yea id say u got a good deal
Now before you all dogpile me for buying a 45 chambered for the GAP Cartridge please consider that to me, the most important factor in choosing a gun is how it feels in your hand.
I was sold on an XD and handled every other incarnation of the gun prior to selecting the 45GAP, to include the compacts and sub-compacts. I was just about to settle on an XD-45 Compact (despite the fact that it felt a little too big for my hand) when I stumbled across a GAP 4" Service model in a pawn shop.
It was new, but quite dusty
I knew the second I picked it up that it was the right gun for me, despite the ammo issues that I might run into.
I have not been able to fire the gun due to inclement weather conditions but I have familiarized myself with the weight and feel of the gun and I like it more and more every day.
Having said that I have a few questions that no one seems to be able to answer
It was sold as brand new and the sales person claimed to have sold one just last week. I feel as though she wasn't completely honest with me since SA hasn't sold the GAP version for a while. Is there any way to determine the manufacture date from the serial number?
On the left side of the slide it has the following engraving - XD-45LE. I assume this means "Xtream Duty - 45 Limited Edition". Am I correct? If so, what makes it a limited edition? Are there other 45 GAPs that have XD-45GAP on the side that are not limited editions?
I paid $450 and it came with a cheesy case, tactical holster, 2 mags, bore brush, lock and one box of ammo. Did I get a decent deal?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I just foung out that the LE stands for "Law Enforcement"
Ah yes, the XD Gear Crap Package. As the owner of 2 XDs, I have double junk, although the mag loader is OK. I wish they'd just give an extra mag instead.
I fired it last week end and it shot well.
On my last 50 rounds I was able to keep at least 90% of them in the black on an 8" target at 5 yards which isn't bad for me since I haven't shot a 45 since boot camp and that was in 1986
Don't worry, you'll make up for that sweet $450 price tag in ammo costs...
So far I have found that the GAP ammo cost as much or less the the ACP but my sources are limited.
However, I think it's odd since everyone I talked to said it would cost more, including my local gun shop. The Guy I deal with kept telling me the GAP was going to cost more butr when I went to buy ammo form "his" store he had it makers $4 cheaper then comparable ACP rounds.
Is $22 a lot for 50 hollow point rounds?
What's a good price for 50 ACP rounds?