Originally Posted by Dgunsmith
There are many Departments...both PD's and Sheriff's Offices in Colorado where Springfield XD's and XDM's are authorized Duty Pistols.
Chief's like them over Glocks with the changeable rear grip panels to fit any hand size and LOVE the fact you do not have to pull the trigger to disassemble them !
I mostly see them in 40S&W and 45acp.
Colorado State Patrol LOVES their new S&W M&P 40's
You DO need to pull the trigger to disassemble an XD.
You DO NOT need to pull the trigger to disassemble an XDM
I purchase an XD as soon it was available in .45 ACP and don't find this to be of concern as long your double checking your chamber and paying attention to muzzle control.