Why Springfield XD Sucks!




What do you think about this video?

PipeLawyer: I completely agree with you! It's basically an illusory company perpetrating a soft fraud. The reason they get away with impunity is because of how financially supportive they are of the shooting sports, and therefore political/lobbyist power play.

Blatant Abuse: If your opinion is that the XD is equal in quality as the Ruger P series, my opinion is that you don't know just how bad the P series is. My opinion is that the XD is of higher quality than Glock. It is just as reliable, has a more robust and well made frame, and significant advancements in ergonomics. And it's prettier. I think they used to charge for the XD what the market would bear. Now they've gone down significantly if I'm not mistaken. I saw XDsc's for under $400 this weekend. 

anthony clark: Since when has the xd been a 600-650 dollar gun? The answer is never. The xdm on the other hand is 600-650 dollars, but is most definitely not an hs2000, so what is your point?

ESP_Guitarist: "I'm gonna get a lot of crap for this video"... opening line sets up the premise that you intended to be a rabble-rouser. 1:45 - 5:10: Irrelevant history lesson that does not once mention why "Springfield XD Sucks!". Guns are measured by reliability, accuracy, and competition to other manufacturers of the same price point. The XD, XDs, and XDm are comfortable, reliable, accurate, and loaded with user friendly features. Not to say Glock does not share the same compliments. Had the video been called "Why I dislike the Springfield Armory as a company" may warrant a more accurate argument. I don't care where a gun is made as long as it performs at the moment of truth. When we stood up to the British a lot of colonial soldiers took the guns off dead British soldiers. They didn't say "Oh no, I can't use this. It's British". A gun is a gun is a gun.

michael meixsell: In reality this guy really loves Springfield XD's. He's just trying to get views and possible subscriptions. Thumbs down.

Dillan Addington: Its funny how you also have a video called "Glocks arent safe, XDs are better"

boogie27896: so they suck because of the price huh. judge the gun on its performance.I have a couple taurus guns tcp and a judge i have rugers and keltecs, xd 40 is my all around favorite out of them all.i like them all for differant reasons but if i have to have one pistol its the xd hands down

Dom b: do you like the XDM series?

Journey4Lyfe: I own both XD 40 and a Glock 22. I prefer the XD for 3 reasons. 1. Fits better in my hand 2. Added 1911 safety 3. Sits a bit higher than the G22 again more comfortable for myself. Both are good IMO. 

Ryan Tucker: I got distracted by his tongue ring during the whole video. 

sfd323: Other than the branding issue, you haven't given much of a reason why its not a good gun. I'm interested in hearing more.

GardenState2012: Too many butt hurt people are crying and bitching lol. XD made a fortune selling crap to dumn Americans. No Western Army uses XD as their pribably sidearms but Glocks, H&K, Beretta, FN etc. are used by 65% forcesa round the world (G 17 gen 4 is the primary side arm for British armed force). 

BenB8290: Basically, your complaint about the XD is that its overpriced because its Croatian made and used to be much cheaper, because SA hadn't slapped their name on it? First off, what's the issue with Croatia? Because its a third world eastern European country? I guess AK's suck because they're from a second world former Soviet republic. Secondly, who cares if SA puts thier name on them? They import them to make money; we're a capitalist society. Just as your criticism with the Ruger P-series; you personally don't like them. That's all. You admittedly stated both systems do what they're supposed to do. This is purely opinion driven on your part. Objectively, XD's do not suck.

Paul Goodell: XD's are overpriced and inferior to Glock. Are Gen4 Glocks pos's now since they obviously took cues from Springfield and started offering features like interchangeable grip inserts and dual guide rod springs? At least Glock didn't go so far as to offer a "1911 grip angle" feature so it still feels like you got your wife's freakin' hair dryer in your hand. LOL 

jesusalba1989: Well I just educated the more I know ... Thanks 

JetMechMA: People are bashing him for not pointing out physical flaws with the XD....but a gun can suck for being priced too high....his point. He's saying the XD is overpriced. I see people complain about the price of a certain thing, but they choose to pay the price anyway. That's foolish. Be a man and if that product is over-priced....just say NO. Don't buy the over-priced item. That will force the manufacturer to lower the price. Sometimes you have to just walk away from a deal even though you want it really bad. Don't fall victim to price gouging. The consumer has the ultimate power.

mopar tech: I have several pistols and I was looking to add to the collection. so the guy at one of the local gun stores was telling how great the XDM is. I am not one to just buy a firearm just because someone tells me how great something is, THEY ARE SALESMAN, and that's there job. So I went to the range where I am a member and rented a 9MM XDM. took my Glock 17 and my HK PV9, and my SW MP all 9MM. now I shoot a lot, every week. And after renting the XDM I wish I had my my back. we all know the reputation of Glocks , love them or hate them there great pistols. The HK PV9 and the mp series are much better shooting pistols. when you have them all laying on a bench going from one to the other XDM is the looser.

abntemplar82: ok so why should i put any stock in your opinion? just because someone bought the name Springfield armory and imports guns form Croatia? you didnt mention anything about the function, reliability, accuracy, or durability of the XD. all you did say is a bunch of fluff about the company and your opinion of what the people of the us said about Croatian built guns. so i ask again why should i care about your opinion? are you some sort of gun guru or former delta force what is your background and experience with combat pistols. tell me why i should listen to you.

JRindestructible: I just bought a Springfield xds 9mm....its a POS! Slide fails to reset after every other round fired....yep definitely not american quality. Oh...and its a post recall model..smh...

Chris Smith: Capitalism

FunkyPertwee: A Springfield XD is $400 on Bud's right now so I'm not sure what this guy is complaining about. Basically your only point is that you don't like the name. $400 in 2014 equals $300 in 2001 so its not like the price is even higher anymore. PAy extra for XDM if you want the cool Batman look. Also the Ruger P-series is out of production. The SR series of striker fired pistols can be had for under $400.

Timothy Mason: I know this video is more than a year old but I just came upon it. I cannot help but agree on your points about Springfield Armory USA basically being a sham. I had no idea until I saw this video which in all honesty is very sad. Not just sad because somebody is riding the coat tails of a great American brand but that such an iconic part of American history went belly up in the first place. All that is to say I do have to agree with others that you transferred your well justified feelings about the company to what I feel is a good product. When I bought my XDM I bought it because I felt it was the right gun FOR ME. Ergonomically it felt right in my hand much more so than the Glock and others. I for one really like the grip safety. I know others hate the grip safety. There are some important design elements you could have brought up but didn't such as only one set of metal rail guides with the other two being polymer. That would be an excellent point, but you chose not to bring that up because you focused on the company and how the weapon came to be. The XD series have some fine points and many love them. They have some bad points too. My basic premise remains that your choice of your weapon is just that: YOUR CHOICE. Being informed prior to purchase is a great idea. Searching reviews is a great way to be informed. So this review would be a lot better if you said I don't like the XD because you think the grip safety is a bad design concept or the internal construction could use some beefing up or you think the trigger sucks. You didn't go there. You instead ranted for five minutes on how much you hate Springfield USA. As I said above those are valid points and you should have made a video on that alone then another one on why you hate the XD. Would have been more informative for those of us seeking information before purchase. But, hey, I could be wrong. Its happened before

mike p: Springfield is the best polymer hand gun on the market

Sam Don: No gun should be over 300.00 dollars. But if a company makes a product and the demand goes up. The price goes up duh. 

Steven Durham: They may be a little pricey, but they are well made guns. Just asked the King, Hickok45.

mike: Lol.. well? Is that the only complaint they are not made in the U.S.?

Big Dave: Well sir thank you for making me feel terrible about my XD lol. IDK man I love mine I have the XD 45 and love it but hey whatever man your more educated about it then me. 

bigbird21313: you suck, springfield are good quality. you wish you could have a gun company...if you did they will suck...hahahaha i payed 450.00 for my xd 40 full package brand new...shoots like a champ.

Dixie Land: To be honest Glock is way overpriced too

GardenState2012: Wel, it's a Croatian gun ... Period! I never but XD over Glock, CZ, S&W, H&K or Walther. To me, XD is a Croatioan knock off on Glock and 1911. 

Safet Sabani: Ok I have to say this to you. I'm from Croatia and gun you are talking about is called HS 2000 XD. Only in USA it's called SPRINGFIELD XD. It's not because HS Produkt wanted it like that to make it more expensive. Price is still the same. But name is not so reason it's more expensive now is becuse SPRINGFIELD ARMORY want it to be more expensive. My point is that SPRINGFIELD XD or HS 2000 XD are the same gun but those 150 - 200 $ more is what name costs. To you that gun sucks and reason I didn't say anything about that is because I respect your right to your opinion .

END6987: thanks for the history lesson that everyone knows already. maybe in the video you should had said why you dislike it. i dont know where you saw this guns forsale but my xdm was only $50 more then a glock and $70 more then the m&p. why did i pay more for it i liked the features and feel. I really wanted to get a m&p but something about it trigger guard bugged me when shooting and holding the gun. xdm 3.8 and xdm 5.25 comp and now looking to get a xds.

SKKC1986: Your argument that Springfield XD is not worth the money is totally uninformed and biased. Have you considered how much the raw material cost have appreciated in the last 10 years (copper, steel, iron...etc). You can look them up on LMX and COMEX sites. Along with the metal cost, the labor cost, transportation cost, devaluation of the dollar, exchange rate all have contributed to the increase of the price. How much do you pay for a gallon of gas now? So according to your logic, you shouldn't buy any gas over $1.50 a gallon right? Minimum wage 10 years ago???? I can go on and on. I can argue Glocks are way over priced not based on the design but simply because Glocks was designed by someone who never had any firearm design experience, called plastic toy guns and also was looked at as a joke in the beginning. Compare guns only base on the design, functionality, material, finish and price relative to other guns in it's class, not some silly background history of the company or where they are located at. If I did that, I wouldn't be able to buy a lot guns, because most of the companies are headquartered in liberal commie states.

Michael Hess: This video was very helpful. Reason being, it helps a new gun owner like myself by educating us on the difference between a gun that is worth the price they are asking for and ones that aren't. I guess my question would be, are Croatian guns poorly made and that's why they aren't worth the asking price? Thank you for the Intel! 

badjujuR6: I cant decide if I like my Glock 19 or my Springfield XD-9mm 4in service model better. They both launch bullets with repeatable accuracy at around the 1-2 inch mark at 21 feet. The XD does have an ambi mag release. I try to train with both hands, and having an ambi safety is nice, it not nessasary. My glock 19 was less $.

MrLaboy2: Glock 19 $600 comes with 1 mag and a cheap case. XD9 $520 comes with 2 mags, cleaning rod, holster, mag holster, and a nice foam insulated case. Now what was that about them being inflated and not of value?

Dave Smith: Weak analysis.

Ryan Holbert: the only thing i got from this video is that youre mad springfield took over the pistol, and made it their own. 

DudeNumberOnePlus: Glock costs 75 bucks to make. Just so you know.

Noe Sanchez: Sir I understand where you're coming from, but I've had my Springfield XD for about year and a half and not once did it ever let me down, I was never disappointed. I bought mine for about 450 I also bought it used, but 5 months later a brand-new XD costed even less than that. But if you think about it sir, the way the people looked at the AK when it first came out is the exact same way people saw the original H2000, the same way you are looking at it now. Whatever you say about my pistol is irrelevant because it suits my needs not yours, personal preference is a factor in the gun shooting world equation that you cannot overlook.

Steve McC: I would suggest that you first define "suck." Then give at least 2 reasons why it sucks. Then you must defend each reason with a valid argument. This seems like a lobbying campaign, not an analysis.

Nedo Vekic: Buddy they are not overpriced they were under priced because the manufacturer is a small company called IM Metal witch in 2001 changed there name to HS product they dident have marketing and when they got a deal to sell there product they dident hesitate to sell on the thousands that were orderd considering the cheap labor. So dont hate the HS2000

Jaysen Basu: I guess you made your point. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. This video didn't prove to me why my XD40 sucks, it just told me your opinion of it. For what it's worth, I think my XD40 is amazing. That's my opinion. Our opinions don't change the way our firearms perform. If the stuff hits the fan I know I can count on my XD.

Ricardo Rivera: I see your argument, pretty crapty the way the XD came to be I suppose. Regardless, it's a great gun. I paid no where near $600 For mine and I have yet to have a single issue/problem with it. I was searching for a video that show faults with the XD, if any, and I came across this one; however your issue seems to be the company and not the firearm. 

Zanthony robin: I love mine xd9. It's comfortable and it fits me perfectly. It has the glock trigger safty and a 1911 pistol grip safty, also two i love:) anything is better then a high point.

FordFracture: I've got 2 XD'S and I like them they are a good rock solid pistol and reliable and I think they are a little over priced but not by much . Now this guy's video is way out of line and the quality and the name and about the intention of the company springfield arms . I'm afraid your gonna see that in all gun company's these days . with that being said don't believe everything you hear go out pick one up hold it feel it shot it and if it feels right buy it . You can read all the reviews till you go crazy but it all comes down to you and your interpretation of quality . Now remember it's not a 1,900 dollar Kimber it's a 600 dollar XD if you want a gun that you can put in your holster and not worry about it getting beat up this might be the gun for you .

Nicholas Flores: I just purchased a xds .45 about a month ago and it is the best firearm I've ever owned! I've put a couple hundred rounds through it and have yet to have a malfunction (knock on wood). Although you stated some interesting facts! Thanks man

Jeff Go: Did the dude with a Miller T-shirt actually say 'illi-noise?" Informative video nonetheless, but I still love my Xds and they fit my girlie hands better than any Block..

Edwin Combs: I now own an XDM 5.25 in 40S&W and I can tell anyone who wants to think that they are a cheap gun, that you don't know what you are talking about. It's a tightly made tool that is extremely accurate. The entire package for my gun said quality. Everything from the case it came in to the mags are well made. I could care less if the gun was made in Croatia instead of the US or that Springfield Armory is just a name that a company uses because of the historical implications. Glocks are not made in the US and they are highly used in this country and hold a lot of respect for their reliability. Springfield Armory found a high quality gun oversea and marketed it in the US. That's called business. 

ScreamingSkullSaloon: I personally agree with him about Glocks and M&P's being superior firearms. Do not get me wrong XDs and especially XDM's are extremely accurate. From what I have seen on Youtube and in person XD's have a little better accuracy than stock Glocks and M&P's, However the quality is not as good as many other handguns in their price range. I don't think that XD's "suck" I just think that one can get much more for how much they go for. But hey if they work for you best then more power to ya!

Cert: Building stuff is always in my family gene. My dad is a new york auto technician and taught me everything I need to know about cars. Now I sell car parts online to suppliment my income. So it does help when there's good guidance.
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Why Springfield XD Sucks! 2.9 out of 5

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