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louieboots 12-27-2011 06:37 PM

I just purchased my Springfield xdm .45 Tactical
Just purchased my first .45 pistol a xdm .45 Tactical.. I have seen so many good reviews on it.. I already own a Glock .40 23 and I wanted to go with a Springfield this time..I love the look and the feel of the problem though I live in California and it only comes with 10 round mags not the normal 13..please give me some feedback I'm sure you guys know more about this pistol then I do please share! Thanks

orangello 12-27-2011 06:42 PM

I have had an XD45 tactical/geezer barrel for about a year and a half i guess. It has never jammed or failed me in any way. I would assume the XDm would be even more reliable. Be wary of the little plastic loop "holster"; make sure it is free of any debris before using it; a buddy scuffed his slide on his XD9 on day one due to some debris in the "holster".

There is still inexpensive land in FREE states; consider your options. :)

louieboots 12-27-2011 07:36 PM

Thanks bro did he have the holster that comes with the pistol?

orangello 12-28-2011 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by louieboots (Post 660981)
Thanks bro did he have the holster that comes with the pistol?

Yes, he had the little loop of plastic they include as a "holster". This was the first pistol i have bought that came with a magazine loading tool/assist; it has been darned handy.

Oh, BTW, i have used a variety of wallyworld and other inexpensive ammo with NO problems in my XD45. It likes or has liked Blazer, Federal, Winchester white box, and a few others. I even ran some WWB that must have gotten damp on the loading dock; it had discolored marks on the cases but ran through just fine. I use the standard FMJ ball ammo for practice, but the hollow points i use for self defense feed fine at the range too (unlike some more picky firearms).

louieboots 12-28-2011 09:57 PM

Great info thank you!

crazycharlie2 12-31-2011 12:53 PM

I got some spare mags from Midway I believe. They were a lot cheaper than Springfield. Same mag, Springfield marked.
Digests any ammo I have put thru mine like Orangello said.
I don't like the holster or the mag carriers that came with the pistol. Thinking about leather for both or a drop leg tactical.
You're going to like your new Tactical. Read the Manual and take it to the range with you. Safety first.

Paperpuncher 12-31-2011 08:35 PM

Sort of off topic but I've got to give Midway some love.

I buy a lot of stuff overall online, and Midway, by far is the best online company I have ever dealt with.

The website is good, customer service is good, and they bar none are the fastest shippers in the online industry. They have gone way above expectations on 2 orders now.

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