Originally Posted by Flavor4real
This is my first post, so take it easy on me. I have a Springfield xd40 and I like it. I thought about the xd40 subcompact because it has a shorter barrel. I want to carry concealed with asunder the belt- hip holster and think that the sub compact would probably the best choice.
Now, since the subcompact has a shorter barrel, I was wondering how the accuracy is. Does anyone has some experience with both and felt a difference between both?
Also, I'm not sure if I should get the xd or the xdm version. Are there any significant difference beside the exchangeable grips?
If you're getting it for CC, then the accuracy should be fine. You only need to really be accurate to about 20 feet, and at that range a slightly shorter barrel shouldn't provide and significant difference.
If you're shooting at further ranges than that for self defense, then you're hanging out in some really strange areas.
The LEO's on here can verify, but I think the FBI statistics show that 95% of all gunfights take place within 21 feet. The fastest, most accurate weapon in that range is what you want.