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Old 03-14-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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So on the way to the range today I had been telling my friend how hard it has been to find a reasonably priced Springfield XD-9 or 40. Well sure enough we show up and the range had one on sale. I really love the gun, has a very good weight balance and is pretty damn accurate. Here's a pic of the 40 next to my girlfriends P22.

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hey, that's nice, got to shoot one a while back.

This is the new XDm right? <the one they fixed everyone's quibbles on.
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This is the new XDm right?
that's a XD, the XDm has a weird looking grip IMO. very nice gun, sweet score.
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I've been interested in shooting the XD in 9mm but our local range doesn't have one for rent. They do have a KelTec P11 but it has been out for repair for about 3 weeks now. I don't like buying a gun without shooting it first.

BTW, we have a Walther P22 for range plinking and I would really like to get another .22LR pistol for this but I haven't liked the way any of the others feel in your hand (I'm picky about the grip). The factory case on that XD looks a little better than the POS they give you with the Walther!
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I've been interested in shooting the XD in 9mm but our local range doesn't have one for rent. They do have a KelTec P11 but it has been out for repair for about 3 weeks now. I don't like buying a gun without shooting it first.

BTW, we have a Walther P22 for range plinking and I would really like to get another .22LR pistol for this but I haven't liked the way any of the others feel in your hand (I'm picky about the grip). The factory case on that XD looks a little better than the POS they give you with the Walther!
I was actually interested in the Kel Tec, but was talked out of it. The description I got was "it's built to conceal, but it is not comfortable to shoot." I am interested to hear your take on it.

As for the P22, I've never held a gun that feels better. Still one of my favorites to shoot, and 22LR is 15 bucks for 550 rounds at walmart Great for budget range shooting.
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I would really like to get another .22LR pistol for this but I haven't liked the way any of the others feel in your hand (I'm picky about the grip).
Have you looked at the Ruger 22-45? - They were designed to be a "trainer" for .45s, having the same dimensions/balance/instrument-placement as a 1911.

In that it uses the same mags as the Mk-IIs and Mk-IIIs, you can reload with this:
.22 AUTO ULTIMATE CLIP LOADER at Brownells

When I'm shooting regularly, I use 1" shoot-n-sees at 10 meters with my 22-45 with a 4" barrell. As most other Rugers, I haven't had any feed problems. The only (minor) frustration is reassembly after cleaning.

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Brad what type of .22 do you shoot through your p22? I picked on up a couple weeks ago and it has been very picky with ammo. I have found that CCI MiniMags fire the best in it. Also what range do you normally go to? Scott, You and I should go shooting one day.
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I just bought 2100 rounds of Federal Champion from Cabellas for about $92.94 shipped. A few days after I bought it Wal-Mart finally had .22LRs in stock but they were all sold out a few hours later (a friend told me about it).

CCI sells for $8/100 at our local range.
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I run the Remington standard velocity .22LR through the P22, as well as the generic Federal ammo. Have you oiled the gun? I've seen maybe one jam ever on the p22.
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Gotta love the XD, but I would rather have the P22. Been wanting to buy one, but havent gotten around to it. Hurt me the other day when I bought a brick of .22 for $13.90, and a box of Remington 9mm was $13.45 10x the cost. I need a more affordable plinker.
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I run the Remington standard velocity .22LR through the P22, as well as the generic Federal ammo. Have you oiled the gun? I've seen maybe one jam ever on the p22.
Before I fired a single shot on the P22 I completely disassembled it and did a fluff and buff on it (sandpaper, buffing cloth, etc). I sprayed it down with oil but I usually don't lube my guns that often. I'm not exactly sure what you are supposed to do with them <G>. I use REM Oil with Teflon on all of them and even did a Militec-1 treatment on my P32 but that is the only time I have used that stuff (Militec).
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Gotta love the XD, but I would rather have the P22. Been wanting to buy one, but havent gotten around to it. Hurt me the other day when I bought a brick of .22 for $13.90, and a box of Remington 9mm was $13.45 10x the cost. I need a more affordable plinker.
I'm getting ready to buy 1000 rounds of 7.62x39 for my Dad's SKS (he's loaning it to me <G>). That stuff is kind of pricey around here. Military surplus is $535 for 1100 rounds.
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I've been interested in shooting the XD in 9mm but our local range doesn't have one for rent.
Don't see a location listed, but if you're near southeastern PA, you can shoot mine.
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I'm getting ready to buy 1000 rounds of 7.62x39 for my Dad's SKS (he's loaning it to me <G>). That stuff is kind of pricey around here. Military surplus is $535 for 1100 rounds.
keep looking, you can find it cheaper than that. 3 years ago you could get 1K round of wolf 7.62x39 for less than $100....
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I just bought 2100 rounds of Federal Champion from Cabellas for about $92.94 shipped. A few days after I bought it Wal-Mart finally had .22LRs in stock but they were all sold out a few hours later (a friend told me about it).

CCI sells for $8/100 at our local range.
I want to know where you got 2100 rounds of 9mm for 92.94 shipped??? My SMG eats that stuff up quick.
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Before I fired a single shot on the P22 I completely disassembled it and did a fluff and buff on it (sandpaper, buffing cloth, etc). I sprayed it down with oil but I usually don't lube my guns that often. I'm not exactly sure what you are supposed to do with them <G>. I use REM Oil with Teflon on all of them and even did a Militec-1 treatment on my P32 but that is the only time I have used that stuff (Militec).
I need to go in and "fluff and buff" mine one of these days. I just am not sure I am competent enough to take apart the gun and make sure I get it back together.

I have found that the bulk American Eagle ammo I bought have the most problems. Although it was the first ammo I used so maybe I was having problems simply because the gun had not been broken in yet. I will probably try it again this weekend when I go shooting.
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I need to go in and "fluff and buff" mine one of these days. I just am not sure I am competent enough to take apart the gun and make sure I get it back together.

I have found that the bulk American Eagle ammo I bought have the most problems. Although it was the first ammo I used so maybe I was having problems simply because the gun had not been broken in yet. I will probably try it again this weekend when I go shooting.
Let me know.. I can help you tear it down. I've gotten very good at it on the P22.
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I want to know where you got 2100 rounds of 9mm for 92.94 shipped??? My SMG eats that stuff up quick.
We were talking about .22LR not 9MM <G>
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Nice gun man. I'm waiting till my birthday (21) and I can bring mine up with me (to school) finally and get my CCW.

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