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Old 12-07-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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I wasn't sure if any of you guys have seen this yet, but Springfield just came out with a new XDm model. They call it the 3.8. It comes in 9mm and is deisned for conceal carry. I think it still holds 19 rounds but is shorter(3.8 inches instead of 4.5). It looks pretty nice and has different serrations on the slide. I just wish they would have come out with a 45 in the XDm first. Springfield Armory - Introducing the XD(m) Polymer Handgun

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I wasn't sure if any of you guys have seen this yet, but Springfield just came out with a new XDm model. They call it the 3.8. It comes in 9mm and is deisned for conceal carry. I think it still holds 19 rounds but is shorter(3.8 inches instead of 4.5). It looks pretty nice and has different serrations on the slide. I just wish they would have come out with a 45 in the XDm first. Springfield Armory - Introducing the XD(m) Polymer Handgun

That is bad ass. I want one. Much easier to conceal then my 4.5 inch barrel for sure
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I thought it was pretty sweet too, I just wish they would expand the XDm line a little bit faster.

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I would like it better if the stock was shorter.

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I thought it was pretty sweet too, I just wish they would expand the XDm line a little bit faster.
I have an XD45 and, for the life of me, I can't see why everyone is crying for the XDm in .45. What is the big improvement....a match-grade barrel? Are the ergonomics a little different?
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I would like it if the stock was shorter too...and it needs to be a .40.

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We can't get XDm's in California. I guess they're dangerous or something.

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I have an XD45 and, for the life of me, I can't see why everyone is crying for the XDm in .45. What is the big improvement....a match-grade barrel? Are the ergonomics a little different?
It's suppose to have a better trigger and changable backstrap but I'm like you, I can't see a match grade barrel doing anything for most people. I have an XD45 and wouldn't mind an XDm in 45 but for now I'll settle for a new trigger.

I think it's a neat little piece but personally would have a hard time finding a need for it. Springfield is riding the XD cash cow and they should, it's a very popular weapon right now. A great weapon too I might add.
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You also wouldn't have to pull the trigger to break it down

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I have no problem with pulling the trigger....

I understand about the better trigger on the (m) version. It's just that I see the pistol as a very good self-defense weapon and, in that role, the trigger doesn't matter that much to me. If I were using the XD for competition or something like that, it would be a different story. And then the match-grade barrel would make a difference, too. But, for what I use it for.......nah.

Spitty is right, it's another way to sell more of what has already been a wildly successful product.

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