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Springfield 40S 5" OD Tactical Package
by Andrew W Date Added: Wednesday 14 November, 2012
Great service from Buds, gun arrived within a couple days of shipping.

The XD is a fantastic combat pistol option. It's both a great Glock alternative and can also complement your collection if you are a fan of Glocks. The value is through the roof, considering you can get a brand new XD in the low $400s. These pistols are tested and perform flawlessly.

My specific pistol was the XD Tactical 5" barrel in black and OD green. It has become my primary home defense pistol. The long slide and barrel assembly allows a light to be attached to the gun with minimum fowling.

The trigger is different from the Glock, better in some ways, worse in others: it's noticeably lighter than the Glock trigger, with a very very smooth takeup reminicient of da/sa guns. However, the reset is not as crisp and travels further than the Glock.

The only gripe about the gun is that, although the grip texture mimics the Glock gen3 pistols, it has nowhere near the grip traction. It feels almost as slippery as a bar of soap, so a good idea is to add a sleeve, or you can do what I did and add sandpaper grip tape to the grip panels and also to the grip safety bar in the rear. It makes a world of difference.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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