4/13/2006 2:41pm, #11
OH. My. God. I want one.
The Ice Test. We filled a tub with water, dropped in the XD with a magazine and put it in the freezer for a week. Breaking it free by dropping the "gunsicle" onto concrete, we let it thaw out on the way to the Oak Tree Gun Club, our favorite outdoor handgun range. Upon arrival, we inserted a fresh magazine into the XD and fired. We fired about 150 rounds before wiping it down and lubricating it. Result: zero malfunctions.
The Dirt Test. Following the lead of the Glock tests, the XD was "caked, covered and buried alive in soils of varying consistencies." We used everything from dust and ash to moist dirt and sand. We fired 100 rounds after subjecting the XD to each of the five kinds of dirt, for a total of 500 rounds. Predictably, sand proved the most challenging to its mechanism. After burying the gun in sand, then stepping on it to grind it in, we took it out to shoot. The slide cycled noticeably slower, but the gun never jammed. Result: zero malfunctions.
The Mud Test. The XD was covered with thick, gritty mud. After a quick shaking off, it was fired 100 times. Mud went everywhere from the recoil, mostly on the shooters, some on bystanders--it was amazing how much sprayed off the gun. Still, the gun kept working. Result: zero malfunctions.
The Water Test. Fully loaded, the XD was left completely submerged, removed from the water and fired. This was repeated 10 times, firing 10 rounds each for a total of 100 rounds. Result: zero malfunctions.
The Chemical Degreaser Test. Using GunScrubber, all lubricant was removed from the firearm. After making sure there wasn't any lubricant remaining on the firearm, the gun was fired. Glock's test fired 100 rounds. We fired 150. Result: zero malfunctions.
The Tire Test. We placed the XD on a gravel surface, then had shooting champion Mike Dalton drive his Toyota Tundra repeatedly over it, then park on the weapon. We then retrieved and fired it 100 times. Result: zero malfunctions.
4/14/2006 9:01pm, #12
The XD does fucking rock. My latest buy was an XD-.45. Shoots better than just about any other sidearm I've ever used, and I've hardly practiced with it."Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks." - Col. William O. Darby
4/14/2006 11:36pm, #13
I'm really thiking hard on the .45, but I'm wondering how big of a print will it have if I carry? The 3 inch .40 I have now leaves none.Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
4/19/2006 5:26pm, #14Originally Posted by Anthony
Just for point of interest, what I find rather cool about the XD .45 is that, while it fires the .45 GAP cartridge, it still has the same ballistic performance overall as the .45 ACP cartridge, but it's still a shorter cartridge giving the pistol a similar feel to a Glock .40 cal, IMO."Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks." - Col. William O. Darby
4/19/2006 5:52pm, #15Originally Posted by Phoenix
Print is the term they use when the outline of a firearm shows through clothing.Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
4/19/2006 6:39pm, #16Originally Posted by Anthony
I was reading an article in a magazine a couple of weeks ago saying that they were coming out with a .45 ACP version of the XD. I think they were saying that they were able to make some modifications without really making the thing too bulky, but it was all in shooter-speak and I didn't understand what parts had to be scaled up (plus saying something is .0073 inches wider is hard for me to picture, much less weigh the pros and cons of going with the ACP version).Jaguar's MMA record
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4/19/2006 9:46pm, #17Originally Posted by Jaguar Wong
It would certainly be a good idea because the larger cartridge also means a larger bullet :new_2guns"Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks." - Col. William O. Darby
4/19/2006 9:47pm, #18Originally Posted by Anthony
Like I said, the XD .45 GAP with a 5 inch barell should give a similar effect as your XD .40"Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks." - Col. William O. Darby
4/20/2006 4:36am, #19
I almost bought one of these in .40, but I was moving to japan at the time and gave up on the idea. They are "tHe quality" in my opinion.
the XD .45 GAP with a 5 inch barell should give a similar effect as your XD .40http://woodwardswhiskey.wordpress.com/
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4/20/2006 5:43pm, #20Originally Posted by Jaguar Wong
The .45 ACP 4" XD has been out for awhile now and they're coming out with the tactical 5" version. It's an awesome gun that's just slightly bigger than the 9.Legendary Street Fighter