Went to see my gun guy today just to look around. I had asked him to give me a call if he gets a used GP100 with a 4" barrel. He hadn't called, but he had 2 used ones with 6" barrels. I like the gun, but the 6" is more than I want. I asked him to keep looking.
I asked if he had anything else that was neat. He showed me a Winchester model 70 in 300 Remington Ultra Mag. I said "No thanks". A little too much for rabbits, if you ask me.
He then showed me the new Springfield XDs. .45ACP, 5+1, slim and light. I carry an XD40 Sub Compact, which is a fairly small "full sized" pistol. The XDs is slightly smaller. It's thinner. It's sweet. He said that they received 3 of them on Friday. Their first shipment. They sold one of them Friday night and one yesterday. I walked away and met the wife out in the mall, ready to head home. She asked me if I had found anything. I told her that Blake had a new XDs that's pretty nice. "Oh? You didn't buy it?"
I said "no, I didn't have my glasses with me so I wouldn't be able to see to fill out the paperwork". She told me that my glasses were in the car. (She was looking at me like I was a dumbass. You'd have to know her to completely understand. :)
I took that to mean that she thought I should purchase this pistol.
So, they sold their last one today.
It weighs a whopping 19 ounces empty and will fit in the pocket of my baggy shorts. It really isn't a whole lot smaller than my Sub Compact, but it's slimmer. 1" wide, total. If you didn't include the slide release or the take-down lever in that width, it's 7/8 inch wide. It is just a bit shorter from the bottom of the grip to the top of the slide than the .40 Sub.
Fiber optic front sight, 2 white dots at the rear.
I think I'll like it.
I'll be more careful with this one when I go ice fishing, though... It would be a shame for it to end up at the bottom of the lake with all of my other guns. Me and ice fishing just don't get along. ;)