XDm Thank you TEXAS! Cya California


September 5, 2009, 09:40 AM
Walked in.... Shook the nice man's hand, said I would like an XDm 9mm sir.... he said "got a preference?" i said NOPE... i'll take that one right there.

10 minutes later I walk out with a new gun that holds more than 10 rounds of ammo, that is not on the "California Approved Handgun List" and no waiting 10 days for it either :)

I think i will purchase my first EBR later today, im thinking something in .223 :p

Going to take it to the Range today and give it a workout... test a few different JHP's and see how things go from there. Anyone shooting one find they like they like a certain taste of ammo? Also, they didn't have any with night sights so I am looking into a few different brands to put on there... Thinking XS Big Dot but since i think this will be more of a target/range gun and not a carry piece that i should go with traditional 3 dot target sights. Suggestions?









This one makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :D



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September 5, 2009, 11:44 AM
Congrats! Texas is GOOOOOD! Out of curiosity, why do you want to put night sights on a range pistol? Are you going to use it for home defense at any point?

Its your pistol so your choice, but I was just curious...


September 5, 2009, 01:01 PM
Nice stuff. I love that "not legal in California" sticker.

September 5, 2009, 02:33 PM
The night sights would be for home defense, yes.

The range i was a member in while i lived in CA was an indoor range that was very very poorly lit, so Night sights were a very useful upgrade...

I just used some Lum-Tec and Epoxy powder on them for now


September 5, 2009, 03:17 PM
Welcome to America.

Just my .02,

September 5, 2009, 03:25 PM
"That's right you're not from Texas, but Texas wants you anyway."

Welcome to the Lone Star State sir. Enjoy your stay and be safe.

September 5, 2009, 07:14 PM
Congrats !

September 8, 2009, 11:45 AM
You made a great choice. I can't help but grab my friend's XDm 9 and shoot it every time I go out, just cause it's so darn nice shooting, even at 25 yards.

Heck, I shoot it better than some of my own guns.

September 8, 2009, 03:10 PM
I have the same XDm you have - all black with a Streamlight TLR-2 underneath. I do wish the XDm came with night sights, but it is an easy enough upgrade.

I've shot PMC, WWB, Georgia Arms, Gold Dot and Winchester Supreem Elite with no hiccups. Probably put 700 - 800 rounds through it in the 5months since I bought it. Love the gun.

September 8, 2009, 03:41 PM
you made an excellent purchase...I'm more of a 1911 guy and I have 2 9mm XDm pistols...

OD green/ black and black/stainless

doesnt make a difference what you shoot through them...mine have both shot everything I've put into them...and shot well at that

September 8, 2009, 03:50 PM
I want a "Not Legal in California" T-shirt.

Welcome to Texas.

September 8, 2009, 04:00 PM
Congrats.. enjoy your new toy. Use it a lot and put some wear marks on it :cool:

September 8, 2009, 07:04 PM

4v50 Gary
September 8, 2009, 07:15 PM
Photo #5 is excellent. What camera, lens, f stop and lighting did you use?

September 8, 2009, 09:07 PM
I'm not a fan of XDs, but that's OK, Texas is big enough for different opinions. Welcome , and let's all salute the Lone Star. One of the advantages of being a teacher, I get to recite the pledge 175+ days a year.

September 8, 2009, 11:33 PM
that story was so beautiful....

*blows nose*

September 9, 2009, 03:09 AM
next thing you the OP will be buying Firecrackers and Mortars and blowing stuff up.. and have Fun doing it.. !yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee haw. have fun there.. and welcome to the good old state of Texas ,
disclaimer.. I do not now but have in the past lived under 6 flags. maybe.

September 9, 2009, 03:19 AM
That's reason to celebrate!! G-bye commies!!! :neener:

September 10, 2009, 09:24 PM
Welcome home. I like the XD, I like the watch (I'd like one of those myself), and I like the photos too. When I see that "Not Legal in California" sticker....it's almost like I get happy and mad at the same time. I'm happy I don't live there and I'm mad they can get away with that crap. Heck, even most lawnmowers have that sticker on them these days (really).

September 11, 2009, 12:24 AM
Heck, even most lawnmowers have that sticker on them these days (really).

Don't you know? Twin-blade riding lawnmowers are considered "assault vehicles".

September 12, 2009, 07:24 PM
Living in California I pray at night someone will come rescue me. I am alone in a foreign land.
Congrats on the XDm. It is on my list of "must have at least 1". Just recently got my hands on a HK45, also not on the "not a non dangerous weapon list" AKA California safe list. My quest for a HK45 took me into deep dark hallways using secret handshakes, hidden doors while being blindfolded. <jk> I then met a LEO and was able to do a PPT. It was more than a 10min. affair. More like 10, 24hr periods. with more than MSRP ransom. :mad:

September 12, 2009, 11:23 PM
Welcome back to America my friend. Glad you could leave the Cali-Comis behind. Enjoy your XD, I really enjoy both of mine. :)

September 15, 2009, 12:33 AM
Welcome to Texas, sir! We're glad to have ya here. Good taste in pistols, too.

Oh, and just so ya know; Dr. Pepper is the National Soft Drink of Texas. :D

September 16, 2009, 01:09 AM
As for the night sights, if you can't see the sights can you see what you are pointing the pistol at? I have never understood the benefit of night sights. I understand you can see them in the dark but if thats all you can see it doesn't help does it?

harmon rabb
September 16, 2009, 11:34 AM
nice job moving out of the PRK :D

cali is one of the states that i would absolutely NOT live in.

September 16, 2009, 04:20 PM
I can't wait until CA licenses or bans steak knives because they are used in assaults and homicides.
Nice Gun and hi-cap mags too. I hope I get my chance to move back to my home state soon. I bet that gun is not legal here in MA either. We have an approved list and after that, an attorney general's approved list. You can forget about most guns here too.

What part of TX are you in?

Mr Kablammo
September 20, 2009, 12:52 AM
Cool smiley. I hope that you like your Tex-mex, pecan pie, and chili peppers as much as your new piece. Be sure to join the TSRA, Texas State Rifle Ass.

September 20, 2009, 07:40 AM
"I can't wait until CA licenses or bans steak knives because they are used in assaults and homicides. "

Don't they use plastic forks and knives now? ;)

Welcome to America, and congrats on your XDM!

September 23, 2009, 11:14 AM
I chuckled at that sticker when I got Mine too. Mine isw bitone silv/black 9mm. It currently is the pistol that is my "go to" choice for carry / range duty. I always find myself leaving the others at home since I shoot well with it.

September 23, 2009, 11:39 AM
Yeah,welcome to America. Personally I think they need to blow the fault line,let them have their own communist island. The 9mm XD is going to be my next handgun purchase...have to wait till next year though, enjoy the free world!

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