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mesinge2 06-28-2010 11:55 PM

Range Report -.45 ACP Springfield XDm-45
 
I just bought this on Friday:
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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f59/my-brand-spanking-new-springer-28724/

Got to shoot it today. I've got to tell ya I was always of the mind set that I would never own a tupperware gun, but was I wrong! The first thing I noticed shooting it was that is was surprisingly soft shooting, however the grip was small. I have odd bear-paw hands and I had to swap out the backstrap to the largest size at the range.

After the swap, the gun felt like my Colt Combat elite with the arched housing only thicker. I brought an assortment of Hollow Point ammo just in case it didn't like something. I WASTED MY MONEY! It shot Speer GD, Hornady XTP+P, and Corbon JHP+P just like it was FMJ ammo. And as for accuracy, well look at this target from 14 yards:

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Above is a CORBON JHP

I had it loaded to 13+1 and I can only see 11, maybe 12 holes. Which means that 2 to 3 rounds went through the same holes. I shot a total of 310 rounds of which 60 were hollow points and the rest were Magtech FMJ and Winchester FMJ (the light ones that look like JSWCs). After all that I was amazed at how soft shooting it was, It makes my Defender seem like a torture device.

Not a jam

I could not be happier with this gun. My only complaint is that my Colt is going to get lonely!

SGT_Calle 06-29-2010 12:09 AM

thanks for the great report! looks like a lot of fun.

canebrake 06-29-2010 12:09 AM

Great report, great shooting and a great gun!

I do not like tupperware guns but the XD is the one that I have shot the most, liked the feel and found the balance exceptional. I have not shot the 45 and will do so as soon as I can.

If the canester were to buy another polymer pistol, it would be the XD.

Never think anytime practicing with different guns or ammo is a waste of money. You now know your new gun runs flawlessly and are becoming more confident in placing your life in it's function.

Gojubrian 06-29-2010 12:52 AM

Great report,great gun!

Phelenwolf 07-04-2010 06:48 PM

Nice weapon you have there. What did you pay for it?

mesinge2 07-04-2010 08:53 PM

I got it for $699, pricey but I didn't want to wait for it.

And it came with a year range time.

stalkingbear 07-04-2010 09:04 PM

Nice shooting!!! That's outstanding shooting @ 14 yards!:cool: It sounds like I'm going to have to break down and buy 1 myself. I doubt it'll help me shoot that good though.

gregs887 07-04-2010 09:13 PM

Nice grouping! XD is on my wish list right now...

Phelenwolf 07-04-2010 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mesinge2 (Post 310051)
I got it for $699, pricey but I didn't want to wait for it.

And it came with a year range time.

How does the new XDm45 compare to the regular XD45 Service? I have the Service and the Compact and was wondering if it is worth the extra money?

mesinge2 07-04-2010 09:46 PM

Quote:

How does the new XDm45 compare to the regular XD45 Service? I have the Service and the Compact and was wondering if it is worth the extra money?
I trigger makes all the difference. Not quite as good as a 1911, but the short reset and nearly no overtravel make all the difference.

Also, the interchangable backstraps are great; without the largest one, I would have had to buy a slip-on rubber handgun sleeve from pachmayr or hogue.


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