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Considering an XDm 9; wanting thoughts

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Old October 10th, 2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Considering an XDm 9; wanting thoughts

I've gone back and forth over time debating about getting an XDm 9 so I'd appreciate any thoughts from those who have (or had) one. It would the full size model (although I might consider the XDs). It's taken several times of holding one at the lgs to even get to this point. If I like the 9mm, I would consider a 45 in the future.
Negatives; not made in the US, rear rails polymer instead of metal, having to engage the backstrap safety to rack the slide, seems to sit a little higher in my hand than other pistols.
Positives; feel & balance, appearance, capacity of magazines, cocking indicator.

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Old October 10th, 2014, 03:32 PM   #2
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I can't speak for the XDm or XDs, but I shot a friends 9mm XD 3" the other day. After the 2nd shot I had the sights and trigger figured out. The rest of the rounds were pretty close to being stacked on each other. It's a sweet shooter. All of the internals looked plenty rugged to me. Plus Springfield has a promo going for 3 extra mags and magazine pouch for free.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 03:36 PM   #3
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My (wife's) 3.8" XDM 9MM is more accurate than my Browning, my Glock, my 5.25" XDM 9MM, or my M&P FS 9MM. Great little gun.

Based on my experience, I'd buy another XDM before another M&P.

Then again, to be even more honest, check out the CZ P07. I bought a P07 and was so impressed I bought a P09.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 04:21 PM   #4
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I originally had an XD9sc wondering what the hype was about the XDM line. When the XDM9c came out, I rented one and it was so much more comfortable (in MY hand) to shoot, it was a no-brainer. It actually was worth the extra $100 or so to trade up from the (regular) XD line.

While the XD-S did have a Grip Safety issue a Year or so ago, the XD-S is a bit different than the XDM line (which partly, is why it's not called an XDM-S ). Over the last 7yrs, I haven't had any issues with the XD/XDM Grip Safety.

As the XDsc can use the larger XD-Service mags, the XDMc can use the XDM (FS) mags with an extension sleeve.
(no... the XDM line can not use the 'regular' XD mags)

While I do like the XD-Service and XDMc, I'm not a fan of the single-stack XD-S3.3. I do though like the slightly longer XD-S4.0.

Also... I prefer the XDM line over the M&P line, but I like shooting the Shield a LOT better than either model XD-S.

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Old October 10th, 2014, 06:53 PM   #5
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I have the xdm 9 4.5" model. Only issue that I don't like are the backstraps. They really don't do much but change the grip angle. It's a good shooter and reliable. I put Talon grips on mine and it felt way better.
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I have the xdm 9 4.5" model. Only issue that I don't like are the backstraps. They really don't do much but change the grip angle. It's a good shooter and reliable. I put Talon grips on mine and it felt way better.
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Old October 11th, 2014, 07:00 AM   #8
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Personally they don't fit me well. Great guns, just not for me. Hold it, feel it, shoot it. Then buy. Everyone's hands are not anatomically identical, so it could be really uncomfortable to shoot like it was for me.

Remember it's not the name of the gun that matters, but how well you personally shoot it.
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Old October 12th, 2014, 12:46 PM   #9
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I have the XD .45 service and love it. The extra cost for the XDm just wasn't worth it for me. As far as the XD goes, I shoot it better than any of my M&P's including the M&P 9 pro that I got rid of several months ago.
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I finally had the opportunity to fire a friend's XDM45 this past friday after work and I have to say, I was very pleased with the way the pistol performed. I now find that I have placed an XDM at the top of my want list. I will likely have the opportunity to shoot his XDM9 next week.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 10:14 PM   #11
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Had the xd in 9mm just didn't like it as much as the m&p I had. It shot well just preferred the m&p. The only thing I hear that is a problem is the roll pin holding the firing pin in breaks a friend has the xdm in 45 his broke and we did some research and found this some other people having same problem. Just buy the aftermarket pin that is double rolled and it fixes it. Springfield knows of the problem but still uses the single roll pin. You would think they would fix it. Good luck and welcome.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 03:04 AM   #12
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I shot a friends.....accurate and just felt good.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 04:49 PM   #13
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A little late on this one, but here we go anyways...
I am very partial to the M&P line, but I always give others a chance to win me over. I have had 2 XDm 40's and loved them, they were both very accurate even though I didn't put more than 300 rounds through either one. There was no getting used to it, you pull the trigger and it hits where you make it. I watched it sit in my safe for too long so I sold it, it is too big to carry comfortably and I love my M&P 45 for the nightstand. I got the XDs because I loved the look and idea of carrying the 45. The gun was awful. It shot great, I let my brother shoot it one day and it jammed on him chambering a round of FMJ, then another buddy shot it at the range one day and had the same thing happen. If you don't slam the slide forward when chambering the first round, it would jam every time. I didn't want something that had a possibility of going wrong when I needed it. Avoid the 45 in Xds, haven't had the 9 (yet) so not sure on that, but the XDm is a great gun for target/match shooting
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XDm is a nice gun. However, if you haven't already bought one, do yourself a favor and try a Walther PPQ M2. American style mag release (button is ambi), 15 and 17 round mags, and best trigger in a striker fired gun period. I own 1 and a VP9, the Walther's trigger is better. Vp9's grip is a bit more adaptable to different hand size and shape.
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