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  • KenW.
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    This is the first full duty day with my XDm40 3.8 compact on my hip. I'm using the Serpa I originally bought for my 45c. Perfect fit.

    Qualed with it yesterday after only having put 100 rounds through it recreationally. Round count now is around 300.

    My armorer likes the "m" more rhan the original XD. He has to approve of personnaly owned sidearms. He asked me to just pick one and stay with it. I've been qualled on three 1911s, a XD45c, XD9sc, and now the XDm40 3.8 compact. I don't shoot the issue weapon except I have to go through the conversion course whenever the issue weapon changes(BHP-HK P-7- HK USP40- Glock 22).
    Last edited by KenW.; 04-20-2011, 12:48 PM.

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  • areardon892
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    I am a XDM fanatic. I currently own 4 of them in different calibers and configurations. I keep track of the rounds I have shot through all of my weapons and I have shot exactly 11,324 rounds through my XDM .40 full size and have not had a single malfunction yet. At 10,000 rounds I called springfield and asked what I might think about replacing and was pretty much told "if it aint broke dont fix it".

    I just bought a XDM 3.8 compact in 9mm and have put 500 rounds through it. No problems yet and it offers the modular design that would allow you to use it in full size for duty and compact for off duty.

    I would recomend that you dont buy the full size for only one reason...HOLSTERS. Yes, most standard XD holsters will fit the XDM BUT the bottom of the slide and barel will stick out and you risk having the slide knocked out of battery and damaging the crown of the barrel.

    If you go with the 3.8 they will actually properly fit most of the standard XD holsters.

    I have called most of the major holster companies and was advised by them that the main reason they have not made holsters for the XDM yet is because a new holster costs them about $6K-10K to make from the ground up. With the economy the way it is they just dont want to make those kind of investments.

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  • OneAdam12
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    I've got one gripe, to recharge or pull the slide back the grip safety has to be engaged. I hate that.

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  • AxleFoley
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    I have a regular XD. The only thing I don't like about it, is the really long trigger reset. I pretty much have to release the trigger all the way to reset it. My Glock 21 is much better in that regard. Other than that, the XD is more comfortable in my hand. Does the XDM have the really long trigger reset?

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  • Nightshift va
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    Originally posted by Bighead View Post
    The Springfield XDM Compact.


    My sister works in plainclothes as a detective, and recently switched from a Glock 19 to the new XDM40 Compact. She says it is the best pistol she has ever carried. She hasn't had any issues with reliability at this point.
    I second above post and Ive had about ever GLOCK model they make at one time or another. Even the regular XD models before the "M" enhanced models were awesome. I still have my XD Tactical and out of the box it'll hang with any of the expensive 1911's I own..The reason I purchased the awesome 14 shot XD Tactical is the first time I shot one for fun we were taking turns shooting out the little mini man up in the corners of the Modified B27 tagrets. Awesome guns...rugged reliable easy to maintain and keep clean and unreal accurate. If you need info on various L.E. that carry many in SC and Illinois carry it just call the company.

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  • KenW.
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    My "pretty" duty gun was my Kimber Tactical Custom II (still own it too!!!), now that I've evolved into working guns a little more I really do like my XD45c, XD9sc, and XDm40 3.8 compact.

    Never found a flaw on any of my XDs. Never had a failure either.

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  • FiremanMike
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    I have been toying with the idea of the xd compact 45. It is quite simply the most comfortable compact 45 I've ever held (other than the cqb compact which I clearly cannot afford). I can't get over how ugly it is though...

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  • Bighead
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    The Springfield XDM Compact.


    My sister works in plainclothes as a detective, and recently switched from a Glock 19 to the new XDM40 Compact. She says it is the best pistol she has ever carried. She hasn't had any issues with reliability at this point.

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  • Hitthegym
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    Originally posted by FlyChicaga View Post
    I saw lots of people saying the XDM shoots low and left, and there must be something wrong with it... Then I saw the same on the M&P forum.
    I love that. "Hey, man, my gun shoots high and to the right... can you adjust those sights for me?" I stare blankly for a moment... "No sir, those are fixed sights, you just need to adjust your skill level." Happens almost every day.

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  • OneAdam12
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    Last edited by OneAdam12; 04-05-2011, 02:32 PM.

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  • deputybubba
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    I've carried a .40 XDm on duty now for 2+ yrs. no issues at all. I also rented a XDm and a Glock when I decided to replace my S&W Sigma. The XDm fit me better and I shot better with it than the Glock.

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  • gloc_copper
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    While I don't have an XDM, I have been carrying a standard XD service model in .45 acp for about three years now. I would say that without a doubt the platform and pistol is proven. It is as reliable as the Glock I carried for years prior to it. I have fired thousands of rounds through it and carry it as a SWAT sidearm, as well as daily on duty. I have done nothing but clean it and shoot it, and she gets about 100 rounds on average through her a month. If you choose a XD series I don't believe you'll be sorry.

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  • FlyChicaga
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    The biggest complaint is breaking of the striker roller pin. That is an easy fix, since there are some websites that sell them for just a couple bucks, and they're a stronger pin. Others were general complaints, and lots of "Would you trust this expensive, unproven Croatian gun over a proven Glock or S&W?" There was also some complaints about finding parts for the gun. While some people can get parts and fix their Glocks themselves, those with XDMs need to send them to Springfield for repair.

    I've been doing more research on the XDTalk forums and looking at the MP-Pistol forums, since that is my "other" choice. I saw lots of people saying the XDM shoots low and left, and there must be something wrong with it... Then I saw the same on the M&P forum.

    I think I'm going to go shoot the .40 versions of each next week, because now I'm leaning more towards a .40. Like I said, I carry a .40 now, and I've done well with it. I think I was getting psyched out about the recoil just from reading too many gun forums.

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  • HoodCop
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    I carry an XDM .40 full size. This is my favorite gun. I retired my Sig 220 to carry the XDM. The gun just fits my hand better and the trigger is awesome. I have owned/shot many handguns and the XDM works the best for me.

    I have yet to have a problem with it. It is pretty new. I have only shot about 1000 rounds or so through it, but without one malfunction.

    Just out of curiosity. What problems have you heard about?

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  • FlyChicaga
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    Thanks for the replies. I've read some negative reviews of the gun, but it seems like most of them come from range and competitive type shooters. It's hard to wade through those opinions when evaluating the positives and negatives of each. I just don't want to purchase a gun that is going to be causing me tons of problems.

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