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    Bringing home my first handgun tommorow....**Updated with Pic**

    I Will be picking up my XD40 tommorow after the 10 day waiting period...finally....

    I wanted to get some advice on things that I should look for, inspect, when I bring it home?

    Any particular things I should be checking for?

    Any thing that I should do before shooting it?

    Thanks

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    Clean it up and go shoot the hell out of it! I love my XD 40!

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    The first purchase is a great feeling.

    Is it new? If so, like twomode said, give it a good cleaning and then lube it according to the book. Be safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokerhitman View Post
    I Will be picking up my XD40 tommorow after the 10 day waiting period...finally....

    I wanted to get some advice on things that I should look for, inspect, when I bring it home?

    Any particular things I should be checking for?

    Any thing that I should do before shooting it?

    Thanks
    Hold the xd in your hands. Flick the goofy beavertail around and feel sadness that it has one. Go to the gun shop tomorrow and fondle an H&K. USP of any caliber, and you will begin to know the true meaning of buyers remorse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dosborn View Post
    The first purchase is a great feeling.

    Is it new? If so, like twomode said, give it a good cleaning and then lube it according to the book. Be safe!
    Yes it is new....I purchased it from the local gun shop here (Vacaville, northern Ca.).
    I actually shopped around looking for the best price I could find and seemed to be around the same everywhere I looked...$599.

    As far as buyers remorse goes, I think I will be fine, the shop here will let you shoot 5 rounds from any gun they have for sale for like $4.50, so I shot around 10 diffrent guns before I decided on the XD40, just personal choice, it fit perfectly in my hand, I actually like the safety features of the gun, the value that you got with the purchase (the accesories that came with the gun), and the gun is just pretty too, imo.

    Thanks for the input so far guys.

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    Can't provide any details about the XD as I don't own one.

    My only advise is as always be safe.



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    Waiting period

    I was looking at some XD40's, I went with the Walther P99 .40 in the end....love it...anyways, all I wanted to say was how much it must suck to have to wait that 10 day waiting period...MA screws up alot of things for us gun owners, but luckily there is no waiting period...I picked what I wanted...and I took it home that day...It figures your in CA...its the left coast MA..!!...good luck with your new toy man, be safe and have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyGuy2358 View Post
    I was looking at some XD40's, I went with the Walther P99 .40 in the end....love it...anyways, all I wanted to say was how much it must suck to have to wait that 10 day waiting period...MA screws up alot of things for us gun owners, but luckily there is no waiting period...I picked what I wanted...and I took it home that day...It figures your in CA...its the left coast MA..!!...good luck with your new toy man, be safe and have fun!
    Ya...waiting 10 days is not even the worst part, not being able to get a ccw is the part that blows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokerhitman View Post
    I Will be picking up my XD40 tommorow after the 10 day waiting period...finally....

    I wanted to get some advice on things that I should look for, inspect, when I bring it home?

    Any particular things I should be checking for?

    Any thing that I should do before shooting it?

    Thanks
    I say read manual, field strip the weapon Oil, clean, and grease parts according to manual and then put back together do this 5 or 6 times to get really comfy with it and then name her before taking her to the range and have safe fun.

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    Thanks guys for all the responses, I brought "Shelby" home last night, I read the manual and field stripped her a couple times to check out the gun and become a little more familiar with her.

    Unforntuanetly I had to get to bed early for work, (I only work friday, saturday, and sunday...3 x 12hr days) so I didnt get to spend alot of time, but I will be breaking her in on Monday morning at the range.

    The only part I was disappointed about was my package was missing the Springfield Armory "American Flag" sticker......someone must have snagged it while I was waiting the 10 days.....grrrrr....

    Pictures to follow soon....

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    enjoy Shelby, put her through the test on Monday...and if she cooks and cleans thats not bad either..haha

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    I would go to my county Sheriff's Office and ask if I could take a Defensive pistol course and show them you will support them and abide by the laws and they are more likely to grant you a permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammer View Post
    I would go to my county Sheriff's Office and ask if I could take a Defensive pistol course and show them you will support them and abide by the laws and they are more likely to grant you a permit.
    Try that in maryland. You'll likely either get laughed at, or have a couple obese men in uniforms patting you down and questioning you.

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    "Shelby"...

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    Nice, congrats

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    you get to take her out yet? Looks good..congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyGuy2358 View Post
    you get to take her out yet? Looks good..congrats!
    Yes sir, I put 50 rounds thru her yesterday, and she performed flawlessly , cant wait to get some more range time in.

    On a side note, I contacted my local Sheriff department and they told me that all ccw's are issued thru the city police department, I called the city police and they are sendming me out a "packet" that includes an application and the fees associated with a concelaed weapon permit, so, I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will allow me to obtain one.

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    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by algore is a fatwoman View Post
    Try that in maryland. You'll likely either get laughed at, or have a couple obese men in uniforms patting you down and questioning you.
    Well I lived in Maryland in Carrol County and went to MSP depot there in Westminster and they did not laugh at me they gave me the name and number of the State Trooper that provided the course. Not all that are in Maryland act like they are from East Baltimore Bro. There are other places besides Highland town LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammer View Post
    I would go to my county Sheriff's Office and ask if I could take a Defensive pistol course and show them you will support them and abide by the laws and they are more likely to grant you a permit.
    I don"t know what your illness is but please keep it in GA.


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