GUN With all the talk of Springfield XD's

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Y2kAccord, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2000
    Messages:
    56,089
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas Bound!
    I got me a XD-40 today.
    Brand new, 2 mags, brush, lock, case and gun for $439.. I didnt like the 1911's they had in stock.

    I rented it first and put 100rds through it, it fit my hand perfect and would be great to carry down the road.
     
  2. Furner

    Furner New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    7,584
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Congrats. I wish I would have bought a XD40 instead of an XD9 so that I could swap barrels for instant 9mm conversion
     
  3. sushibug

    sushibug :happysad:

    Joined:
    May 16, 2002
    Messages:
    3,096
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA

    so the xd40 can convert to 9mm but the xd9 cant convert to 40?
     
  4. Asthmatic

    Asthmatic Guest

    Never knew that, I guess ill stick with the 40.
     
  5. GunShow

    GunShow You had best unfuck yourself

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FLA
    What finish did you get it in?
     
  6. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2000
    Messages:
    27,965
    Likes Received:
    0
    The slide is thinner on the XD9. Thats probably why.
     
  7. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2000
    Messages:
    56,089
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas Bound!
    This in the .40cal
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Asthmatic

    Asthmatic Guest

    So do you need to buy a 9mm magazine also?
     
  9. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2000
    Messages:
    56,089
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas Bound!
    In order to switch a .40 to a 9mm you have to buy a whole new slide assemble and a magazine, its usually sold in kits
     
  10. Ryno

    Ryno Gun in hand

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Messages:
    1,824
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    sweet man.. I just ordered an XD9 bi tone yesterday. $408. I can't wait to get it.
     
  11. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    6,647
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    yes, you would need a whole new slide to go from 9mm to .40, as the breech face isn't big enough on the 9mm to accommodate the larger .40 round.
     
  12. Asthmatic

    Asthmatic Guest

    How come on gunbroker I cant find any conversion kits? Anyone have a clue to the cost of the kit?
     
  13. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2000
    Messages:
    56,089
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas Bound!

    I think the kits run over $200 but cant find the link to a place that sells them
     
  14. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    4,670
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    '01 OG
    conversion kit?

    if you have the xd40, all you need is the 357 or 9mm barrel

    available at http://www.xd-gear.com
     
  15. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2000
    Messages:
    56,089
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas Bound!

    What benefit do you get by upgrading the guide rod and recoil spring to one one the webpage?
     
  16. JakeCL

    JakeCL Guest

    all you need is the barrel, xd-40 mags fit and cycle 15 9mm rounds unaltered most of the time


    welcome to the xd club
     
  17. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    4,670
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    '01 OG
    Gives the gun a whole different feel

    I bought one.

    I havea 22# spring, and the guildrod.

    Controls muzzel flip a bit, and like I said before, gives the gun a different feel. Also negates any potential failture to feed issues, because its a good bit (4#) heavier than stock.

    The stock spring is a combo spring all in one gizmo. This is a traditional style, likea 1911 would have, or any other gun.
     
  18. stryfe101

    stryfe101 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norf Kakalac
    yeah i went and looked at some guns yesterday, this will be my first gun and i liked the way the xd40 in the 4" model felt..the 5" tactical was not bad either, the compact was too small. I'm going to try and find a local place that rents them and shoot them, i'm either gonna go with the xd's or an h&k...and in a .40, was gonna go 9mm but .40 seems to be the more popular size these days.

    Gray
     

Share This Page