Just Bought an XD in 45 GAP

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      Just Bought an XD in 45 GAP

      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.

      Thanks.

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      yea id say u got a good deal

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      I just foung out that the LE stands for "Law Enforcement"

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      Quote Originally Posted by Boba Debt View Post
      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?
      Bud's had one new for $427. But, it is out of stock. When you factor in FFL fees and not having to wait, plus you got the ammo, your deal sounds good.

      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.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
      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.
      +1 on the double junk...only thing I use is the mag carrier on occasion.

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      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

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      good deal..

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      Don't worry, you'll make up for that sweet $450 price tag in ammo costs...



      JW

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      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?




      Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
      Don't worry, you'll make up for that sweet $450 price tag in ammo costs...



      JW

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