XD40, where's the discussion?

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory XD' started by Bisker, May 11, 2016.

  1. Bisker

    Bisker New Member

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    I pick up my new XD40 on Friday but I don't see any discussion about this model, did I pick the red headed step-child?
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Nope....YOU just started the discussion...

    Carry on sir...
     

  3. ThreeTango

    ThreeTango Well-Known Member

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    Carry on indeed.
    Don't own one but would like to hear your impressions.
     
  4. gumpy

    gumpy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Need pictures and a range report! Lol. Welcome to the forum, Mon.
     
  5. Bisker

    Bisker New Member

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    Can't send pictures or report until I pick it up this Friday. Plan is to run 100 or so rounds through as soon as the wait period is done.

    Bear in mind this is my first hand gun so the info will be from a true novice
     
  6. ybnorml

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    Love my .40 cal XDm pistols....4.5" and sub-compact.
    Hope you can enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine.
    Bullet hits where I aim...no hiccups, burps, farts, or sneezes with these pistols.
     
  7. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum,I have a Ruger SR40c that I love. :D
     
  8. Bisker

    Bisker New Member

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    Ybnorml,

    Any recommendations on brand of ammo?
     
  9. ybnorml

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    Mine have eaten every brand I have fed them....
    Some brands leave more deposits ( are dirtier than others ),
    don't remember which ones right off hand. ( prob Chinese or Russian manf )
    Right now I'm shooting Smith & Wesson 180 gr. FMJ-FP and Federal 180 gr.
    I have Hornady Custom 155 gr. XTP in my sub compact edc.
    Stick with brass casings and you should be good to go....
    Remember which manufacturer shoots better than others, and stick with them.
     
  10. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    3T...."Special Dance Instructor" !?

    Please explain.... :rolleyes:
     
  11. Bisker

    Bisker New Member

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    Short, initial range report...

    80 rounds of magtech 180 grain. 3FTFs, no FTEs. I still shoot down and left, my issue not the gun's.
    Realized I need to work on grip strength and overall upper body strength.

    Wife fired one round and said she prefers revolvers, mostly because she could not pull the slide back.
     
  12. ThreeTango

    ThreeTango Well-Known Member

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    And retired doorknocker extraordinaire.
    Thought my avatar would explain that.;)
    Forgot to add, that's what a 3 tango is.
     
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  13. tazo2503

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    Hey Bisker, I'm also a 40 fan. I have both the SC (avatar pic), and the Service model. How're you liking yours so far?
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2016
  14. ThreeTango

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    Nice segue back to topic. :D
     
  15. tazo2503

    tazo2503 Moderator Supporter

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    Hopefully we didn't lose him...;)
     
  16. Bisker

    Bisker New Member

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    Liking it more with every range visit! I still suck, but I'm getting better.

    You guys really hit targets 25 YARDS away!?!?!?
     
  17. tazo2503

    tazo2503 Moderator Supporter

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    Yes. B-27 24x45 silhouettes. But don't get too hung up on that one right away. My suggestion would be to concentrate on shorter, more realistic ranges (still with the B-27) first. Please don't misunderstand my point. While longer range practice is a must, shorter range practice is also necessary.

    Shorter range practice more closely resembles a more likely real life scenario, like for instance within your home or in a restaurant parking lot. And along with doing so, you're hopefully improving on both your firearm control and accuracy of shot placement. Both of which will contribute to improved longer range target acquisition.

    I'm no expert. There's plenty of others here with a lifetime of firearms training under their belts who hopefully will weigh in.
     
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  18. Bisker

    Bisker New Member

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    Oh, I'm staying close until I get better for sure, no sense wasting ammo on a target I can't hit
     
  19. CAV_Scout

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    So what happened? new gun got it broken in yet? any issues

    is yours the XD (sub) 3"....that would be quite snappy in 40 cal !:D
     
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  20. Bisker

    Bisker New Member

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    Not a sub. I've run about 600 rounds through my baby and it just get better every time. Dressed her in a hogue slip on grip that helps with control