So news of the new Springfield XDE broke today.
Now, I will preface this by saying that I have not shot the Springfield XDE yet, I have not even held this pistol, but here are my thoughts…
Why in the world would they make the new Springfield XDE with an exposed external hammer? Bad, bad idea for a tiny little concealed carry gun. For the same reason I would never choose a snubby with an exposed hammer, this gun would be automaticly disqualified for me as a choice for concealed carry simply because of that hammer. …. ‘But 1911s, but cocked and locked’ … Shut up. How bout dat.
Also, from the video…
1) Lots of muzzle flip. Lots of muzzle flip even in the hands of Rob Lathem. The gun seems to have a very high bore axis and this may be causing unneeded muzzle flip.
2) No, the grip does not reduce recoil. Good grief. Physics, people!
3) ‘Low effort slide’… “Quicker in the street.” … NO! Carry with one in the chamber!
MSRP is $519
Also, late to the party… and $519? Hell, you can buy a S&W Shield for under $300 right now. I’ll pass.
*Internet rant. You get what you pay for.