Why Springfield XD Sucks!




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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.

Bbzije1: Xd is a great pistol. 

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. 

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.

Ryan Nelson: 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 

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.

Bill Broder: Same Springfield Armory, it was just privatized when the government sold off the rights 

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

Derek Honky: Oh, the irony: a video with a misleading name, about a product that "sucks" because it's manufacturer has a misleading name.

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

Derp DeDerp: $600? $419 brand new.

Draco Masters: The only reason i don't like XDs is because of the back strap safety. I see no point in it, it just hinders its operation. I don't buy pistols with external safeties, back strap safety or (the worst of the three) a magazine safety. Cover your trigger and you good to go.

chris nikitas: You MUST work for Glock. Collect your pay and stop releasing videos under the mask of helping people make decisions on which pistol to consider or not consider owning. Where are you that an XD is "$600-$650", and how is this about the gun "sucking"? You don't mention one thing about the use or function of the gun. lets talk about the XD format starting to out shoot some of the classics, like your employer. wanna talk about price inflation for a name??? Glocks cost under $100 to make and they charge MORE for a Glock then an XD. Consider this: the Croatian manufacturer cannot give USA customers the customer service they need nor the warranty that the new Springfield can. Maybe that is worth some extra money. No where have I seen an XD for more then $500. and that's at a pricey, crap store. 

Michael Phillips: First of all, I am not either a Springfield Armory fanboy nor am I a Glock fanboy. Both firearms are great pistols in my opinion and I personally own an XD(M) as well as a Glock 30S. Comparing these two pistols are pretty much like comparing Macintosh to Microsoft - So I am going to base my views on both of these pistols from my knowledge base 1. XD or XD(M) they originated in Croatia and now made in Geneseo, IL. Glock is a Austrian pistol now made in Smyrna, GA or assembled in Georgia. So neither of these pistols originated from the U.S.A. 2. Glock has been in the U.S. a lot longer and was made popular because of military and L.E. using it. The XD's hit the market after Glock had already gained a lot of popularity... Today, the XD(M) pistols have helped Springfield Armory gain as much popularity as the Glock and the S&W M&P pistols... 3. Glock is a rock solid pistol...but so is the XD or XD(M). The only thing that the XD/XD(M) pistols have over Glock is that they have fully supported chambers. The only reason I believe Glock does not fully support their chambers is to help rounds chamber more efficiently. Because Glock does not fully support their chambers, you are taking more risks feeding reloads through a Glock verses a XD/XD(M). If you are shooting factory rounds only...then you have nothing to worry about. But with the increased costs of ammunition now days, a lot of people are looking into reloading their own rounds which makes the XD/XD(M) pistols a safer route (even though the factory manuals for most firearms tell you NOT to use reloads or it will void any warranties)...This is the real world and people are looking at cost effective ways to enjoy the sport. 4. Glock does have one advantage in that the slide sits lower and puts the center bore lower than the higher1911center bore that the XD/XD(M) pistols have. What this translates to is the recoil on a Glock won't have as great as a muzzle flip as the XD/XD(M)'s will. BUT...with practice, this won't be as big of a deal, especially for those that are used to shooting 1911's. 5. I could go on and on on the pro's and con's of both pistols but in the end they are both great pistols and I have run thousands of rounds through both my G30S as well as my XD(M)40 and have not had any failures whatsoever. It all boils down to preference. Neither pistol really is better than the other, which ever one you are more accurate with and the one that feels like an extension of your hand, well then that's the one you should go with. I personally like both my XD(M) and my Glock and wouldn't get rid of either pistol. Does XD/XD(M)'s suck? I don't think so.... but neither do Glock's... PURELY PERSONAL PREFERENCE...

John Erickson: Ever try to clean the striker area on a XD? You have to punch a split pin out of the rail and not mushroom the pin in the middle of the striker. Oil and stuff can get in the striker and give you light hits on primers. Glocks have made the gun so simple to strip down and clean. S&W MP, you have to remove rear sight ! Then hope for easy rear sight removal, no locktite used. Live next door to a good gunsmith, great. If SHTF you can clean your Glock complete with very simple tools. Never buy a gun than find that simple cleaning needs a pro.

Ali Tran: I understand you bro. Its about our US history name. I do have XD 9m. Love it but I didn't the the story behide it. But really I don't care who cook the food it taste good I eat it At least Springfield name carry on Why don't you try to buy the name back make me a gun I'll buy it from you. 

kawi3000: No one is feeling bad. I love my xdm, Croatian, american or whatever I'll take my xdm over a glock any day. 

Eric Wilhite: The price, using a historic previously existing company name & making a decent gun, even if you think is over priced, doesn't make a gun suck. It's called capitalism. With your logic, Glock should suck too. All mythology & hype for really just any other polymer (none are "plastic") pistol. I think Miller G Draft sucks. I don't have time to go into why. And no I'm not a butt hurt XD gun owner, even though it's in my collection. Them again I didn't over pay since I got LEO discount. 

Edward Mann: I Own a XD45 I also own a Hi Point 9mm there is no way these two guns can be on the same level of value in fact they don't even come close. Maybe the XD was and is under rated I Also own a berretta and a S&W M&P 9 none are better then the XD. sorry im pretty sure this guy has a reason he is not really saying! why he thinks XD Sucks!

ll22Adrian23ll: he has a tongue ring enough said....freaking maggot

CrumplyVIRUS: cool tongue ring bro

fijillian: Noted. But I won't buy anything else as far as a semi auto handgun. I love my XDm and will be purchasing more. 

MikeTheSith200: Please learn how to say Illinois.

Mark Sletten: Every Springfield XD sold has "Made in Croatia" stamped on the side--how is that misleading? You say you don't like the XD because it's just an evolution of a gun "everyone" thought was a joke. The term "everyone" is conveniently ambiguous. That said, were you around when the Glock was first introduced in the US? Suffice to say there were many, many people who thought it was a joke... I'm not aware of any XD that sells for $650. I just checked Cabela's website and the XD 4" pistols max out at $569. I understand if you believe even that's too much, but can you at least offer some evidence to support your claim they are not worth what they sell for? It sounds as if you are annoyed that supply & demand actually works.

jnauttube: I'm not sure where the >$600 price is coming from. I own an XD .45 and I want to say mine came in under $500, possibly around $475, maybe a few dollars more. Gun sites are selling all the XDs (plural, not XDS platform) in the $470-490 range. If someone is selling an XD for $600, I suspect that's market forces at work. My XD 45 is a perfectly fine platform- especially considering the price I paid, reliable, never failed and accurate. Would I have spent $600 on it? No.

Badassblacksmith: I must say that MY SA XDM is very reliable and accurate! If I didn't like the price of a Audi A6, then I would just have to settle with an A4! This video is useless and misleading and not to mention that it was a waste of my damn time! Your just upset that your boyfriend doesn't think you give good head, so you went and pierced your tongue like an 18 girl!!! 

paintballplayer700: You acknowledge that the XD is a solid gun and works well. Then you never explain why you don't particularly like it, other than that you think it's overpriced. Not clear on why you think it's inferior to, say, a Glock. They are very similar in design, build quality, and durability. I have an XD and I abuse the bejesus out of it. Throw it through the air onto gravel, punt it into a lake, fill it with mud and sand and potting soil, it never skips a beat. It's as accurate as a Glock and appears to be as tough, plus it has a better trigger (WAY better if you look at the XD-M series). If Glock has "earned" the right to sell for $600, so has the XD.

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.

Stephen Cromwell: The free market dictates that the gun is worth whatever the buying public is willing to pay for it. That said, I appreciate the history lesson, it's good for consumers to know what they are getting!

crozek: Besides the price point, in your opinion, what makes them lower quality?

Michael R: What you're saying is true, but you're forgetting that the unit cost for a Glock is only about 80 dollars. So while Springfield is charging way more because they can, Glock does the same thing. You just accept glock because theyve been around longer and have a reputation with law enforcement because of good marketing. 

BadCow: Springfield Armory, hah, been there done that.

Bmo Goon: I pretty much love My sa xd and My 9mm xdm the look and make of it everything I have not had one problem with them now I have a glock 17 and almost every three mags o shoot I get a failure to feed 

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 tupperware

W K Rhynes: Thanks, but I don't take firearm advice from Juggalos.

ino592002: Well here is my 2cent. I felt the same way that the poster of this vid does for a long time until I fired a Springfield/Croat import 9mm. Fell in love with the first shot. I hit my mark very well and I consider myself a military trained novice shooter. I like it and I hit targets with it. 

Spiritbro77: I don't know what market you live in, but here in Ohio I can get a basic XD for about the same price as the Ruger( a hair over 400$). Now an XD-M costs around 550 give or take but it comes with three mags, a basic plastic holster, a mag loader, steel sights and a "match grade" barrel. I love my XDM. Functions flawlessly and is as accurate as my Sig 226. Glock is the over priced gun with plastic sights, two mags and very little else. I'm not saying Glocks suck or anything, they are fine weapons. But I sure don't see your point about SA's being over priced and you are flat out wrong about basic XD's costing more than Glocks. Not even close.

Scott Burton: I bet the XD is not the only thing in this video that "sucks". 

teamsilva100: I have own a Ruger P Series and currently own a XD and a XDM and there is no comparison. I would respect your option if you did a side by side comparison of the two guns. Even throw in a Glock. At this point your video is just an option, not any shooting facts. I get the "politics" of the name and the supplier but just can respect the lack of facts of the gun your bashing. Stay Gold Pony Boy... 

J Walker: Good video. And all good points. I am an XDm owner, but I was fully aware of the origin of the XD line and the Springfield Armory name when I purchased my pistol. Using the SA name the way they do does seem a bit misleading. But, I agree that the XD / XDm is a good gun….I like everything about it except the sights - using the sight picture I am used to (from the Beretta M9), the XDm shot about 6" low from 10-12 yards. Unacceptable. But, installing an adjustable rear sight and new front post fixed that nicely. Absolutely no other complaints with this gun, though I'm certainly no expert, since this is the first semi-auto I've owned. (I've shot Glocks several times - they are great guns for sure, but I don't care for them personally. Don't like the way they look or feel, don't like the trigger pull, and, since I shoot left handed, they misfeed on me about 1 time out of 3 no matter how hard I try to keep my grubby fingers from accidentally brushing the mag release or slide release. I know at least one other lefty who has the same problem with Glocks - something about the grip just doesn't seem to work for us left-handed shooters.) Apparently, quite a few other people think highly of the XDm, b/c it took me about 3 months to find a dealer who had one on hand to sell me once I decided it was the gun for me….. 

Wally slepinski: The early hs2000 had quality issues due to difficulties of manufacturing during the Yugoslav war. Their quality has improved and they have a lifetime warranty now as the XD. I love my xd9 subcompact, have had no problems and shoot better with it than with my 92A1

Rob D: It's not American unless is made somewhere else now!...

Danny Herron: Other than the fact that the XD is a better gun than the Glock or MP, most of what he said is right. I take it that he is new to the pistol world.

xlasvegan7x: Maybe this video should be retitled "Why I won't buy a Springfield Armory Xd"

Miles Huggins: Xd especially xdm r better made guns than blocks and i own both love my 19 and xd sub glicks r overpriced the sights and triggers r steel thats worth more tjan 100 bux in cost that said their both overpriced have u ever shot an xd the reg xd is the same price as glocks and xd has better materials glocks were first and everyone loves there first good marketing like ur supposed to it does say croatia on the side guess u hate budweisser too and i love america as much as anyone so stop hatin and revew a colt or whatever maybe a harley 

gillhitman11: WOW here did u buy ur xd at I got my xd-40 2tone for $489.99 new in the box w/its 2 mags back in 2005 or 06 can't remember I just know they havd just came out. I have 2 xd's and 3 glocks I like the glocks better by there design but have had no issues with the xd's doing what its made to do.

Riley Harris: i live in CA wear guns are more pricy then in most state and you can pick up a 9mm XD for $420 new just about anywhere you go. even that price during the "crises of 2012" where at the same time i saw used glock 17s going for $800. I've had an 9mm XD for about 6 years now with 10k rounds though it works great. did you have any real evidence/examples as to why XD suck or is it just that a US gun manufacturer imports it?

Jacob Parker: NO SUCH THING AS AN UNBIASED REVIEW plus, I really can't trust a guy who has his tongue pierced. what does it matter that's it's not the original spring field, history has nothing to do with how the gun handles.

Mark Thomas: My home is protected with an XD .45, enter if you want too but this XD puts 14 rounds on target every time with the force barry bond's home run on your chest. I would be happy if this was the only gun I owned!

Schools: Learn how to get phlebotomy training in California! The job pays decent money for the amount of schools needed to graduate.
Rating:
Why Springfield XD Sucks! 3.1 out of 5

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