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Miguel Span-Q 09-05-2012 10:22 PM

What is with the new XDM 5.25 .45?
 
Is it just me...or is the top of the XDM .45 5.25 seem problematic? I just don't like "holes" in my slide.

mountainman13 09-05-2012 10:25 PM

Got pics? I have no idea what you're talking about but I'm interested.

RecklessRegard 09-05-2012 10:57 PM

The coffin cut? If so, there are plenty of XDm 5.25s out there an I haven't heard of any issues.

Miguel Span-Q 09-05-2012 11:02 PM

No issues with "stuff" getting in there? Just looks peculiar...coffin cut, huh?

robocop10mm 09-05-2012 11:19 PM

It is to keep the slide mass at a manageable level. Too heavy and it would be finicky about loads.

tacticalfun 09-09-2012 12:53 AM

It allows a faster battery return. Plenty of pro design pistols have it. It returns to battery faster then you can blink. I carried one for 3 months...the cut does not fill up with junk.

CHLChris 09-09-2012 01:42 AM

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At 5.25 inches, it is not going to be a conceal carry gun. So there's not much worry about pocket lint. The hole isn't there for looks like a Lone Wolf slide, just for weight reduction.

The benefits of the 5.25 are sight radius, and better trigger. Good front sight, too.

mountainman13 09-09-2012 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CHLChris
At 5.25 inches, it is not going to be a conceal carry gun. So there's not much worry about pocket lint. The hole isn't there for looks like a Lone Wolf slide, just for weight reduction.

The benefits of the 5.25 are sight radius, and better trigger. Good front sight, too.

Thanks for the pic. I had no idea what everyone was talking about. The guns aren't available in my state.

ZeusEcho 09-09-2012 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 933989)
Thanks for the pic. I had no idea what everyone was talking about. The guns aren't available in my state.

Pic of the XDm slide...

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/q...ho/XDm5-25.jpg

mountainman13 09-09-2012 10:43 AM

Ah ok. Got ya. Thanks. Yeah I can see the concern. But based on the position I don't think it'd be much of a problem. Might catch on your holster a bit. I personally don't like it though.


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