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Looks pretty sweet. Just Worried about the kick of a 45 in such a small, thin frame.
Is it true they don't make a 9mm?
 

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I don't think the XDs would be any worse then a G36. After shooting my recently acquired G30 I'm of the opinion that the 45acp isn't all that bad, more of a heavy shove then that crazy muzzle flipping deal you put up with if you've got a 40cal,LOL.
I actually enjoy my G30 but didn't like the Beretta PX4 Storm in 40cal nearly as much. Even when I switched to the 180gr sub-sonic stuff it still was more then I liked but the ol' 45acp is a lot of fun to shoot.
You could probably get into an XDm 3.8 for the same or less then the new XDs and have a more multi purpose firearm IMHO, or just do like I did and go G30, they're readily available on the used market for about $450 or there abouts and there's plenty of mods for em' since they've been out for a while. As always, JMHO, YMMV. ;)
 

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RusticBliss said:
Looks pretty sweet. Just Worried about the kick of a 45 in such a small, thin frame.
Is it true they don't make a 9mm?
They DO make it in 9mm. My wife has the XD9 subcompact and honestly, it shoots smoother than my 26.
Really sweet little guns. I highly recommend renting one if you have the option, think you might like it.
 

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I was under the impression that the XDS is a new gun. A single stack .45 ACP. The XD and XDM have been around for sometime and they do come in 9mm and various other calibers. I could be wrong, so don't take my word in stone.
 

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glocker73 said:
I was under the impression that the XDS is a new gun. A single stack .45 ACP. The XD and XDM have been around for sometime and they do come in 9mm and various other calibers. I could be wrong, so don't take my word in stone.
I think you're right. I didn't read close enough....need glasses :p
 

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There was an statement by Springfield back in Feb, on the release of the XDS in 9mm & 40. They just said "soon". Which is currently being interpreted as before the end of the year. Meanwhile there is hot debate as to what a 9mm, or .40 will actually look like. Mag capacity & so on. For now, no one really knows, & there is a firestorm of guessing going on. I'd like to shoot the XDS, but I'm a bit biased about .45's, I pretty much like them all.
 

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Man the XDS looks great and slim but only five round magazine.. Still nice pistol though fir .45 ACP with the red fiber front site stock.
 

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5+1 doesn't sound like a lot until you consider that a lot of folks carry around 5 shot J-Frames for SD so you're actually getting one more round in a large bore, fight stopping caliber. Still, I think I'd rather just get a Glock G36, they've been out for a while so all the "new" has worn off of em' so you can pick up one for a decent price. The XDs, being a new gun will sell for a premium for a while so you'll not find any real deals on em' just yet.
 

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You could always just go for a s&w m&p shield. It come in 9mm and I'm hearing good things but I'm going to stick with my G23 and Ruger sr9c for now
 
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