Gun Review: MAC on the Springfield XD-S


  1. avatar jwm says:

    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.

    1. avatar Jason says:

      Right, and you could almost buy two for the cost of that Kimber.

    2. avatar NSDQ47G says:

      Make it a 9mm? That’s called a Walther PPS. Did you miss that several years ago?

  2. avatar Mark N. says:

    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.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Doesn’t the grip safety count as a manual safety? It has the loaded chamber indicator.

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        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.

        1. avatar Pascal says:

          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.

  3. avatar Ing says:

    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…

  4. avatar SCS says:

    I like mine. I carry it when I don’t feel like carrying one of my 1911’s.

  5. avatar Accur81 says:

    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.

  6. avatar DBeans says:

    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.

  7. avatar Tom says:

    Got one. Love it. Why does everyone want it in 9mm? The market’s awash in compact nines.

    1. avatar Totenglocke says:

      Everyone wants it in 9mm because the ammo is way cheaper and it’ll have a higher capacity.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        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.”

      2. avatar Tom says:

        Right. But just get a G26.

        1. avatar Nathan says:

          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.

  8. avatar Joe says:

    What about .9mm?

  9. avatar GaryinVT says:

    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….”

  10. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    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.

  11. avatar Chris Dumm says:

    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.

  12. avatar Average_Casey says:

    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.

  13. avatar Joatmon says:

    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.

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