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Old April 7th, 2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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M&P Vs. XDm

I have a FS 9mm M&P and my son has a full size 9mm XDm (4.5")
I've replaced the Sear and USB and his is stock. We went to the range
today and my son was shooting like crap with the XDm. He is normally
a pretty good shot. I shoot his pistol and it shot pretty well. I'm not
a great shot by any means but you could really tell the difference between
our groups. Then he shot the M&P and he turned into Wild Bill Hickok!
I handed him another mag right away because I could see he was hooked.
We shot about 200 rounds in each gun and had some big fun! Afterwards
we were having a Mt Dew and out of the blue he says "I wonder how much I can sell my XDm for?".
We both ran a demo XDm before he purchased his 4.5" XDm
and we both shot well with it. The only difference was that it was the
compact 3.8" version. If he finds a buyer he is going to purchase an M&P.
It's funny because the Springfield is a very good pistol and my son is a decent shot
but he shoots the XDm like he's wearing a blindfold!
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Old April 8th, 2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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Good for him! Hope he gets a good price for the XDM so he can upgrade!
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Old April 8th, 2014, 12:23 PM   #3
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Ya know, even in production pistols there are variations between individuals, your son and his XDm just aren't a good fit. Its great that he is willing to accept it and move on, it happens. I tried desperately to find a Glock that I could shoot well for over a year and a half.
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Old April 8th, 2014, 01:39 PM   #4
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Coming to his senses!
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 12:22 AM   #5
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Awesome decision! My buddy has been looking for his first pistol to buy and I've recommended the M&P line to him but he seemed put off by it. However, this past Sunday we were at the range and shot both my M&P 40 and the 9mm Shield and he loved them both, he talked as if he was going go to get one this week. Lol
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 01:50 AM   #6
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Good choice I did tons of research before buying my m&p even went to bass pro and academy and made the guy hand me several guns to see which one felt best, I tried glocks, taurus, xd, sig, and ruger. I just fell for the m&p's aggressive looks and great ergonomics, funny thing was that ive shot glock, xd, and taurus but I only shot an m&p for the first time after I bought it . Only other striker fired pistol to catch my eye is the new sig p320 still waiting for the release date. Your son should sell it quick xd is a fast moving gun on the market.
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Old February 15th, 2015, 07:50 AM   #7
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I love my XDm .45 and for a .45 its the best platform I have fired, and can group very nicely with it, ripping a fist size hole in the center of the target at 30 feet. I just got the M&P 9 Pro Series, and will take it out for the first time next weekend. Reading the range reports here, I'm expecting to have the same results.
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Old February 24th, 2015, 03:20 PM   #8
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I am with you on the M&P. I started with a XDM 5.25 9mm, loved it. I picked up a gen4 17 Glock for carry. When shooting the 17 and XDM side by side, the 17 would come back on target better than the XDM, it is the high bore axis. That causes more muzzle flip.
I traded the XDM for a M&P 9mm Pro That was it, the M&P fit my hand better than both, I sold the Glock and went all M&P, 2 Pro's and a 9mm Sheild.

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Old February 24th, 2015, 04:11 PM   #9
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Maybe it was a bad day on the range.

He then picked up your M&P and "Focused" a bit more and shot the way he can.

I am an M&P guy through and through but one day at the range, can't make you want to dump one gun for the next IMHO.
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