I got mine about a month ago, paid $550 ... I love it, wonderful gun, perfect size for carry, haven't tried it in a pocket yet ... very accurate, easy to shoot, no failures in 100 rds ... can't believe the price could jump that much ... I didn't really even have to wait; ordered it over the phone and it was in within a few days ...
didn't think the XDs came with a loader; I think it's the only XD that doesn't ... got one with my XDm-9
With the XDs I got a paddle holster, two-mag belt holder ...
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