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Old 09-20-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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I just recently bought a new xdm 9mm 3.8 subcompact, this is my first gun so I'm trying to be careful with what I get. So I was told 9mm NATO is the best for my gun but in the carrying case it had fired 9mm luger shell from the factory. If I could get some opinions that would awesome, thanks all.

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Old 09-20-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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Nato and luger are the same thing. Also, 9mm parabellum and 9x19mm. If you go into a gun store and ask for 9mm they will hand you a standard box of 9mm (luger/9x19/NATO). I shoot Federal and Winchester white box. It seems to run through my XDm reliably (over 5000 rounds and 0 malfunctions). Just stay away from anything that is Russian (corrosive + steel core= dirty and tears gun your up). I have shot a handful of different hollow points too; Gold Dot, Hornaday Critical Defense and Remington Golden Saber cycle great. Federal, Winchester and other "bigger" named ammunitions are a bit more expensive, but a few extra bucks on ammo beats having to pay for new parts on a great gun.

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9MM NATO is dimensionally the same as 9mm Parabellum (the PROPER name) aka 9mm Luger, 9x19, etc. It IS loaded hotter than US industry standard. It is about what the Europeans loaded for years.

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i have shot magtech, blazer, pmc, sellier & bellot. they all shoot very well out of my sr9c. 9mm/luger/9x19parabellum/nato 9mm. all equal 9mm. its different ways of saying something.. like dinner,supper,evening meal.

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Thanks guys that was very helpful, I just didn't want to mess up my gun the first time I shoot it. Also thanks for the suggestions!

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Another quick question, is it bad to keep the gun cocked and open with the lock through it or no because a friend told me it was but then what else would the lock be for?

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Another quick question, is it bad to keep the gun cocked and open with the lock through it or no because a friend told me it was but then what else would the lock be for?
sorry, personally i dont know. none of mine are kept locked. one is even kept at the ready.
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Keeping the slide open with the lock in place will not do anything to damage the gun mechanically but depending where and how you store it you are providing an opening for dust and lint accumulation in one of the most crucial areas. A better alternative is to ditch the cable lock provided, its only a legal CYA anyway, and get a pistol safe or case where the gun can be secured "in battery." A gun safe will allow rapid access to gun and magazine, if needed, and keep the gun out of a child's hands.

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The only thing with keeping your gun in slide lock is, over time (probably years) your recoil spring will start to wear out. But if you shoot regularly, you will need to replace your recoil spring anyways. Better safe than sorry.

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is that for all guns or just xd's? I used the russian stuff(all 300 rds) and it seemed fine. The box said non-corrosive plus it was the cheapest. Maybe i should go back to winchester

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