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Old 04-09-2009, 05:02 AM   #1
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Any handgun fanciers out there. Looking to see if anyone has had the chance to shoot/evaluate the Springfield 9mm XD sub-compact, or the Ruger LCP .380.

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:07 AM   #2
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fired the xd 9 compact, but not the sub. i assume its pretty similar to the glock 26, which i have fired and do not like ( i have big ass hands ) but the springfield was very nice to shoot. i personally carry a glock19c which is just about the absolute most smoothest shooting, most controllable, most accurate (out to 75 yard) handgun i own and have ever fired. but i have to say, the xd is a nice piece of machinery.

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:27 AM   #3
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It's amazing, most of the weapons on-line are on back order. Must be because of our left wing president. In Fla., I think I read that applications for concealed weapons have a backlog of something like 80,000!!!!

The recoil on the 19c must be almost non-existent with the compensator ports.

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:29 AM   #4
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quite honestly - buy what fits your hand best and what you can shoot best. I love my full size HK USP .40 S&W, but some people would rather shoot a walther or smith....

your comfort with using the firearm should be #1. (well, unless you buy a Lorcin)

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My reloading bench is across the workshop[ from my brew setup.

In general folks that have an XD rave about them. The LCP would not be my first choice.

BUT, AZ IPA is right on the ball about both handguns and also cameras. If you are picking among good quality stuff (Springfield, Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith and Wesson, OR Nikon, Olympus, Canon); you will not go wrong choosing the one that fits your hand the best.

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Unless you have huge hands, I'd go for the .380. I have a Walther PPK and I barely know it's there when I'm walking in the woods.
It feels like I'm carrying an anchor when I have my 9mm P-89.

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The recoil on the 19c must be almost non-existent with the compensator ports.[/QUOTE]


yes pavlovscat, thats why i carry it, i can get back on target in less than half a second. that gun has almost no muzzle flip and it shoots so smooth.

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i also have a hk usp .40 fullsize and used to carry it. you cannot carry that gun concealed, its too bulky. thats the reason i bought the glock. the hk is EXTREMELY accurate. itll give my glock a run for the money. for shooting large caliber flat nose rounds compared to a small bore high velocity round, and being more accurate, thats saying something for that piece. but the glock gets the job done. attackers are never at long range anyway, so why do you need something that can knock the spade off an ace of spades at 100 yards??

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Own Springfield XD sub-compact 9mm- LOVE IT! My only complaint are the safety indicators- the top one works as it's supposed to, but the front and rear indicators to show that a round is in the chamber always seem to stay the same. I checked out the local store and all of them are like mine, so maybe I am just being stupid.... Not worth me sending it in and being without out

Fire couple hundred rounds at firing range up at camp, easy tear down and cleaning. The sight takes some adjusting (top of sight ~25 and under, dead on sight over). Wish it was adjustable.

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your chambered round indicator that you are referring to is a function of california approved versions. in all other states, it is inoperable.

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