XDm compact pocket carry?

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by Marthor, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Marthor

    Marthor New Member

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    Anybody carry the Xdm compact in your pocket?
    How's it work out for pocket carry?
    Whenever I conceal carry, it's been in my front pocket. The LCR and LCP are both easy in a blue jeans pocket.

    Anyone happen to have a picture of the LCP and XDm compact side by side?

    I want 45 for carry, but I might need to change my carry style if it doesn't fit in my front pocket.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. JonM

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    Ive got both and the xdm compact looks like a full size gun next to a lcp. I dont have anything other than a jacket pocket i could carry a xdm compact in.
     

  3. Marthor

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    Maybe I was mistaken to think I could get everything with the compact.

    pocket carry + compatible with my full size mags = everything

    I'm pretty sure the smaller XDs would pocket so now I may have to take another look at that one, but then the mags aren't compatible.

    I haven't completely given up on the compact working in my pocket. I wear jeans baggy with a big pocket.
     
  4. JonM

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    My criteria for pocket carry is being able to get 90% shooting grip on the gun while it is in the holster and still get it out of the pocket.

    No such animal as a do it all in one gun but the xdm compact comes pretty damn close. Add in a lcp or sig's new lcp sized 9mm 1911 clone and your set
     
  5. Marthor

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    You know, I just found out that Ruger is making SR compacts, but hasn't released the 45 version yet.

    SR45 compact will be compatible with my full size mags, but closer to the XDs in size. So, this might be the answer for my "everything".

    Can I wait that long though for a SR45c since it might be another year before I ever see one. In the meantime, I'm sure I'll come across either an XDm 45 compact or the XDs. Maybe I'll just get all of them!
     
  6. arizona98tj

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    While not the XDm, you can see the XD45 compact in the photo. It is far from small. I can't imagine pocket carrying it....and I have one. :D

    Even the XDs45 is pushing the envelope in regards to pocket carry, in my opinion. Maybe I got too spoiled with the PM9, which is about the max size I would want to carry all day in a pocket. Just my opinion. That all being said, the only handgun I routinely pocket carry is my NAA Pug, which is my BUG.

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  7. Marthor

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    Great picture! Really shows the size perspective.
     
  8. arizona98tj

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    Thanks, I agree it does.

    Sometimes I introduce the photo as "Meet the Springfields, newly arrived immigrants from Croatia who adopted a little Kahr baby shortly after arriving." :D
     
  9. otisthecat

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    Agreed. I pocket carry mine sometimes, but only out of laziness and rarely for long periods of time.