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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-19-2008, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Wahoo my first XD

Just picked up a new Springfield XD 45 tactical. Going to the range on lunch tomorrow to break it in.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-20-2008, 06:34 AM
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great gun.

Trigger loosens up after a while.

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great gun.

Trigger loosens up after a while.
Going to the range on lunch, See if I can run a few through it. Any specific break-in things I should know about. This is my first new handgun ever. I assume it is oiled enough to use from the factory etc (Perhaps I shouldnt assume).
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I'd clean it and re-oil it before I shoot, but it will probably be alright either way. I've had my xd 45 for 2 years and love it, have fun at the range.

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I'd clean it and re-oil it before I shoot, but it will probably be alright either way. I've had my xd 45 for 2 years and love it, have fun at the range.

Ran through 110 rounds @ lunch. Shoots good, I need to practice. Not used to shooting handguns. Pro @ the range shot a few and did extremely well.
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Is yours a Bi-Tone or just the regular black finish?

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I would go with someone with some experience in handguns. Learn good habits. Practice safety at all times.

Winchester white box at Wally-world is very good practice ammo, some 230gr FMJ.

Get a cleaning kit with some oil. The Break Free CLP is great with polymer guns.

Take your time. Spend a lot of time with the gun empty. Practice holding it, aiming it, etc.

Hold the gun firmly.

Assume the gun is loaded at all times.

I'm not too particular on barrel break in. Other than shooting FMJ as much as you can in the beginning.

Have fun!

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I would go with someone with some experience in handguns. Learn good habits. Practice safety at all times.

Winchester white box at Wally-world is very good practice ammo, some 230gr FMJ.

Get a cleaning kit with some oil. The Break Free CLP is great with polymer guns.

Take your time. Spend a lot of time with the gun empty. Practice holding it, aiming it, etc.

Hold the gun firmly.

Assume the gun is loaded at all times.

I'm not too particular on barrel break in. Other than shooting FMJ as much as you can in the beginning.

Have fun!

Does walmart sell that cleaning kit? I only shot 110 rounds of FMJ today but I was going to clean it regardless.


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yea, they have cleaning kits there. Any sporting goods place will too.

Should also have extra standard cleaning brushes.

They have the CLP and some other cleaning formulas.

Did you get one with the grip safety? I think I prefer the older one without.

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yea, they have cleaning kits there. Any sporting goods place will too.

Should also have extra standard cleaning brushes.

They have the CLP and some other cleaning formulas.

Did you get one with the grip safety? I think I prefer the older one without.

Yes this one has a safety on the grip and also a middle line on the trigger. I wouldnt call either much of a safety (maybe I am just used to the older guns).
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