Why Springfield XD Sucks!




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George Hill: The HS 2000 was no joke. It was popular and well liked, but mostly unsupported. When Springfield took over importation, they did raise the price - but also gave it an unconditional lifetime warranty from a company who's probably the best when it comes to Customer Service with Warranty Issues. I had 1 problem with a Springfield - and Springfield bent over backwards to make sure I was happy. THAT is worth an extra 200 bucks on the price tag. It just is. If you want to complain about over priced guns - Take a look at HK. They are way over priced and the customer service is terrible.

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

singletrack29349: Those original HS2000's are now worth more than a new XDm... Frankly, this whole piece is blah blah blah.... opinion opinion opinion.....

Mark Quimby: You never really explained why you don't like the gun. You referenced the fact that it was "looked at like a joke" but never gave any first person evidence of its value or lack thereof. Note, I'm not butthurt, I think your videos are good. This one was well given, even if I disagree with the content. That being said, I am a fulltime Firearms Instructor with over 50000 rounds through an XD and the only part I've HAD to replace was the Striker Retaining Pin at about 20000 rounds. I fully respect your opinion but my EXTENDED experience with both Glocks & XDs would cause me to disagree for the sole reason that I have found the XD on all accounts to be worth every bit as much as its Glock competitors. Glock wins in: 1.) It's metal finishing (not machining but the actual Melonite/Tennifer finish on the slide is better than the XD's finish. 2.) Bore axis (lower, possibly helping to eliminate muzzle flip and lessens the vertical profile over the bore). 3.) Accessory availability (Not really a function of the weapon's design itself but a function of its time in service). 4.) Weight (it's lighter in the hand). XD wins in: 1.)Trigger feel from the box (It's less gritty and take less time to break in.) 2.) Stock sights (they are metal instead of plastic, something that I have seen make a difference in the field- also could explain a higher price point). 3.) Intuitive Safety features (grip safety allows for open container carry {purse, glove box, ect..} with less probability for an AD/ND. 4.) Bbl rifling (Allows for unjacketed/unplated lead projectiles for less expensive practicing). 5.) Ergonomics (This can be subjective but the vast majority of students I've taught find the 1911 grip angle far more natural than the front swept Glock grip angle). I'm not brand myopic and I find that the Glock, M&P, XD/XDm, Sigs, ect... are all effective combat sidearms with their own inherent advantages and disadvantages. The fact that Springfield Armory USA stumbled upon the HS2000 and found a way to make tons of money off of it is more a function of great luck/timing on their part, not a function of misrepresenting a "cheap joke" of a firearm as something better. The HS2000 was a brilliant design that was often not given a chance because of brand myopia. The lack of credit given to the HS2000 and to a lesser extend, the XD was/is (in my educated opinion) never justified. Let the subjective be subjective and let the facts be facts. We would all do better to not confuse the two. (reminds me of the "Chevy sucks, Ford rules or Ford sucks, Chevy rules" myopia.) Keep the videos coming, you have a good channel.

El Yau Wan: I don't know what people are talking about when they say their xd is accurate. I'm lucky if mine can hit the paper at 7 yards. But when I have shot other guns like the M&P, the XDM, Browning BDA, or a revolver, I am way more accurate with those guns.

Lee Kitzmiller: Should have seen your video before I bought the one that I have(xd9) pd.$547.--... At gander Mountain

td7shelton: It sounds like your prblem is more toward who manufacturs the gun rather than the performance of it. And if you think that a Glock is superior to the XD or XDM, then you really need to watch more youtube videos. I recently watched one where a brand new Glock (right out of the box) jammed four or five times before the video was even over. Not to mention Hickok 45 (who is far more the expert in my opinon) loves it and belives it to be very comparable to all the guns you praised. Your argument is lame at best.

ja2595: I love my XD9. With that being said, you've produced a very informative video. I learned a few things. Judging by the amount of dislikes your video has received, I think it's safe to say, "People don't understand the concept of personal preference." 

Vanguard556: Can't take a guy with a pierced tongue seriously. I'll stick with my Glocks though.

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.

Poorman Prepper: Fortunately I have a good relationship with my gun dealer and they tipped me off, OK told me..LOL, about the over pricing and gave me this to ponder also,..because it has a grip safety,.. just say you had been hit with a crow bar, bat, or just have a hurt arm,..could you guarantee you could squeeze it enough to engage that safety..?

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.

CreeperXlol: American kid loving his glocks! Screw you, this is made in Croatia!

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. 

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..

MadMike1251: Well for my 2 cents (which is actually worth $37 in change mwahaha)... I think the XD and even more so the XDM is an extremely ergonomic design far superior to most glock's ergonomics, that offers similar performance utilizing similar materials. I've seen guys outshoot glock owners with their XD's now that mostly had to do with the shooters themselves though. I really just believe this is a totally biased opinion piece of garbage video. Apparently some folks believe the only guns in the world are either made by a German speaking people or by Americans and everything else is undesirable, or junk. Also, I keep seeing and hearing people argue over these polymer frame striker fire pistols and to me sounds like a gaggle of housewives arguing about Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and Mazda 4 door sedans.... Its cool guys.. really... calm down, you all have something that's light weight and handles well and can go for a long time before it needs to be filled up again BE CONTENT AND STOP BITCHING

Bob Michetti: I've owned Glocks, I've owned Sigs and Smith & Wesson, My XD 40 is the best gun i have every owned. to say it sucks shows your lack of knowledge in firearms, Oh and PS lose the tongue ring it makes you look like a pot smoking Libtard.

ScottsGunChannel1: I have a Springfield... Its from 1939, and its the only one I will ever have, unless I find a good 'ol Trapdoor... My cousin let me shoot his brand new XD40, and it stovepiped on the first round... It had crappy recoil and it felt cheap, but that's the only info I could gain with the 1 shot I took.

Storm Bringerr: FOOL, what a complete idiot..sigs are from Germany does that mean they are bad too? the xd is a much better higher quality made pistol than glock,.and Berettas are being made cheaper in quality every day.

Guns & Gears: Springfield also spends a lot of money on advertising for the XD, that is why a lot of people buy them.

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.

Brian Mumford: Are XD's overpriced, or were they under priced when they were initially marketed by a relatively unknown company (HS Produkt)? Glock used to be considered a joke too. A polymer frame??? You say it's a "good" firearm, but "let's be honest, it's not a $600-$650 gun, it never was, it never will be." What evidence do you have that they're worth less than anything else in that range? Shoddy materials? Shoddy workmanship? I've only heard good things about their production in general. Yes, they had a recall, yes, it was a potentially serious defect, but they fixed that. It's a gun, many defects are dangerous. All guns fail from time to time, but if the XDS proves reliable going forward, what would you point to to support your statement? Is the trigger not good? Is the gun not inherently accurate enough? Does it smell? ;) BTW, I do not own an XD or a Springfield product. I shoot Glock and S&W, but I'm not opposed to owning an XD.

The1GWP: I don't like SA XD's either and won't own one. But My brother-in-law out shot me with his and I was shooting a Sig P229. He can't beat me with my Tanfoglio however. Also I don't like companies trying to sell foreign crap with an American name.....like Chevy.

Joe Mama: That was good incite into the history of this weapon but I am not hearing any technical reasons why this gun "sucks". You don't like the history or the brand name lifting. fair enough. What mechanically is wrong with this gun?

cz luver: I thought only girls and dudettes got their tongues pierced to make sucking c0ck better for the blowee.

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.

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

pressendforspanish: Ive bought XD's for $399.00 before. Brand new! I dont ever recall seeing a $600.00 pricetag on an XD except after the Newtown shooting and then I was seeing $1000.00 Glocks and M&P's. NONE of them are worthn that. That beeing said, Your personal grudge against Springfield Armory has nothing to do with the merit of your title. If you want to say SA as a corp. suck, so be it. The XD in many peoples opinion is as good as any.

kaygeeboi: I stopped the video once i saw this homosexual with a pierced tongue.

the777: Glocks are good guns but I see XD beating it nearly everywhere....... better 1911 grip angle better sights better indicators (2 loaded chamber indicators) better weight (heavier=less recoil) better machining tolerances (tighter) no finger grooves on front of grip fully supported chamber The ONLY advantages I would give to Glock are simplicity and trigger. I would also put the M&P above Glock. Pick one up & that feel is no contest. 

getbo: Despite perceptions - the XD has proved itself to be durable and accurate. I prefer gen 4 Glock with it's lower bore axis, but XD fits my hand better than the Gen 3 Glock. If you have an XD, no need to panic - you have an excellent gun. 

Pencil Jockey: Glock was a joke at one point right? So they don't suck and they work right? 

Justin Opinion: Great articulation of your opinion and perspective. I agree with some of your thoughts and disagree with others - but respect how well you state them. Being a 'gun guy' from back in the '80s - I also remember the snickering and laughing about Glocks. Just something to consider. ;-)

AnAngryBlack: I remember a video of IV8888 saying that in their opinion the XD is of higher quality than Glock. In my opinion, I like the feel, grip angle, features, trigger and sights on the XD far more than the Glock. That being said, I chose the Glock over the XD, and M&P because I was the most accurate with it and felt less recoil through it. (I hated the M&P). However, as somebody before me stated I must back up: Springfield Armory has one of the best, if not the very best customer service of any gun manufacturer. 

Last1Living: Making a video titled "Springfield XD's suck" will get you a lot of views. Probably why this video was made.

lkjh00on89: The "S" is silent in "Illinois".

AkA13-47: Awww man... :'[ I thought the simpson's made it... I never thought that old guy George Washington made It... XD

Rubicon1776: People are retarded. Price it low and it wont sell because people think it's junk. Price it high and people can't get enough. It's the same gun as it was before. My preference is for Glocks, but only due to higher availability of spare parts and after market acccessories not to mention better pricing. I like the 1911 ergo's of the XD's and they are everybit as reliable and accurate as Glocks. If the XD is overpriced then so are many other quality guns. 

Bama Prepper: They're not terrible pistols but if they were as good as some people think they are then at least one or two professional instructors would recommend them. 

jim jam: lol. The S is silent in Illinois. Common mistake.

Johnny P: glocks are made in U.S. now

BikerBry: There is a HUGE difference from buying from a Croatian Manufacturer direct (HS2000) and buying from a reputable Manufacturer (XD9). If I have Any problem what-so-ever, I can send it back and get it fixed. Ruger, Springfield, Betetta USA... all these companies will stand behind their firearms as long as they are in business. The import? Well... you are SOL if there is a problem with it. I think you look at it from the wrong angle. 

Gregg Hansen: This video is retarded. You should re title this video I hate Springfield because you gave more reason for that then about the XD. The XD is a superior gun to the Glock in every way. Its built better and tougher. The XD is easily one of the top if not the top polymer gun that is out right now. 

Rusty Shackleford: You did mention why I don't buy Springfield products. They're essentially a Century Arms with talented gunsmiths. Still, they have the audacity to call themselves the "Oldest" gun maker in America. Yes they make good guns, but I take issue with how they present themselves 

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 .

Bbzije1: Xd is a great pistol. 

alwong604: Great video. Subscribed

aseredy: I can relate to what you see in XD. I feel the same way about Khars. Freaking Moonies!!! The guns are fine, but the company history is questionable... 2nd coming of Jesus guns. LOL

JayzBeerz: XD, XDM and XDS all pieces of crap. Glock owns the hand gun industry enough said. 

n1u2t3z4: Great video.

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! 3 out of 5

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