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SR9C or XDM

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by evltwn, May 10, 2011.

  1. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well, I have narrowed down my next purchase to either an XDM or a SR9C...I would appreciate your pros and cons concerning daily carry and use on Speed Steel course shooting. Hopefully this won't turn into a stopping power debate...Thanks
     
  2. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Can't speak to the SR9C, but I have the XDM9 and could not be happier with it as a shooter and home defense firearm. I can consitantly shoot about a five inch (less if I really concentrate) gap with this gun at 50 feet, mag after mag, and I am not the most experienced shooter. Easy to clean, never a failure, comfortable in my hand, just perfect. Of course, I am not carrying it. The grip seems a little long for that, were you considering a compact?
     
  3. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    For speed steel I wouldn't think the SR9C would hold up next to the XDM. Of course the reset on the trigger is pretty long, you might need a trigger job to make it really shine.
     
  4. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Get the XDM on the basis that the trigger is a great deal better than the SR9C. I had the ruger and liked it but the trigger was terrible. Got a chance to try out the XDM and it's much smoother and breaks sooner too. I might be mistaken but the XDM are a little more pricey than the SR9C. I know the XD series are around the price point of the ruger
     
  5. Old Hick

    Old Hick Oregon Active Member

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    I would have to agree with all above, I'd go with the XDm as well. Just my personal choice and opinion.


    Stay Safe.
     
  6. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    Have the XDM9mm 3.8 compact.


    LOVE It..


    Very nice out the box


    IF ONLY A 45 were to come about, sigh...
     
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  7. littlegsxr

    littlegsxr Below Canada. Active Member

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    I just ordered the 9mm xdm 4.5 . I already have a 1911, so I thought something well made in a 9 would be good for practice and some carry. Plus who can argue with 20 rounds?
     
  8. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, I have an HK45 for out in the woods (hiking/hunting), but needed a good range/home defense gun for my family when I was gone. You can shoot this (the XDm) thing comforatably all day, and you won't believe the accuracy.

    Couple of things though. Take the mag loader with you if you plan to put any more than 10 rounds in at a time or your thumb will be extremely raw from reloading. Also, probably the only drawback of the XD/XDm's, if you want to replace the rear site it will not be cheap because they normally need to be machined out. I tried hammering mine out, no chance. I have a laserlyte rear site on mine and have been very pleased. I don't use the laser when I shoot, that's for my wife in an emergency, but the dot inside the U seems to work very well for me at the range.

    I can guarentee you will not be disappointed.

    And if you are:
    1. your nuts
    2. you will have no trouble getting your money back by selling it

    Enjoy, great choice.
     
  9. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    This was my debate about 3 months ago as well. I bought a slightly used XDM9 over a brand new SR9C. There were just many reviews out there of people having concerns about the SR9C that made me turn away. The XDM9, on the other hand, got flawless reviews. I went shooting this past weekend with my wife, who rarely goes shooting with me, and to my surprise she was VERY accurate with the XDM9. She hit all 10 clay pots that were 20, 30, and 40 yards out. She does have very good eyes though. Just my $.02
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Another vote for the XDm here. I kept the SR9c a whole day before deciding I did not like it and selling it.
     
  11. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Well, I guess just to be different, I would go with the Ruger. I don't like the way the XDm (or XD) feels, I don't like the insanely high bore axis (they all feel top heavy to me), and I don't particularly care for the sloppy single-action wannabe trigger (too used to the crisp break on a 1911 or Glock). I would not have overwhelming reliability concerns with either of these guns, so I would go with the Ruger until it proved itself unworthy. If that happened I would go to a Glock or S&W M&P...
     
  12. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    IMO, go with the gun that feels better in your hand. If they both feel good, I'd go with the XDm.

    All that tells me is to not mess with your wife.
     
  13. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Especially if you are holding a clay pot. Sounds like she really hates those things!
     
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  14. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    And you'd prefer?
     
  15. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'd agree that these two would be in the arguement, Glock 17/19, HK P2000. Although I would still give it to the XDm. It is cheaper than the HK by quite a bit and is just flat out a better gun than the Glock. Not saying Glocks aren't great guns, but I just like the Springer better.
     
  16. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    You may like the XD better, but they are simply not better guns than Glocks. Glocks are simpler and generally more reliable. The ergonomics are a nightmare on both. In my experience gunsmithing, I got fewer complaints on Glocks than on XD's...
     
  17. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's all just opinions. It isn't a fact that either is better than the other. Both are great guns, I just like the XDm better.
     
  18. U201494

    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    You sir, are correct!
     
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  19. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, well, my opinion is based on what guns show up for repair and which I field complaints about. The FACT is xd's get more complaints and more repairs are needed, at least in the shops I've worked in. Now what people like more than the other are opinions.
     
  20. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oh my gosh! Sorry, Bear. You weren't the one who brought up the whole Glock thing. I was replying thinking that you were the one that started us off track. My apologies, you were just responding to my reply to someone elses off topic post. No hard feelings.