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  1. The Springfield XD's Weird Croatian Grandpa

    Those of you who have ever looked at the slide of your Springfield XD have long ago realized that the pistol was made in a faraway land by the name of Croatia. There, the gun started life in 1999 as the HS2000 pistol. However, what you may not know is that the old HS owed its beginnings to a weirder looking design that preceded it. (This...is the XD's grandpa, the PHP MV9) IM Metal The Balkan European country of Croatia is famous for inventing the necktie, and saving Europe a few times...
  2. Color it up: Filling the roll marks on your XD

    One of the joys of gun ownership is the ability to personalize your firearm. For some this means changing out sites, recoil springs, and other temporary additions that change the mechanics of the gun. For others there are more permanent changes such as stippling and slide porting which cannot be undone and, if done improperly, damage the firearm. Then there are little cosmetic changes that are pleasing to the eye of the beholder that can do not affect the performance of the gun one bit, but...
  3. Do you get the most of your XD at the range?

    With the current price of ammo and the ever-pressing need to get everything accomplished in our world, range time can be both expensive and hard to find. Taking this in mind, I developed an easy, 1-hour, 50-round session that I try to stick to in an effort to get the most from my XD experience. Why I practice I am an everyday carrier. My four current personal platforms vary from day to day and occasion to occasion but I do have a pair of XD series handguns that cycle through this...
  4. Training barrels for your XD

    When practicing movement drills, weapon presentation, holstering, close combat, and other evolutions that do not require a loaded firearm, there is no substitute for safety. With that in mind, let us talk about clearing the barrel of your favorite XD in an instantly verifiable way. Why do this? Much of your training regimen for the use of your handgun does not involve range time and making holes in paper. Safe dry fire, draw practice, reloading, and presentation drills build all-important...
  5. 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...
  6. To Stipple or Not to Stipple your XD? That is the question

    If you have a Springfield XD, you know that you have one of the plainest gun grips in the world and there is not a lot you could do to change that with a set of aftermarket grips as on other pistols. Let's face it, it's a polymer framed gun, which doesn't lend to a lot of customization on the lower. One very common DIY trick to fix this, especially for older pre-M series guns, is a stippling job. This act of burning holes in things that you love may (or may not) be the answer you are looking...
  7. 4-inch XDS .45ACP now shipping

    Springfield Armory is working hard to expand its XD collection of combat handguns and really trying to have something on the shelf for everyone. When the XD(S) came out with its 3.3.-inch barrel, it was soon followed by the 4-inch version this January, which debuted at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. However, at the time, it was just offered in 9mm. Well, SA's Croatian Willy Wonka factory listened to the cries of .45ACP hardballers and delivered. That's right, a 4-inch XD(S) in .45ACP, the...
  8. 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...
  9. Springfield XD-S: Confirmed Robber repellant

    When the young female clerk at a used bookstore in Iowa was confronted recently with a robber armed with a can of pepper spray, she reacted in a way she never thought she would have to. In short, when the man came a-knocking, her Springfield XD said, "No soliciting." The town (Fort Dodge, IA, doesnt it look like a nice place? Photo credit: Wiki) Fort Dodge, Iowa, located in Webster County, is a quiet little town of about 25,000. They still have a traditional downtown area, a small zoo...
  10. HillwigTool Universal Site Pusher Giveaway!

    Our fantastic sponsors over at Hillwig Tools have donated one of their Universal Site Pushers to be given away here on XDForum and it's time for you to join up! Follow this link to enter now. [URL]https://www.xdforum.com/forum/f7/universal-site-pusher-giveaway-2225/[/URL] Don't let this opportunity pass you by!
  11. 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...
  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. Stripping Your XD Platform

    Proper care and maintenance of your Springfield XD is something that every owner and user should know like the back of your hand. Luckily, the gun has a very basic take down process. However, there are a couple of tricks to keep in mind. Why learn to field strip? Every time you fire your XD, carbon is created from burnt propellant and lead shavings from the bullet itself. These need to be removed after firing to ensure the weapon is clean and functional. Even if you never fire the gun,...
  14. Want to win a Bersa?

    Our sister site, BersaForum.com, is giving away a Bersa Thunder .380 duotone and I want you to enter for your chance to win it. The first step in entering is registering. [URL]http://www.bersaforum.com/forum/account.php[/URL] After registration please follow this link for complete rules of entry. [URL]http://www.bersaforum.com/forum/f5/bersa-thunder-duotone-380-giveaway-1361/[/URL] Thanks for entering, and good luck!
  15. 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...
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