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New Springfield Armory XDm 3.8

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    This looks pretty cool. I would like to see one in person. :)
     
  2. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    Very nice weapons....they fit very well in my paw. Fred Meyer in Scappoose has had them in for at least two or three weeks.
     
  3. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    I've seen it in person but unless it's a CCW, I'd get the standard barrel length for the added accuracy, sight radius and reduced muzzle lift. But 19+1 in that tiny package is quite the capacity for one mag.
     
  4. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    I doubt either of the local shops I visit (Gun Broker and Gun Zone) would have it yet... but I really do want to hold one....
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Gun Broker in Clackamas had one yesterday. It was a very nice gun. I did think the grip was too large though. I would have preferred a shorter grip and 15 rounds over the longer one and 19 rounds. That is just me though. Others may prefer the capacity. I just think the grip would be to hard to conceal for it to be a valuable carry gun and if you are not carrying it the shortened barrel is unnecessary.
     
  6. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    I might have a couple in stock next week if anyone is interested in checking one out.
     
  7. coctailer

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

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    TonsOfOregonBrass should be able to get them in stock. They are a stocking dealer.

    I checked them out at the SHOT Show a couple days ago, and they are awesome.

    The XDM is a sweet pistol that is SUPER ACCURATE. The 3.5 should be the best of both worlds. Accuracy, and concealment.

    I didn't think the long grip was too bad for concealment for skinny dudes. For me though...........Kahr is the only way.:laugh::laugh: I'm tubby.
     
  8. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I've seen them and handled them in person, they still seem LARGE for a C.C.W. I never understood how taking 0.7" off a full sized gun made it a CCW. I mean if you can conceal THAT much gun what's another 0.7" in length?
     
  9. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    Sometimes that is the difference between being seen and being concealed.:D

    I bet most girls will tell you if there is .7" more on a barrel :laugh:
     
  10. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    It's confirmed, size does matter!:D
     
  11. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Yes, and smaller is better! YAY!! :thumbup:

    Oops...I may have just sounded way too personally validated about that. :eek:
     
  12. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    And most guys in prison will tell you when you are taking (concealing) 7.3" what's another 0.7"?:paranoid:
     
  13. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    The four stages of prison rape :eek: :( :love: :cigar:
     
  14. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    Uh... So that new Xdm is pretty cool then...Huh?.........?
     
  15. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    It is pretty nice. I can't wait to get a few in.
     
  16. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    We talking about XDMs or inches?:bluelaugh:

    So has anyone actually fired one or only handled them?

    I am intrigued - the Glock 19 is a great carry piece for me, but I'm always willing to upgrade if there is something better out there.
    I'll have to bug the Baron's Den to get one on their rental wall so I can try it out.
     
  17. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    +1 on, "I'd get the standard barrel length for the added accuracy, sight radius and reduced muzzle lift." But, what would you consider a LARGE package, if 7" long, 5.7" high and 27.5 oz, is TINY? :winkkiss:
     
  18. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    I guess the term TINY is relative to the standard length, but smaller is a better frame of reference. I still wouldn't refer to the 3.8 as a compact gun though.
     
  19. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    +1. The hardest part for me to conceal is the grip, not the barrel.

    I can't find a reference which tells the thickness of the grip. That's also usually an issue for me, but then we all have different body types and carrying styles.
     
  20. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    I held one yesterday at wholesale sports. The grip was pretty darn long to me and I dont see how it would be a good CCW, but some of you guys conceal full size guns all day long. I handed it back to him and and said thanks, and then asked him to wrap up the glock 27 he had on the wall.