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XDM compact or XD compact

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by TonsOfOregonBrass, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    Which would you choose between the new XDM compact or a standard XD compact.

    http://www.the-m-factor.com/html/gallery_external.html


    I think i am leaning towards getting the new XDM compact as my daily carry. Thought i would see what everyone else thinks. new latest and greatest thing or just marketing hype?
     
  2. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    its still a large pistol isnt it ?
     
  3. cyclesarge

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

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    I chose a XDSC because the price was right, they didn't have the smaller grip XD(m) yet, the XDSC does everything I need for it to do, It doesn't have all sharp edges the XD(m) does. If I was looking for non C.C. gun I'd probably go for an XD(m) full size over a full sized XD for the better trigger, longer sight radius, and increased mag capacity.
     
  4. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    That is one sweet looking pistol. I don't think you could wrong with either but I really like the XD subcompact model over either the XD or XDM compact. It's to bad these are made overseas as the XD subcompact fits my hand great.
     
  5. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    I really don't see the point of the XDm compact :confused:
     
  6. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    i think the 19 round capacity is nice. with a 13 round mag to conceal. It is only .8" longer then the XDSC, I see it as a more all in one gun. will it be as good as the SC for concealing, probably not. But it will be a lot easier then the XDM. and with the full size mag you have the same 3.8 as standard. With the option of concealing if you want.
     
  7. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    I own an XDM and have shot my buddy's XDSC. The XDM 3.8 is a great gun but it is fairly big and not a compact IMHO.

    How are you going to carry it? For IWB carry it's not the .8" of barrel length that matters - it's the size of the grip on the XDM 3.8 vs the XDSC that makes a difference. The longer grip on the XDM prints on some people (depending on body type, holster and carry method).

    Here is a photo from XD Talk of XDM 4.5, XDM 3.8 and an XDSC that shows the difference in grip length.

    3_8_family.jpg

    One guy on XD Talk even made a custom XDM with a cut-down grip and mags. I wouldn't be surprised if Springfield release a 'true' XDMSC at some point.

    3_8_family.jpg
     
  8. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    We're talking about the new XDm compact, not the full size XDm...



    I just see the XDm as the big range/service pistol and the XDSC works just fine the way it is, same 13+1 in 9mm as the XDmC I believe too.. Seems like a lot of people were asking for a such a thing on the XD forum so if people want them I guess by all means make them.
     
  9. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Doh! I am obviously not spending enough time reading gun forums on the Internet. I didn't even know the XDM Compact was a real product.

    So Springfield made an XDM with a smaller grip...makes sense. Now I'll have to get one!

    I would go with the XDM if you can afford it. Match grade barrel. Also, the takedown procedure on the XDM doesn't require you to dry fire the weapon which I like. On the XD you have to pull the trigger to remove the slide.
     
  10. Hammer_Man

    Hammer_Man Hillsboro Member

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    I shot an XD compact in 9mm a few weeks ago, and it was one of the best shooting 9mm pistols I've ever tried! If it were my choice I'd go with the regular XDSC. Why bother paying the extra money for the XDM when the regular XDs are already so nice?
     
  11. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    If you have the means I would go with the xdm over the xd. I've owned a full-size xd and subcompact but never the xdm. I can tell you this though; for about $100 more you get a match grade barrel, improved trigger (complaint I had about the xd), 19 rd extended mag, better ergonomics, and as was stated earlier you don't need to dry fire the weapon to field strip, and IMO a sweeter and nicer looking pistol! Personally though I don't think you can go wrong with the xd, I just like everything about the xdm even more! Either way you get a new gun to play with so you can't really lose!
     
  12. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    I'm not sure where they come up with the claim that the XDm has a better trigger, I had an XDm and my XDSC trigger is slightly better (not as mushy).
     
  13. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    Really? All of the xdms that I fondled at the store had a noticeably shorter trigger and quicker reset than my xd's. Or it could also boil down to personal preference, what I like and consider "better" may not stand true for you. Either way, OP should test them both out and see what he prefers. :thumbup:
     
  14. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    The XDM has a minimal reset trigger like the Sig. The XD does not, hence the different feel.

    Also, the XDM has the interchangeable grip backstraps which the XD does not.
     
  15. XdM

    XdM Vancouver Member

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    Can't go wrong with the XdM compact for carry