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Old May 8, 2019, 07:31 AM   #15
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People knew about the XD was a redesigned HS2000 since the beginning of its inception.

Reece was ALWAYS upfront about where the XD came from and why. If in part you're dismissive of the XD and in favor of Glocks because of the "300% price increase", then I guess you don't know how much markup Glocks are.

The main driving reason the XD seems to fall out of favor is the simple fact the market has been flooded with similar firearms. Beretta, S&W, Ruger, and many others have joined in on the fray for market share on that platform. To top it off, the market in general has cooled off considerably since Trump's election. I've seen ALL makes suffer from a buyer's market.
Glock never offered their pistols under any other name except Glock. I know full well about the markup from mfg, then you have the markup from retailers. It’s called capitalism and I’m fine with that.
Springfield can’t design nor produce a pistol that is not 1911 pattern so they bought a well designed Croatian-made gun, slapped their name on it, and yes increased the price 300% over what the same pistol sold for when it was known as the HS2000. Glock designed and still mfg their own guns, to which EVERYONE has tried to immigrate or approve upon their base design somehow. Remember when s&w got sued for making an exact copy of Glocks design? A lot of people don’t, but this is why you have the M&P line. You say Springfield were upfront, and maybe they mentioned it at some point. We will just have to agree to disagree about what being “upfront” is... Anyway, I digress. You seem to like the XD, I don’t and stated why. You, nor anyone, have to agree with my view.
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