XD Purchase

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by jcd390, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    I was looking to buy the Xdm for a home defense but the funds are a little tight right now so I was thinking about just getting the XD instead. Should I wait to buy the Xdm, which would be another 6 to 8 months, or go ahead and buy the XD? It there that big of a difference and benefit to the Xdm? Thanks:)
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    No significant differences: grip, barrel, trigger and capacity are "upgraded." Both shoot sweet and reliably. XDm in 9mm and .40 S&W increases round capacity to 19 and 16, respectively....45 ACP stays at 13. Only other differences are match barrel and shorter trigger reset on XDm, nothing to wait 8 months for if you're not dead set against an XD, in my opinion anyway.
     

  3. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    Thanks Jpyle, thats what I needed to know!
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Personaly i like the XD over the XDM :cool:
     
  5. getem2011

    getem2011 New Member

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    Check Armslist. You are likely to find a xdm in your price range.
     
  6. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    Me too. I tried them both, and just liked the feel of the XD better than the "m". But that's just me. Both are very reliable, well built platforms, and should serve you well.
     
  7. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    When SA introduced the XDm a couple years ago, the previous XD did not suddenly suck overnight.
    Grip - Interchangeable backstraps are a good idea, but by no means mandatory. How long have guns gotten by without them?
    Match Barrel - My XD40SC is quite accurate with it's non-match barrel. I really doubt if there are accuracy gains large enough that most people would notice.
    Trigger - The XDm has a pretty good trigger for a striker gun. The XD's isn't quite as nice. It's still not bad, though. There are upgrade kits, if one feels them necessary.
     
  8. powderkeg

    powderkeg New Member

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    Can't go wrong with the xd put 3000 rounds through only one FTF due to crap ammo love it
     
  9. Coyotenator

    Coyotenator New Member

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    I agree.
    I have shot both my XDSC and an XDm side by side and couldn't tell any difference in accuracy at any reasonable self-defense distance.