XDs 9, .40 or .45

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory XD' started by kad99, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. kad99

    kad99 New Member

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    I am new to this whole pistol world having purchased my 1st handgun just recently. I purchased the MOD 2 9mm with the 4" barrel.

    I now am looking at the XDs for my CC and have various opinions and suggestions on the right caliber. I have shot all 3 versions and feel quite comfortable with recoil from the .40 and .45 but am still unsure what the best approach is. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
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  2. billings

    billings New Member

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    I personally have the XDS 9mm for my CCW. The 9mm still has great stopping power and give you a couple extra rounds compared to the 45.
     

  3. kad99

    kad99 New Member

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    My thought is to go 9mm for CC for accuracy (less recoil) and ammo count. Price of 9mm is more tolerable too. I can go .45 with the next gun! The 9 come in a real neat tactical grey too.
     
  4. RevV

    RevV Member Supporter

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    Like Billings, I carry an XDs 9 mm. Weight and capacity are important variables. A 9 mm gives you more rounds for less weight than .40 or .45. That means nothing at the range, but when you're carrying it all day--along with an extra mag--the difference in weight and number of rounds between 9 mm and .40 or .45 is quite significant.
     
  5. kad99

    kad99 New Member

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    Awesome. Thx
     
  6. Nano65

    Nano65 New Member

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    My every day carry is an XDS45 3.3". 750 rounds shot so far. Shooting 1 round of .45 hollow point should be enough. I do carry an extra 6 round mag.