Why Springfield XD Sucks!




What do you think about this video?

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

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 

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Chris Dugar: My guess is that these pistols are made for less than 80.00 usd each. The rest of what we pay is profit and covers overhead (taxes-insurance-transportation).

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 $.

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! 

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

SCP 079: 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.

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

moderndesignworks: I don't think Rob Leatham will work for Springfield and endorse Springfield if Springfield makes junks. 

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 .

TheJohn737: +NeverEnuffAmmo I have owned a Springfield XD9mm subcompact for about 4 years now, but I had no idea about how the XD's came to be. thank you for that insight. But what is it about the XD's that you think "Isn't worth the money"? are there mechanical failures or anything I should be looking out for? Mine has been my daily carry for about 2 years, and I have put a a few thousand rounds through it (most of which was cheap steel casing ammo) I've rapid fired at every possible angle, and on occasion I've gone a little too long without cleaning it, but I have NEVER experienced a single jam, and I have always enjoyed impressive accuracy, especially for a subcompact. could you go into more detail on what its physical faults are?

Edwin Combs: It seems he has a bigger problem with who makes the gun. He didn't give any performance issues to base his reasoning on. However, I found this about the XD guns that he thought were so much a joke. " In 2006, the industry press awarded the XD-45 the title of Handgun of the Year from both American Rifleman magazine and The Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence. The XD(M) series of pistols won Handgun of the Year again in 2009." It doesn't seem that Americans thought it was so much a joke after all. I guess this guy doesn't know what he's talking about.

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

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..

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!

Brandon Richardson: I think you should have titled the video. Why I hate Springfield armory. 

jjkvist: so you just think they cost too much? well they are well made - even a lot of glock loyalist will agree they are better made - and the logo is not the same as the original logo it actually says croatia in it... but regardless - any real reasons as why they suck? a mercedes does not suck because it cost a lot and is not american made - that is not a real argument against the product... just looking for a good negative video against xd and honestly, i cant find one

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. 

Bobby Pa2wheelrider: 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.

bmxxxxxxxx: So I watched the whole video, can someone tell me what's wrong with a Springfield XD? 

David V: The XD 9 essential package sells for under $400.. 

Eric Schwarz: I have a feeling you don't know as much as you think you know. I bet there are plenty hidden changes to justify the price to make the gun firer better. How about doing some real research inside of saying "This one, looks like that one."

Dino Maris: Sooo... when you are going to explain why the gun itself sucks?

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. 

luise cobian: I know a guy who budget one for 900.wish I knew him before so could tell him he was getting ripped off

iwantosavemoney: I agree 100%

thepwee: Maybe change the title. I bought mine for 450. there on sale for 400. I think of this just like the Taurus PT-92 isnt it the same..???? you love that gun which is a Beretta 92 with a few changes...most of your videos are good. But what a load of BS on this one

Steve Klug: Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. I own a XD45. It has never failed to fire when the trigger is pulled. It's more accurate than I'm capable of shooting. I lump it together with the other polymer guns out there. Except that of all the polys, only Glock has a record of KABOOMS. IMHO, I don't think most polymer handguns are attractive, but if they go bang everytime and don't cost an arm and a leg, then they work for me. I really don't care if they are buily here, in Austria, or around the corner in Croatia. The real test of what they are worth is in how well the shoot and last. And the XD will outlast my ownership of it.

timrellis90: First off I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion on what is the best product for them. In my opinion the xd is just as good as the glocks quality wise and is superior to the m&p. Most of your complaints are about the ethics of the company, which is understandable. However, if a product is of high quality I personally don't care to much where it came from. I would shoot a glock just as readily as my xd but my only complaint about the glock is the grip has way to much angle for me to aim comfortably. The m&p is a good gun but I feel the trigger leaves a lot to be desired. Overall for me the best choice was the xd and having shot all of these guns I have never regretted the decision. 

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

School: Thanks for teaching us how to fix it. The problem with most Medical assistant in california is usually the cost of education. Hopefully it'll pay off. Thanks again.
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Why Springfield XD Sucks! 3 out of 5

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