Xdm 3.8 45

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by BullseyePrecision, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    Anyone have this gun yet hows it doing so far?
     

  2. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    I have a glock g27 and am getting ready to buy a new gun but am not sure about it cause they are so similiar.
     
  3. JonM

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    Xdm and glock are nothing alike. Except in caliber and size. Grip angle trigger inner workings etc are totally different. I prefer the xdm to the 1911 and glock. Ive been shooting 1911s since the mid to late 80s

    I would recomend renting one.
     
  4. BullseyePrecision

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    I actually have a xd 45 tactical model and the glock g27 so im good with the way both work.
     
  5. RecklessRegard

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    I own Glocks and an XDm. They are very different. As mentioned above, grip angel is drastically different and the inner workings aren't the same; furthermore, grip thickness, in my opinion, is more preferable on the XDm, the feel on the trigger is different (I have stock and aftermarket triggers for Glocks), and XDs/XDms are weighted and balanced differently.

    I would certainly go out and try shooting an Xd/XDm. Even if you can't shoot one in .45 or with the 3.8" barrel, its nice to see what they're about.
     
  6. InDefenseofLiberty

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    I tend to agree with the posters above on the fact that the XDm is radically different than the Glock. Grip angle and texture, the interchangeable back strap, I use the largest, and probably the biggest is teardown, no puling the trigger to disassemble.
    Disassembly is very close to the way my Sig 220 breaks down. I have both the 9mm 3.8 compact and the .40 3.8 with the full size grip both are easy to shoot, clean and carry. I recommend the Galco super tuck for iwb. Great guns that are accurate and super easy to maintain.
     
  7. BullseyePrecision

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    Just bought the xdm 3.8 45 today to add to my arsenal. Its pretty sweet just need to get me a holster now.
     
  8. RUT

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    It's on my short list, but I'm troubled by the lack of availability of the flush mount 9 round magazines. Also troubling is why they insist on giving you one 9 rounder and one 13 rounder? Since it's not a "range" gun by any means, what good is a 13 round mag? They'd be better off giving us two 9 rounders instead. :mad:
     
  9. JonM

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    Because the 13 rounders work great as a backup. I love having the extra 4 shots in the backup mag. The extended mag without the grip extension on it makes for a very positive no bs mag insertion under stress.

    Even my colt new agent the backup mag is a extended fullsize. I wouldnt want a second small one no point to having a small magazine. Once the gun comes out there is no point to keeping the grip small. The badguy doesnt care about it.
     
  10. RUT

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    >>Because the 13 rounders work great as a backup<<

    Yes, that may well be the case, but I'd rather get two 9 rounders in the package and exercise the 13 round option on my own.
     
  11. BullseyePrecision

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    If you have to empty your gun and need to reload lets face it your in some sh*t and you probably should have been packin your AR.
     
  12. Tackleberry1

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    2nd JohnM

    No reason to limit the capacity of back up mags. The only purpose of the abbreviated grip and short 9 rnd Mag is to reduce how much the gun prints while concealed.

    IMHO they should give you TWO extended mags...I mean really, who only carries 1 BUM?

    Tack
     
  13. jgwillir

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    Even with the 13 round mag it doesn't show that much while I'm carrying unless your looking for it.