Nice gun except...,
April 05, 2014
This gun functions very well and is built to last. The only reason I can't give it a 5 is because the trigger pull is too long.
Best 40 in the game,
January 05, 2014
I've never ben a fan of composit guns. All I heard
from so called freinds is that there is only
one handgun in the world< Glock. Glock is a great
gun if you plan on throwing it in the sand or mud
but i want my gun on my side at all times or in
my side drawer, I guess if there is mud or sand
in my drawer or on my side well i'm screewed!
From 20 yards the first time i shot this XP40
I hit the thug target in both nipples and in both
eyes and one more place I want mention due to the
audiance! WHAT A GUN FOR THE PRICE AND SECURITY!
I've got a XDS 9 sub compact on order and I can't
best auto loader ever made,
November 11, 2013
I comp shoot for 4 years now several weekends a yr with the sd 40 service with well over 10,000 shots not a single malfunction with the gun action or clips feedin with over 10 types of ammo fired thru it alleast " HIGH NOT ADVISED but this gun will fire and function submerged in a 55 gal drum of muddy water" best auto loader ive ever owe would recommend to anyone
Hard not to love.,
June 21, 2013
I only give 5/5 for things that I would gladly repurchase... this is a great handgun. Simple, feels good in your hand, goes <bang> every-time. Wife and I both did a 4-day at FrontSight with this weapon and we both loved it.
November 28, 2012
Nothing deserves a 5 star but this is close. Took mine to the range and put about 100 rounds through it. Not a lot of ammo but these were a mixed bag of factory and hand loads. FMJ, HP and hand loads well below the recommended powder charge all without a problem. Dead on accurate at self defense distances. Just wish the sights were hi vis for my old eyes.
June 27, 2011
This gun is first class. From front and rear slide serrations, ambi-mag release, trigger and grip safties, their isnt too much left to be desired on a striker fired pistol. I have had my XD for about 5 years and put over 1000+ rounds through this weapon and like the others have posted before me I am pleased to say that I have never had a FTF or brass that did not eject. The only reason I gave the XD 4 stars is the trigger(in my opinion) could use a little tuning and my magazines will bow out when fully loaded. Hope this helps.
December 26, 2010
I purchased the XD 40 about 6 months ago and could not be happier. the grip fits perfectly in my hand and it is extremely user friendly. i have put about 900 rounds through it and not once had a jam. the accuracy is top notch. The only thing I would have wished for would have been a better holster when I purchased it. the holster that came with the kit was fine but seemed a bit cheap and felt awkward to draw. that may just be my personal preference. overall a wonderful purchase.
December 21, 2010
I have had one of these guns for about 6 months now. Put about 800 rounds through it, cheap stuff, the expensive stuff and handloads. Never had it jam once on me. Fits great in my hands (and i have very small hands). Love the double safety feature and it is very easy to clean
Devan Van Valkenburg from
December 16, 2010
I have had this gun for about 7 years and have carried it in many situation from wet and muddy to dry and sandy and have never had any problems any firing or ejection problems. This is a very well balanced and easy to aim firearm.
My XD 40,
November 28, 2010
I purchased my XD about six years ago. At the time I had looked at many different brands and models and found the features and price and feel in my hand to be the best. I also liked the addition of the back strap safety and the simplicity of stripping the gun. On to performance of my XD. Over the years I put thousands of rounds through my XD. Plain and simple it works! I have never had a failure to fire that was not caused by bad ammunition. I have found it to be more than adequately accurate and comfortable to shoot. Cleaning the XD is a simple and easy as it gets it strips in seconds. The only thing about the gun that I have not liked is the factory coating on the slide was not the best. It seemed to fade and show holster wear more than expected. However after doing some reading I found that this was a problem only in the early runs of the XD. They corrected this problem years ago and I have not heard of this issue in later XDs. Really this is a minor cosmetic issue and would not deter me from buying or recommending the XD to anyone. Overall I think this is a fantastic firearm. First and foremost I am 100% confident that it will go bang when I pull the trigger which it critical. The XD is accurate, reliable and shoots well. It is a very safe gun with extra safety features not found on other brands and models. It is a great value and will provide a shooter with long reliable service. I am and will always be an XD fan! I hope this review helps someone and answers some questions about the XD.
November 24, 2010
This is the first gun I bought and I have owned/carried it for over a year. I am very happy with pretty much everything about this gun. It is accurate and very reliable and will easily empty clip after clip without a jam. At times I wish it were the compact model due to the length of the grip but at the same time, it is very nice to have the extra rounds. The grip is not adjustable and may seem a bit large but it is not as wide as a Glock in my opinion so it seems that you get a better feel of the trigger. This gun has some nice safety options without having one that will be on when you do not want it. Overall, I love this gun so far. The XDm does have adjustable grips though and I may trade mine in for one some day but I am sure they both will shoot just as well.
The XD series is a good first handgun,
November 17, 2010
I just bought an Springfield Armory XD40 4" service full size model about a month ago and I love it! I was trying to decide between buying a Glock 19 and an XD9 or XD40. This was my first handgun purchase, so I wanted to get the most bang for my buck.
The major reason I went for the Springfield XD over the Glock, was the extra goodies that you get with an XD. The holster, mag pouch, and loading tool. These extras seem to be decent in quality and the only thing I have against them is actually with the holster itself. Its seems to be a bit flimsy. It does hold the gun well, even carrying it all day, but I definitely can't wait for my Blackhawk Serpa holster to get in.
The mag pouch is very sturdy and I didn't need to adjust the tension on them at all. I did however make a leather single mag pouch at work on day because I didn't see the need to always have 2 extra mags on hand and didn't want to carry a double mag pouch with only one mag.
The loading tool is extremely useful! I've tried multiple times to load a mag without and I can't seem to do it. I'm sure it can be done, but the tool saves the fingers from a lot of pain.
Another reason I went with the XD is the promo that Springfield had going on. 3 free mags and a mag pouch is hard to pass up. I know have a total of 5 mags and 2 mag pouches.
On to the gun. The only things I have against the XD are the grip and the weight. The factory grip doesn't offer enough traction for my hands. I currently have electrical tape wrapped around the grip which seems to help me, as my hands will stick to it when they get a little wet or sweaty. This is just me and may not help others. I plan of buying either some Decal Grip or a rubber slip on sleeve in the very near future.
There is approximately a 3 ounce difference in weight between the Glock and XD, and with each fully loaded, you can tell the difference. Carrying this gun all day, almost makes me wish I had gone with the Glock, but overall I am still extremely happy with my purchase.
This gun shoots well and on my first time shooting it, I shot a 3" group at 8-10 yards. Yes I can do better and tighter groups will come with practice with the gun. If you are new to handguns, I would suggest the 9mm. The .40S&W rounds is really snappy and takes getting used to. This also contributed to my 3" group.
I love the easy take down to field strip this gun. Lock the slide back, flip up the lever, release slide, pull trigger, pull off slide, pop recoil springs out, pull barrel out. Simple. Reassembly is just as easy.
This is easily a 5 star gun. Thanks Springfield Armory for a quality product!!