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Springfield XDs 45ACP Field tested

Springfield XDs 45ACP Field tested
« on: February 26, 2013, 06:31:42 PM »
Finally had a day off to cycle some rounds through the new XDs. I ran a total of 150 rounds through it after a good teardown/cleaning/inspection. I ran 100 PMC 230g factory loads at ~905fps and 50 handloaded 230g Zero's at 740fps. No issues with either load at all.

25ft targets.... All shots freehand- no rest. American Rifleman had sub 1" groups off a rest at 7yds which is likely real world results, but not what this gun is built for. Small outer circles on bottom were slow fire. Center circle on bottom was rapid fire. Upper right and left were slow fire. Slow fire groups were 1.600"- 2.750". The rest of this target was drawn off the bench (public county range does not allow drawing from holster).... 2 to the body, 1 to the head, 2 to the body with each mag- all rapid fire.

The pistol has a nice safe first pull with a short reset and reduced trigger pull that will double tap if you are not careful (happened to me twice today). Sights are nice, and with a 3.3" barrel and just shy of a dollar bill between the sights I was impressed with the results.

This is now deemed my new CCW piece ;)



« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 07:52:17 PM by coreydelong »

Re: Springfield XDs 45ACP Field tested
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 06:44:34 PM »
How are you carrying it Corey?
Faster horses,younger women,older whiskey,and more money.

Re: Springfield XDs 45ACP Field tested
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 06:58:35 PM »
Uncle Mike's inside the pants soft holster. This happens to be a leftover from my Kimber CDP Ultra Carry II.


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Re: Springfield XDs 45ACP Field tested
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 10:35:02 PM »
Nice gun glad you are happy with it.   I have a XD 45acp 4" service model and been lately loading  cast 200 grain semi wad cutters,  it shoots great. 

Re: Springfield XDs 45ACP Field tested
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 02:49:44 PM »
I just purchased mine today. Every place around here has been sold out of them for weeks. Finally a Bi-tone came in.
Now I get to do my two day waiting period, cant wait to bring home.
Ive been looking for quite some time at different concealable semi autos and the XDS just kept catching my eye. Ive heard nothing but great from people that have them and wouldnt you know it every place around here was sold out the moment I finally decided that was the one i wanted.
They sure feel good in the hand and look great for being a small one.
I am glad to hear about your field testing.

Re: Springfield XDs 45ACP Field tested
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 05:34:13 AM »
I'm sure you will like how it shoots. The SRO at the range had tried one a few days earlier and really like it..... big compliment because he is a wheel gun fanboy.

Two employees at the local shop where I purchased mine have them for CCW also. I was personally happy with the all black version and they happenend to get 2 of them in. I have had my name on one for months.