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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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.