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anyone else an XD owner... I had 4 in my day.



1 snubbie, traded for a Tac

1 tac

2 service (bought a backup for when the other went in for repair)



All of them eventually had to go back for the locking block, and one service had to go back for pitting on the casehead area.



I sent the one service in, and got a brand new one back in return.. great service if you don't mind sending them in every 2 months for repair.
 

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I shot all of them when I was deciding on which one I wanted to purchase. I liked them better than Glock, but not as much as the M&P.
 

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As far as I'm concerned anything is better than Glock. A good friend of mine swears by them, but they just feel like holding a brick to me and the grip angle is terrible, IMHO.

I actually had my sights set on a XD 9 5" tactical before seeing and holding the M&P.
 

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Never did like the XD, they felt really blocky in my hands. And never did like the glocks either. The angle of the grips didnt work well with me. The MP is the first DAO pistol I have bought, and I think its a step above the other;s.
 

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Dad just bought the .45 version.

I plan on shooting it the weekend after the 4th (when he comes to visit).



45 ammo is just so darn expensive, especailly if you believe in having a 1000-rnd "stash" of the good stuff stored for SHTF.
 

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A buddy of mine has the XD-45 and it is a nice shooting gun.. I was really considering getting one for myself until I found out that S&W is coming out with the M&P 45.. Now I have decided to wait for that one... His only problem was a FTF issue which turned out to be the ammo.. For some reason it doesn't like WWB..



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For some reason it doesn't like WWB..


Thats an expensive problem, WWB is the cheaper quality ammo out there.
 

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XD40 Service

Polished barrel

Agrip

PT Night Sites

Don's Guide Rod

Wolf Spring 18 lb



Issues:

Ejector problem in the beginning.

Roll pin came out.

SA fixed and never had a problem since.



Thousands and thousands of rounds. No issues after SA fixed the problem.





-Mike
 

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I have a 3" XD 9mm. So far only abut 500 rounds but has been flawless. I really like it and it is a great carry size but I like my M&P better and am looking forward to the compact model hitting my local gun shops.
 

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[quote name='ben2112']For some reason it doesn't like WWB..


Thats an expensive problem, WWB is the cheaper quality ammo out there.[/quote]



I had a Gen 3 HS2000 and it had the same issue with WWB. A few of us went to the range with tons of ammo and a set of calipers and tested for hours, and what we saw was consitant issues with FTE's and WWB.



Then we pulled out the calipers to compare how the shells that failed compared to the ones that didn't, and we found that the WWB rim was a slightly different thickess than most other brands. Also, the rim was not as deep and the angle was slightly off.



So our conclusion was that the extracter on the HS2000, now the XD9, had some issue properly gripping the rim, thus causing the occasional FTE.
 

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I bought a XD45 Tactical at the same time I bought my M&P 40.

I like the XD a lot but, it doesn't give me that warm fuzzy feeling like the M&P does
 

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My wife managed to limp wrist her way to a stovepipe and failure to feed during her first two mags when we got the XD-9, but my daughter and I have had no problems. Keep in mind, though, that my wife also could not stand to fire a complete mag through the MP40 because it was hurting her hand. That is why she keeps a revolver next to her at night. :wink:



I like the stock sights on the XD better, they're bigger and easier to acquire in my opinion. I prefer the feel of the MP40 with large palm insert over the XD, but up until I had the MP, the XD was my favorite feeling handgun.



And I, personally, have to rate the XD trigger as smoother than the MP, but that appears to be because I got an MP with a functional but gritty/grindy trigger. One of these days I'll have Dan fix that for me.
 

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I have to agree with you on the trigger. The trigger on both my XD9 and .45 acp are much nicer. The mechanical length and feel of the XD trigger serves no real purpose, but it is more pleasant to me. I have about 7,000 rounds through my XD9, and not a single failure.. not one!! No broken parts.. although I did switch to a Don's Guide Rod at about 5,000 rounds.. the original was showing some signs of wear..



On the other hand.. the M&P is a more attractive gun.. and the rubber back-strap is very nice in my hand. I find the grip angle to be almost identical.



I love them all.







Raymond
 

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Jester said:
anyone else an XD owner... I had 4 in my day.



1 snubbie, traded for a Tac

1 tac

2 service (bought a backup for when the other went in for repair)

All of them eventually had to go back for the locking block, and one service had to go back for pitting on the casehead area.

I sent the one service in, and got a brand new one back in return.. great service if you don't mind sending them in every 2 months for repair.


What caliber were those that you had the locking block problems on? I haven't had an opportunity to shoot mine much, but I have an XD 9mm and an XD .45ACP. Mr. Bowie says that the metalurgy is poor on the XD's.
 
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