I’ve had the Springfield XDs 9mm for about a month now, and I’m still in love with it. It’s proven to be a fantastic little addition to my concealed carry lineup, and it’s a hell of a shooter too. I’m pretty particular when it comes to pistols, and sometimes the littlest things bother me about a certain handgun.
This is really trivial, but I felt the need to share. The magazine baseplates on the XDs have a little lip on the end of them that sticks out from the grip when the magazine is inserted into the pistol. I have pretty big hands, and this little lip hits me right in the middle of my pinky finger.
Now, when I purchased the XDs 9mm, I was expecting to only have a two finger grip on it, with my pinky riding under the magazine, which is fine, but I think without this little lip on the magazine baseplate, I’d actually be able to get all three fingers on the grip, which would be awesome.
As soon as my spare magazine arrives from Springfield (which is still on backorder) it has a date with my Dremel, and I’ll see if it improves the grip without the little protrusion.