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Old March 25th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #1
 
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Springfield XD 45 or SR45 or FNX 45

I have an SR9c and an SR1911 and I'm looking to get another 45. I have been looking at the FNX 45 and I just saw the XD 45 and that is on gun that feels good in the hand. The store I was at didn't have a SR 45 to do a direct comparison
On the surface these stats stand out
Going for the XD is the 13+1 mag
Going for the FNX is the 15+1mag(plus hammer not striker)
vs the SR 10+1
Going for the SR is the price plus other things we all know about

I like the SR 9c but there is something about having 2 identical guns just in different caliber that just bothers me. Since everything is polymer/steel these days I'm looking at trying to get some variety.
It will mostly be a range gun with occasional carry(the sig 380 or 9c are better for that)
Looking for some feedback if anyone has any first hand experience with the FNX or the XD 45



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Old March 25th, 2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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My hubby has the Springfield XD .45 ACP 5" Tactical and he absolutely loves it. He was positively giddy on the range last weekend.
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The Springfield is much nicer than the SR45. The quality of the Springfield semi autos is very nice. If it were me, I'd go for the Springfield.
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I can't speak for the other pistols, but I have used and owned the XDs. They are great shooters. The ergonomics are great and the quality of the firearm is superb. You won't be disappointed with it. I prefer 1911s over any others, and this is my second choice. The feel is more familiar than any other polymer pistols IMO.
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I wish the Springfield was made in the USA! If it was it would then be a top pick.
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The XD may not be American made but it is made in a country with a lot of life and death experience with firearms.
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There is also a lot of good info on the FN and XD forums for these guns.
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I always hate putting Ruger down as they are a great company, but if it were me, I'd go for the Springfield. The 45 Tactical is an absolute tack driver. Never tried the service model 4" version, but I've put a few hundred rounds through a friends well worn in XD 45 tac. model and I absolutely love it.

I've shot better groups with it than I did his 5.25 45 XDM..lol

Have not tried an SR45, so I can't comment on them, but I have tried the FNX 45 and FNX 45 Tactical. Good shooting guns at a steep price.

The grip texture on the FN blows the Ruger and Springer out of the water. I'm on the fence about how long the grip is on that gun, but to hold 15 rounds, it's worth it.

My only beef with the FN is they all feel and quality of parts on FNs. I know they're reliable and made well, but for some reason they all just feel kinda...cheap and bulky compared to the Springfield not to mention they cost a lot more. If they're offering Americans a good salary and wage and have to charge more for the gun, that's fine by me. I loved shooting the FN 45s, think they're the best guns they currently offer in fact.

Yes, Springfield bought the rights and or the factory in Croatia that designed the HS 2000, and I used to have beef with them about that, but I've seen the light and know that the guns they make are very good quality. Never heard of one needing repair or being recalled..

If you're not looking to carry, I'd go with the FN. I love the FDE finish..

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I carry the XD-45,4-inch service model on duty and really like this firearm. It shoots extremely well.

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I have the XD45 Tactical and love it. I put a mag well, hogue grip sleeve, tungsten guide rod, and fiber optic sights on it. Didn't need those things, but I just can't leave well enough alone. If you decide on the XD, you will not be disappointed. It's accurate, well made, and comfortable to shoot. For some good info on it go to xdtalk.com and search for the XD torture test. You will be impressed.
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Thanks everyone for the feedback. I thought for sure it was going to be a SR45 lovefest.

I'm going to go looking again this weekend at the SR45, but from my initial feel and the feedback here, I will probbaly end up with the XD45
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springfield baby! i have a 5" tactical with dark earth lower, its a dream to shoot.
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Springfield XD 45 or SR45 or FNX 45

SR45 by a long shot. The other non-1911 45s I like are the Sig P220 and the CZ97. Those two would solve your polymer frame criteria.

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SR45 by a long shot. The other non-1911 45s I like are the Sig P220 and the CZ97. Those two would solve your polymer frame criteria.
the CZ never even crossed my mind, now that I'm looking into it I'll have to see if the LGS has one I can check out
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Springfield XD 45 or SR45 or FNX 45

As far as quality goes, I bought an FNP9 for my wife. It was a decent gun, but the overall quality did not come close to my Sig or CZ. I sold the FN to fund a wheelgun.

As far as you wanting a range gun, the Sig and CZ would be more pleasant to shoot since they are heavier than the plastic-framed guns you're considering. Of course, you know that since you own an SR1911.

Good luck in your CZ hunt. Try Damascus guns online. They are a really good CZ dealer. The CZ Custom Shop is also a good resource.
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