Recoil of Xds 9mm vs ruger LCP .380

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory XD' started by treygan, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. treygan

    treygan New Member

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    I'm trying to find a good carry pistol for my wife. She really likes shooting my xdm .40 with 4.5 inch barrel. I also have a ruger lcp that she hates to shoot. It hurts her hand. So I was wanting to know if anybody has shot the xds 9mm and a ruger lcp ad how the recoil compares. What I really want to know is if I should get her the xds or the xdm 3.8. She wants a semi auto not a revolver and she also doesn't like the double action trigger of the lcp. Thanks for any help.



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  2. dondavis3

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    Are you only considering those two guns?

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  3. treygan

    treygan New Member

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    Not necessarily, but I love my xdm and it's is a reliable gun. And she likes the looks of it and had mentioned wanting one, "just smaller" so that's kinda why I was thinking about them. I just haven't shot an xds. And while I know I could handle it, I'm not sure if she could because she shot the lcp twice and won't even pick it up now. I know she'd be ok with an xdm .9mm though.


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  4. dondavis3

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    You / she should look at a S&W M&P 9c (compact) - very low recoil & 12+1 capacity

    or the S&W "Shield"

    Good luck in your search - be sure to rent and let her try any gun 1st & try to let her pick it out.
     
  5. treygan

    treygan New Member

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    Ok. Thanks for the advice. And I'll definitely look into those pistols. I don't know of a place around me where I will have access to a lot of guns to rent. I will do some searching on that for sure. We only have one shooting range real close but maybe there's a couple in a bigger city about an hour away. I do most of my shooting behind the house. I have a 300 yard range setup back there!


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  6. Scottacus

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    Check out the Remington R51 it's a great lil shooter after you break it in. New out the box it's super super sticky but get thru it and u'll be amazed literally point n shoot. Got one for my ol lady it's her first handgun. She loves it. Again thou out the box they function poorly like their 11-87 it needs a break in period big time. After a few mags a cleaning a few more mags n cleaning then about 50 rounds n a cleaning it started smoothing out a lil now with 250 thru it it cycles flawless for about 100rds of some dirty ass federal rounds n started to get sticky n not cycle the last round. Quick cleaning of the slide rail n got another 50 without a hitch.... Recoil with +p rounds is no diff than regular. I'd give it a 7 outta 10 ImageUploadedBySpringfield Forum1397075071.814827.jpg ImageUploadedBySpringfield Forum1397075115.426480.jpg


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  7. Teddybear

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    I think if I was looking for a gun for my wife, I'd let HER pick out what SHE likes and is comfortable for HER. I got into the he-man mentality when we looking for a HD gun for the wife. I thought a nice lite recoiling 9mm or 380 would be the ticket for her. Then she shot a buddies S&W Mod 19 21/2 inch round butt and loved it. Now 30 years plus later, she still shoots that 19 21/2 inch round butt we got her, and she's darn good with it.

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  8. Scottacus

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    My ol lady picked her gun 100% she handled 10-15 different 9mm thanks thou ;)


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  9. Scottacus

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    I really feel picking out a gun is a intimate thing. I have a connection of some sorts with every gun I own. It just has to feel right when I grab it.


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  10. treygan

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    I am letting her pick it out. He just really likes my full size xdm 40 as far as looks and feel, but wants something a little smaller framed. She has held quite a few guns, but every stupid gun dealer we talk to tells her what she wants and it's always a .38 revolver ( which she doesn't want!). She absolutely doesn't want a revolver. Not sure why but she doesn't. She is completely in on the decision but until posting I hadn't even thought about going to a gun range and renting different ones for her to try. I have a 300 yard shooting range out my back door so that's where I do all my shooting. But now we are going to go rent a few and see what size and caliber she is most comfortable with.


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  11. gumpy

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    Excellent approach
     
  12. Balota

    Balota Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That's the best way to handle it. Most larger ranges have a rental system. At the range where I shoot, it's $10 to rent a gun. But 100% of the rental fees within the last year count towards purchase of a new gun. Both of my XDm guns cost around $100 off from rental fees.