The XD-S 4″ came out, passed reliability testing and I kinda fell in love with it. That was 2014. There is a lot of stock put into what guns any of the leaders in the training or shooting communities choose. Sometimes that is a great thing, sometimes: not so much. The question that was asked this morning is a good one to ask if you have someone you admire or look to for quality information. Why are they using the gear they are using. Sometimes you’ll get a good story that is organic and genuine… one that makes sense to you. Sometimes you’ll be told flat out: They’re paying me to use it. Other times, you won’t get much to go on and you’ll be left guessing.
As it turns out, Chad’s request for a call wasn’t about visiting his range, it was about this very unique opportunity to visit a range in Czech Republic to evaluate the FK BRNO 7.5, a unique cartridge and handgun combination that no other independent American has had a chance to evaluate and report on.
The Springfield Armory XD-S in 9mm was definitely my most anticipated gun of 2013… which is why I am so disappointed that it isn’t perfect. It’s good… maybe great for some… but, not perfect. I finally got to start spending time on the range with my copy in July… but, I was already hearing about hiccups …