What is with the new XDM 5.25 .45?


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Old 09-05-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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Default 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.



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Old 09-05-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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Got pics? I have no idea what you're talking about but I'm interested.



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

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:02 AM   #4
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No issues with "stuff" getting in there? Just looks peculiar...coffin cut, huh?

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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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