Springfield Armory® XD Service High Capacity Pistol
Great Gun, Great Price
As you know this pistol has had many years of reviews. So I will keep it simple. You get a modern combat pistol for a great price. You get an accessory package for free. So you get a belt holster, 2 mag carrier, & a mag loader. Good quality, and saves you $ off the bat. The chamber indicator is great. The striker indicator is also awesome. Yes we are not suppose to rely on them, but they are great to have. My opinion: levels better than a Glock. Lets me shoot a bit faster. So when you use your Glock you will notice it. The Glock's muzzle will be slightly higher after you draw. After a few hundred rounds (pre-2012 mind you) my finger would get a little sore from the trigger safety.
November 12, 2014
Never Another Springfield
This was my first and will be my only purchase of a Springfield Armory (SA) item. This 9mm has been nothing but trouble. Immediately one of the magazines was defective and had to ship to SA. Then Winchester ammo was hitting target 3 to 4" left of bullseye at 7 yds. Rear sight is not adjustable by owner since it is machine pressed in, and there is nothing in the manual about adjusting the sight. Had to ship firearm to SA and they reduced the distance but not in the bullseye (they sent me their target). Found out on-line that the sight being off and firing to the left is a common problem. The white painted dot on the front sight also vanished sometime during first use. Wrote an e-mail to SA sales about the quality issues a few weeks ago but still have not heard a peep from the Company. Guess I hit a bullseye.
October 4, 2014
This was the firsts pistol I had purchased and it is a great one. Very easy to clean and maintain but most importantly it is a great gun to shoot. Extremely accurate, and very comfortable to shoot. Do yourself a favor and buy this.
May 20, 2013
You will not regret buying this gun
I've had the XD9 Service now for ~ 6 months. I enjoyed shooting it the first time and every time since. I have about 800 rounds downrange so far and no FTF or FTEs. I've run ever kind of ammo through it and it is not picky. With the recent ammo scarcity in 9 mm you don't want a finicky gun.
This is a good working class gun. The value is out of sight for what you'll spend. Reiable, accurate, shoots and shoots and comes back for more. You might have more expensive guns but I suspect you'll view this one like you do your favorite pair of jeans. It just fits right and works right.
May 10, 2013