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Old 06-30-2013, 04:55 PM   #21
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What are y'all's opinion on the xdm 3.8 compact? Looks like a happy medium from my perspective. Going to go feel one in an hour or so if I can find one in the area
i have a XDM40 full size and had a XD45C. great pistols. i like the XDm a little better than the XD, just because it's a better version. i ended up trading the XD45c for another 1911, just because if i was going to own another 45 acp pistol, it would be a 1911. but it's still a good pistol an one i would recommend.

on a side note, i have shot many different Glocks over the years and have just found other pistols that fit me better. if the Glock fits your hand, then it's a good option.
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I've also been curious about the XDM. I know this will open a can of worms but xd/glock/m&p is there really that much difference?


XD's have a higher bore axis than the other two, which translates to more felt recoil when we're talking the same caliber and weight.

The M&P fits my hand like a glove, whereas I don't like Glocks at all. I held an XD awhile ago and I just didn't like the bore axis. Also the grip texturing is a little extreme and not comfortable to me.

They all have slightly different trigger pulls. I wouldn't be able to tell you about pounds of trigger pulls and whatnot. I've never shot anything in the XD line, but I have shot a Glock awhile ago. It was ok, but then again it was the first handgun I ever shot so I couldn't compare it to anything. I also don't really remember how it felt to shoot. I believe it was a 19.

I own an M&P9c and my wife owns a full sized. I love them both. Hers is better broken in than mine so its slightly a sweeter shooter. I've heard countless people talk about how the ergonomics on the M&P line are superior to Glocks and maybe even the XD line. I'm sure that'll piss off Glock-fan-boys, insulting the "end all, be all" gun of the universe, which simply cannot be improved on (because you can't improve upon perfection), and if Zeus himself needed a gun, he would choose a Glock. *rolls eyes*

Really couldn't care about pissing off the fan boys though. They tend to be brand myopic, which is silly in today's world where there are so many great polymer framed guns out there.
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I'm curious about something you recommended. Why do you think the beaver tail is a desired feature? I agree with your sight comment, and I can understand the reasoning. To me the beaver tail makes the 1911 harder to conceal. Do you consider it a safety or operation improvement? Thanks.
I get hammer bite sometimes from the GI version if I shoot 150+ shells. For a carry piece it is fine as a GI. For a range gun I like the beaver tail WAY better. I have several guns both ways and love them all.
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Just got back from an impulse buy and I'm now the proud owner of a XDSC 9mm. The weird thing is, felt recoil is LESS than the Glock 19 I traded. Go figure. Thank you guys for all the help!
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I'll tell you why I want it. Because it makes the pistol much more comfortable to shoot. A long time ago when I was looking to get my first pistol, one of the pistols I tried was a Colt government 1911 (no beavertail). I found it very uncomfortable. The web between my finger and thumb got sore very quickly. I didn't buy it.

Not too long afterwards, I had the opportunity to shoot a Springfield with a beavertail. It felt like an entirely different gun. Needless to say, my 1911 has a beavertail on it, and I could shoot that all day long with no fatigue.
So to you it's a fatigue/pain issue? That makes sense. I have a Sig 1911 and I'm not wild about the beaver tail because of concealment issues. If one without it is going to make me miserable at the range I'll stick with what I have. Thanks for the reply.
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Just got back from an impulse buy and I'm now the proud owner of a XDSC 9mm. The weird thing is, felt recoil is LESS than the Glock 19 I traded. Go figure. Thank you guys for all the help!
Congrats on your impulse buy. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
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Get a fn 5.7. Only handgun that pierces body armor. Holds 20 plus 1. And has recoil like a 22. Hands down number one gun on demand on the market right now.
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Get a fn 5.7. Only handgun that pierces body armor. Holds 20 plus 1. And has recoil like a 22. Hands down number one gun on demand on the market right now.
Only reliably with the right ammo that is not imported into the US for civilian sale.

High capacity: check

Low recoil: check

Flat shooting: check

Interesting: check

Fun and accurate at the range: check

Capable with military and police grade ammo: Check. Even that is questionable according to an acquaintance on a Florida SWAT team who said he went back to a AR after failing to stop two suspects on a house entry with over 5 shots of 5.7 from a P90 in each of them.

Most demand in the US market today: Doubtful or there would be a lot more manufacturers lining up to make ammo for it. It's been around for over ten years, and the major ammo makers have not jumped on the band wagon.

Pistols chambered in 7.62x25 or even .30 Mauser will defeat various body armor, and have been capable of doing so since the turn of last century.

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Hi guys and gals! I'm looking to get some opinions on what (or which) gun(s) to buy for 1K. I sold my Glock 26 gen 3 and my Glock 19 gen2 for $1000. My original plan was to buy an updated Glock 19 gen 4 and a cheapo RIA GI 1911 with the cash. Now that I have it in my hands, I'm wondering if I'd be better off buying one handgun with the money or two different ones? One of the handguns needs to be a concealable high capacity 9mm like the Glock 19 as that is my daily carry. sig 229? Others? Just want some feedback.
All you need is reliable and comfortable to carry! I'm a a Ruger freak!! SR45 comes to mind or if your hell bent on 9mm SR9!! Both are wonderful reliable weapons between 400 to 450 each!! I think they both hold 10+1 if you need more than 11 rounds in any situation it's time to run or learn how to shoot in my opinion!! You could probably shop the 9 for under 400!! The 45 might be difficult to find under 400!! Both guns for around 850!! A couple of boxes of good defense ammo for 100 and celebrate you wonderful choices with a steak dinner for the remaining 50!! Give me that grand I will spend it for you!! Lol
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