Xdm 45 compact recoil?

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by LaiePoi, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. LaiePoi

    LaiePoi New Member

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    Hey I'm looking into getting an xdm 45 compact. I have the 9mm full size 4.5 and love it but wanting a smaller gun for CC. How manageable is the recoil on that particular model compared to other top similar models like the glock 30 and others? Thanks!
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Are you sure you don't want to wait for the XDs?

    And welcome to the forum. Please stop by the introductions section and tell us a little about yourself.
     

  3. JonM

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    Ive got the xdm 45 compact. Its only very slightly slower than my full size xdm 45 in getting back on target. Recoil feels the same as the full size just a slight bit more muzzle flip. I have shot the glock 30. The xdm compact blows it out of the water.

    As for the xds i dont like the extremely small capacity. Better off carrying a revolver in 357. I think they dropped the ball by not trying harder to get a 7+1 capacity. Its 5+1 so why not just use a more effective round than 45acp.
     
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  4. sjn1955

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  5. sjn1955

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    I have a Glock 30 and want to get a new
    XDm 45 compact. Does anyone know the
    magazine capacity of this gun and how does it shoot?
     
  6. LaiePoi

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    Thanks Scott! I did hear and see videos on the XDS and may very well wait for it, but I may go with the compact for capacity reasons. Still undecided tho.
     
  7. LaiePoi

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    Thanks for the great info Jon! Glock 30 was always my 2nd choice
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    np remember its just my opinion.

    my lightweight summer carry is a colt new agent very slim compact 1911 7+1 capacity

    some side by side pics of my new agent and xdm 45 compact

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    some shot groups from the xdm compact 45

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    10 yards slow fire

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  9. LaiePoi

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    Thanks for the great pics Jon...very nice!
     
  10. LaiePoi

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    Btw when is the XDs 45 expected to be for sale? Heard its coming out in 9mm and 40 S&W too but not sure if that's true..
     
  11. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    No news on when they'll be in stores. I'd suspect mid-year. I would also expect a 40 and 9 to follow closely behind.
     
  12. jgwillir

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    Yes I recently purchased one. And I love it. Comes with 2 mags. 9 plus 1 and another mag which holds 13 plus 1. Great feel, great look. Amazingly low recoil for a compact 45. Trigger reset is nice helps to you to keep nice tight groups. I just want to add night sights to mine and I'm done. Great carry piece
     
  13. HOSSFLY

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    Not really polite to hijack :rolleyes:
     
  14. LaiePoi

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    How is the recoil compared to the glock 30?
     
  15. sjn1955

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    Thanks for the info. I just bought it yesterday and took it to the range. It is an awesome gun and will be a great cc gun if
    I can find a good holster for it. Have fun with your new toy!
     
  16. jgwillir

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    Parkerholsters.com make great cc holsters for the XDM 45. Or the Galco holster is nice also.
     
  17. ktmboyz

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    Great iwb holster is the Crossbreed super tuck. I have one for almost all my carry guns. The XDM45 fits in the standard XD holster too.

    To the OP the XDM 45 is a great carry gun, I have a 3" 1911 also and it is a little thicker like jon M stated but also 1/2 the price of my Kimber. Recoil is not very bad at all for a small framed .45
     
  18. jgwillir

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    Never shot the Glock couldn't compare. Better recoil than some 1911's tho.
     
  19. sjn1955

    sjn1955 New Member

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    What are you talking about? Rolling my eyes right back you. Cheers!
     
  20. BullseyePrecision

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    Plus 1 on trigger pull/reset I think they made a great improvement in this department from the xd models.