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Old 01-17-2018, 03:08 AM   #1
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Smile Springfield Armory announces new XD-s Mod 2

Well they finally did it. Took them years, but they finally updated the XD-s to the Mod 2 grip. No gripzone label either. New trigger as well, sight, and laser options from the factory. Right now only announced for .45 acp, but I suspect at shot show they’ll announce 9mm and .40 S&W.

Rob Latham already acknowledged a 4 inch barrel version is coming as well and that he’s been shooting it.

So hot.

http://www.springfield-armory.com/pr...acp#XDSG93345B

I wonder if they are going to remove the gripzone text from the double stack Mod 2 now.
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Without gripzone it's pretty much useless and not cool
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:22 AM   #3
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I really liked the Mod 2 Subcompact I had, but that grip zone label made it unbearable after a while.
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I really liked the Mod 2 Subcompact I had, but that grip zone label made it unbearable after a while.
You're kidding right?
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:28 PM   #5
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I'll take it in 9mm and with the 4 inch barrel.
I was close to getting the xds in that configuration but I'll wait now lol
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Damn. Iím hoping for a Mod2 4Ē threaded .45 model. Come on Springfield.

I also donít give a damn if gripzone is wrote on it. I canít see it when itís in my hands. Itís not as bad as that gen5 Glock cutout. My God
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Damn. Iím hoping for a Mod2 4Ē threaded .45 model. Come on Springfield.

I also donít give a damn if gripzone is wrote on it. I canít see it when itís in my hands. Itís not as bad as that gen5 Glock cutout. My God
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This got my interest peaked!
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Looks as gay, double decker bussed and over priced as any of their other guns.
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Ummmm where do you put your hand to grip it?
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ill be grabbing the 4" 9mm when released
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Ummmm where do you put your hand to grip it?
The were going to write "grip zone" on it, but the only place it would fit is the gigantic slide. They considered putting it there, with an arrow pointing towards the grip area. That will probably be the next Mod.
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Looks as gay, double decker bussed and over priced as any of their other guns.
The street price will be less than the G43. Probably will land around the $400 Mark +/-...
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You're kidding right?
Unfortunately, no. I'm not. The pistol itself was very good, and the grip actually felt pretty darned good in the hand. I tried to convince myself that it didn't matter what the grip said on it, but they made the logo so obnoxiously large that it just couldn't be ignored.

After a while, it just bugged me in the same way as those pistols from some manufacturers that have half of the owners manual engraved on them just to warn you that a firearm could be dangerous if you aren't careful. It doesn't take away from the function of the weapon but it certainly looks stupid on there, and when other good pistols are available without it... Why bother?

I'm guessing Springfield has figured this out, and future models won't say GRIP ZONE on them.
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The were going to write "grip zone" on it, but the only place it would fit is the gigantic slide. They considered putting it there, with an arrow pointing towards the grip area. That will probably be the next Mod.


Don't you have some chem trails to go look at ?

yeah- Everybody here knows 89grand really really loves glocks.. we get it.. but dude- every thread ?

1st model XDs pistols never had "Grip Zone" on them, just fyi.
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Unfortunately, no. I'm not. The pistol itself was very good, and the grip actually felt pretty darned good in the hand. I tried to convince myself that it didn't matter what the grip said on it, but they made the logo so obnoxiously large that it just couldn't be ignored.

After a while, it just bugged me in the same way as those pistols from some manufacturers that have half of the owners manual engraved on them just to warn you that a firearm could be dangerous if you aren't careful. It doesn't take away from the function of the weapon but it certainly looks stupid on there, and when other good pistols are available without it... Why bother?

I'm guessing Springfield has figured this out, and future models won't say GRIP ZONE on them.
It's a tool. It stays concealed. Your hand covers the grip when you shoot. It's not directions on where to place your hands, but rather the copyrighted title of their grip design. Seems like one of the silliest and immature reasons to get rid of a tool that is "very good" and "felt pretty darned good in the hand."

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I agree. Donít see itís a big deal. Glock puts their logo on the grip and yet I know if Iím shooting a Glock or not. No one complains about that
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So with the Shot show coming up hopefully they will announce there up coming line.
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Unfortunately, no. I'm not. The pistol itself was very good, and the grip actually felt pretty darned good in the hand. I tried to convince myself that it didn't matter what the grip said on it, but they made the logo so obnoxiously large that it just couldn't be ignored.

After a while, it just bugged me in the same way as those pistols from some manufacturers that have half of the owners manual engraved on them just to warn you that a firearm could be dangerous if you aren't careful. It doesn't take away from the function of the weapon but it certainly looks stupid on there, and when other good pistols are available without it... Why bother?

I'm guessing Springfield has figured this out, and future models won't say GRIP ZONE on them.
You gotta look good to shoot good yo. I feel ya.
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grip zone was stupid as fuck and seemed like you had a fucking nerf gun
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How fast to forget Springfield and their anti-2A stance.... Completely done with Springfield.
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How fast to forget Springfield and their anti-2A stance.... Completely done with Springfield.
Didnít affect me at all. I bought a threaded 9 Mod 2 for $400 and 4 extra mags. Seems to me they are pro 2nd amendment with great deals they offer. And who cares about Illinois. Itís ran by Democrats and itís a total mess.
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It's a tool. It stays concealed. Your hand covers the grip when you shoot. It's not directions on where to place your hands, but rather the copyrighted title of their grip design. Seems like one of the silliest and immature reasons to get rid of a tool that is "very good" and "felt pretty darned good in the hand."
Well, apparently I wasn't alone in my opinion considering the number of calls I got from guys who would ask if it was the model that says Grip Zone then back away when told yes during the time I had it up for sale/trade. I had ten factory mags for mine, and practically had to give it away to get it moved.

It was a good pistol. Still, I'm a bit more of a traditionalist when it comes to firearms. Big, goofy looking logos kill the aesthetic appeal for me. To each his/her own.
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grip zone was just as tacky as color fill on slides and AR lowers
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The were going to write "grip zone" on it, but the only place it would fit is the gigantic slide. They considered putting it there, with an arrow pointing towards the grip area. That will probably be the next Mod.
That would help out a lot! How the hell do they figure anyone will be able to use it without instructions written on the gun?
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The Grip Zone label never bothered me. I'd prefer that over legal warnings that are found on other popular handguns personally. I'm so happy they finally Mod 2'd the XD-S line though because I wasn't a fan of the previous grip. Having the same grip across double and single stack is going to be nice if you switch up depending on weather.

Springfield Armory has been putting out a lot of new guns lately. Next on my wish list is mod 2 slides with optic cuts.
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XDs 4.0 45 has been my carry piece the past couple years.
Between this or the SIG365, it seems an upgrade is on the horizon
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The Grip Zone label never bothered me. I'd prefer that over legal warnings that are found on other popular handguns personally.
CANT STAND "read owners manual before using" on my M92 PAP
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CANT STAND "read owners manual before using" on my M92 PAP
Yea that does suck. Itís sad that has to be on a firearm.
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Yea that does suck. Itís sad that has to be on a firearm.
Worst part is, it doesn't need to be there, but since Libtard snowflakes sue everything and everyone, they probably figured "Why take the chance", even though said Libtards rarely own guns.
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