I picked this gun up from a co-worker in 2010 on anconcealneframemo would be more expensive than 45 acp, but couldn't pass it up for $350. I nearly resold it without firing it, mainly due to the cost per round to shoot it, but ended up buying a box of ammo online. One mag through the weapon was all it took to convince me it was a keeper. To date it still has the most natural, intuitive grip and ergonomics of any of my handguns. that, combined with the 5" barrel allows for very accurate shooting in every circumstance. to be able to afford to shoot this regularly, I invested in a reloading (few hundred bucks), and bought 1,000 rounds of once fired brass from a LEO range in Florida ($60) As long as you're careful, releasing is easy and cheap, and absolutely worth it for this gem of a gun. Like most others have said, concealability is poor, there are plenty of other options better for that. Reliability is top notch, with not a single issue so far to report. This gun has fed, fired and ejec...[Read More]
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I bought an XD-LE 45 GAP tactical new in the box from a local gun shop about 4 years ago for $420 out the door. It was a spur of the moment move but it felt so good in my hand I couldn't resist. I put 1100 rounds through it and have had only 2 misfires and 3 casings getting caught while ejecting. All 3 eject problems were during rapid fire situations. The gun is not as heavy as it looks and shoots great. I shoot 25 yds at a local indoor range with it once and a while and can make a mess out of an 8 inch target. Only a few people have asked what I am shooting but I can feel many others watching. I let my son shoot it at 12 years of age and he had good control of the recoil. I am not a gun expert but I have shot my share of guns and this one I will keep. It feels great, shoots great, its reliable and I have plenty of ammo for it. I didn't rate concealability for it because its not a carry gun. Besides, when push comes to shove I want the bad guy to see and feel what he's up against. I ra...[Read More]
It looks like the first 2 reviewers are not sure which pistol they have, because this pistol only has 9 rounds in it's magazines! This was the very first XD pistol that I purchased, and was responsible for the other XD pistols that I now own. It's a full sized,5 inch barreled, tactical tool that exceeds any expectations that I may have had for it! It shot as accurately as any pistol I have shot, and never had any kind of malfunction, PERIOD! I ended up pawning it, because of difficulty finding ammo for it, and have regretted it ever since. This pistol is an incredible addition for any firearm enthusiast's collection. I used to joke with my buddy about calling it "Black Death," because it was such a tough and purposeful looking firearm. I would love to purchase another one, and will, if I ever find one again! It's such a shame that the .45 GAP round has had such an uneventful existence, that has resulted in so few firearms with which to chamber it in. It's funny and ignorant, all of the...[Read More]
Bought mine several years ago. Like it a lot. Have no problem buying or reloading 45GAP ammo. Accurate, moderate recoil. But it is a bit large and heavy for carry. a Milt Sparks Versa-Max holster does wonders. Wish the trigger reset was shorter and the trigger crisper. Very good gun.
Just got one of these... Kinda new with guns except my BB guns lol. Seems more accurate and feels nicer than the glock 9 I've shot. Not exactly the best conceal because of the 5" barrel but not bulky at all so it's pretty decent concealability for a 5". The mag is not as easy to release as the compact 4 incher but the 13 round mag+1 chamber you should be able to plan your reload unless you are in a really sticky situation. Mag release was as nice as any of the other 5" I looked at. Had 8 inch groups at 40 yards with a little practice not sure if that's good or bad.
I just bought this pistol a couple of weeks ago and it's extremely accurate. The recoil isn't bad, and The 14 round capacity is a must have. The grip is comfortable but the 5" barrel makes it difficult to find a concealable holster.
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