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Old May 8, 2019, 09:15 AM   #18
precision_shooter
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Join Date: September 8, 2007
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Never said you couldn’t find a good deal on an XD. But by and large, I see the XD selling for $550-$600 for a sub $300 pistol. 300% in my example may be an over-exaggeration, but the fact remains of a ridiculous price hike once Springfield put their name on it. The HS2000, depending on model, caliber, barrel length, sold for $215-$300 before Springfield bought them. Big price increase from $215-$550+. People didn’t and still don’t seem to care because it says “Springfield” on it, and to them that’s worth the money. To me, it’s not.
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