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Old 12-05-2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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I am about 99.9% decided on the XDm 40 for my first gun in 12 years. I had an hk usp 40 but can't shell out the cash for another one.

The only thing that I am unsure about is the grip safety. I wanted to hear from people that own any XDm about how you like the safety and is it easy to get used to?

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Old 12-05-2010, 04:13 AM   #2
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I own the xd40 and it too has the grip safety. I have had no problems with it and am happy it is there.

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I have an XD .40 that has the grip safety, hardly noticeable...

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I really like the XD grip safeties. It sort of "Plaxico-proofs" the firearm.

The gun won't go off without pretty well holding it correctly, but yet requires no extra tasks from the shooter. A great combination for a defense/carry firearm in my opinion. The grip safety is comfortable, hardly noticeable, and really shouldn't hinder the shooter in any way.

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I have 2 , an xdm 45 and xd9sc and very much like them without any complaints.I cc both in Kholster IWB and forget they are there, I have a few handguns and am very active so this setup works well for me.I feel that grip safety on the xd line is what makes it so special

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The grip safety really has no bearing on the shootability of the gun. You won't even notice it's there when you're at the range.

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I have an XDm 40. It's my favorite. It shoots far better than I do. The grip safety is not noticeable, and it's one of the most "safety" conscious designs on the market.

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Thanks for the replies! I am hearing a unanimous thumbs up on the grip safety. Excellent. With the bonus magazines until December 31, I am set on the XDm. Thanks again.

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I replaced mine with an extended grip safety from Springer Precision. It is a great addition...

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I have an XDm 9mm. It is the only pistol of many that I own that has a grip safety. The first few boxes of ammo I found myself unable to pull the trigger at times. It was because of the grip safety. After reassessing my grip, it appears that the gun was pointing out my poor grip. It made me concentrate more on holding the grip closer, which in turn actually improved my accuracy. It no longer interferes with my shooting, and has actually improved it.

As for the XDm, it is one of the best designed pistols I have ever owned. Everything is correct, sturdy, and serviceable. The takedown is so easy after fighting with my CZ. It is totally underrated. Buy one. I may have to get a compact to match the long slide...

Just received my bonus magazines, it took about 2 weeks.

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