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daNkiest
08-15-2012, 12:47 PM
Hello all, I was just at a LGS and they have the XDS in stock. Priced at $650 and with sse would be $700 not including tax. Is that a good buy. I also wanted to know if the XDS comes with extra blackstrap. I know the XDM does but for some reason I thought the XDS did too.

skosh69
08-15-2012, 12:51 PM
You mean you didn't pull my stunt and just buy it??? hehehehe.

I'm going to give you a thumbs up and say go for it brother....worse case scenario, you don't like it and sell it!

Keep us informed.

Euphoria526
08-15-2012, 12:57 PM
Yeah let us know!!! All I know is there super sleek and sexy!!!

DArBad
08-15-2012, 12:58 PM
If it is a gun that YOU like, then by all means, go for it!

kf6tac
08-15-2012, 1:01 PM
All reviews I've seen indicate that it does come with replacement backstraps, so unless your LGS has pilfered what came in the box, you should get them.

I say go for it, and count yourself lucky that your local shop has one in stock. I'm still waiting for my LGS to find a supplier that has one so that they can sell it to me.

daNkiest
08-15-2012, 1:07 PM
It's very nice and slim. My hands aren't that big so I was hoping for extra back straps. That's the only thing keeping me from buying it. with tax and dros is 789.95. The gun itself is very sexy. I like the sights on it too.

Edit: My LGS said whatever is in the box is what it comes with. Two mag, 1 holster, 1 mag holder, lock, gun, test casing, and manual. No back straps. I kept asking them but they say nope.

kf6tac
08-15-2012, 1:38 PM
It's very nice and slim. My hands aren't that big so I was hoping for extra back straps. That's the only thing keeping me from buying it. with tax and dros is 789.95. The gun itself is very sexy. I like the sights on it too.

Edit: My LGS said whatever is in the box is what it comes with. Two mag, 1 holster, 1 mag holder, lock, gun, test casing, and manual. No back straps. I kept asking them but they say nope.

Hmm, weird. A local shop showed me an XDS that was in jail for another buyer, and I'm pretty sure the box included backstraps. It definitely had replacement/substitute fiber optics for the front sight as well, which I noticed were not on your LGS's list of stuff in the box.

theneko
08-15-2012, 2:31 PM
Ii love mine and the trigger is better than the Shield (at least my Shield). It does have 1 backstrap but it is easy to miss in the case. It is in a small slot in the foam just above the mag carrier (I dont have the case in front of me but I think it is just above the mag carrier- or could be the holster - whichever is below the other in the case...)

Legasat
08-15-2012, 2:59 PM
If you like it....buy it!

corcoraj2002
08-15-2012, 3:00 PM
Phone Springfield CS. I phoned them asking about a left handed holster for my 1911 loaded and they sent me one for free.

1000stars
08-15-2012, 3:04 PM
RE: Backstrap
http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?pg=list&mfg=Springfield+Armory&mdlno=XD-S

Damn True
08-15-2012, 7:56 PM
Holy schnikey, that's an accurate little gun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtnDae4P2I8&feature=colike

rtk
08-15-2012, 9:51 PM
That's the going price if you want one in the PRK. If you like it, go for it. I'm starting DROS on mine on Saturday, and am paying almost the same. (Sales tax must be slightly lower where I am.)

kf6tac
08-15-2012, 10:23 PM
If you get it and don't like it, I'll PPT it off of you ;)

NorCal916
08-15-2012, 10:31 PM
Which LGS in nor-cal has these in stock and will do a SSE??

jessegpresley
08-15-2012, 11:39 PM
$650 for an XDS. These were $300 guns before they were marketed by Springfield.

Shapes And Colors
08-16-2012, 1:01 AM
$650 for an XDS. These were $300 guns before they were marketed by Springfield.

Definitely a win in the marketing department. The total cost listed above is $180 cheaper than my 1911. Looks like an interesting little pistol, though.

gemoose23
08-16-2012, 6:33 AM
As a price comparison, Cabela's sells the XDs for $569.

Still waiting for 15 more days to turn in my California residency to purchase my XDs and pay $55 for my permit to carry ;)

As others have stated a backstrap is included, even the 7rd mags come with an alternate back strap.

Sticka
08-16-2012, 9:21 AM
RE: Backstrap
http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?pg=list&mfg=Springfield+Armory&mdlno=XD-S

Hmmm....I don't see them in the box. Mine has not arrived yet so I can't check yet.

http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad308/mybikeparts/my%20pics/XDSbox.jpg

GR8Guns
08-16-2012, 10:17 AM
Hmmm....I don't see them in the box. Mine has not arrived yet so I can't check yet.

http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad308/mybikeparts/my%20pics/XDSbox.jpg

Could that be it just above the mag pouch? There appears to be a little curved do-hicky right there.

rtk
08-16-2012, 10:30 AM
Could that be it just above the mag pouch? There appears to be a little curved do-hicky right there.

Yes, small backstrap is the curved item above the mag pouch.

daNkiest
08-16-2012, 11:07 AM
I see it. I'm surprised that the LGS didn't pull everything apart so they know what's in the package. Poor salesmanship. Anyways, cabelas has them for $569 and that's the price I want to stay in. Can't believe the mark up on these pistols.

gemoose23
08-16-2012, 11:20 AM
Dankiest,
remember cabelas are in free states only. The prices your lgs seems reasonable to me for an off roster, SSE gun.

I am just lucky to have relocated recently and now can shop for almost any handgun or rifle.

Sticka
08-16-2012, 11:54 AM
Could that be it just above the mag pouch? There appears to be a little curved do-hicky right there.

Looking closer, I think that you are right. I was looking for 2.....but the other is already on the gun.

Damn True
08-16-2012, 12:12 PM
Wait a tick....is this thing not on the DOJ list?

kf6tac
08-16-2012, 12:32 PM
Wait a tick....is this thing not on the DOJ list?

It's not. Have to SSE or PPT it.

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Damn True
08-16-2012, 12:37 PM
SLAMS HEAD REPEATEDLY ON DESK


Can someone post a link as to the rules/process for SSE/PPT I know of their existence but have no idea what the details are.

Shapes And Colors
08-16-2012, 12:39 PM
SLAMS HEAD REPEATEDLY ON DESK


Can someone post a link as to the rules/process for SSE/PPT I know of their existence but have no idea what the details are.

There's a sticky at the top of the handguns forum.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=383692

kf6tac
08-16-2012, 12:41 PM
PPT:

1) Find someone who owns the gun and wants to sell it to you.

2) Meet at FFL. Give seller your money, seller gives gun to FFL.

3) Fill out paperwork for transfer, pay relevant fees to FFL.

4) Wait 10 days.

5) Pick up gun from FFL.

Valkryie Arms (www.valkyriearms.net) has a good explanation of SSE on their site.

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Damn True
08-16-2012, 12:47 PM
Thanks guys.

Sunday
08-16-2012, 7:09 PM
650 + seems overpriced for an XD in my opinion.

gemoose23
08-16-2012, 8:14 PM
650 + seems overpriced for an XD in my opinion.

XDs sir... :D I think $649 is MSRP
http://xdspistol.com/images/XDSPistolHomepage.jpg

A review http://www.gunsandammo.com/reviews/carrying-it-off-the-springfield-xds-review/

quiet-wyatt
08-16-2012, 10:47 PM
$650 for an XDS. These were $300 guns before they were marketed by Springfield.

When/where was the XDS $300???

quiet-wyatt
08-16-2012, 10:47 PM
Hello all, I was just at a LGS and they have the XDS in stock. Priced at $650 and with sse would be $700 not including tax. Is that a good buy. I also wanted to know if the XDS comes with extra blackstrap. I know the XDM does but for some reason I thought the XDS did too.

Which Sacramento store is this at? My friend is looking for one...

m98
08-16-2012, 11:37 PM
650 + seems overpriced for an XD in my opinion.

But a $1k+ hk/sig is okay right?


Xds is gonna be my ccw weapon of choice whenever funds are available.

kf6tac
08-17-2012, 12:09 AM
Xds is gonna be my ccw weapon of choice whenever funds are available.

XDs will be my CCW weapon of choice when LTCs are available to me. :p Although, being in San Mateo County, by then we may be several more generations deep into slim single-stack carry guns.

Sticka
08-17-2012, 12:18 PM
Could that be it just above the mag pouch? There appears to be a little curved do-hicky right there.

That was it! Mine arrived today so I went and took a look at it. :D

http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad308/mybikeparts/my%20pics/CIMG1289.jpg

paul0660
08-17-2012, 12:24 PM
5 + 1? Save money and buy two snubbies.

MaxMoto
08-17-2012, 2:28 PM
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m98
08-17-2012, 3:00 PM
That's 6 rounds of .45, most likely all you need ;)

Wrong. Pistols calibers will be just that. Handguns are poor choices in stoppin power. Checkout this thread and watch the video. It will give you a better prespective on handguns and not falling into that mentality that ur handgun is a mad evil killin death machine.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=605837

m98
08-17-2012, 3:11 PM
5 + 1? Save money and buy two snubbies.

Check the thread i posted above. Its better to have the xds and xtra mags becus 2 snubbies is much more hassle that one gun and xtra mags. And having just 10 rds with slow reloads doesnt give one the better odds of surviving. And carring xtra speed loaders for the snubbie is a bit awkward and not very comfy on the hips or pockets.

MaxMoto
08-17-2012, 6:34 PM
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Javi
08-17-2012, 7:11 PM
I'd carry an XDS. My pants can't accommodate an AR-15 or AK-47 :p

m98
08-17-2012, 7:18 PM
No thanks. I will keep my handguns, plenty of "stopping power" for me.

XDS! I will own one someday :cool:

Nobody told you to get rid of ur handguns. Its better than a poky stick. Its just a heads up that rifles/shottys own handguns in the stopping power dept.

Shapes And Colors
08-17-2012, 10:09 PM
Nobody told you to get rid of ur handguns. Its better than a poky stick. Its just a heads up that rifles/shottys own handguns in the stopping power dept.

I thought this was common knowledge for quite a long time now. The handgun caliber is relevant to this particular thread because it deals with concealed carry. I'm no good at carrying an 870 in a hybrid holster.

daNkiest
08-18-2012, 10:10 AM
Only if sac county will let me put a AR pistol on my LTC.

until then, I will be carrying my pistols.

DRAB_81
08-18-2012, 10:23 AM
I'd strongly suggest shooting the XDs, PM45 or even a G39, before buying one. Shooting the 45 in such a slim, small, lightweight frame is probably not too much fun. I'd wait for the 9mm version to come out, or look for a Shield in 9mm. You'll get a few more rounds, have much better control, and regardless of what a lot of people think, follow up shot speed DOES matter. I guess if you don't like it, selling it should be pretty easy.

Sunday
08-18-2012, 7:30 PM
650 is way too much for any XD.

sa_robles
08-18-2012, 8:55 PM
ive shot 4 and i own one my self. thats a little on the steep side price wise but i seriouly doubt that you'll regret it. there freaking awesome