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  • chevydeerhunter

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    I was at the local store gassing for some new iron for carry and I came across the Springfield arms. Since I'm a 1911 kind of guy, I zeroed(no pun intended:D)in on a nice little Enhanced Micro Pistol(EMP) and they had it priced for $699. To my dismay, it's only available in .40 or 9mm. I then spied the XD Compact in .45 ACP. It was a beauty, but still a bit big for concealed carry. Since I have TONS of .45 ammo, I was going to stick to a .45, but then there it was. The Springfield XD Subcompact. Even though the grip is a bit wider because of the double stacked magazine, it was considerably shorter and with only a 3" bbl, this is exactly what I was looking for. So now, have no problem with buying some .40 ammo but now I'm considering price.

    That gun is over 6 bills here and I know that's overpriced because he always is. If you know, what are they going for in your area? What are your experiences with this gun? Since the grip is considerably shorter than my Gov't 1911, are there control problems? Does it carry well?
     

    TXB4Z

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    There is a guy that comes to the gun show here in Austin that usually has them for around $475 and i believe MSRP on that gun is about $500. I would shop around, $700 for that gun is way too much.

    On a side note I'll be picking up a XD-40 sub compact soon for conceal carry in the summer. My Service model is a little big for summer.
     

    SIG_Fiend

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    I know I've seen some decent prices at Saxet the last couple times I've been, though I can't remember if it was XD40's or 45's I saw. Also, you might keep your eyes out on some gun auction sites like the following as you can usually find some good deals:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/
    http://www.auctionarms.com/
    http://www.gunsamerica.com/

    It seems the XD 45 subcompact is kind of hard to find anywhere except new from a retailer just judging by what I've seen on those auction sites. I know you said you want to stick with 45acp, but you might consider going with a XD40 SC. I understand the whole bigger is better thing, and I have a 45acp gun myself though 40sw is still a decent caliber and ultimately shot placement and ammo quality is a bit more important in my opinion. It appears the XD40 SC's are quite a bit easier to find and for quite a bit less than $600. Here's a couple I found that are in Texas:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=93096526
    http://www.gunsamerica.com/97515344...d-Armory-Pistols/XD/XD9802HCSP06_3_40_S_W.htm
     

    chevydeerhunter

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    It seems the XD 45 subcompact is kind of hard to find anywhere except new from a retailer just judging by what I've seen on those auction sites. I know you said you want to stick with 45acp, but you might consider going with a XD40 SC. I understand the whole bigger is better thing, and I have a 45acp gun myself though 40sw is still a decent caliber and ultimately shot placement and ammo quality is a bit more important in my opinion. It appears the XD40 SC's are quite a bit easier to find and for quite a bit less than $600. Here's a couple I found that are in Texas:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=93096526
    http://www.gunsamerica.com/97515344...d-Armory-Pistols/XD/XD9802HCSP06_3_40_S_W.htm

    I was referring to the .40 Subcompact and I didn't know they made a .45 Subcompact. I know there's a .45 Compact

    Edit: According to the Springfield website, the subcompact is only available in the 9mm or .40.
     
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    No ****, there's a couple on GB right now that are all fetching $900+. $699 is a steal for an EMP. That's tempting, very tempting....where was this at?
     

    SIG_Fiend

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    Ah, I just checked that and your right they only make the XD SC in 9mm and .40. That's why it was so hard to find! ;)
     
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    BTW....I have a 4" XD45 and love it. I meant to comment on how good of a pistol it's been, but got caught up on the $699 EMP.:D
     
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