Reasonable price for new Springfield XD Service 9mm-Gun show or shop purchase?
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I'll be purchasing my 1st handgun soon. I'm looking for something that will cover home defense and range use. If I decide to do CC I will get a different gun for that purpose. At this point, I'm almost positive it will be a Springfield XD 9mm. I went to the range with some buddies and shot the XD, XDm, Glock 17 and 19, Springfield SR9, Sig and a couple others and the XD, by far, was the most comfortable in my hand. I was able to hit the target I aimed for over 50% of the time from 20 feet with the XD. All the others were a lot lower percentage.
Now that I know what I want, the next question is "where do I get it?" Several shops in my area (Atlanta) have the XD in stock at prices from $499 to $530. My buddies swear by going the gun show route but given the current demand (and resulting low supply) I really wonder if the deal at a gun show will be that much better. Online purchases seem to be a wash, maybe even a bit more expensive, when shipping & FFL fees are totaled up.
I guess what I'm looking for is any recent purchase feedback on the gun show vs. retail shop, especially in the Atlanta area. I don't want to wait two weeks to get to a gun show only to find that the prices are the same or higher and then have the few shops that currently have the XD be on back order.
Any help/feedback most appreciated!
Re: Reasonable price for new Springfield XD Service 9mm-Gun show or shop purchase?
I don't buy from gun shows but I like to walk around, that being said if you look around you may be able to find a Xdm 3.8 compact for around $575 new I've seen a few in that range. That would cover both guns for the time being and allow you to learn more before you make a final decision on a cc weapon. I cc a Xdm 90% of the time but I dress for it when appropriate. You can also talk to your local gun shop and see if they are willing to work on price with you.