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Springfield XD-S in .45 ACP w/3.3" barrel


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Opened the box last night, bought "used" (could find no evidence of it having been fired) with two, extended mags.
Stripped, cleaned, and lubed.

Before the match I shot 14 rnds of WWB, 230gr FMJ at 25yds.
No problems

Match: semi-IDPA (no covering garments, 3 stages, no timed reloads)
6 shots timed
Used the factory holster, mag pouch, and extended mags.

Shot 48 rnds during the match.

Placed 11th out of 22, but grouped 90% of my misses. Shot the match more as a function test.

Functioned perfectly (except for two of MY mistakes...more later)

After the match I went from the action range to the pistol range and set up two targets: 25yd paper on stand and 50yd 8" steel swinger.
First shots at the 8" steel swinger at 50yds - 3 out of 5 hits

At 25yds I shot 230gr WWB FMJ and my 230gr LRN over 4.6gr of Win231.

Total rounds: 150

Here's the ONLY problem I encountered:

If I didn't get a FIRM, HIGH grip I wouldn't disengage the grip safety. Long, thin, boney hands and not much meat in the web beside my thumb.

That is MY fault, not the gun's.

Function: perfect
Accuracy: exceptional
Ergonomics: jury's still out

Best 5 shot group of 230gr WWB at 25yds - about 4"- 5"
 

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I have always liked those XD series guns from Springfield. Maybe you could build up the grip safety some so it diengages easier for your hand size. Good shooting and good report Doc!!
 

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I have always liked those XD series guns from Springfield. Maybe you could build up the grip safety some so it diengages easier for your hand size. Good shooting and good report Doc!!
Thanks, and that's a good idea. I could disable it, too, and it would be no different than a Glock.

btw: as of today it hasn't bumped the CCO from daily carry duty
 

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Sorry to butt in, I'm new to the forum and also relatively new to the gun world. My1st 45 was the Springfield Compact which I use for Home defense. When the XDS came out I got it and really like the way it shoots and I use it CCW. I do pretty good at the range but need a LOT more practice to get to your levels. Just glad I chose a weapon that experts like as well. Thanks for letting me butt in.
 

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I've had my XDs 45 for a while now, with a little over 500 rounds of mostly 230 ball (various manufactures) and a couple of boxes (20 count) of Hornady Critical Defense it has been 100%, couldn't be happier. I did purchase a Pearce base pad extensions Pearce Grips that have helped tremendously. One thing I have noticed, unless I really concentrate on my trigger pull and the front sight, I tend to pull the shots low left. Still working on it and it is improving.
 
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