Gear: Springfield Armory XD9 Sub-Compact

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Springfield Armory XD9 Sub-Compact

Springfield Armory
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: Around $500
Average Rating:
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Description:

The Sub-Compact 3" XD pistol is the ultimate in self defence firearms. The shortest carry polymer in the world that features the only light rail in it class. Also, the trigger and handle saftey is a big plus. It has a live load indicator as well as a "cocked" indicator on the back of gun. PLUS, all the free gear ie( holster,speed loader, 2 clip belt holster, gn lock, hard case) when you buy a new one.

Member Reviews

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    tclemens2006, Wed, 09 Jan 2008 11:27:24 UTC.
    1st review

    The Sub-Compact 3" XD pistol is the ultimate in self defence firearms. The shortest carry polymer in the world that features the only light rail in it class. Also, the trigger and handle saftey is a big plus. It has a live load indicator as well as a "cocked" indicator on the back of gun. PLUS, all the free gear ie( holster,speed loader, 2 clip belt holster, gn lock, hard case) when you buy a new one.

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    dlweaver, Thu, 10 Jan 2008 10:00:54 UTC.

    Great back-up weapon. A snubbie without the kick. Very conceable, lightweight and equipted with a front rail for a tac-light. Still accepts the full-size mags and I added the extension for the magazines and it fits great in the hand. I bought the 9mm the day it came out, and only wish I had the full-size in either .40 or .45. Great sight picture and works well with hollow point ammo (loves federal JHP the best)! Great beaver-style safety, new york style trigger, load indicator, and cocked indicator. Great gun for the price. Still searching for the right off-duty holster for this gun, but that seems to be it's only draw back. Lightweight and great for summer, special ops, or undercover duty!

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    kevinburns07, Tue, 20 May 2008 02:29:03 UTC.

    I have played with plenty of pistols , and I rate this one of the higher subs I have shoot. I picked up the Full service model , while a friend of mine grabbed the sub . One day at the range we switched it up and I really liked the way this felt. The only thing I do have to say that is negative , the grip could be a little bit longer , but with the extended mag/grip it worked out great. Between the sub and the full model , I think it very well might be possible to start performing surgery with these firearms soon :) Plus its very concealable and light.

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    tonymartinez1984, Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:11:47 UTC.

    Very light and capable weapon.

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    phenom923, Sun, 28 Dec 2008 04:27:28 UTC.

    Excellent firearm. Very accurate, especially for a 3" barrel. Pointability makes it easier and quicker to acquisition sights on target.

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    kazman32, Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:09:05 UTC.

    My choice for my sidearm, very small easy to conceal, I do security for a major hotel chain and don't like to branish my weapon, I tuck it in and my shirt fits easily over it offering great concealment. The gun shoots wonderfuly, follow ups are a piece of cake, very little recoil for such a small gun. Accurate, I would reccomend with a doubt.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 15 Jun 2009 13:55:55 UTC.

    I carry this gun everyday I'm not in uniform. It is comfortable, accurate and controllable. The pistol came with one flush fit 10 round magazine. S.A. is now making a flush fit 13 round mag for this gun. I currently carry the pistol with a pearce grip extension on a 10 mag in the gun, and a Mec-Gar 18 round extra mag. The pistol came with Heine straight eight night sights.

    I know that glocks are all the rage, but I could never get comfortable with the grip angle. the XD has a grip angle similar to the 1911. It is a matter of taste and ergonomics, but it works better for me. If you don't like the glock, you might give this a try.

    It has a grip safety, but I'm not sure why. I guess its the lawyers...

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    servingwithpride, Sat, 10 Oct 2009 04:23:16 UTC.

    An awesome backup weapon!!!

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    Migs, Fri, 16 Oct 2009 18:57:57 UTC.

    Awesome backup weapon and very accurate! I was able to shoot 6 rounds in the red ( 4 in dia) from 15 yards.

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    bgirdler, Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:08:54 UTC.

    I purchased the XDSC in .40 after shooting my friends service .45. I have been carrying and using it for over a year now. hand down my favorite handgun to shoot. Because of my experience with the XDSC I will be sticking with the XD platform and getting a 5" tactical .40 for when duty weapon when I need it for academy. Can't say enough good things about it. Get a CrossBreed Supertuck holster and you have an unbeatable OD/CC set up.

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    CaptainK, Tue, 23 Feb 2010 21:31:29 UTC.

    Very easy to conceal, puts the bullet where I point every time without a malfunction. I don't know what you could ask this little gun to do any better than it already does.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 19 Jun 2010 02:41:55 UTC.

    The *good part*, it's an XD... The *bad part*, it's a 9mm...

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    ussenterp65, Sat, 08 Oct 2011 03:37:49 UTC.

    this is my second xd. the other one i had was the xd45. i qualified on the xd45 in my concealed carry class and was very accurate with it. the xd's are very easy to take aprt to clean, which i love. i like how it fits in my hand. this gun is alot of fun to shoot. if i have to buy another gun i will stick with the xd line.

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