High Cap 9mm XDM vs M&P Pro


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DAdams
December 23, 2010, 11:33 AM
I am going to get a high capacity 9mm and may use it for some competition work, but mostly just flesh out a void in my HG lineup.

I was pretty much sold on the S&W M&P 9 Pro in 5 inch with fiber optic front sight until I did a little research on the Springfield XDM with 4.5 inch but nothing special in sights.

Anyone shot, or own both? I doubt if my local range is going to have these in the rental line-up.

Here is the S&W 5 inch

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_765952_-1_757752_757751_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

and the XDM 4.5

http://www.the-m-factor.com/html/specs_2.html

Prices are fairly similar under $700.

Both are supposedly revisions in quality, trigger and reset, barrel from the standard line-ups hence the slightly over $100 premiums.

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Philo_Beddoe
December 23, 2010, 12:05 PM
I bought the pro but then ended up putting the apex tactical trigger parts in and swaping out the sights for adjustable dawson precision. I would have been saved some money if I had just bought the L version instead of the pro.

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/54588

kwelz
December 23, 2010, 12:08 PM
I find the M&P far superior to the XD. I have owned both but now only have M&Ps. I sold all 3 of my XDs.

DAdams
December 23, 2010, 06:31 PM
If I were to Apex and Dawson a M&P how much accuracy difference is there do you think between the 5 inch and the 4.25 inch?

Would it be less expensive than to start with the standard M&P and do the barrel, trigger set etc?

WRGADog
December 23, 2010, 08:31 PM
I owned a S&W M&P Pro Series for a short while. While the M&P is a good gun, I simply did not like the trigger on the Pro Series, I currently own three XDm's, .40, 9mm, and 9mm 3.8, and will be adding a 45 acp soon. I like the trigger on the XDm much better than the M&P's trigger. Plus you get higher capacity with the XDm and a lifetime warranty.

Geckgo
December 23, 2010, 08:48 PM
I haven't held an M&P, but I can tell you that my XD came standard with a long trigger pull. After getting used to it and putting 1000 rounds through it the weight has backed off. I prefer the longer trigger pull but you may not. Not sure about the M&P

Philo_Beddoe
December 24, 2010, 02:12 AM
If I were to Apex and Dawson a M&P how much accuracy difference is there do you think between the 5 inch and the 4.25 inch?

Would it be less expensive than to start with the standard M&P and do the barrel, trigger set etc

The 5 inch was noticable more accurate for me.

Skylerbone
December 24, 2010, 02:23 PM
Got a full size 40 S&W, a 9c and a 9L (all M&Ps). Paid $560 for the 9L and added the adjustable Dawson Precision sights. The 40 has the Apex parts and Dawson FS.

Check speedshooterspecialties for current prices on parts, all were well worth it.

wbwanzer
December 24, 2010, 02:24 PM
I've got the XDm in 9mm. I'm more accurate with a few of my other pistols, but I gravitate to the XDm moreso than the others. I've added TruGlow fiber optics (not shown in picture) which I love. I just think this is a cool gun. I have never had one failure of any kind in about a thousand rounds.

I'm not knocking the M&P as I've never seen one (in person) let alone hold or fire one. So I can't speak to it. But I like my Springer.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m145/wbwanzer/SpringfieldXDm001.jpg

Mudinyeri
December 24, 2010, 02:34 PM
My brother owned the M&P9 Pro and I own the XDm 9 4.5. I haven't fired his M&P nearly as much as my XDm, but I would say I would gravitate toward the XDm if given the choice between the two.

wow6599
December 24, 2010, 02:36 PM
Plus you get higher capacity with the XDm and a lifetime warranty.

The M&P line has a lifetime warranty too.......and is made in America, not Croatia.

Quack
December 24, 2010, 06:53 PM
find one that works best for you. i had both and sold both because i like my 1911's better.

when i was selling them, a friend wanted to try both of them out. he bought the XDm and shot it better, but thought the M&P was better looking. another friend bought my M&P Pro, who shot the M&P better than the XDm.
The XDm had a Springer Precision trigger kit in it, while the M&P had Apex parts in it.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_1445.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_1398.jpg

David E
December 24, 2010, 08:10 PM
Either one, really.

I have the Pro and did a trigger job on the CNC'd parts myself. (it's not hard and there is at least one online step-by-step tutorial available online) If you really screw it up, get the Apex parts you were thinking about in the first place.

The XDM has not had any trigger work or parts replacement, which will cost $125 minimum.

Both are good. Pick the one that fits you best.

postalnut25
December 24, 2010, 10:28 PM
I still own both a XDm 9 and an M&P 9 pro. They are both quality guns. You really can't go wrong with either, so I won't bash anything. However, I give an edge to my M&P 9 pro. It's small backstrap fits me better than the small backstrap on the XDm. Both of the mediums are too big. Also, I have a second, 4.25 inch slide with night sights for my M&P so it can be used in a duty holster. Was able to by the complete slide assembly from S&W for about $240ish.

Kilroy
December 25, 2010, 11:18 PM
Have shot both. They are the leading single action polymer pistols. they may well outlast the shooter. Pick whichever one you "like" the most.

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