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Old 01-12-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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Anyone have this gun yet hows it doing so far?

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Old 01-13-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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i love it!! its my everyday carry gun

couple of items ive written about it:



Springfield-Armory-3-8-Compact-45ACP



http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f66/springfield-xdm-3-8-45acp-compact-54271/

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I have a glock g27 and am getting ready to buy a new gun but am not sure about it cause they are so similiar.

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Xdm and glock are nothing alike. Except in caliber and size. Grip angle trigger inner workings etc are totally different. I prefer the xdm to the 1911 and glock. Ive been shooting 1911s since the mid to late 80s

I would recomend renting one.

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Xdm and glock are nothing alike. Except in caliber and size. Grip angle trigger inner workings etc are totally different. I prefer the xdm to the 1911 and glock. Ive been shooting 1911s since the mid to late 80s

I would recomend renting one.
I actually have a xd 45 tactical model and the glock g27 so im good with the way both work.
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I own Glocks and an XDm. They are very different. As mentioned above, grip angel is drastically different and the inner workings aren't the same; furthermore, grip thickness, in my opinion, is more preferable on the XDm, the feel on the trigger is different (I have stock and aftermarket triggers for Glocks), and XDs/XDms are weighted and balanced differently.

I would certainly go out and try shooting an Xd/XDm. Even if you can't shoot one in .45 or with the 3.8" barrel, its nice to see what they're about.

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I tend to agree with the posters above on the fact that the XDm is radically different than the Glock. Grip angle and texture, the interchangeable back strap, I use the largest, and probably the biggest is teardown, no puling the trigger to disassemble.
Disassembly is very close to the way my Sig 220 breaks down. I have both the 9mm 3.8 compact and the .40 3.8 with the full size grip both are easy to shoot, clean and carry. I recommend the Galco super tuck for iwb. Great guns that are accurate and super easy to maintain.

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Just bought the xdm 3.8 45 today to add to my arsenal. Its pretty sweet just need to get me a holster now.

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It's on my short list, but I'm troubled by the lack of availability of the flush mount 9 round magazines. Also troubling is why they insist on giving you one 9 rounder and one 13 rounder? Since it's not a "range" gun by any means, what good is a 13 round mag? They'd be better off giving us two 9 rounders instead.

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It's on my short list, but I'm troubled by the lack of availability of the flush mount 9 round magazines. Also troubling is why they insist on giving you one 9 rounder and one 13 rounder? Since it's not a "range" gun by any means, what good is a 13 round mag? They'd be better off giving us two 9 rounders instead.
Because the 13 rounders work great as a backup. I love having the extra 4 shots in the backup mag. The extended mag without the grip extension on it makes for a very positive no bs mag insertion under stress.

Even my colt new agent the backup mag is a extended fullsize. I wouldnt want a second small one no point to having a small magazine. Once the gun comes out there is no point to keeping the grip small. The badguy doesnt care about it.
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