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Springfield Releases Info on New XD-M Competition.

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Old July 5th, 2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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For clarification, I do not care for the Springfield XD-M. I chose the Smith & Wesson M&P after several failed attempts at owning and shooting the Springfield polymer pistol.



However, I thought I might pass this along for those of you who haven't heard. Springfield Armory just announced that they would be releasing their latest model soon. It's the XD-M Competition 5.25" Barrel.



From my observation of public response thus far, I believe that Springfield is going to price it out of the normal shooter's budget. From what I gather, it's going to be in the $750 to $850 dollar range! A big upset from my point of view.



I've spoken to several sources who have confirmed that Springfield decided to release this pistol due to cries from the competition community wanting a viable competitor for the Glock 34 and S&W M&P Pro9. It also seems, from an unofficial standpoint, that Springfield sat back and watched the M&P pistol sales soar last year, and decided that they needed to join in on the fun.



So, tell me what you think. I personally, am on the fence about it. The price will truly determine whether or not I see the new Springfield as a true M&P competitor.



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The "bore of axis" factor is the only thing that would stop me from buying the XDm Competition model. Anyway I already have an XD Tactical 9mm which I had modified by Springer Precision so in reality I already have an XDm 9mm Competition model-has a competition trigger job and Barsto match barrel with Dawson Precision Adjustable sights
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The Pro Series is listed as $700 on the S&W website, and started well above that when it first came out. Real world price is always lower than list.



This should be a pretty good competitive gun in Production. I feel sorry for all the guys who've JUST bought basic XDM9s... LOL



Now it's just a matter of time for them to produce ENOUGH of them before they are legal.



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Old July 5th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #4
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The Pro Series is listed as $700 on the S&W website, and started well above that when it first came out. Real world price is always lower than list.



This should be a pretty good competitive gun in Production. I feel sorry for all the guys who've JUST bought basic XDM9s... LOL



Now it's just a matter of time for them to produce ENOUGH of them before they are legal.



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I agree Jeff.



I'm almost entertaining the idea of trying one out if the price is right. I've never been very good with an XD-M, but maybe this one will have that little something extra that I personally feel XDs are missing.



I would love to see a .45 ACP model come out at a later date. Don't tell anyone, but the best non-1911 pistol in .45ACP I have ever owned was the Springfield XD Tactical in .45 ACP.



There was something about the weight forward and low profile slide that made it a good shooter. As for the XD-M 9mm models .... I've yet to be impressed.
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The "bore of axis" factor is the only thing that would stop me from buying the XDm Competition model. Anyway I already have an XD Tactical 9mm which I had modified by Springer Precision so in reality I already have an XDm 9mm Competition model-has a competition trigger job and Barsto match barrel with Dawson Precision Adjustable sights


+1 here on that too. The extremely high bore axis as opposed to the M&P which I am used to is the main reason I have not bought any XD. The only gun with a higher bore axis than the M&P that I love is the HK P30 and soon to be purchased HK45c.



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Old August 7th, 2011, 09:02 AM   #6
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+1 here on that too. The extremely high bore axis as opposed to the M&P which I am used to is the main reason I have not bought any XD. The only gun with a higher bore axis than the M&P that I love is the HK P30 and soon to be purchased HK45c.



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The HK 45 is a sweet shooter. My buddy has one and it can match my M&P45 (not beat) for accuracy. The grip is blockier and tear down is an absolute nightmare. A second friend bought an HK45 which we compared with my M&P45. He now owns an M&P45 and is about to order a companion 45C. The Used M&P45FS he bought had been worked on badly (sear cut down incorrectly) and gave him some trouble at last months IPSC shoot so I loaned him my compact to use with his magazines. He proceeded to win the next stage (Overall) with my compact. He is a better pistolero than me damn it.
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Hey TOF

I just put a $300 deposit on a HK45c (LEM), I can't wait to bring it home soon.



Back to the main topic, the XD-M does look good, I just can't seem to get used to the feel of it. I wish whomever purchases one the best of luck with it and look forward to seeing a review on YouTube (probably Hickok45!)



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...look forward to seeing a review on YouTube (probably Hickok45!)



-Tom


He's already got one up on it. He seemed to like it quite a bit. I think he might even have a second video on it.



Edit: Added video



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPzIisdtS8o[/media]
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Is there any gun that man doesn't like?
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I shot the 5.25 last week along side my M&P9FS-with the apex sear. Both the store employee and I shot my 9FS better than the 5.25-100 rounds between both of them. My main problems was with the front sight and the seemed "top heaviness" of the 5.25.
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XDM Competitions come in 9, 40, and 45.

Glocks now have the 34, 35 and 41.

Now that Glock has released the 41, I wonder how long before S&W releases a Pro 45 to match Springfield and Glock.

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I have a Springfield 5.25 Competition Model in 45. It is a huge pistol but is shoots real well.


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