Why Springfield XD Sucks!




What do you think about this video?

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.

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.

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

Dave Smith: Weak analysis.

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. 

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.

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

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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..

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

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.

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.

2-1 BrAvO: I think it's funny when people slam the XD for being made in Croatia, when they never slammed the Glock for being made in Austria. They are both Eastern European countries, and neither are third world crapholes. The World Bank considers Croatia a "high income" economy. They have a very high H.D.I. rank. Croatia is a member of the European Union, United Nations, the Council of Europe, NATO, the World Trade Organization, and a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean. They have a well trained military and fought beside allied forces in Iraq, and Afghanistan. Croatia also held a seat on the U.N. Security Counsel for a while. So anyone who bashes a gun, because it's made in Croatia is a fool. When it is very similar to Austria, where Glock is/was produced.

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.

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. 

Roger Gaither: And we should consider you an expert because??????

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 

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

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

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."

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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 .

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

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.

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

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. 

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??

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

sanhualex: My XD40 has a different grip than a Glock & feels awesome in my hand and it definitely helps me shoot better. I paid $400 for it new (came with a hard case, 2 mags, a lock, a brush, a holster & mag holster). It clearly states made in Croatia on it. It's not trying to pretend differently. I got 2 extra mags for $18 a piece. I couldn't get a new comparable Glock for $436 much less all the accessories. It's a great gun & the price was right. If you don't like the history of the company fine I get it, but the gun doesn't "suck" by any means. It shoots straight. It eats any ammo I put in it. It has nice sights & no fte or ftf yet. By the way the XDs being sold now are not the same gun people were laughing at 30 years ago...

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!

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.

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

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

Bama Prepper: I've owned 3 or 4 Xd's and was not impressed with the gun. The grip safety malfunctioned on two and another one was terribly unreliable with issues other than grip safety. 

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. ;-)

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Why Springfield XD Sucks! 3 out of 5

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