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  1. The story of 40 XD pistols, and a hard day's work

    In my day job as an NRA-certified firearms instructor, I work as a contractor to several different security and law enforcement agencies in addition to conducting CCW training for concealed carry permit holders. In my travels, I ran across a stack of XD pistols used on a large security contract and what I found out about the guns impressed me. The set up Each client is different and they all have their own list of expectations that need to be met. This one is a force protection contract...
  2. Springfield announces Single Stack Summer free mags event

    Springfield Armory is currently running a special until Aug. 31 that gives every XD-S buyer a whole bunch of swag that includes mags of all flavors and a pouch. Background on the XDS With the "S" in the series denoting a single stack magazine, these guns took the improvements that came about with the M-series XD over the original HS2000 pattern gun and shrunk everything down. Using a 3.3-inch or 4-inch barrel coupled with a frame that is slimmed significantly by the use of a single stack...
  3. Timeline of the fight to defend the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (Infographic)

    First framed by founding father James Madison back in 1789, the fundamental rights protected under the Second Amendment of the Constitution to keep and bear arms have been under attack for centuries and withstood the test of time with both wins and losses for those who defend gun rights. With the current administration's efforts to paint certain classes of firearms as being, "not family heritage or family tradition," while advocating a ban in the same breath, it appears that the war is still...
  4. Quick and Dirty Guide to Buying a Used XD

    Springfield Armory's Extreme Duty (XD) series pistols are one of the best all-around multipurpose handguns the modern shooter can have. They fill a variety of assignments from plinking and poking holes in paper to serious home and personal defense. The months just after Christmas is always the best time of year to get a good deal on a used XD as many who got new guns tend to farm out their older pieces to make room in the safe for new acquisitions. Following a few simple tips can help you...
  5. Shooting Your XD during an Ammo Crisis

    Since before New Year's 2013, there has been a growing shortage of popular ammunition available at affordable prices. This drought of brass has led to many not having ammo to shoot for defense, not to mention having spare rounds for practice and training. Here is some advice on how to stay sharp and get the most out of what you have. Regular Range Practice, not plinking. Nothing beats safe, regulated, live-fire at targets on a range. Now is not a time to plink and waste ammo on tin cans,...
  6. Using Cover and Concealment

    In a gunfight, you never want to stand out in the open, like high noon in an Old Western movie, and shoot it out in a fair fight. There is no such thing. You had better believe that if a bad person is shooting at you, they are going to strive to make it as unfair to you as possible and you should return the favor. One of the best guides in your tactical toolbox is the proper use of cover and concealment. What is Good Cover? Cover is something bullet resistant that you can tuck most of the...
  7. Running a DIY Hot Caustic Blue on a Springfield XD

    Ok guys I've been thinking of doing this for some time and this week I decided to go for it. I've been wanting to do a hot caustic blue on my XD tactical and last week I found a great recipe. So, here goes. Warning this mixture is nasty and can cause serious burns. The Lye reacts with the water and can splash you causing burns. Wear eye protection, rubber gloves, aprons, face shield. Do not breathe the fumes. Even the droplets from it fizzing burn skin. Ingredients: -4 cans Drain Out...
  8. Cleveland's Holsters Review

    Bobby Cleveland is the proprietor of Cleveland's Holsters LLC located in West Allis, Wisconsin. [URL]https://clevelandsholsters.com/[/URL] [URL]https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clevelands-Holsters-LLC/119323708154588[/URL] Bobby was gracious enough to send us two holsters to test and review for the members here. One for a Glock 30SF and one for a Colt 1911a1. Cleveland's Holsters are made from 100% American manufactured materials and are produced for a variety of pistols and revolvers. The two styles offered are...
  9. One of the Largest NJ Cities Choses XD

    The third largest municipality in New Jersey has weighed and measured their options to replace worn out SIG 9mm pistols. The city in question is Jackson Township, located in Ocean County just an hour's car ride from the Big Apple. Their choice- the Springfield XD in .45ACP. About Jackson Township The first Europeans came to what is now Jackson Township back in 1665 when 25 families from Long Island moved there and set up residence. The town grew until the 1920s, when Jackson's population...
  10. Springfield Issues XDS Recall

    Springfield Armory has issued an immediate recall for selected XD(S) model pistols. If you have one of these please stop using it, unload it safely, and follow the directions on the company's website. From Springfield [URL]http://www.springfieldrecall.com/[/URL] : "Springfield Armory is initiating this voluntary safety recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S 9mm and 3.3 XD-S .45ACP pistols with new components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous condition. We want to emphasize that no...
  11. Need three free mags? Springfield has you covered with their Gear Up promotion

    From now until Halloween, Springfield Armory has big plans for up to $135 worth of free gear for anyone who buys a new SA pistol. This Gear Up Package for the XD-S 3.3 single stack, for representation, includes two flush fit mags and one extended mag with sleeve in addition to the mag pouch. (Photo credit: Springfield Armory) The program, termed the Gear Up promotion, is a limited time offering that started Aug.1, and runs through Oct.31. In general, owners of newly purchased Springfield...
  12. Miller Tactical Group Holster Giveaway!

    The guys over at Miller Tactical Group have donated one of their custom crafted holsters to be given away on XD Forum and I want you to join! Please follow this link for rules of entry, and to get entered: [URL]https://www.xdforum.com/forum/f7/millertacticalgroup-holster-giveaway-2026/#post22384[/URL] From everyone at Miller Tactical Group and XD Forum we wish you luck! Thanks go out to Miller Tactical Group for this awesome donation, and I look forward to seeing more from them as they establish...
  13. Help us Launch CZTalk.com!

    Last month I launched a new community dedicated to the CZ platform. These are great guns and a must-have for any serious collector. If you have not had the pleasure of shooting one you should. If you've ever considered picking one up, have one, or just want to know more about CZ Firearms please follow this link to get started. [URL]http://www.cztalk.com/[/URL] If you decide you do want to help out, I am offering two XD Forum decals after you reach 40 posts on CZTalk.com. Please follow this link...
  14. XD: The Prepper's Choice

    The Prepper movement has been quietly evolving in the background over the past decade or so. These hearty individuals spend their spare time, sweat, and coin to better make themselves ready for, well, just about anything. And one of the favorite handguns of the prepper movement is the Springfield XD. Why a prepper handgun? (This is a good family larder to keep your household going for 30 days+ after a disaster, but do you have what it takes to keep others who are less prepared from coming...
  15. Let the blue gun be your friend: The XD rubber replica

    Whether you call them blue guns, rubber ducks, decoy guns, or whatever, solid polymer practice guns can serve a multitude of purposes while helping to hone perishable skills on the cheap as well. What are they? The military and police have for generations used dummy guns to train new recruits. Often called "Quaker Rifles" back in the 19th Century, they were typically wooden rifle stocks affixed to a solid receiver and barrel. They were made from stocks of surplus guns and piles of damaged...
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