Want a cc XDm but which?

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by ZombieBrawler, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    Im getting a XDm, debating over the 4.5" in a .45 or a 3.8" but you can only get the .45 in the compact, where the grip is too small for my hands without the extended mag... Get a bigger gun deal with the size or go conpact and extend the mag? Granted the 4.5 full size feels perfect in my hands... Tough!
     
  2. Retaks

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    I have an XDM40 i carry daily. It has the short grip on it and is small for my hands but isnt bad to shoot like that. I do use the extended mags for practice alot more and also keep them as backups on me when i carry but the short mags conceal alot easier.
     

  3. ZombieBrawler

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    Cool man. Yea i can easily understand the benefit of a short mag and felt them both throughly, just uncomfortable for the bottom fingers to hold. Im usually wearing my work uniform (im a chef) so its baggy enough where size is not the biggest issue and when im out i have on longer shirts too. Im considering getting the 3.8C .45 and just keeping the larger mag in for the shorter slide and comfortable length for my grip...
     
  4. Retaks

    Retaks New Member

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    Im a thinner guy so if i keep the extended mag in mine it shows more then i like. Ive got where when i shoot with the small mag i dont use my pinky finger and it makes it alot more comfortable to hold. It takes some getting used to though and i do prefer to have all 4 fingers holding it. Whatever your choise Springfield makes some great guns. I had a XD40 Sub Compact before the XDM came out and never had an issue with it. I put over 15,000 rounds through it, dropped in on concrete, in mud, its gone from extreme cold to hot and it never failed to fire or feed ever. I couldnt ask for a better gun. It was just time to upgrade since that one was very worn. I donated to the gun shop i go to for the owners son to use for practice at gunsmithing. They always give me great deals so it was my way of giving back.
     
  5. ZombieBrawler

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    Wow man thats fantastic and good to hear! Very nice of you too sir. After much (understatment) deliberation i feel im choosing the 3.8C, if i have room for the ext. Mag ill use it and if im at sayyy the gym for example im not leaving it in my car no way ill just mag swap it for the short one and call it a day.
     
  6. Ledbetter84

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    I believe that pierce makes a pinky extension that may bet the ticket for you... I don't have one but several guys I know use to take care of the short mag problem.
     
  7. ScottA

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  8. ZombieBrawler

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    Oh thats awsome ill definatley look into that thank you sir!
     
  9. Ledbetter84

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    You may want to check out xdtalk.com... A lot of info there too
     
  10. ZombieBrawler

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    Oh yeah all over the forum haha theres some really nice pieces on there, thats where i was reminded about doing a slide lightening on mine :)
     
  12. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    ive got a xdm 3.8 45acp. the slide fits and works on my 4.5 xdm...

    anyway the 3.8 version is soft shooting for a 45acp i dont feel hampered at all by the short grip when i need to stay under the radar.

    its my everyday carry gun.
     
  13. ZombieBrawler

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    Very cool, all i hear is positive things about these firearms! And im ordering a PRP custom XDm all stainless inside and titanium pieces, sights trigger ect :D
     
  14. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    my wife has a 4.5 9mm xdm which she picked out i tried it and HAD to get the 45acp version. THEN 2 weeks later springfield announces the 3.8... had to get that one too. i love 1911s but the xdm is a better shooter
     
  15. ZombieBrawler

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    Haha nice, have you tried to CC one of the 4.5's? Yeah 1911's are awsome but gota get a real full size one and they take time to break in and are just a much different weapon
     
  16. JonM

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    well in wisconsin we got open carry and conceal carry. i prefer being discrete but i dont knock myself out over it. normally i use the full 13 round mag. i like the shorter 3.8 because its more comfy in the car and truck and doesnt peek out under my shirt tail the way the 4.5 can at times.

    colt 1911s dont need a breakin. colt says if it doesnt function out of the box from round 1 send it back you accidently got a defective one. they believe a good properly made gun doesnt need a break in.
     
  17. ZombieBrawler

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    Yeah in nevada we have both too :) but at work i have to hide it and many stores are against open carry -.- it was just such a debate over 3.8 and 4.5" ya know....

    Thats true i can agree, like i think kimbers are really nice but a 500 round break in peroid to determine defectives? Ugh!