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New Member - Questions on Gun Purchase

Post by paulownian » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:50 pm

I am new to the forum and have a few questions. I am considering the purchase of a Springfield Armory XD40, or an XD45 ACP. I lean toward the 45, though. I am a former Air Force member and have fired many types of pistols, but I have been "out of action" for about 10 years. There is a great indoor range near me, so I won't be far from the action. I just need your thoughts and comments about this weapon for self, and home, defense.
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Post by Splitter » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:37 pm

The XD series is very popular. I have a friend with an XD45, and he loves it. If you want a full sized frame, the 45 is a good choice, and at a good price too.
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Springfield Armory 45

Post by paulownian » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:15 pm

Is there any advantage to the 40 over the 45?
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Post by Splitter » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:53 pm

Caliber.

The 45 is heavier. And heck, any time you can carry a handgun with 14+1 rounds of 45ACP, you gotta love that.

...not sure why I don't have one.

Oh yeah... I have a Sig, that's why.

My carry is a Sig P239 .40SW.... better, but more expensive.
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Post by paulownian » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:02 pm

I looked at a Sig - I kinda like the feel of the Springfield Armory, though. Actually, I looked at the 40, but I really want the 45. One more question, does porting help and is it worth the $$$ and effort?
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Post by dave » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:59 am

Porting does help to keep the muzzle down, but you have to be careful which ammo you choose to shoot. At night, the flash coming from the porting can be blinding.

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I got my XD45!

Post by paulownian » Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:35 pm

I finally got my Springfield XD45. It is great on the range. I hadn't shot for several years - since I left the military - and I kept all of my rounds within a 4 inch circle at 25 feet; most of them within a 3 inch circle. I used a new target after each clip of 13 so I could watch my pattern. It stayed tight even after 100 rounds. I will go again on Monday morning to finish my breaking in. Again, I am so energized by the way this handgun shoots. I also sent in my application for CCW permit today. Pa is a must issue state so I don't expect any problems. They said it will take no more than 3 weeks to process. Now, I need help with a decent leather belt holster - preferably one that keeps the handgun close to the body. And I need a leather shoulder holster that will keep the handgun up under my arm pit in a horizontal position.
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