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I finally got a gun that I think is a good carry piece/plinker, a Springfield XD9 sub-compact. I was thinking about the HK P2000 as per my previous thread, but I ended up going this route for a couple of reasons, the XD was about $200 less, supposedly far superior than the Taurus PT140 that I was looking at against the HK, and it points much more naturally for me than does the Glock. So far as I can see, it's the perfect choice for me, but I still have to get it up to the range for testing.
 

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Well I have seen one of the newer ones suffer from the same failure of the locking block area. SA fixed it for free of course.
 

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I got it out to the range tonight and it fires great. Very controllable and very comfortable. The only gripe that I have is the trigger not being as light/crisp as the trigger on my Kimber Eclipse, but then again, this is going to be the gun that I'll be carrying.
 

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A good 1911 trigger is almost impossible to beat for feel unless you get a really high dollar target only gun. Plus you really dont want an uber light trigger in a carry piece. For me anything under 8lbs is easy to deal with in an auto. I think my steyr pulls at 5.5 last time I checked.
 

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I got the new holster in for the XD today. It's got great retention, but it's quite difficult to draw smoothly from it. It's a Galco Matrix belt holster, great holster, conceals under a t-shirt pretty well and disappears under my suit jacket for work. Any suggestions for a similar style holster that may be a little easier to draw? It's an XD Sub-Compact BTW.
 

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I use the Uncle Mikes IWB Sidekick holster. Size 16. I really don't care what anyone says, this thing gets the job done. Fits on my belt perfectly, protects the gun from moisture, and is damn near invisible. I wear a t-shirt all day hiking in all conditions with either a utility belt or backpack with waist straps on. Hiking miles at a time in the heat, it rides perfect.

I don't know how people wear those bulky ass things for IWB.









 

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I have an IWB Mister Softy from High Noon Holsters that wears wonderfully. I also have a paddle holster from the Galco Matrix line and its not bad either.
 

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I have an IWB Mister Softy from High Noon Holsters that wears wonderfully. I also have a paddle holster from the Galco Matrix line and its not bad either.
The Galco Matrix is the holster that I have right now and as I said, it's not a bad holster, just very difficult to get a smooth natural draw. I feel like I have to pull to hard at the pistol to get it out of the holster and when I do get it out, it's way off target from unholstering requiring as much effort as it does. The Blackhawk Serpa would be the ideal holster, very smoothl, easy draw, great retention and it's a pretty easy holster to get on and off, but it doesn't seem to conceal well on me due to my build.
 

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I really had to play with my tension screws matrix to get it to pull smoothly. I use it for range practice and qualification.
 

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My Galco Matrix doesn't have adjustable tension screws in it. They're just the folded over prong type
 
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