Range Report -.45 ACP Springfield XDm-45

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by mesinge2, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    I just bought this on Friday:
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    Got to shoot it today. I've got to tell ya I was always of the mind set that I would never own a tupperware gun, but was I wrong! The first thing I noticed shooting it was that is was surprisingly soft shooting, however the grip was small. I have odd bear-paw hands and I had to swap out the backstrap to the largest size at the range.

    After the swap, the gun felt like my Colt Combat elite with the arched housing only thicker. I brought an assortment of Hollow Point ammo just in case it didn't like something. I WASTED MY MONEY! It shot Speer GD, Hornady XTP+P, and Corbon JHP+P just like it was FMJ ammo. And as for accuracy, well look at this target from 14 yards:

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    Above is a CORBON JHP

    I had it loaded to 13+1 and I can only see 11, maybe 12 holes. Which means that 2 to 3 rounds went through the same holes. I shot a total of 310 rounds of which 60 were hollow points and the rest were Magtech FMJ and Winchester FMJ (the light ones that look like JSWCs). After all that I was amazed at how soft shooting it was, It makes my Defender seem like a torture device.

    Not a jam

    I could not be happier with this gun. My only complaint is that my Colt is going to get lonely!
     
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  2. SGT_Calle

    SGT_Calle New Member

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    thanks for the great report! looks like a lot of fun.
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Great report, great shooting and a great gun!

    I do not like tupperware guns but the XD is the one that I have shot the most, liked the feel and found the balance exceptional. I have not shot the 45 and will do so as soon as I can.

    If the canester were to buy another polymer pistol, it would be the XD.

    Never think anytime practicing with different guns or ammo is a waste of money. You now know your new gun runs flawlessly and are becoming more confident in placing your life in it's function.
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Great report,great gun!
     
  5. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    Nice weapon you have there. What did you pay for it?
     
  6. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    I got it for $699, pricey but I didn't want to wait for it.

    And it came with a year range time.
     
  7. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting!!! That's outstanding shooting @ 14 yards!:cool: It sounds like I'm going to have to break down and buy 1 myself. I doubt it'll help me shoot that good though.
     
  8. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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    Nice grouping! XD is on my wish list right now...
     
  9. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    How does the new XDm45 compare to the regular XD45 Service? I have the Service and the Compact and was wondering if it is worth the extra money?
     
  10. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    I trigger makes all the difference. Not quite as good as a 1911, but the short reset and nearly no overtravel make all the difference.

    Also, the interchangable backstraps are great; without the largest one, I would have had to buy a slip-on rubber handgun sleeve from pachmayr or hogue.
     
  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    This is my next pistol purchase, for sure!

    1) AR build
    2) LCR for the wife
    3) XDm45!!
     
  12. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Nice shooting!

    I've been wondering when somebody would compare the XD45 to the XDm45.
     
  13. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Great shooting! And you were not kidding about your hands! It looks like a Colt Mustang compared to your mitts.
     
  14. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    After all the good things I heard about the sig 238 being like a new Colt mustang. I was going to get one. I went to the shop and realized that I could only get one finger on the grip.

    Well, that idea ended real quick!
     
  15. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Ha. I can picture that.