Originally Posted by detroit2786
I apologize if this is a common question, I haven't been able to find any feedback on the xdm 3.8 as far as shooting expiriences. I haven''t shot the 3.8 yet and I would love to hear some feedback from people that shoot them.
I just purchased the XDm 3.8 in 40 S&W. This is only my 2nd autoloading pistol and my other is a 40 Cal.Sigma. I just went out to the indoor range and punched a bunch of paper. I shot about 200 rds of various handloads Using Rainer's 165 Grain Plated Round Nose Flat Point bullets with differnt loads of Unique and HP-38 powder. I also shot 50 rds of Federal's American Eagle 165 Gr. All rounds fed, fired and ejected fine, no failures of any kind. This make about 400 rounds so far with out any problem of any kind.
I was shooting at 13 yrds as accurate as I could shoot and I keep all but a very few in the black. I am happy with this accuracy.
When I was shooting at 25 yrds. my groups opened up a lot but was still getting 3 of 5 shots in the black. I have trouble seeing well at 25 yrds so this is my problem instead of the guns.
Then the fun started and I was shooting with 16 in the mag and 1 in the chamber at 5 yrds and 7 yrds. Simulating the need to fire my gun as quickly and accurately as possible. Ammo goes quick when doing this, but it takes a while to get all 16 rds in the mag and the last 2 or 3 are tough to get in. Also it take a little more effort to get the fully loaded mag entirely into the grip and click.
Over all, I had a blast at the range today with my new MDx 3.8 in 40 S&W. Glad I got it and glad I reload. Can't wait to put another few hundred rounds through it.