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Old 06-07-2010, 02:04 AM   #31
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It's really not much more than an XD. 13 rounds is still great for .45. . . double that of a 1911. Match grade barrel and all. They can be found for under $700 all day.
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Oh, sorry for the misunderstanding. You posted this as a reply to my post. I thought you were saying the one I saw might have been a regular xd45.

I agree they should have increased the magazine capacity. In fact, that's what the public was expecting!

Oh well. Still looks great.
Realistically speaking would you really want to hump a 15 +1 .45 ACP on your hip all day; plus maybe 2 extra mags at 15 rounds each. Although on paper adding capacity to the XD 45 looks like a good idea, I have never seen the appeal. In my opinion I don't see how SA is going to market this gun unless they use it to replace the full size XD 45 and use the Compact as the flagship of that model line. There just does not seem, to me anyway, to be enough incremental change over the existing XD to make the new XDm worth the extra $100 or so. JMHO
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Realistically speaking would you really want to hump a 15 +1 .45 ACP on your hip all day; plus maybe 2 extra mags at 15 rounds each. Although on paper adding capacity to the XD 45 looks like a good idea, I have never seen the appeal. In my opinion I don't see how SA is going to market this gun unless they use it to replace the full size XD 45 and use the Compact as the flagship of that model line. There just does not seem, to me anyway, to be enough incremental change over the existing XD to make the new XDm worth the extra $100 or so. JMHO

The slide change, and the "m" factors are what makes springfield believe they are worth more. They are already selling out online too. Many people have been waiting for the xdm45. XD's and xdm's have surpassed glock sales for quite a while now too.
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I have been extremely happy with my XDm40, I have been excited about this.

I am with a lot of you, when I am carrying a thumb safety is something I don't want to deal with.

Also I have a crossbreed holster, and if the 45 will fit or I can get new one for it, weight isn't much of a problem.

I am excited to get my hands on one.
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Realistically speaking would you really want to hump a 15 +1 .45 ACP on your hip all day; plus maybe 2 extra mags at 15 rounds each. Although on paper adding capacity to the XD 45 looks like a good idea, I have never seen the appeal. In my opinion I don't see how SA is going to market this gun unless they use it to replace the full size XD 45 and use the Compact as the flagship of that model line. There just does not seem, to me anyway, to be enough incremental change over the existing XD to make the new XDm worth the extra $100 or so. JMHO
I found the following information on a different site. So I am not sure if it is correct but as far as carrying a 15+1 .45 ACP XD45 it would still be lighter then some 1911's.


1) A full-sized Kimber Custom II (5 barrel w/empty magazine installed) weighs 38 oz.; fully-loaded (8+1 rounds) it weighs 44.809 oz.
2) A full-sized Kimber TLE/RLII (5 w/ tactical rail) weighs 39 oz.; fully-loaded (8+1) it weighs 45.809 oz.
3) A Springfield Champion (4 barrel, uses full-sized 1911 magazine) weighs 34 oz.; fully-loaded (8+1) it weighs 40.809 oz.
4) A Springfield XD45 Service Model (4 barrel) weighs 30 oz.; fully-loaded (13 + 1) it weighs 40.592 oz.

So (carrying fully-loaded and topped off) an XD45 weighs less than a compact steel 1911A1. No offense to anyone but the extra 2 rounds does not seem to be worth an extra $100-150. Anyway's if you need 45rd's of .45 then you should have brought a rifle.
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