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Go to cheaper than dirt... I was originally looking for an XD45 compact, and I have been looking at academy etc. to see if one would show up. Well they didn't have any compacts but they had a nice 4" XD45 service with thumb saftey, next thing I know I'm walking out the door with a lighter wallet

I ran 50 rounds through it today and it is smooth as silk, at 10 yds my grouping was good, but I was consistanty low. I think my grip was a little low combined with some recoil anticipation since this is the first .45 I've owned. I'm going to head out next weekend and work on it some more




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If it's any consolation, the $500 or so cash (assuming you paid cash) couldn't have weighed enough to make a noticeable difference in your wallet.


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Ive got both the compact and the service 45 and it ends up the same really.I cant stand the compact without the grip extension.So it ends up the same size as the service.
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If it's any consolation, the $500 or so cash (assuming you paid cash) couldn't have weighed enough to make a noticeable difference in your wallet.
I paid in quarters so it really did help my back had really been bothering me...

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Ive got both the compact and the service 45 and it ends up the same really.I cant stand the compact without the grip extension.So it ends up the same size as the service.
I had only shot an XD40 5" model before this, and had never even put my hands on a compact version. So I might not have even bought the compact once I handled one.

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I paid in quarters so it really did help my back had really been bothering me...
So when you said "wallet," did you really mean "(man) purse"?


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Congrats on the gun purchase.

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You will be spending your wages feeding it.....
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So when you said "wallet," did you really mean "(man) purse"?
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i would have skipped out on the safety but that's just me.
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I paid in quarters so it really did help my back had really been bothering me...



I had only shot an XD40 5" model before this, and had never even put my hands on a compact version. So I might not have even bought the compact once I handled one.

Reminds me of the time I tried to post a bond at the Plano city court in change. they refused to take it so I insisted that they arrest me so the jailers could count it all. It took 3 guys 5 hours to count my money for the book in. After they counted all $700 dollars worth I decided that I really did want to post bond so I took cash out of my wallet and paid them their $400. Funny thing is that the sign over the jail door says "Exact change required for bonds" but they refused to take my change.
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Reminds me of the time I tried to post a bond at the Plano city court in change. they refused to take it so I insisted that they arrest me so the jailers could count it all. It took 3 guys 5 hours to count my money for the book in. After they counted all $700 dollars worth I decided that I really did want to post bond so I took cash out of my wallet and paid them their $400. Funny thing is that the sign over the jail door says "Exact change required for bonds" but they refused to take my change.
I know it does not say this on coins but they should not be able to choose how you pay. "This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private" should apply to ALL U.S. currency in any form.
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Reminds me of the time I tried to post a bond at the Plano city court in change. they refused to take it so I insisted that they arrest me so the jailers could count it all. It took 3 guys 5 hours to count my money for the book in. After they counted all $700 dollars worth I decided that I really did want to post bond so I took cash out of my wallet and paid them their $400. Funny thing is that the sign over the jail door says "Exact change required for bonds" but they refused to take my change.
That's funny. Sometimes trying to win is worth it even if you don't win the way you wanted to.

I tried to pay for a soft drink once in Midlothian with a $100 bill. The clerk wouldn't take it, and I said it was all I had (I really had no smaller bill).

I told them since I attempted to pay and they refused, then the drink was on them. I wrote my cell number down on a piece of paper with my first name and told them if they wanted to call the police, go ahead, here's my number.

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I know it does not say this on coins but they should not be able to choose how you pay. "This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private" should apply to ALL U.S. currency in any form.

Years ago I went to my apartment office because they had a disturbance with a disgruntled renter. The renter brought the payment in coins and the manager wanted to refuse payment. I told her if she did, she might as well write off the rent for that apartment for the month, because you can't refuse US currency.

She begrudgingly had one of the girls count it....
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Years ago I went to my apartment office because they had a disturbance with a disgruntled renter. The renter brought the payment in coins and the manager wanted to refuse payment. I told her if she did, she might as well write off the rent for that apartment for the month, because you can't refuse US currency.

She begrudgingly had one of the girls count it....
When I was in high school I was leaving football practice and a kid parked behind me in a slammed Dakota convertible (remember those POS's?). His was slammed and I was in a 4wd Toyota. Backed into the front of his truck and my drop hitch busted his grill.

The grill was only like $160, but the kid was such a spoiled ass. I counted out pennies and put them in sandwich bags. He asked me were his money was and I started handing him bag of coin after bag of coin.

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Years ago I went to my apartment office because they had a disturbance with a disgruntled renter. The renter brought the payment in coins and the manager wanted to refuse payment. I told her if she did, she might as well write off the rent for that apartment for the month, because you can't refuse US currency.

She begrudgingly had one of the girls count it....
all the apartments i have lived in had a no cash policy in the lease contract


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When I was in high school I was leaving football practice and a kid parked behind me in a slammed Dakota convertible (remember those POS's?). His was slammed and I was in a 4wd Toyota. Backed into the front of his truck and my drop hitch busted his grill.

The grill was only like $160, but the kid was such a spoiled ass. I counted out pennies and put them in sandwich bags. He asked me were his money was and I started handing him bag of coin after bag of coin.

That son of a bitch wouldn't sign my yearbook
LMAO, nice. You have a pic of that toyota? I have a serious weakness for 4x4 toyota trucks
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I'll be at Alpine next weekend pending weather, not sure what day though yet.
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I'll be at Alpine next weekend pending weather, not sure what day though yet.
I may go out to alpine or elk castle...

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When did they start adding the thumb safety?

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When did they start adding the thumb safety?
I may be wrong, but I believe that's standard on the service models.

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I may be wrong, but I believe that's standard on the service models.
Service is the 4" right? If so mine is a service with no thumb safety. Mine is a .40
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I may be wrong, but I believe that's standard on the service models.
No, its a new thing in '08 so Police can carry them as duty weapons.
Not all services models have them.

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Glad I added the "I may be wrong" to that last post....

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No, its a new thing in '08 so Police can carry them as duty weapons.
Not all services models have them.

Thats what i was thinking. Can they not carry glocks anymore? Why should the xd have to have a thumb safty?

It is funny tho i do feel better when i carry my 1911 with cocked and locked with the saftey on. Compared to my xd haha.

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Thats what i was thinking. Can they not carry glocks anymore? Why should the xd have to have a thumb safty?

It is funny tho i do feel better when i carry my 1911 with cocked and locked with the saftey on. Compared to my xd haha.
Now I dont think its all departments(Im not a cop, so I really dont know), but im pretty sure there are a lot of departments that want that extra safety, and I believe thats why they offered it.

When they first came out, I think the price was what $80-100 more for the thumb safety? Not sure what the difference is now, if any...

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Thats what i was thinking. Can they not carry glocks anymore? Why should the xd have to have a thumb safty?

It is funny tho i do feel better when i carry my 1911 with cocked and locked with the saftey on. Compared to my xd haha.
They only offer it starting in 08 on the .45 4"&5" service models. I also heard it was for potential law enforcement sales, and I read some where that it was added for a potential militray contract... I don't know if any of this is true though?

I know there isn't really a need for it with the trigger and grip saftey, but hell, why not? I can have the thumb saftey off before I even have the weapon completely on target so its not a hinderance. Its just like a smaller version of the typical 1911 saftey, but its in a good position and it has a very positive action to it. The good thing is if the pistol were to get in the wrong hands it provides one more obstacle for someone that is not familar with the weapon.

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