Beretta px storm or springfield xdm 40 cal

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by doug71, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. doug71

    doug71 New Member

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    Looking to buy a beretta px storm or a springfield xdm 40 cal can someone help me please. Witch one would be the best for shooting quality and the best for your money...
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Personally in my opinion i think springfield is hands down a better company and produces better products. Ive never heard of continous ongoing issues with xdm guns that springfield didnt fix and those guns hqving issues are almost non existant.

    My personal choice is the xdm but you need to get the one you want. Go try both and see which you like better. Many gun ranges have both as rentals
     

  3. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I own an XDm 40 and love it. It is very accurate and very comfortable to shoot.

    I don't care for the feel of the Beretta, but that's me.

    What fits you?
     
  4. Marthor

    Marthor New Member

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    I have a storm and an XDm in 45.
    I can't really call a straight up winner. I'm more used to and comfortable with the DA/SA and traditional safety on the storm. I've come to appreciate the safety feature set up of the XDm too and maybe grow to prefer the SA pull of the XDm.

    They both have really top notch features. You'll have to decide what specifically is more important to you. The XDm has more magazine capacity and the storm has some state-of-the-art designs too in recoil reduction and break down ease. Either one is a great choice! I think they both shoot great too. :D
     
  5. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Marthor's pretty much spot on. It really depends on personal preference, and what Marthor mentioned.
     
  6. springfield

    springfield New Member

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    Well I'd say xd line of pistols. got em,love em, gonna get more.But it really is all about preference what feels good in your hand what features you want and the intended use i.e. Target shooting, carry weapon, uspsa or other shooting sports. Not sure what px comes with but xdm comes with two mags, mag holder, holster, and FAA approved box. Plus has match grade barrel and a very nice trigger pull stock.
     
  7. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

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    Asked myself the same question. PX4, FNP, XDM, or M&P. Fondled all of them in the same store and the XDM came home with me. Liked the rotating barrel of the Beretta and the overall feel, it was the slide mounted safety cutting into my palm that was a turn off. Also best bang for the money was the Springfield with its case full of goodies, holster, mag pouch, mag loader, etc.
     
  8. doug71

    doug71 New Member

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    Ty for all the help I have made up my mind that next Thursday I will be getting the Springfield xdm now I just can't figure out what would be better 45 or 40 caliber please help :)-))
     
  9. Jon12312

    Jon12312 New Member

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    I love the feel of the PX. I dont care for the XD series at all because they seem to big and the metal is rigid and kinda clunky. I know the XD shoots great and is very reliable but something about it just doesnt get my vote. PX is a great gun. And the new F series is a DAO which is a very nice touch.
     
  10. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

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    If you get the 40S&W you can later pick up another barrel chambered in 357SIG and have two pistols in one. Bought my 40 the year it came out and would still like the 45ACP. Would be great if Springfield made the XDM in 10mm though.
     
  11. springfield

    springfield New Member

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    I personally like a .40 more power than a nine and less recoil than .45 plus has plenty of stopping power and a decent round capacity 16+1. plus like nypd13 said you can purchase separate barrels and have a different cal. I got a 9mm conversion and .357 sig love em both. Just be sure to grab matching mags for your conversion barrels much smoother feeding
     
  12. Marthor

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    I don't think the 40 is less recoil than the 45. There are a lot of factors that go into recoil. The weight of the gun is a big factor, the amount of "pressure" in the barrel and the grain of the bullet and more.

    I can't find a good chart. Chuckhawks website has a table, but for 40 it's only showing a light gun weight which makes the recoil look even more. Here's a link to that...
    Click...Handgun Recoil Table

    This is the best rank order chart I can find...
    Click...FIREARMS TUTORIAL

    This shows energy at the muzzle in ft pounds:
    380 189
    9mm 391
    45 ACP 411
    40 S&W 484
    357 magnum 583
    44 magnum 1036

    I'm pretty sure that's a correct order of recoil for these and from firing most of these myself! I've never fired a 44 magnum though, but I do know the 357 magnum is the biggest recoil handgun I've fired.

    Now if you fired a 9mm +P in a light weight small gun and then fired a 45 in a heavy steel 1911, then the felt recoil would be much more on the 9mm +P due to gun weight affecting the momentum of the gun and increased pressure giving more energy out the muzzle.
     
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