Who here has .40 cal. XDM?

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by ndtiger, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. ndtiger

    ndtiger New Member

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    the high capacity? I am thinking about one but do not have one locally that I can wrap my hands around. Does the extra capacity make the grip thicker then the normal XD?

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  2. Mr. Bluesky

    Mr. Bluesky New Member

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    I don't own one, but I believe the high-capacity is an extended mag, which will protrude out from the bottom of the mag well. The gun should be exactly the same.
     

  3. tom777

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    the XD & XDM grips are pretty similar in basic size (thickness) depending on which backstrap you have installed on the XDM. The extra capacity of the XDM-40 mags over the XD-40 mags mainly comes from additional length. No extensions on the XDM -- the mags are flush fitting.
     
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  4. fandersonsr

    fandersonsr New Member

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    Xdm .40

    I have had my Xdm for several months, and Love this pistol. Thekit comes with 3 interchangable rear grips to fit most any hand.
    If your looking to buy a .40 cal S&W get the Xdm, you won't regret it.
     
  5. Viking

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    The first 40 I bought was an XDm, I've only put a couple of hundred rounds through it so it's not even broken in yet. It's my shtf weapon which is great considering that with the "Gear Up" program that Springfield had I got two extra magazines which gives me a total of 64 rounds +one to start with. So far only one stovepipe shell due to limp wristing, otherwise no ftf's with various bullet weights, different brands and low to high power handloads. Magazine release is hard when the magazine has all 16 rounds loaded. I've heard that that gets better with time.
     
  6. WVwheelgunner

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    It is difficult to unload a full mag, BUT, if you do it just a few times, it loosens up quickly. You need a strong thumb, though.
    I read a post by a guy on another forum who was incensed by this, demanded SA fix this horrible problem, blah, blah blah...
    Whatta wuss.:D
    My XDm reminds me of a phazer on Star trek. Low recoil, high accuracy, and the 16 round capacity is impressive. To me, this is as close to an "assault pistol" as you can buy out of the box.
    [​IMG]

    The grips is not all that large - like the others said, it's mag length, not width.

    I really like the grip safety - that is key to me.
     
  7. tristan

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    im a huge fan of xd but the xdm was the worst gun ive ever shot not a fan of it at all only becouse it did not feel comfortable to me. shot it one time then sold it.
     
  8. Viking

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    I changed the backstrap to the smallest one even though my fingers are long my palm is thick, probably due to a lot of shoveling dirt, sand and gravel, needless to say the smallest backstrap make the grips feel really good. That being said, I haven't fired the XDm since changing the strap. As far as the magazine release taking a strong thumb, my thumb got a bit messed up back in 1980 when I was running a gas station and closed the tailgate on a Ford pickup and it bounced back and sprained the first knuckle on my right thumb and the way it healed gives a bit of a weakness at the angle I have to push the mag release. The guy that gave the ccw class said I should turn the mag release to the other side (as would be used by a left hander) and use the index finger to release it. I don't think it will be any problem as I'm sure it will get better with use. WVwheelgunner is right about being close to an "assault pistol" is about how I feel about it too.
     
  9. NYPD13

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    When choosing my first polymer 40 I narrowed my choices down to the XDM40, FNP40, Beretta PX4, and M&P40. I had to handle each in order to make my decision, and it was a toss up between the Springer and the Smith. Price and the included gear is what caused the XDM to come home with me. Considering the 17 round capacity it is surprisingly comfortable (I use the med back strap). The grip is easier to handle than my high cap 1911 (Para 14-45). I can see that the grip is slightly longer than the standard XD, which is fine considering this version is made to be a match gun. Give it a try, I couldn't be more impressed with my XDM.
     
  10. Mr. Bluesky

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    Heh, same thing happened to me with my 9mm. I ended up getting the M&P9 Pro Series, and my brother got the XDm. =)
     
  11. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    The more I shoot the Springfield's XD/XDM line the more I am convinced they are a thing of immaculate beauty infused with toughness, comfort and reliability. Just get one and never sell it. If you don't like it at first, don't worry it'll grow on you. ;)
     
  12. dirtbikingdad

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    Picked up my XDM 40 today. It is a sweet pistol, super easy to take down and I can't wait to run some rounds through it! 16+1!
     
  13. JGillXDm

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    I bought my XDm .40 cal this past Tuesday, and have already put a little over 200 hundred rounds through it. I have been wanting an XD for a couple years now, and decided to own the XDm. Probably the best decision I have made in a long time. I went with the Bi-Tone, and it has performed flawlessly. I plan on putting it through a couple competition shoots and will post how stack up. If you are considering the XD, it is well worth the extra money for the XDm.
     
  14. Mud4Brains

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    I don't know if you read my review here:

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f59/springfield-xdm-40-out-box-9972/

    but the grip on the XDM is actually smaller in my opinion than a Glock 22 that has less capacity.

    They made the grip taller instead of fatter and there is no extended mag sticking out of the grip.

    It's a dream to shoot and if I had it to do again, I'd make the same decision and go with the XDM40.
     
  15. pphuandeng

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  16. Dave_Bone

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    I bought an XDM 40 this winter, but haven't really shot it enough to make any pros or cons. I have small hands so I used the small grip insert. Plan to shoot it in my first USPSA match of the year, on Sunday.

    A week from now I'll be praising or cussing. Ha!

    Dave
     
  17. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    You haven't shot it enough to tell if it's good or bad, but you're gonna shoot it in a match?

    If I plan on showcasing my skills in/with anything to anyone, I'm gonna make sure they exist first.
     
  18. Dave_Bone

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    Tell if it's good or Bad? Where did you get that, my friend? What I said was "to make any pros or cons".
     
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  19. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    pros = good. cons = bad. Could it be any more black and white?
     
  20. Dave_Bone

    Dave_Bone New Member

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    "You haven't shot it enough to tell if it's good or bad . . . ." your words, not mine diggsbakes.

    So, let's clerify using your definition of pros=good / cons=bad.

    I have one con so far. That being the mag release. It is not smooth and crisp, at least on the specimen I have. Again, using your definition, this makes my 40 XDM bad. Or, should I say BAD!

    Son of a . . . . . ! They won't let me return it for a refund, I am sure. What to do, what to do??? LOL

    Pro (noun) a favorable argument, person, position

    Con (noun) an opposing argument, person, position
     
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