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Old December 11, 2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Replaced my G27 with a XDS 45

Sold my G27 and bought the new XDS Sat,There was absoulutly nothing wrong with the 27 I liked it a lot.
Im just moving away from the 40 cal and it was the last to go,Im staying with 9 & 45 as I have more of each and it eliminates one cal to reload for.
Anyway I wanted something small for summer,Truthfully I did'nt need another pistol I just wanted one.I handled one Friday and bought one Sat,I really like it It actually is softer shooting than my Kimber UCII which was a suprise.
I only put 100 rnds of ball hand loads through it so far but it shot very well.
Got 14" of snow Sunday so I need to run a bunch of XTPS and Gold Dots this weekend to see how they do.This thing is the smallest 45 I have handled to date,verry close to the S&w Sheild in all dimentions.
The only down fall I see Is Capacity but I used to feel ok with my Snubbies
and I can shoot this better and do a mag change pretty quick.
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Old December 12, 2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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How much smaller is it than the 27?

Congrats on the new "tool".
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Old December 12, 2012, 06:58 AM   #3
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Not much,The grip is slightly longer and the length is about equal.
The difference in width is considerable.Im exploring my options for holsters
and for the time being Im using a RM low rider kydex I had for the 27, a couple of minuets with a hair drier and it fits pretty darn good.
I did Mic it the slide and frame are .90 and it measures just a hair under 1"at the slide realease.
I just wish there were more holsters availiable,Id really like a goodleatherIWB.
Wish I could get a MS summer special II fot it,Tried the one for my Kimber but no go.
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Old December 12, 2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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The XDS is super narrow!
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Old December 12, 2012, 03:40 PM   #5
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As a life long Sig user I am pretty well sold on the XD. I think they are fantastic weapons.
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Old December 12, 2012, 05:19 PM   #6
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Any reason you did not go for a Glock in 45ACP?

I am thinking about trading my 9mm conversion G27 for a 45 ACP Glock b/c I think the 45 ACP would be better out of a carbine.
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Old December 12, 2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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As a life long Sig user I am pretty well sold on the XD

Do you mean you like the xd's better than your Sigs?


The xds sounds good, but considering a compact 9mm, so was just looking at all the different sigs.
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Old December 12, 2012, 06:30 PM   #8
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Do you mean you like the xd's better than your Sigs?
Blasphemy.


Congrats on the XDs I've heard a lot about it. One of my buddies replaced his 1911 C3 with that for a few months, until guilt kicked in.

I'd like a compact .45

Just can't bring myself to any gun that isn't full sized.

The PPQ and G19 are my smallest.

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Old December 12, 2012, 06:44 PM   #9
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I looked at them.

Too narrow and short of a grip for me and the grip safety (on anything but a proper 1911) is just weird and doesn't engage like that of a 1911, either GI or beavertail.

Recoil is also on the upper limits of what I'd call acceptable.

Accuracy is fine, and I'd live with one if I had to, but I just prefer my P245... and if you're adamant about a striker gun, get a G30 or G36.
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Old December 12, 2012, 07:18 PM   #10
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XDS on duty

I originally purchased the XDS for off duty, but after qualifying on the off duty course, I decided to try the on duty course which goes out to 25 yards. With the 7 round mags I can carry on duty and have ever since. I can meet or beat my issue pistol scores with the XDS and for off duty I just change the mags.
It is a great little pistol.
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Old December 12, 2012, 09:29 PM   #11
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I really like my XDS. Mine has been trouble free with over 500 rds thru it. Very accurate for such a small firearm. I can run the steel plates at the pistol range with it almost as well as with my full sized pistols.
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Old December 13, 2012, 12:27 AM   #12
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How does the XDs recoil feel compared to the Glock 27?
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Old December 13, 2012, 02:15 AM   #13
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Tough to make a dependable .45acp that small.

I'd wait some time before buying one.
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Old December 13, 2012, 07:07 AM   #14
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The PPQ and G19 are my smallest.

I havePlenty of service size pistoles 19,17,34, P-01,Gov 1911 ect.

How does the XDs recoil feel compared to the Glock 27?

Less the 27 is more snappy.

Accuracy is fine, and I'd live with one if I had to, but I just prefer my P245... and if you're adamant about a striker gun, get a G30 or G36.

I like the 30 the 36 not so much,They are close to the 19 in size just fatter yet,I a deep carry option.

Tough to make a dependable .45acp that small.

Jury is still out and this is my first xd,I usually wait on new products also.
and if this was my only pistole I would have let other do the field testing.
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Old December 13, 2012, 09:12 AM   #15
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I'm a huge fan of my XDm-9 and have been seriously considering adding an XDs, except that so far I haven't been able to actually find one at local gun stores ... Have you tried to pocket carry? If I got it, it would replace my PM9 for EDC and in the summer, I most pocket carry ... and what have you been paying for the gun, if you don't mind talking about that ... thanks ...
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Old December 13, 2012, 10:18 AM   #16
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I paid 549.00 Cabelas wants 599.00
I personally dont often pocket carry,but was able to get it in my jeans front pocket and could see it working nearly as well as the PM9 I used to own one.
just a note I did not see much difference in recoil between the two either.
but recoil is subjective and Im not recoil shy.
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Old December 13, 2012, 11:06 AM   #17
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I've pocket carried with some 5.11 pants without any issues. Normally I pocket carry with my Ruger LCR (357). The XDS was just as comfortable + reloads are much faster. I had several people shoot the XDS when I qualified. Two of the guys carry a Glock 23 and one carries a 27. All three liked the recoil of the XDS over the Glocks. The only issue I've had is the department issues 40 cal ammo so I have to purchase the department specified ammo to continue to carry the XDS. I can't say the XDS recoils any less, but it is a different type of recoil. Not sure I can explain that, but follow up shots seem faster with the XDS.
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Old December 13, 2012, 11:49 AM   #18
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What a timely thread. I bought a G27 two years ago and have never warmed up to the grip angle, and the width/bulk has discouraged me from carrying it as frequently as I should. In the past few months I have been considering something smaller and lighter, but haven't been in a hurry to reach a decision. Then the latest issue of Shooting Times ran a piece on the XDs, and that opened up another potential replacement... so naturally I came here to read what others have to say about it.

Most of what I have read has been positive... a few other threads regarding same have indicated some feeding issues, but the positive reports far outweigh the negative. I will be going overseas soon, so I'll likely wait until my return before making a purchase... which will provide more time to obtain more feedback.


One of the things I liked about the G27 was the 9+1 capacity.... XDs would be a net loss of -4 using the magazine without the extension, but like others said here, that's the same capacity as a revolver which many find quite adequate for SD, plus an extra mag is much less obtrusive than a speedloader. Also... I like the .40, but not married to it... but something to think about. The recoil of the G27 is exactly as stated earlier... snappy. Practicing hipshooting gets painful after about 5 shots!
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Old December 14, 2012, 10:41 PM   #19
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XDs capacity is 7, 6+1. Same as 1911. Recoil is very manageable, not explosive and hand killing as stated by some. Small enough to carry in a good ankle holster all day long. No problems with function or accuracy. Yes, I have one.
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Old December 15, 2012, 12:55 AM   #20
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The BASIC capacity of the XDS is 5+1.

The BASIC capacity of a 1911 is 7+1.

Come on Ralph.
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