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maddog1618 12-11-2011 03:16 AM

Springfield xd or xdm?
 
Is there a big difference between the xd and xd(m)

Jpyle 12-11-2011 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by maddog1618 (Post 648502)
Is there a big difference between the xd and xd(m)

Most benefit is in capacity...9mm goes from 16 to 19, .40 S&W goes from 12 to 16 I believe, no added capacity for .45 ACP, both are 13+1. Other enhancements of the XDm are a match barrel, different grip with adjustable back strap, "better" trigger (shorter reset) and trigger-less takedown. Just my perception but my XDm .45 ACP feels lighter and a little more balanced than my XD in 40 S&W...could just be the different barrel lengths, 4.5" and 5", respectively.

If the extras are worth it to you then go with the XDm otherwise the XD is a rock solid choice...either way you will be pleased with the gun.

ScottA 12-11-2011 03:36 AM

Other than the barrel and grip, the differences are as important as you prefer. For myself, I find the XDm fits me better. Play with them and see what you prefer.

maddog1618 12-11-2011 03:37 AM

Sorry im pretty new to the gun world but what is a match barrel

JonM 12-11-2011 03:47 AM

match barrel as SA defines it. more quality control tighter tolerances.

the xdm in 45acp is a little slimmer grip than the xd.

personally i like the xdm better. the grip fits me better with the adjustable backstraps. the whole gun feels better balanced just a lot of very minor changes. i dont care for the xd much but the changes in the xdm are just enough to make it ideal for me. im very picky about handguns and rifles

ScottA 12-11-2011 03:48 AM

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Originally Posted by maddog1618 (Post 648522)
Sorry im pretty new to the gun world but what is a match barrel

Better steel and better rifling.

Sonic82 12-13-2011 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by maddog1618 (Post 648522)
Sorry im pretty new to the gun world but what is a match barrel

Substitute the word 'match' with the word 'competition' as in 'competition barrel'.

partdeux 12-13-2011 03:18 PM

XDM is piece of cake to take down. I love the size of the XDM compact.

Axxe55 12-13-2011 03:25 PM

i have handled both and the XDm fits my hand better. the XD is very good, but the XDm is great. the top of the slide is contoured a little differently than the XD also, a little thinner at the top of it. i bought the XDm-40 and truly love it. i never thought i would say that about a polymer pistol!


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