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As promised I finally got to shoot my new XDm-9 Compact
and do a range report.
Here it is:
First thing I did was put the largest back strap of the gun. I have the largest one on my XDm-45; so, I will definetly need it on the compact 9mm. Second, I bought extra mags before my trip to the range (I had to order them from Springfield). I had 4 13 round compact mags and two 19 round mags with the X-tension sleeves on them and after loading the mags three times and one round in the pipe each time I went through 273 rounds. A whole mix of ammo Magtech 115gr. FMJs, Magtech Guardian Gold 124gr JHP+Ps, Hornady TAPs, some Federal 147 FMJs, some my LRN reloads.
It never missed a beat, never jammed once. I was surprised because even my beretta won't feed my reloads.
I shot it back to back with my XDm-45
and the recoil is quite similar between +P 9mm and standard pressure .45 ACP.
Here are the groups of my XDm-9 Compact at 14 yards with the Hornady TAP loads:
Here are the groups of my XDm-45 at 14 yards with Hornady TAP+P loads:
I group better with my .45 but I have also shot it a lot more, but for a compact with a grip that I can get barely two fingers on, it great. I think its going to be my concealment gun for when I have to wear dress clothes (which is often).
Any questions, just ask.