Opinion of XDS 45.

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Opinion of XDS 45.

Post by N4KVE » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:50 pm

Springfield has a great deal going on now with the XDS. 3 free mags, & a mag holster if the gun is purchased this summer. So does anyone here have any experience with the XDS in 45? GARY

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Post by tector » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:20 pm

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Re: Opinion of XDS 45.

Post by N4KVE » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:30 pm

Was you're purchased pre, or post recall? How is the trigger after the recall was done? GARY

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Post by tector » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:36 pm

My trigger has been great. It was a pre sent in. My friend bought one post recall. It is fine, too. I think Gun World may have rental.
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Post by lakelandman » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:17 pm

It was my first 45 and liked it a lot they have come along way now bought mine back 2006! [smilie=popcorn.gif]
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Post by 305tillimoved » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:28 am

Im typically an m&p snob but ive grown to like the xds. Great to conceal. Decent shooter. Galloway and apex have trigger kits for em if you dont like the pull weight. All in all, a decent gun.
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Re: Opinion of XDS 45.

Post by deathpriest » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:27 am

I liked mine better before the recall work was performed. Trigger was nicer before. It still a reliable and comfortable to carry and shoot firearm.
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Re: Opinion of XDS 45.

Post by N4KVE » Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:29 am

deathpriest wrote:I liked mine better before the recall work was performed. Trigger was nicer before. It still a reliable and comfortable to carry and shoot firearm.
This is what people I see at the shows are telling me. This is why I started this thread. There is no documentation of a pre recall XDs firing when it shouldn't have. GARY

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Post by cal45 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:30 am

lakelandman wrote:It was my first 45 and liked it a lot they have come along way now bought mine back 2006! [smilie=popcorn.gif]
The XDS 45 is the small single stack 45 that came out in 2012.
I'm thinking you are referring to the full size XD45. [smilie=cheers1.gif]

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Post by lakelandman » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:22 pm

Yeah! :ber
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Post by 45caldan » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:33 am

Got a XDs 9 mm recently. The magazine deal (plus the price if the gun itself coming down since it was first introduced) was too hard to pass up.

I have already installed the PRP springs as I found the stock trigger pull too heavy for my taste...

I know this thread was about the .45 but I'm happy with this 9mm. I prefer it over the Glock 43 after handling both...neither are pocket guns so I'd rather have the slightly heavier XDs.
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Post by tector » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:11 pm

45caldan wrote:Got a XDs 9 mm recently. The magazine deal (plus the price if the gun itself coming down since it was first introduced) was too hard to pass up.

I have already installed the PRP springs as I found the stock trigger pull too heavy for my taste...

I know this thread was about the .45 but I'm happy with this 9mm. I prefer it over the Glock 43 after handling both...neither are pocket guns so I'd rather have the slightly heavier XDs.
I have pocket carried the XDS .45, with one of theses, with the thumbpush:

http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/k1/k5.htm

You definitely need big pockets, however--cargo pants/shorts. Jeans will not do in most cases.
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Post by 45caldan » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:27 pm

tector wrote:
45caldan wrote:Got a XDs 9 mm recently. The magazine deal (plus the price if the gun itself coming down since it was first introduced) was too hard to pass up.

I have already installed the PRP springs as I found the stock trigger pull too heavy for my taste...

I know this thread was about the .45 but I'm happy with this 9mm. I prefer it over the Glock 43 after handling both...neither are pocket guns so I'd rather have the slightly heavier XDs.
I have pocket carried the XDS .45, with one of theses, with the thumbpush:

http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/k1/k5.htm

You definitely need big pockets, however--cargo pants/shorts. Jeans will not do in most cases.
Ya for me, I find the G 42 about at the limit for a pocket gun for me...
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Re: Opinion of XDS 45.

Post by birdman » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:53 am

Don't own one, but have shot them a few times... I like the gun fine except... the stippling on the front strap is sharp & hurts when you shoot the little gun AND you only have 6 rounds at your disposal... Otherwise I just might get one myself...

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Re: Opinion of XDS 45.

Post by 45caldan » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:49 am

birdman wrote:Don't own one, but have shot them a few times... I like the gun fine except... the stippling on the front strap is sharp & hurts when you shoot the little gun AND you only have 6 rounds at your disposal... Otherwise I just might get one myself...

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I got some Talon grips for mine. That's the way to go IMO.
They have extended mags available also...
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Re: Opinion of XDS 45.

Post by N4KVE » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:03 am

While it's a nice gun, I can't find the love, & picked up a S&W 3913 instead. GARY

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Post by tector » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:15 am

N4KVE wrote:While it's a nice gun, I can't find the love, & picked up a S&W 3913 instead. GARY
I have both--they are not in any way interchangeable, except both can be carried. You may not be comparing apples to oranges, but maybe apples to pears.
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Re: Opinion of XDS 45.

Post by N4KVE » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:36 am

I know. I recently sold all my Tupperware, & striker fired guns, except my HK USP45. Metal, & hammer only from now on. GARY

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Post by 45caldan » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:35 pm

N4KVE wrote:I know. I recently sold all my Tupperware, & striker fired guns, except my HK USP45. Metal, & hammer only from now on. GARY
Just personal preference?

I still like my all metal guns (1911s, S&W revolvers, etc.) but I find polymer more carry friendly these days (light weight)....
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Re: Opinion of XDS 45.

Post by N4KVE » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:07 pm

They all work. Plastic, metal, hammer, or striker fired. At this point I just like to own metal hammer guns, but I did carry Glock for years. I really like the 3913 I just picked up. GARY

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