Springfield XD-9 / Sub Compact Review

Picked this little pistol up from Doug @ GGGPawn a couple of weeks back and finally got a chance to get a good look at it and even got to the range with it – Ready?

Complete in all its glory – box – cleaning brush – manual – 2 magazines ( including a super deadly High Capacity magazine – LMAO ) – and original lock / still in bag . . .

Springfield started with the XD line around 2002 – this particular pistol is a July 2005 manufacture date – in great shape for 15 years old . . . Springfield has gone through several “versions” of the XD line since its start – actually 5 or 6 I think – CLICK HERE TO GO TO WIKI and have at it or CLICK HERE TO GO TO SPRINGFIELD and check them out – not a bad run for what started out as an “ugly duckling” import – let’s take it apart and have a look see . . . And Yes I am going to remind you to check a firearm to assure that it is empty before handling – cleaning etc – however – if you are that stupid maybe we should let Darwin come into play here . . .

Lock the slide back

Rotate the locking lever up . . .

Release the slide – pull the trigger – if it goes bang you fucked up – take the slide off – comes apart just like almost every other striker fired pistol – and captured recoil springs are a good thing – it never ceases to amaze me just how far a guide rod can go when it gets away from my clutches . . .

And my favorite part – Trigger Time at The Range – Have YOU been to the range this week?? Upper left – upper right – lower left – lower right – center – a quick 25 rounds to function check the pistol and magazines more than anything else – about those two that climbed up and right out of the lower right five – trying to play with the reset when I fired the last three rounds – it is longer than you think – would take a few more rounds to dial it in – but overall a nice little shooter – 3 dot sights / nothing fancy – recoil very manageable / Either YOU manage recoil or recoil manages YOU!!

Nothing fancy – just sending them in the direction of the target – just point – sight / target picture – shoot . . .

Bath Time!! – No Greg – no Asian girls in bubble baths – just saying . . .

Rubber Ducky you’re the one – You make bath time so much fun . . . Yes – I went there

I did a cleaning post about a million years ago – I showed a S&W 642 getting a bath – if y’all want I can do one for a semi-auto . . . same basic steps – just different – revolver vs semi-auto – let me know . . . the only reason I hesitate is the fact that there are SO MANY gun “cleaning” videos out there . . .

All better now . . .

All cleaned up and ready to go – Ready for some random thoughts?? . . .

Smooth shooter – decent capacity with the short mag – grip texture works good / probably won’t add Talon Grips to it – despite appearances the bore axis is not as high as you think / very little muzzle flip – decent trigger break – LOOONG reset – three dot sights that are easy to pick up – been on the market long enough replacement sights / night sights / holsters etc. are all readily available – the grip safety really helps a lot of folks feel “comfortable” with the striker fired system – points good / I am not having to adjust grip or grip angle to “find” the sights – It is an ugly little duckling, isn’t it?

I picked up an XDM in .40 S&W from Doug back in May (?) – there is a review on it – just click on the firearms review “tag” at the bottom of the page – it’s there somewhere – with this XD it makes a grand total of 3 XD’s I’ve shot – I will say this – I wouldn’t hesitate carry any of them – in fact I’m thinking about . . .

From Springfield Armory

Springfield is now making a hammer fired pistol! – CHECK IT OUT HERE – I am going to snoop around and see what I can find on them – looks interesting – I knew Springfield made “stuff” besides 1911’s – I just never paid much attention to it . . . I mean after all – there are only 3 types of guns – 1911’s – S&W revolvers – and the rest!! – LMAO!!

Bottom Line?? The XD series pistols are decent shooters and out there at good prices – my suggestion is get to the range and rent one – give it a test drive – they are smooth little shooters . . .

And some free advice ( due to inflation free advice is currently $78.50 ) – but for you today it is free – if you have bought a firearm and a box of ammo and now you “think” – I’m ready – You’re not – please – if you’re new to this get a basic safety class – practice time – the firearm IS NOT a talisman that will somehow ward off evil – there are some truly evil fucks out there in the world and stopping their particular threat to your life may include poking holes in them until the threat stops . . .

Going to try to sneak out and see what is available – will let you know – probably in an early Saturday morning post – picking up an extra shift this weekend so live posting will be limited . . .

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

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