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Picked up a Springfield XD 4 inch service model in .45

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Picked up a XD .45 4 inch service model bi-tone with the 3 dot sights: came with 2 13+1 magazines, hard case with cable lock, and bore brush and a free 20 round box of PMC Gold Starfire .....OTD with tax, background check was $446.  I have not had a chance to shoot her yet, pistol is very dry don't know if it had been in storage for awhile or not....I like the fact the Springfield went to the trouble of polishing the feed ramp. 

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Personally, I feel that these were very underestimated pistols. Very accurate and easy to hold and shoot. Once you got past the grip safety, for those who hated it, a very good pistol. I still have a 5'' 45 in my safe.

And I never understood what all the ruccus about the grip safety was for. Heck it's just like a 1911. Can you hold a 1911 without crying about it? Same thing.

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Great pickup.  I have a .45 compact and a 9mmSC, and the SC is still my favorite carry gun.  

As previously stated, they aren't much to look at, but they are fantastic shooters.  

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20 hours ago, hipower said:

Personally, I feel that these were very underestimated pistols. Very accurate and easy to hold and shoot. Once you got past the grip safety, for those who hated it, a very good pistol. I still have a 5'' 45 in my safe.

And I never understood what all the ruccus about the grip safety was for. Heck it's just like a 1911. Can you hold a 1911 without crying about it? Same thing.

That's what drew me to it was the grip safety and the way it pointed .....and more importantly how it felt in my hand.

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Great pistols, I have 2 in 9mm. Great shooters & accurate, just take it down, clean & oil(I use 5w30 Synthetic on an artist brush) & I'm sure you'll love it.  Congrats!!

I would like to buy an XDs in either .45 or 9mm if one comes available near Sevier County in the classifieds.

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The only bad I've ever heard from XD's are from people that didn't have it. At first it was (whine)"I can't find it!" and when they could find it, (whine)"It's too EXPENSIVE!"

My customers that DO own them have been of the philosophy of "Yeah, they're a little pricy...and worth every penny."

 

As to being dry... a dry lubricant, like boron nitride?

 

SWC a/k/a KI7CIL

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My first SA was a XD45.  I've put a lot of lead down range with it.  It's enjoying retirement beside the bed now.

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You'll like it. I had one for many years and it was reliable and almost as accurate as my 1911. I sold it to buy a PPQ-45. 

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I kept one loaded for years as a nightstand gun.   I never had any reliability problems out of it, but over time the magazine feedlips noticeably deformed. 
 

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On 12/19/2017 at 1:09 PM, SWCUMBERLAND said:

The only bad I've ever heard from XD's are from people that didn't have it. At first it was (whine)"I can't find it!" and when they could find it, (whine)"It's too EXPENSIVE!"

My customers that DO own them have been of the philosophy of "Yeah, they're a little pricy...and worth every penny."

 

As to being dry... a dry lubricant, like boron nitride?

 

SWC a/k/a KI7CIL

No sir, she was devoid of any visible lubricant....that has since been fixed.

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