Any XD-M'ers here?


December 11, 2008, 09:48 AM
I went out and picked up the XD-M 40 a couple of weeks ago. It is one of the nicest guns that I had ever seen, and handled. It proved to be very accurate, and reliable.

I liked it so much, till I went out and purchaced the 9mm version of it. This thing will put 20 rounds of honey dripping goodness down range, as fast as you can pull the trigger. I'm not much of a 9 mm guy, but this thing is just down right bodacious.

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Jason M
December 11, 2008, 10:00 AM
I was all set to buy one, then I saw SA jacked up the price $150 from the previous model. You can buy a used SIG P226 in great condition for less than the cost of a brand new XD-M. I love my XD45, but almost $700 for SA XD-M is outrageous.

December 11, 2008, 10:43 AM
So I take it the XDM is out in 9 now?
Cuz that's pretty darn sweet

December 11, 2008, 11:05 AM
Yes It is, and they have a two extra mag promotion

December 11, 2008, 11:24 AM
but almost $700 for SA XD-M is outrageous.

I thought it was just me. I like the XD & M line, but the price for those "M's" has gotten nutty. You can pick up a Colt, Glock, Sig, CZ, etc. for the same or less money and have access to more accessories and after market support to boot.

If Springfield would have introduced the "improved" XDM for the same or nearly the same cost as the XD, they would have a real winner. Seems like Springfield has gotten "full of themselves".

Price is keeping me away.

December 11, 2008, 11:41 AM
When you are selling everything you make as fast as you make it, you can be full of yourselves, and Springfield is.

December 11, 2008, 12:03 PM
Think that's what GM said, a few years back.:)

December 11, 2008, 02:06 PM
Springfield didn't wait until the market abandoned them to make needed/quality improvements to their product. Match barrel, better ergonomics, increased magazine capacity, better trigger, etc. etc. ....might make them worth a hundred and fifty more. I've owned both and think the "m" is worth the difference. I got mine for $575 and a good local dealer:). No one in a 50 mile radius had them at the time either. I'm not sure who may have any better CS than SA too!:scrutiny:

December 11, 2008, 02:11 PM
I only paid $575 OTD for my XD-M 9mm and yes it is one outstanding package. I've only shot it once but from what I can tell, its a real KEEPER..:D


December 11, 2008, 02:21 PM
I paid $600 out-the-door for my XDm-40 bi-tone about 4 months ago. I think I paid about $500 out-the-door for my standard XD-40 sc 3 years ago. So $100 more doesn't seem like too much when you consider the improvements made on the new XDm. Regretfully, in the 4 months I've owned the XDm, I've only put about 250 rounds through it, and that was during 1 session, so with a dirty, heated up barrel, and the hunger shakes, I couldn't get a good idea of the accuracy. It did cycle all but 1 round flawlessly (a failure to feed in the very first mag) so I keep it bedside as my primary home defense handgun. I just need more range time with it before I fall in love with it. The ergonomics are superb, however. Feels almost as good in the hand as a government 1911.

December 11, 2008, 07:59 PM
I was wondering what you thought of the trigger on the XDM over the standard XD. I shoot Glocks and 1911's but have only tried a friends standard 4" .40 cal XD. The trigger felt very similar to a Glock but the pull was not as long. The main difference is the Glock breaks clean where the XD trigger stops when it hits the sear and has a LOOONG gritty finish if that makes sense. Have they corrected that with the XDM?

December 12, 2008, 10:54 AM
don't own, one but have shot them, they are neat , accurate, hi cap beyond belief and all that, but it points alot different than my regular ole xd, so i descided that i don't want to learn a whole new gun again so i am gonna stick with my "old school" XD.

December 12, 2008, 03:08 PM
Luv my XD45-5" and would like to have the XDM9, but only if the price is similar to what I paid for the 45 ($499 out the door).

December 12, 2008, 03:41 PM
I also have an XD-45, and I love it too. But I also have the XD-M in 40, and 9MM, and find them to be outstanding in every department.

December 12, 2008, 04:51 PM
I have a XD40 SC as CC and I love it> Also have a S&W M&P 9MM compact and a M&P40. All are good guns but the XD is more reliable, it has never failed, but the S&W's have.

Deer Hunter
December 12, 2008, 06:33 PM

What's the difference between the XD and the XDM?

December 12, 2008, 09:56 PM
The M has a match grade barrel, reduced trigger travel, and three inserts for the backstrap that allow grip size adjustment... Am I missing anything? Oh, the serrations on the slide are redesigned for better grip... And then there is the magazine capacity, 16 in .40 and 19 :what: in 9mm.. I'm going to buy one in .40 next month... I can't wait that long!!!!

December 13, 2008, 02:48 AM
Basicly new revision of the XD with a new grip/ergonomics and a few other minor changes (4.5" barell so right betweeen the duty and tactical size).

Also the first gun i've picked up in 5years that made me go "oooh, now that feels good" and my next gun purchase when finances allow (hopefully by summer).

December 13, 2008, 07:59 AM
When I was in the army, we used the term (bringing smoke), which means that a great deal of fire power is at hand. I've never had to use that term to describe a handgun, until now. Those XD-Ms bring smoke. Especially that 9MM. That thing can sent them 20 rounds down range, as fast as you can put mags in it, and you can keep it on target. IMOHA, one of the best combo of guns, to come out lately.

December 13, 2008, 09:24 AM
Is the XDM much better than the XD series? My father has an XD9 which IMO just sucks compared to my glock 22. Innacurate, not balanced, and feels cheap now.

Deer Hunter
December 13, 2008, 08:24 PM
Sounds like some pretty neat upgrades.

Old Navy
December 14, 2008, 09:29 PM
To each his own. I bought a new XD(M) .40 Bi-Tone on Nov 8th for $609 plus tax. I took it to the range twice, fired about 75-100 rounds thru it and just wasn't impressed. The trigger was very sloppy loose. it wasn't as accurate as a friend's XD or my Glocks, CZ's, Bersas or Ruger. There was just no chemistry. I sold it on Dec.11th for $550. Life is good.

December 15, 2008, 01:29 PM
well i used to own the XDm in 40 and and other regular XD's so when the 9mm came out I said i want one becs I really like all the improvements SA made on their XDm so here is mine..haven't shot her yet though..

Deer Hunter
December 15, 2008, 02:01 PM
I just can't get over the grip safety....

I dislike grip safeties.

December 15, 2008, 02:06 PM
DH: Why don't you like the grip safety? I view that as a benefit. I just wish they would make the XD in a single stack 9mm slim-line pocket version to compete with the Kahr. Esp. with the grip safety.

December 15, 2008, 08:55 PM
I shoot my dad's .40 XDm better than my .45 H&K, .40 Sig, or his G26. I guess it's different strokes and all. It comes back on target really well for me, and is quite mild in the recoil department. Looking to pick up a 9mm version.

And $700!? Shop around. All black versions are around for low-mid $500s


December 16, 2008, 12:24 AM
I own many hand guns and my XDm .40 is my favorite.
The accuracy was amazing to me, not to mention lots of shooting with NO problems of any kind using different types of ammo. I trust it so much it is the one I have by my bed every night and the one I carry when I feel the need to have lots of firepower.

December 17, 2008, 09:06 AM
I purchased an XDm 9mm on Monday. Took it to the range on Tuesday, 14 degrees, (windchill 4 degrees), with snow and ice, but at least I had the entire range to myself.

Iím closer to being a novice than an expert, but IMO the XDm was very sweet to fire. At 15 yards the sights were very accurate. The pistol just felt good in my hands, well balanced and easy to grip. I fired 50 rounds with no problems.

My only compliant is that the 19 round magís are difficult to load, even with the mag loader. Iím guessing this will get easier with use and warmer weather.

December 17, 2008, 10:31 AM
The weather may help, but so will use. You might try leaving the mags fully loaded for a few days. That really seems to help...


December 17, 2008, 05:15 PM
I dislike the grip safety too. However, I will check out the new XD (M) at a local dealer. It does look like a nice handgun.

December 17, 2008, 05:36 PM
I bought mine several months ago. I got a nice little certificate with it being one of the first 5000 too.(anyone else?) Wasn't overly crazy with the feel at first, but since have grown to love it. Anyone else notice the trigger seemed to really settle in after the first few hundred rounds?

December 17, 2008, 10:33 PM
I handled one at Bass Pro Shop and liked it until I saw the $700.00 price tag. :what:

That's $250.00 more than I paid for my XD-40 service model with factory Trijicons.

I thought, yea right, whatever, and left them with it.

December 18, 2008, 06:33 AM
Shop around. They can be had for $150-$175 less than that...


December 18, 2008, 07:33 AM
The same price gouging is going on with the LCP...people think it's a "hard to get" gun, so they pay too much for it. I have a feeling that's why these XDms cost more. Only because people are willing to pay it right now while it's a new gun. I bet nobody will charge more than $550 a year from now..

That being said, I picked up the XDm and it really feels great. I had two XDs and sold them, but regret it. They are fine guns, and I hope to add another one to my collection of handguns, which currently consists of a Glock 19, USPc40, Colt Commander, and Kimber Ultra Carry II. I really want an XDm40 in OD/black for a nice woods gun, but might go with a 9mm instead due to the anticipation of a Glock 20SF 10mm being released at the upcoming SHOT show. I'd much rather carry a 10mm into the woods over anything else.

December 18, 2008, 10:12 PM
bought one today, he wanted $629, but got him to throw in 40 rounds of hornady 180gr with it. didn't get to shoot it, in ND its DARK at 4:30 pm this time of year. then there is the -38 degree wind chill..............

December 19, 2008, 08:14 AM
I just don't get it. I don't see that the changes justify the prices I've seen. There are plenty other guns I would buy at these prices. But hey, if they make you happy, great. That's why there are so many types of handguns out there. It's an individual thing.

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