Gun Review: MAC on the Springfield XD-S by Dan Zimmerman | Oct 08, 2012 | 22 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments jwm says: October 8, 2012 at 18:32 See there. 600 dollars, fully functional right out of the box and no paper clip needed to take it down. Make it a 9 mm and I’d be interested. Reply Jason says: October 8, 2012 at 21:19 Right, and you could almost buy two for the cost of that Kimber. Reply NSDQ47G says: October 22, 2012 at 17:29 Make it a 9mm? That’s called a Walther PPS. Did you miss that several years ago? Reply Mark N. says: October 8, 2012 at 19:11 I’ll take it any caliber I can get it–which unfortunately not at all. California requires a manual safety, so this has not and will not make the dreaded “safe handguns” roster. Reply jwm says: October 8, 2012 at 19:36 Doesn’t the grip safety count as a manual safety? It has the loaded chamber indicator. Reply Mark N. says: October 8, 2012 at 21:45 nope. Ours not to reason why…It’s the way the law is written. It used to be fine (we have XDs and Glocks through Gen III), but now the requirements for a pistol are a LCI, a mag disconnect and a manual safety. Because of these rules, there are a lot of guns that simply don’t qualify for the roster without being grandfathered in (like 1911s), including Gen IVs and XDms. The idea was to rquire guns that did not fire if dropped (revolvers have to have transfer bars or similar too), but has gone beyond that to a way of keeping handguns off the market by making them too expensive for manufacturers to build and test. Reply Pascal says: October 8, 2012 at 22:49 I am sure if you ask the right politicians they will tell you they did not infringe on your right, they only inconvenienced you. I hope there comes a day when California gun owners are well organized enough to get rid of some of politicians who made the stupid laws. Ing says: October 8, 2012 at 19:54 Well, there you go. Now if only it came in a more useful caliber. They should’ve released it in 9mm first. I’m waiting… Reply SCS says: October 8, 2012 at 19:57 I like mine. I carry it when I don’t feel like carrying one of my 1911’s. Reply Accur81 says: October 8, 2012 at 20:18 Looks like a pretty nice firearm. The shooter is make some decent hits on those metallic silhouettes as well. My brother just picked up the 9 mm two tone and loves it. I’m looking forward to some range time with that sucker. Reply DBeans says: October 8, 2012 at 20:57 I’m very interested. I love my 40 cal xdsc and was looking for a 9mm, but was looking glock But I think I’ll wait to see what happens with the xds line. Reply Tom says: October 8, 2012 at 22:05 Got one. Love it. Why does everyone want it in 9mm? The market’s awash in compact nines. Reply Totenglocke says: October 9, 2012 at 03:42 Everyone wants it in 9mm because the ammo is way cheaper and it’ll have a higher capacity. Reply jwm says: October 9, 2012 at 11:37 9 is cheap to shoot which equates to more range time. Modern, quality self defense ammo make the 9 a real contendor. As my son says,”If I shoot you in the face with a 9 you ain’t gonna notice it wasn’t a 45.” Reply Tom says: October 9, 2012 at 14:02 Right. But just get a G26. Reply Nathan says: October 15, 2012 at 15:22 A G26 is a fat mothereffer. It’s as thick as a standard XD or XDm. You lose the advantage of the single stack mag, which is namely easier grip for average sized hands and better concealability. Until I went from an XD40 to a Kahr CW9, I didn’t think that 0.3″ difference in width would make a big difference, but it is huge. Joe says: October 8, 2012 at 22:33 What about .9mm? Reply GaryinVT says: October 8, 2012 at 22:57 This is an excellent video review, if a bit long. I appreciate an enthusiastic and knowledgable person that has the damn gun in hand and is using it. I’ve seen way too many reviews that start with a guy in his kitchen saying “Hey guys, uhhhhhh, Bob here. Uhhh, it’s been a while since I uhhhhh, made a video but, uhhhh….” Reply Dyspeptic Gunsmith says: October 9, 2012 at 09:24 Seeing him feed 185gr lead semi-wads through it was reasonably impressive. Those types of bullets tend to cause lots of “krunchenticker” type pistols some problems. Reply Chris Dumm says: October 9, 2012 at 11:57 1,000 rounds with zero gun-caused failures is awesome. I’ve tested a lot of guns, and only two of them made it from the box to the 1k mark without a hiccup. It’s probably not a surprise that one of them is a Sig/Sauer and the other is an Arsenal AK. All XDs have proven to be amazingly reliable, but 1,000 rounds of .45 ACP from such a tiny gun is a remarkable feat of engineering. Reply Average_Casey says: October 9, 2012 at 14:50 It was first released in 45 to be a market differentiator since there are already a lot of 9mm compact pistols on the market and the only 45 is a Kahr. From a marketing standpoint, it was really smart. Reply Joatmon says: October 24, 2012 at 17:55 Had one and liked it but didn’t love it. Accurate and easy to conceal but I eventually sold it. I have pretty much gone to more full sized pistols now selling the LC9 and the Kimber Ultra Carry also. To each his/her own tho. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.