The Springfield XD is a striker-fired, polymer framed handgun produced in Croatia and licensed to Springfield Armory in the USA. It comes in a variety of calibers (9mm, .40 S&W, .45 acp) and features a 1911-style grip safety. The 2008 models also include a thumb safety. The handgrips are reputed to be highly ergonomic. They bear a superficial resemblance to GLOCK pistols.
Springfield XD -- like a Glock, only better.
I prefer my Springfield XD compact to the Glock as a concealed carry piece. The grip safety makes me feel more comfortable going out in public "cocked and locked" while carrying concealed.
A GREAT FIREARM THAT CAN OUTSHOOT GLOCK, VERY GREAT PIECE OF ART, CARRIED BY GREAT COPS, THAT DON'T WANT THIER GLOCK TO JAM, CARRIED BY MYSELD AN OFFICER OF THE PEACE, 40 CAL, IS THE WAY TO GO, GREAT FIREARM, UNLIKE A GLOCK!!! ALSO THE XDM IS A NEW COUNTERPART THAT KICKS AS MUCH AS, GREAT FEATURES, SAME GRIP SAFETY AND EASY TO TAKE APART, XD IS THE WAY TO BE!!!
THE springfield XD CAN OUTSHOOT A GLOCK, GLOCKS ARE SHIT, XD'S ARE IN, EVERY MAN SHOULD CARRY AN XD, NOT A GLOCK, SO DROP YOUR BALLS AND BY THE XD!!!!!
XD OWNER TO A GLOCK OWNER "MAN THAT THING IS SHITTY, KEEPS JAMMING AND YOU WILL SHOOT TOUR EYE OUT," GLOCK OWNER TO XD OWNER "YEAH MY FUCKHEAD ASS SHOULD HAVE WENT XD, THAT IS THAT WAY TO BE!!!
Springfield XD, originally known as the HS2000, is a Croatian made auto-pistol designed for military and police use. The NRA named the springfield XD 45ACP "Handgun of the Year" in 2006.
The Springfield XD, called "glock wannabes" by pissed of Glock owners who realized they bought an inferior gun, has improved upon the many design flaws of Glock pistols. The fully-supported chamber of the XD will prevent the possibility of the famous Glock "kaboom" in which bullets explode in the chamber, destroying the Glock and leaving the shooters hand mangled (youtube "glock kaboom"). Also, the internal and external safeties of the XD, will prevent the well known phenomenon of "Glock Leg" where the gun mysteriously discharges a bullet into the owners leg (youtube "glock leg"), also known a plaxico leg.
In reality the Springfield XD is a better shooting, more accurate, far more safe, version of the glock, that also looks twice a nice as the old-fashioned Block design. I personally have 20,000+ rounds through my XD with ZERO jams or malfunctions. Wish I could say that for my old Glock!!
"Ohh my god!! Did you see that guy's gun blow up in his hand?? Holy shit!! He's fucking bleeding, call an ambulance!!"
"He must have been shooting a Glock, thats not possible with a Springfield XD!!"
1. A cheap Croatian pistol that would barely sell in Europe. However, after intensive marketing and slapping their name on it, became semi-popular.
2. A cheap, Glock-wannabe pistol.
3. Inferior to a Glock pistol.
Man, my cheap ass Springfield XD keeps jamming. Guess I should have bought a Glock!
Wow, my XD really IS a cheap ripoff of a Glock!