Why I carry a Springfield XD-45 Tactical
You can go to ANY gun page and start a hell of an argument by asking, “Which is best, a 9mm, a .40 or a .45?” and damn if it doesn’t get worse when you ask *which brand*.
Most folks know that in addition to political blogging I also do articles on the Second Amendment and firearms. I’m not trying to start a *brand* or caliber war, this is just my opinion and observations from years of carrying a gun. I am not trying to start a 1911 vs every other type of .45 thread here and I am NOT trying to change anyones mind in regards to what they carry and why, and I hope my readers don’t either. If you have preferences, and we ALL do, use the comments section to voice those preferences and opinions, but please, no *flame wars*, comments of that nature WILL be deleted by me, regardless of WHO makes them. Let’s keep this one fair, honest and SANE.
Preferences my friends, not a tirade about which caliber has the most this or that, which gun will shoot underwater, unless you do a lot of underwater shooting, just tell us what you prefer and why. The balance, the fit, a comfort factor and so forth.
I have carried a .45 for 42 years now, most of that time I carried a Colt m1911 Mark IV Series 70 and I dearly love that pistol, but today I carry a Springfield XD-45 Tactical and for me, in MY opinion, for my wants and needs, the XD does everything I want to do.
Is it better than any other new style .45? Who really knows, for me it’s all about personal preference anyway, that’s why there are so many different brands on the shelves.
I will say this; I have seen more than a few 1911 guys get really *pissy* about people carrying a high capacity .45, telling the owners of said Hi-Cap guns to *Stop carrying that *tactical Tupperware*, all you need is a 1911 and you need to learn how to shoot it* and I can tell you right now, those guys, and their *learn to shoot* thing, are just about as full of BULLSHIT as a body can be. Continue reading