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    XD-9 Sub Compact

    Just bought one (my first ever Springfield) and had the chance to take it to the range yesterday. Man do I love this gun. Recoil with the short magazine was nothing, its a very balanced gun. Accuracy was very good, especially for a 3" barrel. I ran 100 rounds of Federal Champion 115 FMJ from Walmart and only 20 rounds of Winchester PDX-1 124 +P through it without a hiccup, not that I expected any. Going back for more this weekend when I have more time to play with some different ammo.

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    I'm amazed at how stable that gun is. I've shot other 9mm small guns and the XD9sc takes the cake!

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    Took my CCW class this past weekend with it, and fired another 50 rounds through it without a problem. Loving the little 9.

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    I bought one a few weeks ago. Awesome little gun. Shoots straight, never complains. I was shooting with my 13 year old son who has shot a fair amount, but not a lot of handguns, and my 17 year old daughter who has shot very little. Both of them could have easily qualified for a CC permit with the way they shot the gun. I own a standard XD 9 as well, but I doubt I'll shoot it much now that I have his little brother.

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    XD9 question

    Hello, I am new to this forum and have recently started shooting again. I have a Taurus Brasil .38 snubnose revolver, a Baretta Neos .22, and an XD 9. I do a lot of prospecting and meteorite hunting in the Mojave in AZ and Southern CA. I have carried the Taurus with snake shot in it because there are many rattlers out sunning themselves on the Mojave. My question is can I use snake shot in my 9mm semi-auto XD? It seems like it would have a hard time loading the next round after shooting the first one. I have not even seen them or even tried loading them, but it seems like it could be problematic if they are shaped the same way the as the ones I use in my revolver (they look like mini shotgun shells with the blunt front). If I cannot use them because they will not cycle correctly, can I load one in manually and then jsut use my regular ammo in the magazine? Thanks.
    Darryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stick Man View Post
    Took my CCW class this past weekend with it, and fired another 50 rounds through it without a problem. Loving the little 9.
    You call this gun little........but maybe because the way I'm built I can't hide my XDsc9
    I put about 200 round without problems and I love this gun, but seats in my night table week after week.
    I think I will sell it and get me a single stack, right now I carry S&W bodyguard 380, the XD looks like a piano next to the S&W

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    Yes, to me this gun is little. Im use to carrying a full size 1911, so this thing is very little compared.
    What kind of holster are you using. Im only 5'7", 155 pounds and have no problem whatsoever concealing the XD. I use a custom Kydex holster that a friend of mine made, and carry it at the 5 o'clock position on my right side. Its a tuckable holster, but I usually wear a t-shirt untucked and you cannot see anything. I also have a Glock 19, which is a little bigger than the XD, and have no problem concealing it either, wearing a N8 Squared Tactical Holster, (http://n82tactical.com/n82store/) and it is very comfortable, and holds the Glock very nice, without showing/printing at all. You could also look into Crossbreed holsters, (Crossbreed Holsters > Home) they are very nice, and make guns easy to conceal. The holster makes ALL the difference in the world when it comes to concealment. I know the double stack guns are a little thicker, but I would rather have basically double the round count, as opposed to having a little thinner gun.
    I also now buy a size up in jeans/khaki's to make up the difference in the thickness the gun adds.
    If I can help in any way, hit me up through here, and I'll gladly help out. I could also hook you up with my friend that makes the custom Kydex holsters if you would like. He is very cheap for a custom rig, and guarantees his work/ your satisfaction with the product. Sorry so long, but I hate to see anyone not be able to carry what they want, and the XD is a very nice gun. I now have about 1000 absolute trouble free rounds through mine now, and couldnt be happier.


    Quote Originally Posted by island18 View Post
    You call this gun little........but maybe because the way I'm built I can't hide my XDsc9
    I put about 200 round without problems and I love this gun, but seats in my night table week after week.
    I think I will sell it and get me a single stack, right now I carry S&W bodyguard 380, the XD looks like a piano next to the S&W

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