Good morning Tacoma World:
I am finally working on taking the plunge and purchasing my first handgun. It's been a long time since I shot any kind of firearm so I am definitely going to put some time in at local ranges and, hopefully, with a buddy of mine who does a lot of shooting. The buddy I am referring to recommended the Springfield Armory XD-S .45ACP.
I have read quite a few reviews of the XD-S and watched several videos. I am hoping to make it to a rental range this week to go and shoot it before I buy it. The only thing I am initially worried about is the recoil of the 45 caliber in such a small handgun. Anyone have any experience/words of wisdom regarding the XD-S?
I went by Gander Mountain after work to lay hands on the XD-S. Most of the reviewers complain about no room for the pinkie unless you have the extended magazine (7+1 vs 5+1). Anyway, the gun actually felt pretty good in my hands. Had plenty of room on the grip for all of my fingers. I found a rnage in Rural Hall that has the gun available for rent so I will try to make my way down there this week or this weekend. Also, Gun show in Winston-Salem this weekend. I might run up there to check out the deals. Also a show coming in Greensboro later this month if I don't make it to W-S.