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Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by Terrax, Dec 26, 2009.
Considering an XD, is it worth it ot upgrade to the XDM?
Depends a little bit on the caliber, because you probably know that the XDm is not available yet in .45 ACP. Don't know what caliber you are considering.
I don't know the difference in price between the two but, if it is significant, I think the original XD is perfectly adequate for the purpose for which I use mine....home defense. I don't need a match-grade barrel and the other (m) upgrades for that purpose.
But that's just me
Oh sorry, I guess I should have mentioned that I was shopping for a 40
So, for competition the XD is adequate? I don't think the XDm is going to be available here at all.
I suppose it is also important to state the purpose of the gun. I will not be shooting any competition. I want to get a gun that I am rock solid comfortable and confident with to take to midnight burglar alarms, as well as any other security and defense needs around my home and business. It might also be worth noting that I am a dissatisfied and former glock owner. I almost failed to give the xd any consideration at all as I was afraid it was just another "glock clone".
Depends on the competition I guess. In general, it's not the first choice of shooters in serious competition.
The original XD in .40 is on sale at a huge gun shop in Fort Worth today for $469. Don't know how much the (M)s are going for, but the original is a perfectly fine option for what you described as its purpose.
OK fair enough, I appreciate the advice. I'm only a rank newb to IPSC anyway, so it will probably be alright for my first firearm...I know I've got a long way to go.
Plus, it will still be around $A1200 and that's plenty expensive enough to be starting with
is about $100 for the upgrade, which I am fine with as long as the value is there. While I am not shooting official competition, it is important to outshoot my buddies at the range
In that case I agree that the XD 40 would be sufficient for your needs. In my mind the major feature of the XDm, for me anyway, is the added capacity; 4 rounds for the .40 S&W. (Not that it matters for me in NJ where the XDm is illegal) The factory grip on the standard XD is not a problem for me so the interchangable back strap on the XDm is not a major selling point, neither is the match grade barrel nor the trigger-pull free field strip.
That being said, as always, the final choice depends on what feels right to you. There may be differences in grip angle, balance, recoil, etc between the XD and XDm that affect your decision. I have shot both in .40 S&W and 9mm and could not really feel a difference but again that's me.
Good luck in choosing, either way it's a win-win for you in your "upgrade" to an XD.
I own both the XD40 and XD40M. Both are great pistols and shoot very well. If fact I can not notice much of a difference between the two. My grouping sizes are about the same on paper. I have over a thousand rounds shot threw the XD and about 500 rounds shot threw the XDM. I like the adjustable back strap on the XDM and a little better rear sight that does not catch on stuff as much. Either of the pistols would serve you well. I think what it boils down to is if you would like a few more features with the XDM or happy with saving a few bucks and purchasing the XD?
If it was me, and price was not a problem, I'd choose the XDm. I have rather large hands and the interchangeable backstraps would come in handy. I also like the idea of 4 extra rounds per mag, and no dry fire field stripping. The match grade barrel is an added +?
It will still be a couple of months to save up the money, but I am leaning toward the XDm. I like the 4.5 in barrel length and the the trigger feels a little smoother to me than the xd. I may even splurge on the stainless model. I have only seen pictures of the stainless though, is it dulled enough not to scream shoot here?
I saw a NIB XDm (with holster, etc., all the stuff) for $500 at a local pawn shop. A lot less than I paid for mine!
XD .40 vs. XDM .40
I am looking at buying either the XD 40 or XDM 40 handgun for my first handgun. Not sure on concealability ( I'm 6'1" 280 lbs"), size of grip of XD (pinky hanging off), different prices (general pice of both), general prices of ammo. Any comments and info is appreciated..
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Please stop by the introductions thread and introduce yourself.
The XD's come in different sizes(compact,full size,and subcompact)so it depends on what size we are talking about.
The XDm is not necessarily illegal in NJ. It is Illegal for an FFL to sell an XDm directly to a civilian. Anyone moving from out of state can bring it with them, so long as they limit their mags to 10rds, and anyone who already legally owns an XDm (out of stater or LEO) may transfer the weapon to you through an FFL, so long as the mags are limited to 10rds, disassembled, or not included in the sale.
Do the Xdm's even have 10rd mags availiable? I didn't think they did. Kind of defeats the whole purpose.
Not according to the HS-ARMS site:
HS-Arms HS XDM 4.5"
But then again, it doesn't mention this for the 5" Tactical either....which this definately does have 10-rnd mags available. As it is the only model legal in Aust (min 120mm barrel by law) and we are subject to a 10-rnd mag limit, annoyingly.