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Mud4Brains 01-15-2009 02:06 AM

Springfield XDM 40 Out Of The Box!!!
 
Alright. I finally got my XDM 40 today and figured I'd share the un-boxing with you guys. I purchased the weapon from Puglia's Sporting Goods in Metaire, Louisiana for $609 dickered down from $635. Here's the link to the pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Mud4Brains/MySpringfieldXDM40?feat=directlink

Open Up:
Speaking of un-boxing, the first thing I should talk about is the Box. It's a true Pelican case and it's awesome..right down to the picatinny rails running down both sides. Maybe I'll put a laser and tactical light on my box? LOL. I looked up the smallest Pelican case you can buy for handguns and they start at $68. You can shake the box around and nothing rattles or moves around inside. It's nice to know if it gets accidentally thrown around in my truck, everything will be nice and safe inside. Opening the box, you can observe that there are perfect cut-outs for the weapon and every piece of gear it comes with. In the bottom-left corner there are three cut-outs that have not yet been punched out that I'm not exactly sure what they are fore. There's two small holes about 1/2" in diameter and a long cut-out that looks like a rectangle with a cigar shape running through it. Not sure what that's about. The lid also has a foam insert with all the literature tucked behind with a nice hole punched out with "XDM The (M)Factor" displayed through.

GEAR!
This weapon comes with tons of gear. With the gun, you get the standard gun lock, two 16 round mags, a mag pouch, a holster, two extra backstraps for adjustability, and a magazine loader! I also just got in on the "XD Gear Up" program that entitles me to two more 16 round magazines and another magazine pouch for FREE after mailing in their form and a copy of my receipt. I also noticed that the mag pouch has picatinny rails on each side and the mag loader has a picatinny mount. The mag loader attached to the mag pouch looks like they were made for each other and would be extremely handy at the range so you don't have to chase down your P-case. You could also attach your tactical light/laser to the other side of the mag pouch when not in use. Another nice versatility touch in my opinion.

Fondling:
Handling this weapon is a dream. I wanted this gun as soon as I saw it's availability but feared the high capacity would make the XDM a "Fatty" in my hand. This is absolutely not so. It seems that to keep it thin, they simply made it taller which is fine by me as I've got good sized hands and prefer the room. The grip contours are scary comfortable. It's got all the right grooves in all the right places to make it feel perfect. I don't know how else to say it. It comes with the medium-sized back strap installed which I haven't changed out yet to see if the others are better for me or not. I thought also that maybe I'd miss the finger notches that Glock has, but I don't.

I was also concerned with the grip safety simply because I've never owned a piece with one and didn't know how I'd like it...You don't even know it's there when gripping the XDM. The only little issue I see with it is you have to have it fully depressed to get the slide back. This is only a problem when I try to lock the slide to the rear as I have the habit of turning the muzzle to the left when locking the slide back so I can use the end of my thumb to push up the slide lock rather than the side of my thumb. I turn the weapon sideways as I am O.C.D. when it comes to immediately checking the chamber ensuring a safe and clear weapon (military trained). I found that I can fully depress the grip safety with the pad of my index finger and still satisfy my compulsion for safety. Why should I change?

The trigger feels great. I think it has a wider face than the Glock 22 that I'd owned previously and I think that's for the better in my opinion as I feel it helps me know that I'm pulling the trigger straight back rather than torquing the weapon left or right.

The slide works very firmly which I like due to the fact that I have two girls (6 and 8) that would in no way be able to pull it back (even though they definitely know better). In my night stand I keep a full mag with NOTHING in the chamber. I've got my German Boxer Early Warning System downstairs and my wife is a very light sleeper and will wake me up if she hears anything. If I've got enough time to get it out of the nightstand, I've got enough time to rack the slide. Also the sound of racking the slide may be enough to intimidate any intruders (if the Boxer doesn't work).

The magazines go into the piece firmly and definitely and the mag release seems to feel right. I was late getting home so i didn't buy any cartridges yet to see how the mag release feels with a fully loaded magazine, but I've heard tell that it's a bear to release a full magazine on the XDM. It's such a bear that Springfield acknowledges it's a problem and if you send it back to them, they'll polish the shelf of the mag release to ease the pressure required to kick the mag. I knew this before I bought it and accepted the risk. I figured I'd see for myself and if I have a problem with it I'll follow suit and send it in. In another forum, a guy said the problem goes away with a -2 load out, but he said he may remove a coil or two from his mag spring to alleviate the problem if sending it in doesn't remedy the issue to his satisfaction. I probably won't be doing this, problem or not.

Disassembly:
Too easy. Drop the mag, pull back the slide, rotate the disassembly lever, release and pull off the slide. No need to pull the trigger before disassembly (Safer). Put it back together with the same ease and quickness. I remember my Glock, I had to wrap my thumb around the grip with my fingers over the slide and find the "sweet spot" in order to break the weapon open. Not so with the XDM.

Shooting:
As I said, I haven't bought rounds for my new XDM yet but plan on getting some tomorrow. I'm going deer hunting this weekend and may bring it with me so I can pop off some rounds afterward and get a feel for it. If not...probably next weekend when I can get to my local range. I think I'm going to like shooting the XDM because I liked shooting my Glock 22. I could've been more accurate with my Glock, but I blame Glock's sight picture which I never liked. XDM's got a nice simple 3-dot identical to the Berettas I used to use in the Navy. Easy peasy, Japanesey.

Summary:
Thus far (without shooting it), I'm totally satisfied with my purchase. It feels and looks great. I've been planning this purchase for about two years and was going to get another Glock 22 for the .40 versatility and the capacity, but wasn't really comfortable with Glock's sight picture. I liked the the Springfield XD, the M&P, H&K ($$$), Sig ($$$), and others in 9mm, .40, and .45 but wasn't really satisfied with one thing or another. The XDM came out and it pretty much solved all the issues I was having with all the other manufacturers. I tossed and turned over 9mm vs 40 caliber vs 45 caliber. I read more about handgun calibers, bullet manufacturers, bullet effects on flesh, requirements for human incapacitation, etc. until I was blue in the face and wound up right back where I started with the .40. Seems to be great middle ground for penetration and expansion without hurting the pocket book like a .45 and without being "nit picky" in order to get good performance like a 9mm. Springfield XDM had the capacity, caliber, name familiarity, gear, match barrel, adjustability, feel, look, box and a hundred other things all in a price that I was looking to pay.

Hopefully I like shooting it! I'll post my results after I shoot it.

gorknoids 01-15-2009 12:16 PM

That's what I call a "write-up"! Congrats on your new best friend.

Stuie 01-15-2009 02:38 PM

Congrats Man. I picked up that same exact gun yesterday. Was looking for the Bi-Tone, but decided on all black. Took a few days to get it in since they had to order it but it was worth the wait!

Problem is mine is all loaded, and I won't be able to get to the range for a couple of weeks.

Mud4Brains 01-17-2009 01:39 AM

!!!update!!!
 
Just bought some rounds for it today and my weapon does not have an unreasonable amount of stiffness in the mag release with a full 16 round load out. There was a guy in another thread who said he actually had to lay his XDM on his table and put his weight into it in order to get the mag out. I think there may be something wrong with his weapon or he's just a weakling.

It is a bit stiffer than my Glock was, but definitely not unreasonable, and not enough that I would have brought it up if I hadn't heard about it.

It is quite a bit heavier than my Glock though. I think the XDM has quite a bit more steel in the slide though...oh yeah...my Glock 22 was bought new during the low-cap years so it only came with 10 round mags. That could have a little to do with it.

I get to go shoot it tomorrow! If I get a deer, the first bullet from my XDM could very well be a finishing head shot!!! Sweet!

Bighead 01-20-2009 07:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mud4Brains (Post 63192)
Just bought some rounds for it today and my weapon does not have an unreasonable amount of stiffness in the mag release with a full 16 round load out. There was a guy in another thread who said he actually had to lay his XDM on his table and put his weight into it in order to get the mag out. I think there may be something wrong with his weapon or he's just a weakling.

Congrats on your excellent choice. The XDm that I shot did not have any problems with the mag release either. However, a friend got a standard XD compact .40 for Christmas and with the magazine fully loaded the release is very hard to push in. After stripping about 2 rounds off the magazine release worked easily.

I am guessing that the fully loaded magazine has so little spring tension that it binds the release once the magazine is seated with the rounds pressing against the underside of the slide (thereby pushing down against the release catch). I wonder if this will ease up over time?

Hobiesun 02-03-2009 02:36 AM

"I tossed and turned over 9mm vs 40 caliber vs 45 caliber. I read more about handgun calibers, bullet manufacturers, bullet effects on flesh, requirements for human incapacitation, etc. until I was blue in the face and wound up right back where I started with the .40. Seems to be great middle ground for penetration and expansion without hurting the pocket book like a .45 and without being "nit picky" in order to get good performance like a 9mm"
Lately I have found .45's exactly the same price as the .40's
I can't decide if I should go XDM 40 or XD .45
Of course they will make an XDM 45 but who knows when and if they will have the chance... Please help me out. Thanks.

Mud4Brains 02-09-2009 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hobiesun (Post 67869)
"I tossed and turned over 9mm vs 40 caliber vs 45 caliber. I read more about handgun calibers, bullet manufacturers, bullet effects on flesh, requirements for human incapacitation, etc. until I was blue in the face and wound up right back where I started with the .40. Seems to be great middle ground for penetration and expansion without hurting the pocket book like a .45 and without being "nit picky" in order to get good performance like a 9mm"
Lately I have found .45's exactly the same price as the .40's
I can't decide if I should go XDM 40 or XD .45
Of course they will make an XDM 45 but who knows when and if they will have the chance... Please help me out. Thanks.

I've got a friend in the same dilemma right now. Wants a gun, wants a .45, wants a Springfield, wants an XDM 45....which ain't here yet!!! He's kicking around buying an XD 45, but I told him I'd wait for the XDM...cuz the moment he buys the XD is when the XDM will come out and he'll kick himself in the a$$ forever after.

I was going to wait for the XDM 45, then I figured I'll get the .40 as my "Duty" gun then I'll get a nice 1911 later on for my "Showpiece"...because you absolutely positively MUST have a .45 at some point!!!

Major 06-02-2009 01:59 AM

Got Mine Today
 
Got my XDM 40 this afternoon. Reading this thread, first I heard about the clip issue. Bought my rounds, hope to get to the range in the next day or two and try it out. Reading comments here made me feel good about my choice. Any issues or questions after the range I'll post here.

cameronguyton 06-05-2009 03:22 AM

With a fully loaded magazine try pushing up on the magazine, or chambering a round to take some tension off of the magazine. Should help with releasing it from the gun.

I love my XDM40! I've got a XD45, but would get rid of it tomorrow for an XDM45.

thebiggie32 06-05-2009 03:35 AM

I just picked up a XDM .40 this past weekend. Put 100 rounds through it without a hitch. It's definitely my favorite gun.

mjohnsn 08-01-2009 04:29 AM

Proud Father of XDM 40
 
Well I couldn't stand it...I waited long enough and was frustrated while waiting on SA to introduce the XDM 45. I picked up a 40 cal. at Cabelas in Gonzales, LA yesterday as I had nearly $600 in Cabelas dollars and getting itchy to own an XDM. It's everything I have read and heard about and really anxious to get to the camp and run a box through it. Hope to give a new user review very soon. Yep, I fell right into SA's trap. When the 45's come out I will buy one of them also!

I have also started looking at SA's custom shop options for my XDM and interested in the Trijicon 3 dot tritium night sights and maybe a competition trigger job? The sights would be my first choice as I really do not currently shoot competitively. Any thoughts on getting my best bang for the buck?

Happy hunting!

Kage0113 08-08-2009 11:45 PM

Mud4Brains, when you post about your shooting experience with it, let me know how the recoil was on the 40.

CA357 08-09-2009 01:05 AM

You've discovered a new range report category; fondling. Mongo like. :D

AllAmerican 08-23-2009 04:33 PM

xdm 40
 
i just got my xdm 40 yesterday and am really excited about this gun. it is a very easy gun to disassemble , clean and put back together. try looking at viridiangreenlaser.com for a custom laser just for your new xdm. and streamlight makes the tlr-1 flashlight formounting under your xdm. it's nice to see good people with good guns.:D

CA357 08-23-2009 06:28 PM

I just checked and the OP hasn't been here since February. :o

slammr 08-23-2009 06:54 PM

I've had my XDM-40 now for several weeks and have put 650 rounds thru it. No failures with all FMJ ammo (3 brands). Recoil is manageable for me; can put doubles, and 3's in close proximity; but I wouldn't consider myself a swift shooter. Compared to a Glock 17 it is noticably snappier. I've no other 40 shooting to compare to.

The mag release is tight with a full mag. But as another poster mentioned, if you push up on the bottom, the mag release will work. The stock sights leave something to be desired, but OK for me for now.

Very well made, easy to clean, seems very reliable. My cost was $598 OTD. Very pleased with this pistol.

coppertop302 08-28-2009 05:14 AM

Hello to All,

New to the forum here but I have had my XDM 40 for a few months now and just picked up an XD 40 SC today. It seems to me that the clip release is more stiff on my XD with a full clip than the XDM was when I first purchased it. I did not get the chance to fire it yet but definitely look forward to it and hope it is as much fun as my XDM is. I loved the XDM so much that I decided it was time to trade in the .38 special I was carrying and go with the XD which is basically the same size overall and far more bang. Only question I have is does anyone have any good recommendations on a good holster to carry the sub compact in concealed?

Viking 09-11-2009 07:23 AM

I got a XDm 40 in Dec. last year, got the two extra clips through the Gear Up deal. I bought that caliber because of availability of 40 S&W ammo here in S.W. Oregon, 45 ACP ammo had pretty much disappeared due to the big ammo rush after Obama was elected. I also bought a Stoeger Cougar in 40 S&W, shorter barrel but heavier due to the alloy frame. The XDm has taken more shooting to get used to, the Cougar for me seemed to be easier, perhaps due to the extra weight. As an afterthought I probably should have bought an XD sub compact 40 for my CCW because the Stoeger is a large frame which does limit conceilability.

acerman 10-25-2009 02:15 AM

Just picked up a two-tone 40. Can't wait to try it out.Picture below.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ternal_38a.jpg

fandersonsr 11-04-2009 06:22 AM

Love my Xdm .40
 
I;m new here, but caught your forum while searching for a laser sight for my XdM .40.
Like a few of you, I was really wanting a .45, but once I put the XdM in my hand I was in LOVE.
I have had mine for 3 months now and have fired over 200 rounds thru it and not a stutter. This weapon is " Bullet Pruff", excuse the punn.
I purchased 1 more clip for it and I am still looking for a good laser sight for it.

RCHanlin 11-09-2009 03:59 PM

I just joined your forums due to this thread alone... I'm looking for another firearm (not that I need anymore but then you can never have enough IMO) simply because I realized I did not have anything in .40cal. I surfed around looking for opinions on everything from S&W to Glock and to the SA XDm. I know that my XD45 is a dream to shoot and is extremely accurate (wish I could say the same for my Colt 1911 but that's another story).

So it seems to come down to reliability and quality. I heard too many bad things about the M&P's and don;t want to drop a ton of my hard earned cash on a Sig or H&K. Looks to me that the XDm is the way to go. Got a friend that's turning that way also.

Lot of great input here.. Look forward to sharing more with you folks as time goes on. Most likely you find me hanging out in the C&R forums though...:D

lightning96 01-06-2010 01:19 AM

XDM 9mm
 
Hay just got my XDM 9mm two days ago and from what I can tell it's a good deal with everything you get and I can not say more than what you said already congrates.:D

spittinfire 01-06-2010 01:30 AM

So now that you've made love to your new pistol(safely I hope) how about a shooting range report?

Glad you brought it home, you'll love your new XD.

WVwheelgunner 01-12-2010 12:22 AM

It took me about five minutes to fix the magazine "problem." Simply work with it a few times, problem solved - or at least it was for me.

INMIline 01-17-2010 10:03 PM

I have 3000 rounds through my XDM9 and never an issue. Enjoy

lightning96 01-18-2010 01:49 AM

The range
 
Went to the range last week shot about 250 rounds through my XDM 9mm,very happy.Shot at 25 feet and once I got dialed in I was putting the bullet,s in a one inch square. Must say was impressed with how accurate the gun is out the box.:D

Laszlo1 01-19-2010 01:34 AM

Saw the current thread here and have been very please with my XDM in 40S&W.

I hoped to offer folks considering the XDM some video of its operation. I rely heavily on videos & reviews when deciding to purchase anything and wanted to give something back to show others interested. Everything is stock out of the box and I hand-load my own. All full power 40S&W using Ranier 180 FMJ TC rounds, 1x & 2x fired mixed headstamp brass, Unique powder & CCI primers. I also clean/lube with synthetics.

Check out the link of a video I posted several months back with my second outing of the XDM-40.



Hope this guides some to descide to acquire an XDM- its an awesome pistol.

Mud4Brains 02-07-2010 04:30 PM

Busy Year!!!
 
Wow! Man have I been busy. I haven't even checked in on my own thread.

Anyway, I've fired my XDM40 quite a few times including finishing some pigs that I shot with my 45-70 Marlin.

I really couldn't be happier. It was easy to familiarize myself with how the weapon performs and be quite accurate with it. I was hitting 6" ding targets every time at 25 yards (not feet).

Recoil is very manageable...probably due to the low bore axis.

The magazine release is even less of an issue the more I use it. Looking carefully at the mag release inside the mag well, you can see that there are two slanted surfaces on the button itself on both sides of the actual shelf that hold the mag in place. The two slanted surfaces are for ambidextrous use so obviously, being a righty, the left side button has worn in and works very smoothly...however, pushing the release from the right side still requires a more than firm push.

Someone who finds it too much of an issue could easily remove the mag release button and with about five minutes of polishing with a Dremel could have the problem solved.

All aside, I have been given no reason to regret my purchase.

BTW, Remember my buddy who was waiting around for the XDM-45? Well he went and bought a Taurus 24/7 OSS. It's supposed to be their best Operator/Duty Carry. Well, the first day at the range, he can't get through a full mag without the slide locking to the rear on the last round or two. I told him to send it back, but he said he's not worried about it.

There's a few people out there who are happy with their Taurus's and have had no problems with them, but those people seem to be a very small minority to those who have had multiple issues and wouldn't own another one.

I tell you. People just don't listen when I tell them that with guns, you most certainly do get what you pay for in most cases. When you're life is on the line and you need those last two rounds and they aren't there for you, you'll wish you would have just spent the extra $100 to $150 and buy a quality product.

Just my $.02

WVwheelgunner 02-09-2010 05:09 AM

I made a brief comment on my XDm, but I should expand.

First the XDm comes in .40 S&W. Back when I began shooting, there WAS NO S&W .40, only 9mm and .45. I firmly believe the .40 is better than both. My .40 FMJs will zip through a 2"x4", the HPs will expand reliably, etc.
Everyone complains about the stout recoil of the .40 compared to the 9mm & .45 That's because it is more powerful than either - that's simple physics. Now that I'm in my 50's, I have no desire to own any other semi-auto other than a .40 S&W. I remember the old rounds, and they were inferior.
Second The XDm has (arguably) better ergonomics than any other large semi-auto: Point and shoot, apologize to the widows and orphans later.

Third You can shoot all day with one magazine, using a killing load.I'm not kidding, the XDm is the closet "legal" gun to something considered a military weapon (If Hitler had built the XDm, it would be a war crime to own one.)

Fourth , reliability: Mine fires any weight/size .40 S&W, case closed.

Fifth The blasted thing is accurate, a gunfighters dream. It reminds me of a Phazer used on Star Trek. Lethal as Hell.

In closing, this is more of a assault weapon than a pistol. I'll never let mine go unless it breaks. and that's damn unlikely.
When our arms are finally taken, the XDm will be among the first to go...

JessBear 06-01-2010 11:07 PM

XD m 40
 
Good afternoon,

I was reading through your thread, and didnt find anything about the slide being a problem. I tested quite a few 40 cal. guns and found myself in love with the XDm. I am a new shooter and really would like to have this gun. But, I looked at one new, and it might just be my inexperience/ being a little weak in my hands, but the slide was giving me a hard time. I was just wondering if it loosens up after you shoot it for awhile.

Thank you,

Jess

Gojubrian 06-02-2010 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WVwheelgunner (Post 227110)
I made a brief comment on my XDm, but I should expand.

First the XDm comes in .40 S&W. Back when I began shooting, there WAS NO S&W .40, only 9mm and .45. I firmly believe the .40 is better than both. My .40 FMJs will zip through a 2"x4", the HPs will expand reliably, etc.
Everyone complains about the stout recoil of the .40 compared to the 9mm & .45 That's because it is more powerful than either - that's simple physics. Now that I'm in my 50's, I have no desire to own any other semi-auto other than a .40 S&W. I remember the old rounds, and they were inferior.
Second The XDm has (arguably) better ergonomics than any other large semi-auto: Point and shoot, apologize to the widows and orphans later.

Third You can shoot all day with one magazine, using a killing load.I'm not kidding, the XDm is the closet "legal" gun to something considered a military weapon (If Hitler had built the XDm, it would be a war crime to own one.)

Fourth , reliability: Mine fires any weight/size .40 S&W, case closed.

Fifth The blasted thing is accurate, a gunfighters dream. It reminds me of a Phazer used on Star Trek. Lethal as Hell.

In closing, this is more of a assault weapon than a pistol. I'll never let mine go unless it breaks. and that's damn unlikely.
When our arms are finally taken, the XDm will be among the first to go...

I don't think I read this when it was posted. That right there is funny!! :D

ScottA 06-02-2010 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gojubrian (Post 293500)
I don't think I read this when it was posted. That right there is funny!! :D

Dang... I like the .40 as well, but I'm not going to marry it.

Jpyle 06-02-2010 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gojubrian (Post 293500)
I don't think I read this when it was posted. That right there is funny!! :D

Damn...and here I thought that my Beretta 92 was the closest thing to a legal military handgun. :D

mcramer 06-02-2010 03:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jpyle (Post 293559)
Damn...and here I thought that my Beretta 92 was the closest thing to a legal military handgun. :D

what about a m1911a1? :D

Viking 06-02-2010 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcramer (Post 293575)
what about a m1911a1? :D

Plus three full magazines within easy accessability and I'd be a lot happier than owning my XDm. Maybe if I had waited for the .45 ACP ammo to return to the shelves, like it has, I'd have gone the 1911 route but it was just that at the time I was without an auto weapon for carry and needed something and the high cap XDm seemed to fit the situation. As it is the 8040F Cougar has fit the ccw carry situation for me and the XDm is now the SHTF piece stored for whatever may come.

berny2435 06-19-2010 04:08 PM

I'm looking to get a XDM or XD for my first handgun.

I'm likeing the 4" XD or 3.8" XDm for dual purpose personal protection and range fun.

I see that the XD uses the 6 o'clock sight picture which you have to aim lower than most traditional guns. This kinda bugs me and would prefer something more traditional.

Going over to the Dark Side - The Springfield Armory XD-9 Tactical Pistol

Is the XDm sight picture the same as the older XD??

Am I worrying about sight picture too much?
Friends will likely want to go to the range and shoot my gun as well so a safe gun with more traditional aiming convention seems most appropriate.

I haven't decided on a caliber yet but I'm thinking 9mm is the way to go for my first gun. or maybe just start with a 0.40. I'm not sure there is much a downside of starting with a 0.40 except the cost of ammo. Then later get a .45 in a tactical model when I want a show pc.

Thanks for the advice!

meteorman69 06-23-2010 04:04 PM

Same Concerns Here
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hobiesun (Post 67869)
"I tossed and turned over 9mm vs 40 caliber vs 45 caliber. I read more about handgun calibers, bullet manufacturers, bullet effects on flesh, requirements for human incapacitation, etc. until I was blue in the face and wound up right back where I started with the .40. Seems to be great middle ground for penetration and expansion without hurting the pocket book like a .45 and without being "nit picky" in order to get good performance like a 9mm"
Lately I have found .45's exactly the same price as the .40's
I can't decide if I should go XDM 40 or XD .45
Of course they will make an XDM 45 but who knows when and if they will have the chance... Please help me out. Thanks.

Yeah, I went through the same angst. My first pistol was an XD9SC then an XDm9. After that I had sleepless nights wondering if I should have gone .40S&W or .45.
I weighed cost and availability. I figured 9mm was common and should be readily found during a crisis. Of course this was just before the tight supply of ammo in 2009.

I traded in my sub compact and now have the XDm9 and the new XDm40 3.8.
Now I am considering if I should get the BRAND new XDm45 to round out the family. I should have all the bases covered!:confused:

berny2435 06-23-2010 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meteorman69 (Post 305078)
Now I am considering if I should get the BRAND new XDm45 to round out the family. I should have all the bases covered!:confused:

sounds like a terrible idea unless you are looking for the 3.8 barel for CCW but you already have a good 40 for that. Otherwise, you'd be better off with a 5" 1911 for accuracy. 9 shots of a 45 should be good and I'd think a single stack would be more reliable. At least that's what I'm gathering for info on heavier rounds.

NGIB 06-23-2010 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by berny2435 (Post 305140)
sounds like a terrible idea unless you are looking for the 3.8 barel for CCW but you already have a good 40 for that. Otherwise, you'd be better off with a 5" 1911 for accuracy. 9 shots of a 45 should be good and I'd think a single stack would be more reliable. At least that's what I'm gathering for info on heavier rounds.

:confused:

Not sure I get what you're saying here as the XD (and XDm) are very solid, reliable, and accurate guns. You'll actually see much more negative stuff posted about SD ammo through a 1911 than you ever will on an XD.

BTW, I'm easily confused...

berny2435 06-23-2010 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGIB (Post 305151)
:confused:

Not sure I get what you're saying here as the XD (and XDm) are very solid, reliable, and accurate guns. You'll actually see much more negative stuff posted about SD ammo through a 1911 than you ever will on an XD.

BTW, I'm easily confused...

just saying that he already has a 40 to conceal. Might as well get a longer barrel gun. 1911s seem to be very popular for using 45 rounds. I'm sure a 5" or 4.5" XD/XDM would do well also. A 1911 would spice up the collection, maybe even add some bling :cool:


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