First pistol purchase - XDm 40 - 3.8

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by Rayzer, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Rayzer

    Rayzer New Member

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    Considering that I don't plan on carrying this weapon, should I go with the standard or compact grip for range and home protection use? Thanks.
     
  2. Missouribound

    Missouribound Well-Known Member

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    The best thing you can do is go to a store which has both....pick them up and see what you like better. Whatevery you choose, be prepared to practice...practice...practice.
     

  3. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    I agree, also keep magazine capacity in mind, although at the end of the day less rounds more accurately is better than many inaccurate rounds. Make sure it is comfortable in your hands.
     
  4. Rayzer

    Rayzer New Member

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    Special ordered the XDM compact. Can't wait to get it!

    Thanks for the input...
     
  5. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    Congrats on getting a gun.
    Good advice about practice. Go slow, think and do it right each time you pull the trigger. Don't jerk the trigger just because your sights are on target. Many folks fault on this point, because they have a problem holding the gun sites on target and jerk the trigger when they see a line up. Think, breath, hold you breath, aim, squeeze slowly. Load a couple of dummy rounds. When one is chambered (you don't know when) and you pull the trigger, the gun should not move. If it does dip, you know you are doing it wrong. Get in a habit and your natural reflex will take over after a while. Speed will advance for you.

    Good luck, have fun and enjoy.
     
  6. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    Congrats on your decision. Post pics when you get it or it never happened!!
     
  7. Rayzer

    Rayzer New Member

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    Just got it after about 5 weeks since placing the order and I love it!
     
  8. Rayzer

    Rayzer New Member

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    Looking to upgrade sights to compensate for my old eyes; does anyone have any suggestions on good working sites for the XDm 3.8 compact 40? I read that the Trijicom HD (orange) night sights were pretty good performers.
    Your input would greatly appreciated; thanks in advance.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have the XDm40 in the 4.5" barrel version. great pistol. personally i think you will be happy with it.

    the XDm has dovetail grooves for the sights, but not for sure what nitesights would work with them. might get a gunsmith to measure them or call SA and talk to one of their techs and see what sights would fit it.