I carry mine in an IWB Desantis kydex. Love it so much more than when I had the full size XDm .40. I can conceal in pretty much anything I wear, including tucked dress shirt and tie without jacket/coat.
Has anyone here held both the 9mm compact and the .45 compact version? If so how much difference do you have in the grip?
I have the 3.8 compact in 9mm and a full size .45 4.5 the difference in the grip is only to accommodate the longer OAL of the .45. So the grip is deeper not thicker. For instance on the 9mm i use the large backstrap and I use the medium on my.45. Other than that no difference.
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