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JonM 09-17-2011 02:41 AM

New XDm 4.5" 45ACP
tonite the wife and i went and shot my new XDm 45ACP 4.5". im pretty impressed with it. along with the nice pelican case it comes with 2 mags holster loader and mag pouch. until november springfield is offering with new XD/XDm purchases 3 extra mags and a mag pouch free. that deal is what prompted me to finally get a XDm.

this group was shot at 15 yards with 14 rounds of awc 230grn self defense hollow points.

this was 40 rounds (3 mags +1 chamber) at 15 yards using berry plated 230grn fmj over 6.1 grains of unique. listed fps out of a 5" 1911 is 850fps for this loading

this is 40 more rounds of fmj rapid fire at 15 yards.

no fte ftf over 200 rounds fired. there was one stoppage due to overlong case on a reload as i dont trim range pistol brass. i find case stretch to be so minimal on pistol brass its not worth the effort to measure them all.

one of the things i found interesting is that the 2nd to the last round fired in a magazine upon firing and chambering the last round the gun produces a strange sproinging sound reminiscent of the sproing of a AR15 buffer tube on cycling.

its very very easy to shoot handgun the felt recoil is a little less than my colt series 70 but the muzzle flip is a little worse making it just a hair slower than a full size 1911. i would say its easier and faster and more comfy to shoot than my sig P220. i think the difference in felt recoil is the wider grip so the force of recoil is spread better across the palm.

the cz97BD still beats it for accuracy speed and felt recoil. but the cz97BD is all steal and very heavy.

anyway i give this gun a very very very close second to the 1911. i still prefer the 1911 but i will feel very comy carrying this for ccw/oc. i REALLY like the XDm 45

Marthor 09-17-2011 06:07 AM

Mighty nice shooting!

lonewolf101 09-17-2011 02:35 PM

changed my mind on the xd bought a glock 19 still havnt shot it yet,hope it shoots as good as yours xd!.

Txhillbilly 09-17-2011 03:06 PM

Excellent shooting,Jon.

Great range report also!

Boyerracing343 09-18-2011 07:24 PM

That is some dang good shooting. Nice range report and thanks for sharing.

JonM 09-19-2011 01:18 AM

thanks :) im pretty surprised by how well it shoots. i was tinking about trigger mods before i tried it. but it really doesnt need anything. its a bit mushier than my colt 1911s but without a external safety i dont think i want it lighter. i do want the over travel and reset reduced. with that done it might get close to the speed of a 1911.

trip286 09-19-2011 01:21 AM

Think that weird noise might be the magazine spring?

JonM 09-19-2011 03:03 AM


Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 582531)
Think that weird noise might be the magazine spring?

ya. im pretty certain its the follower in the magazine hitting empty as the last round is stripped out at full force of the recoil. its felt more than heard. but i can definately tell when the last round is chambered. kinda cool if your into tactical type reloads.

kano 10-04-2011 11:31 PM

Congrats and good shooting.
I also like my XDM 45 and have gotten good groups at 25 & 50 yards with my reloads.

Boyerracing343 10-05-2011 12:29 AM


Originally Posted by kano (Post 593638)
Congrats and good shooting.
I also like my XDM 45 and have gotten good groups at 25 & 50 yards with my reloads.

Kudos to you if you can get a good group with a pistol at 50 yards. :cool: I wish i could. Ill stick to my 15 yard shots. :o

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