Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    specter's Avatar
    specter is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    26

    New owner of XD Tactical

    I picked up my very first Springfield today and from what I can tell it looks to be a well made firearm. I got the XD Tactical in .45acp since I had no .45 and wanted something bigger than my 9mm for a house gun. Although the pistol is not new, it might as well be as it appears to have had no more than a box of ammo through it. I picked up a couple hundred rounds of ball ammo, Federal and Winchester as well as a couple of boxes of PMC Starfire HPs to try out.

    Any suggestions on HP ammo these guns tend to shoot better? Any thoughts on HP ammo that may be problematic and to stay away from?

  2. #2
    Bisley's Avatar
    Bisley is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    1,440
    My experience is that all the XD45 platforms, including the new XDs will cycle any factory ammo and shoot it accurately. I carry with the cheap stuff, Winchester white box Personal Protection 230 grain jacketed hollow points. It doesn't expand into the pretty flowers like some of the high priced stuff, but the bullet stays together and expands to roughly the same diameter.

    In a self defense encounter, putting any bullet on target will make more difference than which particular hollow point you select, and using the WWB allows me to shoot more practice rounds than shooting the good stuff.

  3. #3
    specter's Avatar
    specter is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    My experience is that all the XD45 platforms, including the new XDs will cycle any factory ammo and shoot it accurately. I carry with the cheap stuff, Winchester white box Personal Protection 230 grain jacketed hollow points. It doesn't expand into the pretty flowers like some of the high priced stuff, but the bullet stays together and expands to roughly the same diameter.

    In a self defense encounter, putting any bullet on target will make more difference than which particular hollow point you select, and using the WWB allows me to shoot more practice rounds than shooting the good stuff.
    You are so very right that proper shot placement via precision shooting is the key to better stopping power than any specialty bullet or high powered cartridge. Having a carry round with which you can practice effectively, economically and with enough repetition should make one more capable of doing this. I will have to look into some of the WWB HP rounds you mentioned. Are they are mainly carried at walmart or will I find them elsewhere as well?

  4. #4
    Bisley's Avatar
    Bisley is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    1,440
    I have only seen them at Walmart, but you can order them online, too, from several ammo dealers.

  5. #5
    Cwcoolcow's Avatar
    Cwcoolcow is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Cleveland
    Posts
    11

    New owner of XD Tactical

    Specter, I did the exact same thing 2 years ago. Picked up a nice used XD Tactical in .45 for my bedroom safe. Its still there. I also added a light. Great shooter. I emailed Springfield Armory customer service a few weeks ago with the SN and they gave me the manufacturing date. Enjoy

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

ammo .45 pmc starfire 230 grain , xds

,

pmc starfire xds

,

tactical flowers bullets

,

tactical handguns forums

,

xd tactical new

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Springfield Armory

» HGF Sponsors

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1