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Bought one of these today since I don’t have a 9mm of my own. Springfield XD-E 9mm 3.3” Compact. Had been looking at a 9mm M&P Shield for a while but just not as enthused about the Shield as the XD lines. Problem has been that the Springfield 9mm XD-S lines always have the grip safety with a nub at the bottom. That nub bugs the heck out of me. I can’t see spending $400 on a gun I don’t care for. This one doesn’t have the grip safety and feels much heavier built than the S&W Shield. Feels good in the hand which is important to me as the way it shoots. I also like the look of a pistol with an external hammer. This one came with 1x 8rd mag and 1x 9rd mag (both pictured below). Might be a little bit before I can get to do an update on how it shoots and operates as I put this one on layaway.

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I will be interested to hear how well it performs when you get it. The XD-E line is interesting to me, as I do not have a particular fondness for striker fired guns, even though I own a few.
 

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Sorry about the pics guys. I fixed them. The web app has a mind of its own sometimes. When I posted, they were both right side up. When I clicked the link in my email to see the comments, the top one was upside down. When I went to edit to fix it, they were both upside down. I just created a new combined pic and reposted.
 

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I will be interested to hear how well it performs when you get it. The XD-E line is interesting to me, as I do not have a particular fondness for striker fired guns, even though I own a few.
I am interested too, being a revolver fan myself. There are 2 types of hammer fired, those that set the hammer to single action when the slide is drawn and those that don’t. Those that don’t can’t complete with strike fired for having a nice light, short trigger pull. Those that set the hammer seem like they would have opportunity to out perform a striker fire because all the trigger actually has to do is break, but I guess that would depend on what the manufacturer did with that opportunity. It has a high bar as my other Springfield’s have match grade triggers.

I’d guess on light primer strike, you should be able to just pull the trigger again.

Btw, Neighbor just bought a new Sig 9mm and my brother has a couple new S&W and Springfield XDS’s. Maybe an opportunity to do a real full review video instead of just clips since we have a lineup of brand new pistols available to compare it to. Get a couple opinions from more than just myself.
 

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I’d guess on light primer strike, you should be able to just pull the trigger again.

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If you're talking about the XD you would need to rack the slide and chamber a new round.
 
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I will be interested to hear how well it performs when you get it. The XD-E line is interesting to me, as I do not have a particular fondness for striker fired guns, even though I own a few.
I have no interest what-so-ever in striker fired guns. I do have one (1) striker fired gun, an Springfield XD. My wife bought it, didn't like it and traded it for one of my 1911s. (She thought it was a fair trade ...... after all, I have several 1911s.) Of course I had no say-so in the matter and years of marriage taught me to keep my mouth shut. It's a paperweight in the back of one of the safes, there to remind me that love is sometimes painful.
 
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Good news, I have the XDE 9mm in hand. Took it out back for the first shots and it is SWEET! 17rds fired of the cheapest ammo I have on hand, Armscor 115gr FMJ. The light crisp break on the trigger in single action is so nice. A little effortless take up, definite wall, then almost immediate break. Double action is what is to be expected, long and firm but smooth. Hitting 8” plates at 30 yards with no problems. Dead on out of the box. I’ll have a review up in a day or 2. Could not ask for more in a sub $500 pistol. In my case, sub $400 as I paid $365.

Holding my XDM.40 (striker fired) in one hand and the XDE 9mm (hammer fired) in the other: the XDE is better, and the XDM has a match grade trigger.
 

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Well, the review has been filmed and uploading now. 12 hours to complete the upload and probably another 2 hours to transfer and publish. It’ll be up sometime tomorrow afternoon. I’ll post a link when it’s available.
 

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Good to hear. From the post dates you must have spent lots of time shooting, filming, and going back n forth between the two...even though they're two different caliber. Wife has the XDS 9mm and its been great. I have hammer fire and striker fire pistols n both don't present s problem to me.
 

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I like hammer fired over striker fired too. But the Canik TP9SF i got really impresses me for a striker fired gun.
 

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Good to hear. From the post dates you must have spent lots of time shooting, filming, and going back n forth between the two...even though they're two different caliber. Wife has the XDS 9mm and its been great. I have hammer fire and striker fire pistols n both don't present s problem to me.
Learning along the way. I’m no pro at this. The gun was put on layaway for a couple weeks so that slowed it down. Between wife, 3 young boys, full time day job, uncooperative weather and the fact in running a one man band on these videos... well, it takes a while, that’s for sure. But I have fun with it. I put 250 rounds through it before I finished.

I had to kill the upload last night, edit and reupload. That mistake lost 6 hours. Says 3.5 hours left. This time I had to learn sound suppression. The footage at the range had so much wind noise that is was as loud as the gun. Watch the trees and you can see how hard it was blowing. Everything from filming to final editing is done on my phone, including the intro. The finished product is transferred to a laptop, then to google drive (this saves original quality). From there to google photos (that transfer saves quality, transferring directly to google photos degrades it). Then it gets published to YouTube.
 

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I have no interest what-so-ever in striker fired guns. I do have one (1) striker fired gun, an Springfield XD. My wife bought it, didn't like it and traded it for one of my 1911s. (She thought it was a fair trade ...... after all, I have several 1911s.) Of course I had no say-so in the matter and years of marriage taught me to keep my mouth shut. It's a paperweight in the back of one of the safes, there to remind me that love is sometimes painful.
I'm all hammer fired as well, I do have an XDe but it's in .45. I had a 9mm as well but sold it after a short period, not because it was bad but it just didn't fill a need for me. I like the .45 bur really don't carry it very much because I find that if I can conceal the XDe with what I'm wearing I most likely can conceal a larger pistol because of the grip length on the XDe. Anyway it's been flawless, no issues at all.
 
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