Some time ago I reviewed my first Smith and Wesson Performance Center Revolver (S&W 625) chambered in the venerable 45 Colt. It is one of few firearms on this site with a perfect 5 star rating. Since owning this great piece of American craftsmanship I have fallen in love with the 45 Colt cartridge.
In 2002 Springfield Armory announced a new line of pistols dubbed the XD series. The XD series looks very familiar to the Glock pistol. In a relatively short time frame XD has made a name for itself and has become a serious competitor to Glock possibly because of its ergonomics. Unfortunately for Springfield this new series was of no appeal to me. The Springfield Armory 1911 lineage at the time was still the best value on the market IMHO. In March of 2012 since announcing a newcomer to the XD-S series I have been searching high and low for the right opportunity to review Springfield Armory’s compact power house, The Springfield XD-S 45ACP.
This single stack striker fired pistol has been of high demand and flying off shelves according to my local shops I often visit. I have shot, held and reviewed the Glock 30 and there is no comparison between the two in its slimness. The XD-S should be compared to the single stack Glock 36 even then it sports a slimmer frame.
Chris a veteran shooter just sent me this looking for answers, I am amazed and baffled. What happened here? Possible dirty chamber out of battery firing?
This weekend I was visiting my Brother in law, and while there I went to the range to fire off a few rounds. I was shooting my trusty ’90 Buckmark.
On the last magazine of a 4 box set, it went Bang, Bang, Bang, Kaboom! It was such a shock, I didn’t even bother to check if all my fingers were still attached. I never expected to have a kaboom from a .22LR, much less my Buckmark, which had gone well over 15K rounds without a hitch for the past 20+ years.