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Old 11-07-2013, 02:41 AM   #11
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Supported in what?
the base of the case which the part just ahead of the rim. stock glocks do not fully support the 45acp base. most autoloaders just leave the portion where the the case curves in then out to for the rim unsupported. the glock barrel leaves a large portion of the case body exposed.

the xdm fully supports the case. the reason glock leaves that gap is to increase reliability. the side effect is it can lead to kabooms when the pressure goes up for any reason.

this is also what most "throat jobs" do which is why i dont have that done to any gun.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:09 AM   #12
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i much prefer the ergonomics of the XDm over a Glock. feels much better in my hand than the Glock. now i can shoot a Glock decently, i still prefer my XDm over a Glock. as a general rule, the pistol that fits your hand the best, is usually the one you will shoot more accurately simply because you can control the recoil better.

i also have to agree with JonM, the XDm is an improvement over the XD platform. the XD is a good pistol, but the XDm is a much better pistol. match grade barrels, a better feeling trigger, interchangeable grip back straps, more streamlined slide and better sights.

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Which one holds more 45 acp? Can you buy an aftermarket barrel for the xd like you can the glock? Wich do you think is the better 45.?
What would be the purpose behind purchasing a barrel for the XD?

You do realize that the reason they sell aftermarket barrels for most Glocks is because the factory barrels don't play well with lead ammunition. The XD doesn't have that issue.
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Because I'm also thinking about 10mm to use when I'm hiking or camping. with the glock you can just switch barrels and go from a glock 21 to a 20. Can the xdm do the same?

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Because I'm also thinking about 10mm to use when I'm hiking or camping. with the glock you can just switch barrels and go from a glock 21 to a 20. Can the xdm do the same?
Nope...ain't no XDm 10mm. You won't find any mags.
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I assume you have looked at the dimensional specs of these two cartridges. How do you intend to address the very notable difference in case head measurements between the .45ACP and 10mm?

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I have an XD45 compact. It comes with a 10 and a 13 round mag unless you live in one of the big brother states. The Glocks just dont fit my hand well so I went to the XD. It is 34 oz loaded with 11 230 grain rounds. There is nothing wrong with the accuracy.

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I wouldn't trade my XDM 45 for 2 Glocks. I have about 5k rounds through it and have not replaced anything! 😄 There is a reason Glock has so many aftermarket parts available!


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I have owned both and no longer have my G21. Perfectly reliable, but as other have pointed out, the ergo on the xdm is better, at least for me.

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