michael meixsell: In reality this guy really loves Springfield XD's. He's just trying to get
views and possible subscriptions. Thumbs down.
Chris Kelly84: I think it's a good gun but I don't like how they put Springfield on it....
If they really wanted to they could make them here and then put an American
company on the gun :) it's just like how Winchester had some of there guns
made in Japan... What if colt started making guns in Brazil? It just
wouldn't be the same even though they may still be good :)
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
Piimp F. Kennedy: a lot of people bought these batman guns during the hype which explains all
of the hate hahaha.
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.
Incognito Na: So are you complaining that the gun is actually Croatian, or that USA can't
make an equally good gun?
AFAIK Springfield shouldn't have put any of the US marketing on the gun and
leave it with a name most can't pronounce.
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
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.
Dillan Addington: Its funny how you also have a video called "Glocks arent safe, XDs are
Randy Durger: Illin-oy. Not illin-ois. Jesus Christ. Unbelievable to me how many people
pronounce the S at the end. It's silent dude. CMON.
Chris Kelly84: I do like my xds but I agree... It's like colt importing glocks and putting
the colt logo on it and upping the price. It would be nice to get the xds
for $250 :)
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?
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
Earl Turner: almost no seriously taken instructor is using or advocating the use of the
xd...that should tell u something right there..
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.
J.T. Humston: Of course SA is located in Illinois not Ohio. My mistake.
Dom b: do you like the XDM series?
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
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.
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.
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
MrJumbolegz: I can't stand SA, they just ripoff Glocks and outsource everything.
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).
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.
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
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.
Chris Smith: Capitalism
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.
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...
jesusalba1989: Well I just educated the more I know ... Thanks
Steven Durham: They may be a little pricey, but they are well made guns. Just asked the
Ryan Tucker: I got distracted by his tongue ring during the whole video.
Garland Bryant: So you don't like them because of the manufacturer? I have an XDm 9 3.8"
compact and it's the straightest shooting gun I own, even better than my
full size sig 1911 in .45. You didn't mention a single thing about
performance, build quality, accuracy, ect. I got mine for $550, a very
reasonable price, just based on all the stuff it came with; holster, 2x mag
holster, replaceable back straps, a 13 and a 19 round mag, 2 extra sleeves
for extra 19 round mags, a lock, speed loader, and let's not forget the
awesome case with cut outs for everything it came with. That's not even
mentioning the amazing performance and accuracy with the pistol. Do you
research and don't mislead people on firearms based solely on your opinion
on where it was manufactured or the company that puts their name on it.
And in response to you statement that glocks are "better firearms", I would
never buy a glock. I work at a gun range and I have see several glocks
malfunction or even break. One guy bought a 19 and took one shot before the
frame cracked and the guide rod jettisoned out the front and flew half way
down the range. Glocks are poorly manufactured and over-priced. You are
paying for the name. Every glock looks exactly the same with the same
features regardless of the number they put on the side. I'd rather defend
myself with a potato before putting my life on a glock.
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.
mike: Lol.. well? Is that the only complaint they are not made in the U.S.?
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.
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 .
Dixie Land: To be honest Glock is way overpriced too
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.
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!
Dave Smith: Weak analysis.
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?
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."
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.
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