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Well I finally broke down and bought the .45 version of this. I’ve been heehawing around about it for months, ever since I bought the 9mm late last year. I gave the 9mm a glowing review last year. I hope this one lives up to the previous experience.
 

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At one point I had both XDE in both 9 and .45 but sold the 9 because it really was very redundant for me. I like the .45 but really don't carry it very much. My primary carries are all either H&K's or 1911's. I'm not saying anything bad about the XDE but other than being slim it really isn't very small and generally if I can carry it concealled I can most likely carry a double stack H&K just as easily. While the XDE is slim the length of the grip makes it less concealable that it should be.
 

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interesting........i am wondering if the 45 version is going to be too much to handle for many with the light weight and slim profile........looking forward to your thoughts.
 

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Yeah, we’ll have to shoot them side by side to see if there is a difference. They are still boasting 27% easier to rack the slide which means the hammer spring and/or guide rod spring has to be lighter. All that recoil has to go somewhere.
 

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I am supposed to be picking this up today, assuming the state police were able to do their job and approve the transfer. After the last 4 extended delays, I’m not holding my breath.

One of the mags was missing from the box when I bought it. Springfield is supposed to be sending one to the shop to replace it. Won’t effect testing though. I have the XDS 45 and the 4 extended mags I have for it are the same mags as the short mags for the XDE, just remove the extension sleeve.
 

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Well I finally broke down and bought the .45 version of this. I’ve been heehawing around about it for months, ever since I bought the 9mm late last year. I gave the 9mm a glowing review last year. I hope this one lives up to the previous experience.
I actually have my eye on one too...
 
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