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Got a call this morning that my XDs had arrived.

Here it is.





With it's big brother XDm

 

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Nice looking pistol.

I'm still waiting on mine. Shouldnt be too much longer. :D
 

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Comparison of the difference in size between the XDs and the XDm 3.8.







 

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What is the orange tool for?
It's a chamber flag. Insert it into the chamber and it signals that there is not a round in the chamber.
 

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Cool threetango, I like the bi-tone look better than my all black model.
 

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Yep. Picked up my Bi-Tone XD-s on Monday, and got it to the range today. Put 80 nearly trouble free rounds through it (had two light strikes in the first 10 rounds, then no problems for the next 70) Mixed ammo, some Remington 230 grain FMJ, some 230 grain reloads, and some 185 grain Gold Dots. Simply an awesome micro .45 and well worth the wait and trouble to latch on to one. Especially the stainless version.

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that thing is seriously small. it looks like it would suck to shoot. a 45 acp with a 2 finger grip. i dont know. might keep my .38 when i need small. but still a nice rig never the less.

also how is the reliability with it. from what i have learned from reading the publications some small .45s have cycling issues at times.
 

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that thing is seriously small. it looks like it would suck to shoot. a 45 acp with a 2 finger grip. i dont know. might keep my .38 when i need small. but still a nice rig never the less.

also how is the reliability with it. from what i have learned from reading the publications some small .45s have cycling issues at times.
Grip extension are reasonably priced.
Haven't had time to shoot mine yet but as far as shooting it, for an example.
See

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1JFbBc0Y1jw
 

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that thing is seriously small. it looks like it would suck to shoot. a 45 acp with a 2 finger grip. i dont know. might keep my .38 when i need small. but still a nice rig never the less.

also how is the reliability with it. from what i have learned from reading the publications some small .45s have cycling issues at times.
The recoil is certainly noticeable, but not at all uncomfortable or uncontrollable. Actually very easy to shoot, and for those with larger hands, you can always get a grip extension if needed. Like all ultra small, large caliber semi-autos, the XD-s can be limp wristed, causing cycling issues, but proper shooting techniques cure this readily. Properly used, small .45s (I have several) have no more problems than any other semi-auto. My XD-s, in its first outing was dead reliable after the first two "break in" mags.

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"Talon" IWB holster arrived and I put some leather dressing on it and shot this. Good weapon fit and holds close to the body.





Back side
 

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That XDs is gonna be a great carry piece...
It most certainly is. I thought there might be a big difference In CC on my hip do to it's weight difference between the XDS and the PM9 I used to CC.
I can feel the difference a little but it certainly is not a big deal do to the thinness of the pistol. It's not as noticeable as say carrying my Glock 26 which is similar in size height, length, and weight, but much thicker.
That's a nice pistol you got there 3T. Good luck with it.
 

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Just picked up my XDs 45, and I can't wait to go to the range and try it out

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I have over 500 down the pipe with no issues other than the first time I racked it. I babied it and it failed to cycle. Rack it like you own it and and no issues since.
 

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How do you like the talon holster??

Haven't had much opportunity to use it since the recall on the XDs but so far it's very comfortable.
 
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