XDm 3.8

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by jwhirl413, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. jwhirl413

    jwhirl413 New Member

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    I wasn't sure if any of you guys have seen this yet, but Springfield just came out with a new XDm model. They call it the 3.8. It comes in 9mm and is deisned for conceal carry. I think it still holds 19 rounds but is shorter(3.8 inches instead of 4.5). It looks pretty nice and has different serrations on the slide. I just wish they would have come out with a 45 in the XDm first. Springfield Armory - Introducing the XD(m) Polymer Handgun
     
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  2. iloveguns

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    That is bad ***. I want one. Much easier to conceal then my 4.5 inch barrel for sure:D
     

  3. jwhirl413

    jwhirl413 New Member

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    I thought it was pretty sweet too, I just wish they would expand the XDm line a little bit faster.
     
  4. singleshot

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    I would like it better if the stock was shorter.
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    I have an XD45 and, for the life of me, I can't see why everyone is crying for the XDm in .45. What is the big improvement....a match-grade barrel? Are the ergonomics a little different?
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I would like it if the stock was shorter too...and it needs to be a .40. :)
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    We can't get XDm's in California. I guess they're dangerous or something. :rolleyes:
     
  8. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    It's suppose to have a better trigger and changable backstrap but I'm like you, I can't see a match grade barrel doing anything for most people. I have an XD45 and wouldn't mind an XDm in 45 but for now I'll settle for a new trigger.

    I think it's a neat little piece but personally would have a hard time finding a need for it. Springfield is riding the XD cash cow and they should, it's a very popular weapon right now. A great weapon too I might add.
     
  9. jwhirl413

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    You also wouldn't have to pull the trigger to break it down
     
  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    I have no problem with pulling the trigger....:confused:

    I understand about the better trigger on the (m) version. It's just that I see the pistol as a very good self-defense weapon and, in that role, the trigger doesn't matter that much to me. If I were using the XD for competition or something like that, it would be a different story. And then the match-grade barrel would make a difference, too. But, for what I use it for.......nah.

    Spitty is right, it's another way to sell more of what has already been a wildly successful product.
     
  11. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Buy a new barrel and a trigger kit for your XD, and **VOILA**.....you got yerself virtually an XD(m)!
     
  12. jwhirl413

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    I also agree. I would have thought that when the XDm came out, it would be like a new model of a car and they would stop making the old models and convert everything to a M. But I guess if its selling why retool all your factories. I looked long and hard at the XD45 recently and then decided on the Sig P220. Its real easy to see why you guys rave about the 45.
     
  13. diggsbakes

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    I think they're doing a fine job. Before they release a weapon it is tested and tested and tweaked and tested again. Not to mention all the engineering that goes into the design, before a prototype is made. Springfield is concentrating on putting out quality firearms while expanding a successful line of pistols and they're doing well.
     
  14. jwhirl413

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    I think they are doing an excellent job as well, which is aparent through their popularity, I just tend to be a tad impatient, and I love my XDm9.
     
  15. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I'm planning on getting a trigger and the barrel is still up in the air but most likely it will remain stock.
     
  16. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    I feel your pain...illegal in NJ as well.
     
  17. Don Davis

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    SA is a good company and I like the way they bring different models to the market :cool:

    I'd rather have high quality than rush stuff to market. :eek:

    I do believe that the grip on the 3.8 should have been shorter to make it a good conceal gun. :confused:
     
  18. cameronguyton

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    There is also the larger magazine capacity of with the M series. But the XD 45s already holds up to 13 rounds. I couldn't justify spending the cash just for 2 or 3 rounds more in the mag.

    More I shoot and handle my XD .45, the more I love it. But if there were some improvements and they released a XDM in .45 I would probably get it.
     
  19. NICMG

    NICMG New Member

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    I DO AGREE! even though the 3.8 looks bad *** a 45 would have been nice. a lot of SA xd owners voiced that a 45 xdm would have been more appreciated than the 3.8 model. the only ****ty thing is no joke i bought my xdm .40 cal the day before the 3.8 came out. but i would have preffered a 45 to a smaller 9mm model.
     
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  20. john_bud

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    If it was really for CC, then the grip should have been made shorter and thinner. The grip is the hardest part to conceal, not the length of the barrel.
    I don't see a need to get one. But many will.

    jb