SHOT Show 2015: TFB TV Coverage of the XD Mod2 .45ACP with Rob Leatham

I had the opportunity to have Rob Leatham tell me about the new Springfield XD Mod 2 in .45ACP.  It’s an extremely tiny .45 considering it packs 9+1.  I will be honest guys, I have never owned an XD, but I was thoroughly impressed with the Mod 2 and how well this shot in spite of its diminutive size.  Mr. Leatham explained that the Mod 2 is so heavily modified from the standard XD that it is almost a new platform.

It was an honor to shoot with Mr. Leatham, and I have two more videos with him discussing some new 1911 models.  The video quality is slightly better on YouTube and set to HD.  This was a run and gun video rig that was borrowed, expect my (James’) future TFBTV videos to be in either full bitrate 1080p (whatever the max bitrate is for YouTube is) or in 4K.

Don’t forget to subscribe, guys!  I hope you like the video. Time was tight at Range Day (people were waiting to interview Rob) so the interview and shoot was all shot in one cut.  Thanks for checking it out.

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James Reeves

James Reeves is a licensed and practicing concealed weapons instructor, the winner of Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, a graduate of Front Sight, the Shooter Performance Institute, and Tier 1 Group, and is an Appleseed-qualified Rifleman. James previously owned and operated a gun shop in Tallahassee, FL and worked as a regional sales representative for distributor/importer, Interstate Arms Company. He is a coverage litigation attorney by day. James likes traveling with his wife, boating, America, photography, guns, gear he doesn’t really need, cold beer, and a little exercise here and there (James is also GORUCK Tough). Above all, James enjoys creating content for TFBTV. Follow James on Twitter @jjreeves.


  • echelon

    GRIP ZONE!!!!!

    • James R.

      I almost tried to shoot it while holding the slide until I read the part that said “GRIP ZONE”, that would have been embarrassing.

      • echelon

        It’s a good thing all the parts are properly labeled. I’m glad you were saved from a potentially ugly situation. Whew!

    • Ethan

      I heard that in the tone of “MATT DAMON” from team america..

      • echelon

        In my head it was more like Batman from the Lego Movie: “FIRST TRY!!!!”

  • Clay inUT

    “Skid proofing” I gots some boxers that need this!

  • NMM1AFan

    Seriously, the guy who came up with “Grip Zone” needs to be fired.

    • Mario AK

      It’s the same people who gave us the “XD”, the “M” factor, the “USA” trigger… Basically the whole sleazy Springfield marketing crew, they are actually pretty consistent…