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Old 12-24-2004, 12:21 PM   #1
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is it worth it to trade for the xd9.

Asking thison the springfield forum I pretty much know what I am going to hear,,but I carry a sig 225 and I want a little more capacity. I was thinking of the xd 9mm subcompact.What do you think. thanks and please be honest and put your springfield fondness and share your opinion and experience with the xd 9 subcompact.
 
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Old 12-24-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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Well I've owned the HS2000s since they first hit the shelves. I've also has 225s (as well as other SiGs) for many decades longer.

I found my HS2Ks as accurate and reliable as the 225. The 225 concealed better. The 225 probably balanced slightly better than the Croation Sensation and I like the DA/SA trigger on the SiGs more than the SA on the HS2K.

If I want a really skinny concealable hicap I still can't think of any better than the old P-35. You might want to check it out while you're searching.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 06:51 PM   #3
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If I wanted more capacity and wanted to stick with a 9MM I'd go with a model 19 Glock. Rasy to cary and 16 rounds. Hard to beat. The imported Springfields don't crank my tractor.
 
Old 12-25-2004, 06:33 AM   #4
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I would not trade a gun I KNEW worked for one that I HOPED would work.
If you can afford one gun, you can afford two, for a while at least. Buy the XD and compare. Keep the "keeper."
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:53 PM   #5
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I have the XD-9 SC its a very nice little shooter. Shoots clean, shoots dirty, only complaint is the long pull on the trigger. Not long after I got the XD, I picked up a Kimber Eclipse Ultra II. I'm glad I have the XD while the Kimber goes back due to freq failures. FTF. FTE. I hope my Kimber at least earns me frequent failure miles.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:54 PM   #6
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I am a big XD fan but the sig may be a better carry gun. The XD is very reliable but it is big (thick) so that makes it hard to conceal, The trigger isn't bad after you get used to it, or for about $50.00 you can have the overtravel removed.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 12:54 PM   #7
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I've not had a Sig, but I do have an XD-9 Sub. I like the XD except for the bulk and the overtravel in the trigger. Mine has been trouble free and has a very good feel in the hand, it feels better than it looks. If you have no trouble with the transition from DA to SA on your Sig, I doubt that the trigger on the XD would be a problem, at least it's consistant. The only finish problem I have had is on the grip safety, it is blue steel and the finish wants to wear. I can't call it rust, but it has lightened and looks a little rough.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 08:23 PM   #8
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Personally, I wouldn't trade ANY Sig for an XD. The 225 is a great pistol; you can always carry an extra mag or get a 228, 229, or a 226 (my fav). Good luck.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 06:17 AM   #9
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Personally, I wouldn't trade ANY Sig for an XD. The 225 is a great pistol; you can always carry an extra mag or get a 228, 229, or a 226 (my fav). Good luck.
Amen. This is sound advice.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 05:17 PM   #10
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not to sound contrary, but is capacity really that much of an issue for a carry gun?
i think what the old man always liked to say about revolvers might apply here 'if you need to reload it, youre not using it right.'

but ive never done anything with concealed carry...
 
Old 03-06-2005, 03:14 PM   #11
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In this day and age I thing capacity does in fact matter. In the good ole days 6 shits were adequate. Now a day you may be attacked by a hoard.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 05:33 PM   #12
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You might be attacked by a hoard. But you really have to play the odds, like everything in life. We don't all wear a crash helmet when we drive, in case we're in a collision and need to avoid a brain injury.

Just babbling here, but I think sometimes we gun fans get a little carried away with the need to defend ourselves against any possible attack. Eating healthier would be much more likely to extend your life than carrying more rounds. :wink:
 
Old 03-07-2005, 04:26 AM   #13
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Then why carry at all? If you are planning for the minumum you should be planning for zero need. I personally carry a Glock 23 with a total of 14 rounds of 180 grain Speed Golddots. At times I carry a spare magazine, depending on how I feel at the time. When on duty I carry a Beretta 40 cal. with a total of 5 full magazines of the same Speer ammo plus a full box in my war bag.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:18 AM   #14
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Exactly. Most of us don't carry because we need to, we carry because we like to. The odds of ever needing it are tiny, and that's a good thing. I'm saying, let's be honest about it, and not pretend that it makes any real sense for everyone to be walking around weighed down with enough armament to defend the Alamo.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:23 PM   #15
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trade ?

:P Go ahead,...do it!

I blasted the black out of three targets with my weak hand at 35ft,...smashed my strong hand,...but it's get'n better.

XD-9sc what a great gun!.......It tucks away fine for me.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 02:53 PM   #16
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Trade????

:lol: Go ahead darinberry,...trade it....you only live once.

Unless it is collector's gun,....get that new XD,...I have two myself, and now I'm thinking of trading one off just to do some trading.

It's Crazy habit,...but I love trading and buying. :lol:
 
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