took the new XDm compact 45 out today for its first run. COULDNT be more happy with it!!
i also took out the python and made a shotgun pattern on the target right off the bat. i really really really suck at revolvers. but i do like shooting it heh
i had to hold the gun up on the target to get a pic with it so some are a little blurry
with the xdm at 10 yards 10 shots with the shorty mag it did really well.
at 15 yards with the 13+1 mag for a 14 shot total
10 yards rapid fire starting with 9+1 a mag change then 13 more from the big mag.
one thing i did notice is that the mag extender can ride up a bit causing seating issues on a reload. i wont be carrying a spare with the extender in place.
a gripe ive read about in some reviews of the xdm series is on a full mag the magazine release is difficult to press to eject the mag. i want to point out THIS IS A GOOD THING!! the last thing you want to have happen is a premature magazine ejection!!
the stiff mag release on a loaded mag pretty much ensures you will not have a partially ejected magazine while carrying. once you take a shot or two the magazine release is very easy to depress when the slide is locked back on an empty magazine or when 1 or more rounds has been fired for a tactical reload.
anyway i give the SA XDm 45acp compact 4 thumbs up!!