Springfield XD .45acp.....4" or 5"

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Re: Springfield XD .45acp.....4" or 5"

Post by groover000 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:29 am

Thanks all for the welcome and advice. I will go out this weekend and give the 4" a try before buying. I still think I will go with the .45 though. The next purchase after the .45 will be an XD 9mm for the wife. One other question...what type of ammo should I be on the lookout for as far as practice goes? And who generally has the best prices? Also has anyone gone to FrontSite for training? I live in Las Vegas so it seems like a good place to go since it is close.

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Re: Springfield XD .45acp.....4" or 5"

Post by The Quiet Man » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:52 am

Pratice ammo? In a word...cheap. Defense ammo is another story. My XDs haven't choked on anything I've fed them. I personally like Magtech for pratice ammo. Keep your eye open for spare mags...while you still can and pick up as many as you can afford.

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Re: Springfield XD .45acp.....4" or 5"

Post by Rich Jordan » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:44 am

Walmart dropped their price on 9mm and .45ACP Blazer Brass last week. I've seen reports of $8.57 for 9mm and $13.99 for .45ACP, but my local was rather sold out when I stopped by. I've had good luck with both, though its not the best brass for reloading (ok, but not great), and the .45 is a little hard to use in a full moon clip for a revolver.

You may be able to pick up some cheaper mail order if you shop around, especially if you're willing to shoot import ammo (Russian Wolf/Barnaul, S&B, Fiocchi, etc; the latter two are quite good).

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Re: Springfield XD .45acp.....4" or 5"

Post by mekender » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:47 am

my local doesnt carry blazer... :cry:
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Re: Springfield XD .45acp.....4" or 5"

Post by martini » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:19 am

My XD eats everything I have fed it.
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