View Full Version : New Toys Are Great!

02-10-2013, 10:42 PM
Picked up a new toy with my tax return... Springfield XD40 Subcompact. :)

It will be my new carry gun, I'm very excited. Went and shot it for the first time today and I was impressed (not because of my accuracy, I haven't had a pistol in years) but because it did well in spite of me ;)


02-11-2013, 12:16 AM
I'm not to keen on semis ( lack of use ) is that a .40? Very nice gun I like the handle, is that an extension?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-11-2013, 03:12 AM
Nice! shoot be a great little shooter to have around!


Mike G
02-11-2013, 03:32 AM
Those are nice close range personal protection guns!!!

Very nice!!!

02-11-2013, 10:24 AM
yep its a 40, and the Springfields come with two magazines... in the case of the sub compact, one short (9 round) and one long (12 round) with a spacer for a longer grip.

I haven't owned a pistol in about a decade, so obviously haven't shot one much over the last few years. Went out yesterday and ran a couple mags through it at 15 yds, shooting at the big center target and the little one in the corner. I'd have to say that it did well in spite of me. :)


02-11-2013, 11:19 AM
Great pistol, I had one in Sub Comp .40 and the standard .45 barrel. I found out that the more I shot it; it came into the zero more. I had the .40 stolen out hunting. Someone broke into my pop-up and stole it on and Army Installation. I was archery elk hunting, and on the installation and you can't have a fire arm while archery hunting. That said you will like it. Just picked up a DPMS (Low classic AR-15), and a Taurs PT-140 sub comp Millennium with my Tax return. Make sure to try to get a few more mag for the .40.

Mike G
02-11-2013, 11:53 AM
wabbit .... that's not bad shooting with that gun at 15yds. Especially for not shooting it before. Actually not bad for not shooting a pistol in quite awhile.

02-11-2013, 11:55 AM
Thanks Mike, I was pleased myself!

Tosi, nice score yourself on those guns! I wonder if Obama realized that by talking about gun control right before tax season he was gonna cause so much of our tax returns to be spent on arming ourselves? I know 3 other friends locally who are also purchasing guns with their tax returns...

02-11-2013, 12:22 PM
Check,,, I never thought that I would own and AR as I carried one most of my life, but with all the Gun control crap that's going around I figure I purchase one before something stupid happens congressional. Since I purchased the AR, the price has gone up 80%. Yap and I purchased a few extra high capacity mag too. You'll like that spring field, just keep shooting it , it will come in for ya. It may take a few hunder round to get broken in. I started reloading about 20 years ago and it the best thing I done for the pocket book. "The lines are long at the gun counter these day's".

02-11-2013, 01:54 PM
Not only are the lines long, but the ammo is dried up. I've been to several different stores around here to come up with ammo. The worst hasn't been the ammo for the 40 either, but coming up with 22 rounds for my little Marlin rifle (tube fed tack driver I've had for 18 years) and my wife's new Sig-Sauer Mosquito pistol.... nobody has had 22! I finally found a brick this morning and they are rationing; I could only buy the one brick.

Mike G
02-11-2013, 02:50 PM
That Sig Mosquito is a nice gun, I have one, the only problem I found is that Blazers and CCI mini-mags in round nose are about the only rounds that give consistant feed. Where the bullet feeds into the chamber if you look closely there is a small lip that the nose of the bullet catches on. I'm going to take a dremel and zip that little edge down so that there is a smoother feed and see if that helps. Also after a few thousand rounds are fired through it, they seem to work better. I still have a few issues with the feed on mine but not as much as when it was new. So I need to get that dremel out.


02-11-2013, 03:11 PM
I hate to say it but I buy 90% of mine at walmart. Check cheaperthendirt.com or Natchez shooting supply.

02-11-2013, 04:16 PM
I hate to say it but I buy 90% of mine at walmart. Check cheaperthendirt.com or Natchez shooting supply.

Concur/Walmart get ammo shippments in on Thursday here and it's hit miss but Mid-Way USA has had some. I'm good for a while as I loaded up with powder, Brass, bullets and primer I purchased the 1st time he got elected.

Double S
02-11-2013, 08:51 PM
Nice semi. Congrats!.

02-12-2013, 08:07 AM
Have the same pistol and love it to death. Finding magazines was a royal PITA but I was able to track down 2 extra 9rd - the 12s are darn near impossible to get your hands on right now. I'd recommend getting a Pearce Grip for your 9 rounder. Makes a HUGE difference.

Mike G
02-17-2013, 09:19 AM
This is my Colt 1908 Hammerless that I just purchased. The gun was manufactured in 1921. The 1908's came in .380 caliber, they were made off the 1903 model .32 caliber.


It measures 6 3/4"long.

02-17-2013, 02:26 PM
thats a great gun my next one is a 1911

02-17-2013, 05:37 PM
Grandfather has a 1903 pocket that I hope to have willed to me, his collection is amazing and hope to keep that all in the family.

02-17-2013, 08:45 PM
Nice little pocket pistol!

And DP, I've was thinking about getting an extension, thanks. That thing sure is accurate though for a 3" barrel!

My wife picked up her gun from Cabela's yesterday as well. We got it out and ran some rounds though it today. It's a nice little shooter too.


My wife didn't want any pics of her shooting cause she was in sweats and no makeup, but we did get some pics of me teaching my youngest how to shoot it (the oldest didn't want to step out of the house :rolleyes:)


Mike G
02-18-2013, 01:47 PM
Wabbit, congrats on taking the daughter out shooting! We raised two daughters and two sons. They all took hunters safety and I enjoyed taking them all out shooting. Everyone of them became quite good shots. My youngest daugther showed up all the boys on the field day in her hunters safety class. They used to take all the kids out trap shooting and shooting .22's at targets on a Saturday after they passed thier test. I don't think they do that any more. Now I take the grandkids. My boys took up the bow but neither of the girls ever wanted to. My oldest granddaughter is starting to shoot the bow though.