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    Here is a picture of my new dark earth XD-9. Not quite an Ed Brown, but a good first pistol.


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    Nice choice.

    No reason to get a high end 1911 anyway. They're nice to have if you've got the money to spend, but they cost twice the amount of a Sig, or more, and you get the same level of performance.
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    Nice choice, I've been thinking about one in .45

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    The only issue I see, if this is your carry set up, is for you to replace the FMJ rounds with personal protection ammunition (hollow points).
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    Thanks guys. I wouldn't carry for protection with FMJs. Just target rounds.

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    Personally if I could have afforded it I would've loved to have gotten this model. But for the time being my Beretta seems to suit seeing as I use just for practice shooting.
    If you don't mind me asking what interested you in this model as your first weapon?

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    Well, its a step up from a Glock (IMO). More features, better ergonomics (once again IMO), and a cheaper price tag. Plus its a Springfield. You can't go wrong.

    It just felt really comfortable in my hands. Not to mention, the dark earth really grew on me for whatever reason.

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    Lucky wrote:
    Well, its a step up from a Glock (IMO). More features, better ergonomics (once again IMO), and a cheaper price tag. Plus its a Springfield. You can't go wrong.

    It just felt really comfortable in my hands. Not to mention, the dark earth really grew on me for whatever reason.
    Yea you can't go wrong with a Springfield. Comforts what made me choose my 92fs between the weight and grip style it just seemed to flow.

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    Lucky,

    Now that you have it, where are you going to shoot it? (I see that we live in the same neck of the woods.)

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    Yeah, I think comfort is the number one factor in buying a pistol. I know many people that think that Kimbers are a godsend even though glocks are more comfortable to them. Not to say they aren't, but you shouldn't base the decision of which pistol to buy solely on price. Just because its expensive, doesn't mean its right for you.

    I have felt a lot of m92s and m9s and they just don't feel right in my hands. Some people swear by them, and in a lot of respects I do to. But, the first time I held the XD I knew that it was the pistol I wanted that was in my pricerange.

    As for shooting it, I have been shooting at a hunting/shooting area out on Polk and 112th for a couple years. I have already brought it out there 3 or 4 times. I also work within visual range of Tulip City Rod and Gun.

    Where about do you shoot Custom?

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    Picked up my XD45 compact last Thursday :celebrateI was looking to get it in either OD or EB but settled for the black. These things fly off the shelves when they get some in stock. Can't wait to get to the range and throw some through it.
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    + 1 for SPRINGFIELD ARMORY :celebrate

    the xd and XDm pistols are fantastic weapons. great pistol, not just good first pistol. they dont get much better. other than 1911

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    Lucky,



    I've never shot there. Is it nice?

    I belong to Chick-Owa Sportsman's Club and West Walker and have shot at South Kent.

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    Yeah, its a really nice indoor range. They have a couple rifle ranges but the club is mostly for pistols. Very clean, well kept, and some really nice guys run the place.

    Ive never shot at any of the places you listed. Where are they?

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    custom.45acp wrote:
    I belong to Chick-Owa Sportsman's Club and West Walker and have shot at South Kent. LOCATIONS BELOW:
    Here are links:

    http://www.chickowa.org/

    http://www.wwsc.org/

    http://www.sksc.org/

    The first is the closest to us. It's on Ottagan just east of 96th (I think it's considered Zeeland, not sure.)

    The second is very nice.

    The third is also nice. It has many ranges and lots of activities (USPSA, IDPA, etc.)



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    +1 for XD

    - Got mine yesterday (.45 ACP w/thumb safety)

    - hope to go to range tomorrow!
    :celebrate


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    Welcome to OCDO, jmartin
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    Nice choice of pistol !

    I will be looking at a SA XD 45and S&WM&P 45 on Monday. I might even check out their offerings in 40 SW (I believe it was Jeff Cooper who said "the best hadnguns are those whose caliber starts with a "4".)
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    Nice jmartin. I wish mine had a thumbsafety...just for others' safety when handling (not that I show off a loaded gun).

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