Navy when I was 17.
 

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Very nice Fleetwood:cool::cool::cool:

My cousin has one that is full size and it's a delight to shoot. How many rounds can your new pistola hold?
 
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Nice they are great guns.

It's a tool some tools operate differently. That is like saying I don't like your hammer because my first hammer was a ball peen so that is what I use for everything. Built my house with one so I don't like a claw hammer.
 

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After test firing, I believe I will make it every day carry with a couple of back up mags. It only holds 5+1, but it is so dang accurate I shouldn't need to many rounds anyway.

I tryed 3 different defence ammos and 2 different ball ammos and the lowly wolf ball was the most accurate, but all functioned flawlessly.

I was nailing a half gallon bucket at 10 yards and making it dance all over the place. once it got out about 35 yards I could only hit it one out of every 3 shots or so. Still for a 3.3 inch barrel I was pretty stoked with the accuracy. I was keeping about a 2 inch groop at 15 yards on an old grill lid, standing free hand. Recoil was suprisingly managable for the size.

I would recomend this gun to anyone. Very nice.
 

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I would recomend this gun to anyone. Very nice.
cool, I'll take it. want my address or an FFL? lol

what do you think of the grip checkering? I wonder if it would get obnoxious after a while or feel too rough.
 

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If you have to use that thing you will find that you don't shoot like you do at the range.
Two mags is a good idea because sometimes there is more than one target. Also rounds go real fast when you need to defend.(almost as fast as your heart)
Good luck with it
 

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Nice they are great guns.

It's a tool some tools operate differently. That is like saying I don't like your hammer because my first hammer was a ball peen so that is what I use for everything. Built my house with one so I don't like a claw hammer.
I know, I know - and I admit it - I'm just brainwashed :)
 

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what do you think of the grip checkering? I wonder if it would get obnoxious after a while or feel too rough.

I didn't notice it. but I got big old ruff farmer paws.
 

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I thought I would carry with the 5 in the gun and put 2- 7 rounders in the mag holder.
 

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A buddy of mines Glock got stolen so when he got the insurance money he bought an XD. I'm not sold on the poly guns but when he visited we shot bout 200 rounds through it. It was a good gun and functioned flawlessly.
Accordin to him the Glock gettin stolen so he could buy this was nice cuz the XDE is a better gun in his opinion. I don't know last time I shot a Glock was his bout 15 yrs ago.

Oh by the way nice gun and congrats!!!
 

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I love my XDs. The checking is a non-issue. It looks aggressive, but you don't notice when you're shooting it. I LOVE the sites on the XDs. They are AWESOME! I've never used the fiber optice (can't remember if that's the correct term for them or not) sites before, and I'm LOVING them on the XDs!

The only thing I didn't like with the XDs is it seams kind of finicky about racking the first round. If you have the slide locked open and drop it on a fresh mag you're g2g. But, if I rack the slide to load the first round I have to make a concious effort to pause with the slide in the rear most position, then let it snap closed. Otherwise, if I just rack it quickly and let my hand slip off the back of the slide, I tend to get the first round jammed at an angle half in the barrel, and have to drop the mag, and lock the slide open in order to clear the jam and start over. I do think this is somehow more my error than the guns. It's just never been an issue I've experienced on any other gun before.

Don't get me wrong though, it's an awesome gun. I normally carry an 6+1 LCP .380, so for just a little bit more gun to tote I can carry 5+1 of .45 ACP! Oh Yeah! :D

BTW, Hickok45 and Firearms Patriot both have great reviews on youtube!
 

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Its the spring of the double stack mag. My M&P, Glock and XDM all do it to some extent, but I seldom rack them that way so its no big deal.
And Fed.Bulldog is great ammo for this gun.
 
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