GUN Well, I've been convinced to get the XD.

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  1. twist_of_fate

    twist_of_fate New Member

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    I went to the range the other day, for the first time. I'm looking at getting my first gun. I was planning on getting an inexpensive gun and was originally looking into getting a Ruger P95. I didn't even shoot it but after just holding it I decided against it. My palms usually sweat a bit and it felt like it was going to slip out of my hand. I talked to the guy at the shop and he suggested the XD. I held it and it felt so comfortable. They didn't have a range gun yet, so I had to wait until last Saturday, but I finally had the chance to put a few rounds through the XD9. Man, that is an awesome gun. It is so comfortable to shoot. So I've decided on the XD. I would have bought it that day, especially with the great price they have ($389.99), but I might be able to get a better price from a buddy at the gun show. So now I have to wait for about another month. I'm getting too anxious. :bigthumb:

    A quick question for you guys. Next on the list will be the CCW. Can anyone suggest a good holster for the XD for a left-hander?
     
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    take a look at gunners alley....I believe they have some lefty holsters
     
  3. twist_of_fate

    twist_of_fate New Member

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    Cool. Thanks.
     
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    Furner New Member

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    thats a really good price for the XD9
     
  5. twist_of_fate

    twist_of_fate New Member

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    That's what I thought too. I was also told that because I rented the gun from them, that if I buy it from them within the next month that they will credit the gun rental and the range fee, so about another $15.
     
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    damn i wish we had that kind of range near me, all we have in outdoor "bring your own guns" type deals
     
  7. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Fist, Comp-tac
     
  8. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    which gunstore are you getting that from? could you see what price they quote you on an XD9 Tactical model? (that's the longslide version) and if they would ship to an FFL ?
     
  9. twist_of_fate

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    It's Doug's Shoot & Sports. They don't have a great reputation for their knowledge or customer service, but everytime I've gone in they have been very helpful to me. I don't know, maybe it's because I'm a newb. Anyways, I didn't see the tactical model there, but I'll check for you. The guy I talked to did say that they do transfer to an FFL.
     
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    OT Mini-Group-Buy!!!!
    I want one!! Does Dougs have a website, phone number, email address, real address?? If so, please share!
     
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    The don't have a site, which is really disappointing. Let me get the other information for you. I'll post back in a few.
     
  12. twist_of_fate

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    Okay, here it is.

    Doug's Shoot'n Sports'
    4926 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
    (801) 966-1802

    I have dealt with Matt both times I have been there. He's been very helpful. My buddy went with me and knows a couple of guys there and was talking to them and they all seemed to be pretty nice guys as well. If we can set up a group buy, I'm most likely in.
     
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    You should ask them what kind of deal they can give on a quantity purchase (and if they have enough stock to handle a quantity purchase).
     
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    I'll try to get in touch with them this afternoon. The should have enough. They said they work directly with Springfield and that's how they get the good deals.
     
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    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    :cool:
     
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    Anyone else feel the need to be "in"?
     
  17. Redmouse

    Redmouse Just looking...

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    For Houston peeps, Carter's Country has the XD for $389 also. At least for this week.

    As for buying the XD at a gun show, I don't think you're going to see it for any cheaper than that price. Maybe a used XD...?
     
  18. twist_of_fate

    twist_of_fate New Member

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    My buddy that went to Doug's with me says he has a guy that might be able to hook him up, because they trade gear or something like that. There isn't even a guarantee that he'll even have the XD though.

    BTW, I'm trying to get in touch with Doug's, but their line has been busy all day.
     
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    I finally got in touch with Doug's and they said the 5" tactical model is $419. Unfortunately they do not offer any type of a group purchase discount. I did confirm that they do ship to an FFL. They said that if they run out of stock, they deal directly with Springfield and takes an average of a week to a week and half to get back in stock if ordered.

    Redmouse, do you think Carter's would do a group purchase discount?
     
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    hrm, I found a XD for sale on a board with only 50 rounds fired for $365 + shipping
    its OD tho instead of black, I think I could get over that for that price
    [​IMG]

    Hes in Michigan too so it would be simple and cheap to get it from him!
     
  21. itchiban

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    Great choice on gun, I :heart: mine. , but I dont think you will find a better price than that. If you find one new for less than 389 its a steal. :bigthumb:
     
  22. cruzr180

    cruzr180 I'm addictive!!

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    picked up my xd9 tonight :bigthumb:

    Going to try it out either tomorrow night or thursday.
     
  23. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    which carter's? i called two of them earlier this week for pricing on an XD9 subcompact. they wanted somewhere in the neighborhood of $450. can't remember anymore.
     
  24. crazyman28

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    A little out of the topic, but a cop buddy of mine has offered to sell me his XD .40 with about 100 rounds fired for $300.00 is this a fair price for this used gun in great condition?
     
  25. itchiban

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    Good price if it really is in great condition.

    Why is he selling though?
     

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