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Old 01-14-2013, 9:43 PM
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Default Beavertail on xd?

I seen a picture here, and a couple on some other sites. I jailed an xd today, and would like to add a beavertail on it. I'm a m&p guy, but the xd is all I could find Any leads?

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Old 01-14-2013, 9:50 PM
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What is a dovetail grip?
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Old 01-14-2013, 9:55 PM
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What is a dovetail grip?
Sorry for my ignorance. I thought that was what it was called. You know how the 1911 has that extension where your hand would be? The m&p has one as well. I could have swore it was a dovetail.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:44 PM
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This is a dovetail:



Did you mean a beavertail?

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This is a dovetail:



Did you mean a beavertail?

You're my hero!! I was driving myself crazy trying to figure it out.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:56 PM
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My question to you is WHY? The "bore axis" on the XD is already high enough. It will be a lot higher if you add the beavertail to it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:29 AM
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My question to you is WHY? The "bore axis" on the XD is already high enough. It will be a lot higher if you add the beavertail to it.
Shot one at the range, it felt better than stock for me. I wasn't interested in xd's at the time (I'm still not but they were out of everything else) so I didn't bother asking.
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Old 01-15-2013, 5:36 AM
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I'd really suggest taking a hard look at an M&P or a Glock. Much better designs.
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Old 01-15-2013, 6:26 AM
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Most the XD beavertails are complete grip jobs. Robar is the well known one for it in the XD world.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:28 AM
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Beavertails are for stopping slide or hammer bite, usually for guys with big hands. If you really want one just get a Crimson Trace laser grip for it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:41 AM
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Saw, not seen.

adding to a XD is not really sensible.
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Saw, not seen.

adding to a XD is not really sensible.
"An XD" not a XD

Op get an M&p if you want a beaver tail.
I saw a few at tacticool in Santa Maria. They were .40 cal
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Old 01-18-2013, 5:31 PM
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"An XD" not a XD

Op get an M&p if you want a beaver tail.
I saw a few at tacticool in Santa Maria. They were .40 cal
Thanks buddy. I didn't know grammar nazi's were allowed to come after you when you are tipsy
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"An XD" not a XD

Op get an M&p if you want a beaver tail.
I saw a few at tacticool in Santa Maria. They were .40 cal
I'm pretty sure x isn't a vowel.
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I'm pretty sure x isn't a vowel.
No but its pronounced 'ecks' which is preceded with 'an' as its a vowel sound.

At least thats the reason behind "an x-ray" vs "a x-ray".
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Old 01-19-2013, 2:37 AM
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No but its pronounced 'ecks' which is preceded with 'an' as its a vowel sound.

At least thats the reason behind "an x-ray" vs "a x-ray".
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Most the XD beavertails are complete grip jobs. Robar is the well known one for it in the XD world.
What he said.


FYI.
Robar charges $195 for their beavertail fabrication.

Robar charges $825* for their Springfield Armory XD custom package.
- Complete grip texture
- High grip modification
- Fabricate beavertail
- Competition trigger job @ 4.5 lbs release
- Reduce trigger take-up and over travel
- Engrave Robar Logo on slide
- Polish barrel feed ramp
- Fit tritium night sight set (Trijicon, XS, TruGlo or Meprolight)
- Test fire & sight in
- Metal Finish slide, barrel & all internal parts
- NP3 Metal Finish one magazine

*price does not include cost of gun, light or shipping.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:25 AM
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Shoot it for a while and see if you really miss the beavertail. Heck, I took the beavertail OFF my M&P45. It kept poking my in the ribs when I sat down.
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That XD looks
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Cylinder And Slide does it as well but it looks a bit off to me.
http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index....ow&ref=CSM1307
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