Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • sianmink

    Glad someone’s finally making more CCW pistols with a long slide and short grip. I don’t get all these short barrel guns when the barrel is the easiest part to conceal. It’s like they’ve been doing it backwards till now.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      Like the Sig C3 I carry you have a commander slide officer frame. Very easy to conceal and shoots very well.

    • hkryan

      I wish I’d known they were coming out with a long slide XDS before I bought my regular one… :-(

  • jordan Hyers

    I agree with sianmink longer slide snubby grip is the way to go or even snubby grip long barrel on CCW revolvers, since the grip on any CCW in the many offender of printing.

  • john huscio

    Somewhat of a direct competitor with the m&p45c? I’ve been heavily leaning towards the 45c as my new carry piece, but this news might make me do some reevaluating…..

    • Anonymoose

      The M&P still has three extra rounds in the standard mag.

      • jordan Hyers

        but the xd has it on width i think

  • Just another person

    They’ve been shipping

    • hkryan

      I thought only 9mm had been shipping up to this point.

  • Rabies

    the only question is should I pick up a 4.0 or wait for a 4.5

  • 101nomad

    Choices are wonderful, but, I just can not bring myself to consider any firearm with a clitty trigger.

    • Nicks87

      Maybe you’re just not sure what to do with it? Or how to find it in the dark?

      • 101nomad

        Do you pull it to see what it does? Been around a little too long for your BS. If you like it buy it.