After months of research I decided to go with the Springfield XD 9mm. I have only shot guns once before but that was enough for me to want one. This is my 1st gun, and let me tell you; what a deal from Bud's. I payed with a check online around 5:30 at night. The next morining the funds were withdrawn from my account and my 5 day waiting period started. On the 5th day (in the morining) they cleared the funds and shipped my gun. It got to my FFL dealer within 24 hours. FAST. Bud's sent me an e-mail every time a step was taken.
I got it today from my prefered FFL and from the second I picked it up I was in love with it. It fits so perfectly in my hand. It is top heavy without the full magazine; but this is not a problem or complaint. It simply stands out when holding it with an empty mag. I put 100 rounds of blazer brass through it today and I was so so so sad when I ran out of ammo :(
My only complaint is that my poor thumbs are still hurting from loading the magazines. The springs are stiff and get stiffer as they compress (duh). But they should loosen up a tad. I can always buy a mag loader if I need to.
I enjoyed shooting this gun a lot and I am excited to shoot again. The gun came so highly recommended from friends and co-workers so I had/have very high expectations. So far everything is awesome. This gun shoots straight. With a better shooter I am sure it will truly shine and live up to it's potential. But I'll get better. I had a 10 inch target about 50 feet away and I was only able to hit it once out of 10 shots; BUT all my other shots were just outside the target. Like I said; with a better shooter that target would have been swiss cheese.
The gun is simple, good looking, easy to use and feels very good. It took me some fussing to do a field strip. But after doing it a few times it is easy as 1,2,3. As far as the gun goes I love it. Great product.
This experience with Bud's was fantastic. I am 100% satisfied. There was no compromise here. I got everything I wanted, everything I expected, everything I paid for, and I got it faster than I expected. It is rare to get handled this well by an online store. I really felt like I was dealing with a local gunsmith in the sense that I felt like everything was handled with great care.
So to recap:
Product=5 out of 5 stars
Bud's service=5 out of 5 stars
Thank you Bud's. The price was right and the service was superb. I recommend trying Bud's. I know I will be buying from here again!
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!