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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by D.B. Cooper, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. D.B. Cooper

    D.B. Cooper Member

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    So I actually got hands on an XDE today. I liked everything about it but the backstrap of the grip. Felt like it was protruding too far at the bottom and pressing my hand away from the gun. Other than that...downright awesome. Easy slide to rack. Good sights. I can pull the hammer back to full cock with my right thumb. Seems like it has everything some people like about the 1911 (ability to carry cocked and locked, first shot single action) except for the grip safety, and everything people (meaning I) like about the Beretta 92 (ability to manually cock the hammer, safety decock, safely carry a round in the chamber, DA to SA trigger. Lightweight. Compact. Yeah it's bad ass...if you don't mind the grip. To be honest, I'd e interested in the full size version except they have grip safeties.
     
  2. rpenmanparker

    rpenmanparker Member

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    Can you have the backstrap professionally shaped for you? Or does the box come with alternative backstraps that you were just not offered to try?
     
  3. RealGun

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    It's not a revolver, so is your grip high and tight? My XD-E feels right, but my hands are not large.
     
  4. D.B. Cooper

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    Interesting idea. I'll research the gun more, but I wouldn't buy a gun I knew I was going to have modified to that level.
     
  5. George P

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    Many guns today come with a variety of backstraps so you can make it fit your hand better.
     
  6. rpenmanparker

    rpenmanparker Member

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    I hear ya, but to me it is small potatoes. I mean we are talking about a gun you REALLY like. You could buy an extra standard backstrap if necessary and have it carved for your hand without chancing any damage to the gun. What could it cost? $75 bucks would be my guess.
     
  7. D.B. Cooper

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    I don't see anything anywhere on the Springfield site that says the XDE has replaceable back straps. =(
     
  8. webrx

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    bug out guns for me are Ruger security 9, 15 rounds (with an extra mag), backup is an SR22 10 rounds (20 with an extra mag). 2 is one. A 22 will work if it is accurate and the Sr22 (and the sec 9) are accurate in my and my wife's hands. Both rounds are readily available, the SR 22 and a 100 rounds of CCI weigh about as much as the 15 round security 9 - i did not weigh them but that is how they feel. Nobody wants to be shot with anything, not even a 22. If I was worried about roving gangs of people harassing me I woiuld take an AR with a couple 30 round mags. If you only want handguns, then take 2. If you are looking at having two the above two allows the Wife/GF to have a 22 and 20 rounds with a spare mag, you have a 15 round 9mm with a spare mag. She could shoot either if she can shoot at all, the sec 9 handles well.

    The security 9 also has a nice grip for those of us with medium hands.
     
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