all the time...i love it. .38's are getting more and more fun to shoot
good stuff.. this is what we needed, sorta balance the glock boys
balance is great....i'd put my weight on springfield any day over glock. i had buddies who were "glock boys" and i went against the norm and bought a xd. they all gave it a try and guess what...they all but 1 now own springfields. i had an older friend who was in swat back in the day and he was all about the springfields, kinda persuaded me. i love my springfield semi and the taurus isnt a shabby 7 shot either, best of both worlds.
Just because some of us are Glock boys, doesn't mean we don't have or want to have those neat old guns with the spinnie wheelie things in the middle. I loved the two revolvers I used to have, just can't have wheelguns in the house anymore.
3rd, all my other ones at the same time. :<)
Much more comfortable to shoot than a Glock. But I posted a pict that illustrates the problems with Springfields pretty well. See, the real "concealability" of a gun isn't the barrel length, it's the height. The butt is what prints. A Springfiled XD 9 subcompact is about the same height as a Glock 19, but holds five fewer rounds. For the same number of rounds, the Glock 26 is even shorter and much easier to conceal than the XD 9. I will say that if I wasn't already a die-hard Glock fan and the owner of three of them, I'd definitely have some XDs around.
the xd9 subcompact holds 13 9mm rounds in the compact mag and 16 with the grip extension/full size mag. i get what you are saying about comfortablitly issues, that why i love it. i have no ccw issues with the xd9 besides the lack of in waistband holsters. everything out there is advertised for a compact, not a subcompact...frustrating. those few inches of leather makes a world of difference!!!
Seems like you always wind up losing with an auto loader... oh griz..we also teach firearms safty classes should you be in the mood..
shot some groups..lot of javalina hunters around so made it quick...man i love that target triger.. see ya tomorrow
My wife's holds 10. Great gun, almost like a Glock, just more parts in it. It is more comfortable to shoot, but I'd put myself and my G34 against any bad guy out there with any XD. I guess that's what it somes down to, the end user.
why didnt you buy your wife a glock? haha
if 13 rounds of jhp's cant get the job done, something is wrong. i agree, it does come down the end user. check the link.
Yeah, if 13 can't do it....then I have two more in the mag and another 17 in my spare, and a knife and a whole buncha training in alternate means of incapacitation. I'm one who doesn't subscribe to the belief that "this better work or I'm screwed". My thought process runs more toward the "This better work or I'll have to try something else until it does" school of thought.
i respect your train of thought. i just hope i am never put in a situation where i need more than 13 rounds out of my ccw and need back up rounds and knives. i'm not comfortable carrying all that, but i guess you never know. there was a crazy workplace shooting here in st.louis last week with over 100 rounds fired from an ak-47.
Haven't heard of it. That's an awful lot of firing from one guy at a job. Any idea on casualties?
yeah, that sorry sob killed 3 (his supervisors) and wounded 5 others. he was armed with an ak, a shotgun, a .40 and .45 cal. well over 100 rounds fired, here is a link if you are interested. one victim fired back.
I usually carry a spare mag in my left pocket, and I always carry a Benchmade folder. The knife is more for GP than fighting. It's never cut into a person, but it's cut lots of tape and zip ties. I think every man should carry a knife, not for combat, but because there's always something that needs cut, or dug out, or turned, or scraped. I used to carry a Gerber multi tool , but I don't anymore. I think I'll start again. Thanks, Griz.
i dont own o a glock nor will i but i do appreciate what they are.I am a CZ 75 owner.i have a CZ 75 in 9mm and a Tanfoglio TZ 75 in 9mm and .41 AE(change barrels).I call my guns the twins.for bigger effect i also carry my AMT Hard Baller Long Slide.7 inch barrel stainless 1911 pattern .45 ACP with Magna Porting,relieving,ramping,checkering,and mag well polishing.plus much more.check out my pics for more.
That guy sucks. Oh, well 4 dead, if you count him. Maybe killing himself is what accounted for the other 90 or so rounds.