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
CiscoKid Henry: I going to sell my XD after watching this video and buy a Glock at least
its made in America by Americans.
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
KaustikLabs: Would have to respectfully disagree. I have owned a XD9 for the last 3
years and to have yet have it jam on me. Every other pistol I own,
including the all sacred Glock has malfunctioned in some way or another.
jmwolfega: All though it doesn't matter, you weren't able to or at least did not give
any specific criticism to the XD. You said that it wasn't a $600.00 weapon
and never will be but you never said for what firearm specific reason makes
you see it as that as I'm am assuming compared to something like a Glock or
M&P. Again, I'm not trolling to find people to bitch at, but it's clear
that your beef is with Springfield, not with the make of gun. I would make
that argument before criticizing what I've found to be an accurate and
highly reliable firearm. I own two but honestly for aesthetic prefer Glock.
Anyway, I watched the video to try to hear your opinion as to why the XD
suck, and unfortunately wasted my time because you didn't say.
moderndesignworks: I don't think Rob Leatham will work for Springfield and endorse Springfield
if Springfield makes junks.
Jerry Rowe: Well I consistently break bear bottles from 50 yards with mine. Borrowed a
buddies glock couldn't break one. Stepped up the twenty fifteen and finally
at ten broke a few. And you didn't give any solid reasons as to why you
don't like them. Trigger, accuracy, handling, or anything.
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.
nksmfamjp: Let me summarize so nobody else loses 5 min of their life watching this.
You don't like the Springfield name because the us armory closed in 1968
was named Springfield Armory. It was gone, so a company was formed using
this name to make civilian guns. Hmm?? In addition, the XD is bad because
Springfield worked with a Croatian company to develop an existing product
to a Glock-beater level. . . .
So, now more inquisitive comments:
- Do you ever provide any relevant data to support your beliefs in your
- Do you just hate certain guns or is their some trail of logic which you
are not able to communicate that would point all good thinkers this way?
DemocracyOfHypocrisy: I hope no one makes their decision on whether or not to buy an XD based on
this guys opinion. I paid $575 after tax out the door for a brand new XD
.40 Sub-Compact. Which was about the same or cheaper than the Glocks. Over
$600 and for me anyways, you're getting pretty close to Sig & FN price
range and I wouldn't buy a plastic gun for the same price as a Sig or FN.
But the XD is not overpriced.
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
" 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
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.
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?
BLACKoppr: ok first ya mabye u can shoot 100/200 round in a glock and one jam up but
in the xdm u can shoot 1000/2000 and none jam if u were smart u would see
that xdm is beter then glock eney day i dont care if glock was here first
and all that bullcrap but xdm was made bete rand stronger and i would be
behind xdm eneytime over a glock and plus xdm it just look more badass
then the glock
Roger Gaither: And we should consider you an expert because??????
moderndesignworks: 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.
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."
kjohnnyt00: I know it was a Croatian military side arm before sf purchased it. What the
problem with that? Big companies always acquire and buy out products from
smaller companies if their product is good. What other reason would a
company like Springfield but this model ither than the fact that it was a
solid product? They wouldn't buy it if it sucked. All I know is it shoots
straight, never jams on me, and I loooove the way it feels in my hand. It
comes down to preference and to say it sucks shows nothing more than
favoritism towards a brand name which I do not subscribe to. I only listen
to my own experiences and they have been really good so far. I also have
glocks, live them too, just not as much as my xd. To me, and many others,
it just feels better in our hands. Nothing else to argue here b/c ur
statements are weird and oddly one sided for no reason.
Dillan Addington: Its funny how you also have a video called "Glocks arent safe, XDs are
Jonah Epps: Thanks for this exhaustive history lesson on the XD. No side-by-side
comparison, no shooting test, torture test, etc. I own and XDm and a Glock,
and I can tell you that the Glock has stovepiped more in 100 rounds than
the XDm has in 1000. I'm not saying which one is better, I'm just saying
that Springfield has stepped their game up with the XDm.
DudeNumberOnePlus: Glock costs 75 bucks to make. Just so you know.
Josko Martinovic: 1. wonder if You ever fire xd or xdm!?
2.know the project of xd was stolen and the "super"glock was made??
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
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.
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.
kjohnnyt00: Your points are very fanboyish. I love any fire arm that doesn't jam and
shoots where I point. I have multiple glocks, khars, and xds. Love them all
but I love my xds the most. Don't hate the brand name, hate a crapty gun.
Example: kel tek... They really suck.
Vannara Meas: Guy must be bored as crapzlet
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!
azCrazycoyote: Go cry to ur momma about how u don't like xds cuz we don't care what u
jagger21256: I love the XD series I own three, 9mm and .40 s&w well made gun. I've also
own glock the 23 and 19. Everyone has a right to his or her opinions. I've
fired many rounds through all of my pistols. I just prefer the XD. BY the
way I do not own A Glock anymore... Traded them for XD's
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..
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
Dan s: This should be why springfield the company sucks. Said nothing about
performance of gun. Far from a cheap gun that does not perform. Hi
point...now that is a cheap worthless gun.
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.
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.
Mike Campbell: Just get a CZ 75b and never look back.
ocfightclub: Just got back from the OnTarget range and shot at 15 yards 9 out of 10
shots in the little red 1.5 inch bullseye with the Springfield XD9. Had it
now for five years and not one jam. Pretty damn good pistol if you ask me.
I have started competing with the XD9 in running gun and it performs great.
I have had the XD subcompact as well now for six months and a thousand
rounds later still shoots like a champ with zero jams or any issues
You might not like Springfield but the Croatian XD9 and XD9 subcompact line
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
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.
Nathan Marraffino: I dunno man, I've got the XDm in 45 and I think it's a $600 gun. Accurate,
light considering it's size, and hasn't failed to go bang. Can't really ask
for too much more
Papa Torr: Got your points. Still, market value and cost not directly related in
relatively open markets. One of my patients from Georgia tells me Glock is
manufacturing right at $100 per pistol in Smyrna. Would you argue a G17 is
not worth $500? Must say, after firing Glocks, XD's, S&W M&P's, and FNP's &
FNS's: the longer the barrel in the comparison, the more I like the XD
Tactical for easy recoil and fast sight picture. Also, the older I get, the
more I get back to the 5" barrel length.
Phil Colombo: I'm not sure when this video was made but I've looked over the XDM and it
looked very well made with quality parts. I purchased one and I'm very
pleased. Additionally, there are other very respectable knowledgeable
professionals with youtube channels that said during a comparison that the
XDM was superior to even the Glock. No disrespect intended but many
companies are importing products and putting their names on them. Doesn't
make them of poor quality.
You started your video with the wording, "I'm going to take a lot of crap
for this..." I understand where the frustration is coming from but you
need to take a look at the new XDM and see if you still feel the same way.
Not all products made in the USA are of the highest quality. I'd rather
own a Japanese car than an American . . .and that's where I'm going to take
a lot of crap. LOL Thanks for the video.
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 .
ElucidateFurther: Video Title: "Why Springfield XD Sucks!"
3:33: "Does that mean the XD is a bad gun? No, it's not."
Alrighty then. There's really no arguments for the XD being a bad sidearm
in this video other than price (which is roughly equivalent to Glocks and
M&Ps) and a few quibbles about names.
Matt Caldwell: Very Imformative
Have XD, did pay 635, was it worth it? not really, does function
olegrayheadedfart: I have a post recall xds45, one of the two worst firearms I've ever owned,
won't feed, trigger feels like graveled road. I'm done with these wastes of
jim jam: lol. The S is silent in Illinois. Common mistake.
mike p: Springfield is the best polymer hand gun on the market
AkA13-47: Awww man... :'[
I thought the simpson's made it...
I never thought that old guy George Washington made It...
OTCRock4one: I'm looking to purchase either the XDM 45 or GLOCK 21 Gen4, I presently own
a Springfield Armory 1911 45 TRP.
I educated myself by watching a bunch of YouTube videos by professional
shooters. From what I surmise, the XDM has more play in the trigger and the
Glock has better Trigger reset.
I'm going to rent both at a range to see for myself which I prefer. But
right now, I'm leaning toward the Glock!
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