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Anyone regularly carry an Xdm 3.8 compact?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by beranimus, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Ok here's the deal. I carry my M&p9 compact all day everyday in an USB holster and like it a lot. It shoots great and it's never had any type of problem at all. It has an Apex duty/carry kit which improves the trigger a lot.

    I also have an Xdm full size 4.5 45acp that I absolutely love to shoot but isn't practical to carry so I don't.

    No to you guys who carry an Xdm 3.8 compact how to you like it? Is it heavier? Do you have any experience with an M&P compact for comparison? Any other comments about it?

    Like I said I do really like my M&P but I love my Xdm. That's what brought this question about.

    Thanks for all the input everyone.
     
  2. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    I used to carry an xdm 3.8 in 9mm.... then i got a kimber solo...

    it definitely is heavier and fatter... but I was ok with it in a crossbreed ST
     
  3. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I carry one in a Tucker holster. I like it a lot.
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    The owner of Rapid Fire Arms in Sandy does. He goes by Oregonbrass here on NWFA.

    Maybe stop in to his shop and ask him. He open carry sit every day all over town.
     
  5. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    I would be able to open carry at my job. IWB with a tucked in shirt all day.
     
  6. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Anyone know the weight difference with both loaded with a full mag? Or 12 rounds vs 12 rounds. Either way
     
  7. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Do you have any experience with an m&p?
     
  8. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Not with the compact and I've never carried a m&p.
     
  9. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    3.8 in .45 everyday. It is a bit heavy but I shoot it very well and appreciate 9 rounds on the go. I have a kydex IWB holster... pretty good at hiding, about the same as the old Glock 27.
     
  10. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    I did for a year with a Raven phantom iwb.
    The holster was awesome, but the weight of the gun would pull my paints down until I found a good belt.
    Not as comfortable as my xds45, but I also lost 6 rounds in the xds mag.