XDm 3.8 45 Compact

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by hillbillygrunt, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. hillbillygrunt

    hillbillygrunt New Member

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    Im seriously looking into getting one. I guess im looking for pros and cons about them. Shot an XDs last weekend and liked it but want a double stack. Any input would be great.
     
  2. hillbillygrunt

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    Also anybody know if they make a +1 mag extension for the 9 round mag or a picky extension for it? With the same grip style as the XDm.
     

  3. Texgunner

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    I have an XDm-45 3.8 compact and an XD-45 compact . Both nice pistols but I'd recommended the 3.8. Adjustable grip and a better trigger. It's also a bit smaller than the XD if you're planning to carry it.

    As for magazines, the standard 13 round mags will fit. The 3.8 package will come with one and a 9 round. It'll come with sleeves that turn the 13 Rounders into an extended flush fit.

    The 3.8 package is really nice. The pistol, a 9 round mag, a 13 round mag, mag loader, holster and spare mag carrier.
     
  4. hillbillygrunt

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    What is the size differences.... grip, slide width between the XDm 3.8 9mm or 40 to the 45 3.8 ? Got too look at the 40 and liked it but nobody has the 45 in my area other than ordering one....
     
  5. Texgunner

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    I'm out of town right now replying on my phone. When I get home I'll measure it.
     
  6. hillbillygrunt

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    Ok thanks. I am looking forward to it
     
  7. Texgunner

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    OK, here's the info.

    Slide length 6.75 in. Width 1.069 in.
    Grip length 2.090 in. with small grip insert. Width 1.255 in.

    I don't have a .40 caliber version so I can't directly compare the two.

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    Not a micro pistol, here it's next to a S&W sw1911e for comparison.
     
  8. hillbillygrunt

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    Thanks for the info. That's a big help
     
  9. hillbillygrunt

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    Do you carry yours? If so what holster do you carry it in?
     
  10. Threetango

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    Here's my XDm 3.8 45 cal with a Doubletap Stealth Armor IWB holster and I'm happy with the fit and the way it shoots.

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  11. hillbillygrunt

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    I was looking at the IWB something like that. Does it rub you without anything covering the slide on the skin side?
     
  12. Threetango

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    Here's a pic of the back side. It really doesn't bother me at all. I will say though, my wife says I have Rhino hide, 20 years Army, mostly Infantry. :D

    I'm left handed.

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  13. hillbillygrunt

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    Looks good, yea I have tough skin also. Where did you get it at?
     
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  15. Texgunner

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    I haven't carried it yet, the only holster I have is the one it came with. I guess I need to go shopping. :)
     
  16. hillbillygrunt

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    Thanks for the link. Will be looking into them.