Between August 2014 and May 2015 I put 4387 rounds through an XD 9 Tactical. That included a 3 day class (in the rain and mud) with Ben Stoeger that saw 1877 rounds without cleaning. With that in mind I thought I would offer my first hand experience an XD. This is not so much a review as what I learned about the weapon with a sample size of one.
I know it is fun to bash them, but it was my competition gun during the time I owned it. Now I must be 100% honest; when I first decided to get into competition I bought a Glock 34 Gen 4 to shoot IDPA SSP. Glock makes dependable, reasonably accurate guns, but I don’t shoot them well and I hate the trigger. After 400 rounds, I sold it and went looking for something else. I was looking for a gun I could use for both games and for self-defense. In my mind I thought I would NEVER go full gamer. I was wrong, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Why an XD?
To be honest, prior to owning one, I never have given the XD’s much thought. I …Read the Rest
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