I am one of ''T-Bolt's'' co-workers and he asked me to guest blog. He has written about me before, but I don't know what nickname he gave me.
Why I chose the XD. I wanted a pistol for some time and TBolt talking about was the push to get me to buy one. At the time I knew I hated the Glock cuz the fanbois I read online were annoying, and everyone was complaining about the Smith and Wesson M and P dropping mags. And I never saw anyone complain about specific malfunctions with the XD in any of my online searches. This was 3 years ago. So XD got it by default this way. Plus TBolt liked the ones he shot and recommended trying it as a rental. I tried it and liked it and bought it.
I thought about a 1911, but they were way expensive. At least among the brands I had heard about. I didn't want to take a chance at a generic 1911. So I got a full size gun in .45 that wasn't a Colt 1911 in the Springfield XD45. When I got it I took it to the range every month or so to shoot it for about a year. I need to go back and practice more. It's a good pistol. I think I'll get a shotgun next for home defense.
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