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Gojubrian 06-02-2010 01:34 AM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
 
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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

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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

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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

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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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