So Maybe A Little Gun Pr0n Is In Order

Meet the newest member of the household!

She’s a Springfield XDs sub-compact .45! Featuring all the goodness of the XD line, but completely re-engineered into a sub-compact model, this 3.3 inch barreled fist full o’ nasty packs .45 ACP punch in a slim, trim package that only makes it to an inch wide because of the slide catch and takedown lever. The single-stack magazine holds five rounds.

The pistol came packaged in an oversized case with XD gear, including a paddle holster that’s a huge improvement over Springfield’s earlier belt slide holsters, a dual magazine pouch, a lock, spare fiber-optic rods for the front site, a second, smaller backstrap and two five-round magazines. The fiber-optic front sight positively screams “focus on me” which, of course, is where your focus should be when your hand cannon goes to work.

Mrs. M immediately laid claim to my XD45 service model as her new go-to pistol after shaking hands with and approving of the new lady in my life. She has reassigned her beloved XD9 to bedside table duty.

Range report is in the comments. In the meantime, enjoy your new Open Thread™.

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LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper

Niiiiiiice!

I don’t believe I ever posted a pic of my XD40 on here before.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

Yes indeed, a bit of gun pron is particularly in order. Read my new one, found via PISSED at Ace. You’ll love it. But, to review the subject matter at hand, NICE PIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
LC Ohio Right Wing Nut

I love my XD 9mm Subcompact, a friend and co-worker of mine wants to sell his XD40..Too short of a barrel, cant hold it on target after 2 rounds back to back..quick fire, he is wanting my 9mm

Tallulah
Tallulah

Where do y’all practice shooting? only at gun ranges, or do you still go out “plinkin’ cans” in the woods?

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

@ ORWN A couple of thoughts. If your friend is trying to tack drive and make pretty targets…his thinking maybe a bit off. We’re talking handguns here so range is close, creating identical wound channels is not the objective, creating multiple wound channels is the objective. Besides that, after two rounds your friend should be re-evaluating the target and either… Read more »

Mark12A
Mark12A

Truer words were never spake, Not-So-Terrible Troy (at least, advice-wise). It makes very little sense to shoot 6 rounds in 2.5 seconds if they all miss. A good solid hit with a .45 at close range is liable to make your target think about something else…like, for example, “why is my blood pressure going toward zero?”. Smooth…reacquire target and exercise… Read more »

BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK)
BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK)

Very nice pistol! :em01:

L.C. Mope
L.C. Mope

She’s a Springfield XDs sub-compact .45!

How can you tell? Take the magazine out and look up her skirt?

single stack
single stack

The fiber-optic front sight positively screams “focus on me” which, of course, is where your focus should be when your hand cannon goes to work. You can’t beat fiber optic sights on a defensive pistol. I put a set of Williams Fire Sights on my PT-145 Mil-Pro and they really stand out under the lights in the mall parking lot… Read more »

Igor, Imperial Booby
Igor, Imperial Booby

I frankly rely on my Crimson Trace to tell me where the bullet is going. – for fast reactions, it can’t be beat.
Yes, I turn it off at the range. Yes, I check the batteries every two months.
:em01:

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

LC TerribleTroy @ #:

they may just be trying to fire too fast.

Nah, when the going gets tough, the tough go cyclic.

sleeper
sleeper

The little woman has an XD 9 with a guide rod laser. (I guess she can only shoot Europeans.) That way, the fiber optic sight is still available, but the laser is there when she needs it. It would be really cool if the laser came in green instead of red, though. And as far as practicing, I just go… Read more »

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut @ #: To add to Troy’s excellent advice, there’s a dry fire drill called trigger reset. A lot of times errant shots during rapid fire is due to slapping the trigger or just allowing the trigger too far out which means more trigger creep to reengage the sear. There’s a simple dry fire drill that… Read more »

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

:em01:

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

I wouldn’t know anything about the benefits of increased cyclic rates of fire in a combat environment. Must have missed school that day. Certainly there are environments where going “cyclic” is a reasonable tactical response, unfortunatly the concealed carry defensive handgun environment isn’t one of them. So I think I will stick with my weapon and ammo mgmt philosophy in… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

@ FA.

I owe you a apology, please accept my apology for being unreasonably sarcastic. I misinterpeted your comment. I have a tendancy to take the combat stuff way too seriously and didn’t recognize that you were goofing around.

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
LC Ohio Right Wing Nut

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says: If the gun is too small he’ll have a hard time controlling recoil and reacquiring his sight picture. Of course, he may just be a piss poor shooter. It’s the subcompact 40, I have shot with him before, He seems to shoot his 1911 just fine he just does not like the small… Read more »

single stack
single stack

sleeper @ #: 15

Green lasers are available now.

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

single stack @ #: And Crimson Trace is in that market. And I too am looking for something “new”. I’m looking to trade Der Ruger for a compact/sub-compact. As it “prints” like a motherfucker. Here’s what I’ve got. Ruger P90DC, 3 mags (8rounders), case, stock grips (and CTC grips as the people who wanted to buy them aren’t getting back… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

What’s the best gun in the world? The one that goes bang when you want it to and fits well in your hand. He doesn’t like the gun, then he doesn’t like the gun and should get rid of it. Confidence is important to the process.

What’s the loudest sound in the world?

Hearing a click when you’re expecting a bang.

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

LC TerribleTroy @ #:

What’s the loudest sound in the world?

Hearing a click when you’re expecting a bang.

The second loudest sound in the world ?
You shitting your pants after hearing the click.

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

Nothin worse than trying to run and perform tap, rack, bang with your skivvies full of shite… god I hated failure drills….

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

LC TerribleTroy @ #:

Troy – no worries, all in good fun.

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

I’m neutral on lasers. Like em with NVGs, but other than that I always relied on muscle mechanics first and foremost as under severe stress that’s going to be the default. I think that with proper training discipline lasers could be used, but I wouldn’t reccomend them until the shooter mastered and imprinted the basics. More of a advanced skill… Read more »

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. @ #:

A laser on your weapon, for the average shooter, only serves to tell the bad guy where you are.

And that’s why mine came off.
For those looking for the Ruger LCP, .380 for $299. Cheapest I’ve seen anywhere.

LC MosinFiend
LC MosinFiend

Handgun Pr0n, huh? Got a little of that myself. [urlcomment image]Here’s my Springfield Loaded M1911A1 with five mags.[/url]

LC MosinFiend
LC MosinFiend

Handgun pr0n, huh? Good thing I’ve got some of that. Here’s my Springfield Loaded M1911A1 with five mags. Sure, the Glock 21 is a superior firearm in nearly every category that matters, but I love the Loaded’s accuracy and easy of concealed carry.

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

Looks like I might as well join in. Here’s mine. Two mags loaded with Hornady’s 230gr XTP’s and one with PMC Bronze 230gr.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. says:

Bud’s has good prices, but a lousy rep for customer service.

Unlike a certain other online retailer. :em01:

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

LC Alric says:

Sure, the Glock 21 is a superior firearm in nearly every category that matters

Depends on your definition of “superior”.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. says: If you can’t draw and point-shoot, in a no-shit firefight, you will probably die. I recently found this clip from a movie I’ve never heard of. I know it’s Hollywood which is the absolute last place to go for firearms training, but this clip is different. I train my officers to draw… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

I was running guys for the State dept through the entry level course. Had plenty of time built in, so first phase of hands on I had them standing and “presenting”. Started very very slowly and began speeding up the tiempo. Broke the movements down etc etc. I finally released them for a break after a number of hours and… Read more »

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

And talking about guns, ears appoints wife of Univision to the U(less) N(itwits). Can we say “pay-off” ?? As in, “Here’s a un seat, barry that report.” :em03:

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. says:

LOL we try, Crunch, we try.

From my experience Mike, you succeed.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. says:

Well, to anyone but Bud’s or Midway….

What specifically don’t you like about Midway, their prices? I’ve rarely ordered from them so I don’t have much of a base of knowledge there.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. says:

Without fail, I send ‘em to Numrich. If they don’t have it, nobody does.

I love Numrich, most of the time. When I don’t it’s because they don’t have what I need and I know that what you say is true, therefore I won’t be getting what I need any time soon.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. @ # 25: The 1911 was God’s gift to man through His prophet, John MOSES Browning.