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Wasn't really sure where to put this one, but here is the question. I plan on taking the "Fighting Pistol" course this summer. Have heard great things about it, and seems it will be a good course. Has anyone else taken this course?

My concern was, my CCW weapon is a Springfield xD 45 tactical, and the group that runs those classes are Glock fanatics, and the forums all claim that NOT ONE xD .40 or .45 makes it through the class without at least one messup (they claim that the xdm 9mm do ok). I have run a few thousand rounds through my xD, and have had no problems, but have never shot 500-700 rounds within a span of an hour or so. Is this something to worry about? Do any of you have experience with this course? Or, are they just being ignorant gun snobs?
 

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psychogoc said:
My concern was, my CCW weapon is a Springfield xD 45 tactical, and the group that runs those classes are Glock fanatics, and the forums all claim that NOT ONE xD .40 or .45 makes it through the class without at least one messup (they claim that the xdm 9mm do ok). I have run a few thousand rounds through my xD, and have had no problems, but have never shot 500-700 rounds within a span of an hour or so. Is this something to worry about? Do any of you have experience with this course? Or, are they just being ignorant gun snobs?
They advocate what works. They have pushed the handgun to hell and back so they have seen what fails under stress; they are speaking from experience.

They run the guns HARD.
A lot of racking, reloading, shooting, etc.. At some point your handgun will hit the dirt and it has to keep running.

Some photos of the lastest class:






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If you carry an xd then bring it and put it too the test dont worry about the others being glock fanatics. Tactical response is a great place to train. I dont have first hand experience but I know a trainer there.
 

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do you have confidence in your XD ? if so, take it and if not take a glock. looks like in the pics, i saw M&P, Glock, XD, and think i saw a H&K in pic of one laying in the dirt.
I really don't think you'll have an issue and I am a Glock-O-Holic. XD is a reliable handgun.
 

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it seems to me that you are taking a course to be better in a situation that you will need a ccw you would want to use your ccw to train with
 

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Ive seen glocks not act right, just like a few high end Kimbers that didnt work right..

I have put over 1200 thru my XD Service .40 in one "sitting" with no problems.
With my reloads, i always throw in some rounds that have spent primers, no powder and a seated bullet.
So there is always gonna be about 10-20rds that go "CLICK" and no poww..

So now what do you do??????


Gotta train for situations like that,, if you dont then your gonna freak if it happens and your in a predicament where your life is on the line....


Just my 2 cents.. go have fun and learn ya something!!

BTW, my pistol was so hot i was kinda unsure of what it was gonna do if i holstered it.. :lol4:
I ended up burning my elbow on it too.


Also do a really good cleaning on it also before hand!
 

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Xd357 said:
If the xd is your ccw than take it. Don't worry about the glockaholics.
Second that word of advise!!
 
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