First Timer Here

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by dideue47, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. dideue47

    dideue47 New Member

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    Hello from Oregon! I just purchased my first firearm today. I am a proud owner of a XDS 9mm 3.3. I did a lot of shopping and comparisons with other guns. But the XDS just won me over. Any advice, tips, pointers, etc. would be greatly appreciated! ImageUploadedBySpringfield Forum1472439960.726790.jpg
     
  2. CAV_Scout

    CAV_Scout New Member

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    Greetings Citizen ! Live long, shoot often ! ! post how the break in goes.
    Key words in you post " my first " :)
     

  3. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum and shooting world,you can't go wrong with Springfield Armory.
     
  4. dideue47

    dideue47 New Member

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    Thank you, I'll be going out tomorrow to break it in. I'll be posting it for sure. My 18 year old daughter wants to give it a go as well.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum...
     
  6. ThreeTango

    ThreeTango Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Springfield Forum.

    I have an XDs in 45 cal and have been enjoying it for a couple of years now and think you will like the 9mm.
     
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    dideue47 New Member

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    Ok, cycled about 60-70 rounds through it. Trigger felt tight (I was also shooting a .40 glock) by comparison. Oiled it after shooting and the slide seems to move easier and smoother. Should I have A. Oiled before shooting? B. Is there a trigger kit I can purchase that makes it more of a smoother pull? Or will that happen over use?
     
  9. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  10. CPTKILLER

    CPTKILLER Senior Member

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    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
     
  11. tazo2503

    tazo2503 Moderator Supporter

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    Welcome aboard and congrats on a great choice!
     
  12. CAV_Scout

    CAV_Scout New Member

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    60-70 thats okay for a 1st trip, most will say 300 rds is an
    okay break in. Ah, yeah should have cleaned and did safety
    / function inspection "before" going to the range.
    Hate to ask . . .did you read the manual? yet . . .
    Everything should loosen up, the parts just need to get to know
    each other. Trigger should also get better, give it some cycles first.

    Welcome Citizen !
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2016
  13. dideue47

    dideue47 New Member

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    Yes, I read the manual but it did not say to clean or lubricate prior to use. I've spoken to some other XDS owners and they've all said the same thing. Give it some time and use. Thanks again for all the tips!
     
  14. CAV_Scout

    CAV_Scout New Member

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    correct it doesn't tell you when to clean and lube.
    it'll come with time.
     
  15. DoubleR

    DoubleR Supporting Member Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum :)