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Opinions on XD & XDM

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tggdeer, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. tggdeer

    tggdeer Well-Known Member

    I would like opinions from some of the more experienced shooters. I don't have experience of shooting a lot of different hand guns. In the last year I purchased a xd 40 cal. , and a xdm 9mm. . I shot my brothers xd 40 and liked it, so that along with a little reading, magazine reviews, is how I chose what to buy. I still don't see many people, on these forums, talking about the xd or xdm's. What are some of your opinions? I really like my choices, but, am I missing out on some other hand guns that are significantly better?
  2. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    I own approximately 50 handguns in various configurations, but my daily carry gun is an XD, either 9x19, 357 Sig or .45 acp. I own a total of 6 XD's, with the last one being an XD-M in 9x19. My favorite is my .45 acp XD, with the 357 Sig being right behind it.

    They're good guns and fit my hand like they were made for it.

    Hope this helps.

  3. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    I have an XD .40. I had an XD in .45, but traded it off in favor of my 1911 45s. I like the grip on the standard XD better than the XDM simple because it is a bit smaller and fits my hand better than the XDM. I am sure the XDM is a fine gun, just like the XD. I never hesitate to recommend the XD to shooters.
  4. M2

    M2 Well-Known Member

    I don't have as many handguns as ReloaderFred, but I do have a significant number and my primary carry weapon is my XD-45 Service. I have a couple of thousand rounds through it without a hiccup. As a matter of fact, I have had friends with other .45 pistols that have had misfires; and when I put the round in my XD, it shoots them. One had four hits on the primer with no joy, I dropped it in my XD and 'bang!'

    XDs are renowned for being reliable, and they are very popular handguns. It takes the best attributes of the Glock and the 1911 and combines them into what many (myself included) consider the best handgun around.

    Oh, and I have a buddy with a .40 XDm; I've shot it and while there are attributes about it that are better than the original XD, since it doesn't come in .45 I am in no rush to get one. But if I were shopping for a 9mm I would highly consider it.

    Cheers! M2
  5. BrianB

    BrianB Well-Known Member

    My XD40 has been reliable and accurate. The service model's handle isn't as concealable (on me) as I'd like, so I may end up with the sub-compact .40" or compact .45" at some point. A friend in Missouri got the XDM, but carries something smaller.

    Disclaimer: (No, I don't carry in Illinois. Just the states where my permit is valid.)
  6. Mike J

    Mike J Well-Known Member

    I see a lot of love for the XD's on the forum. My XD-40 service has been flawless from day 1. There are those who prefer other brands but it would be a dull world if we all liked the same thing. Also if you want more XD related info you could go over to www.xdtalk.com and take a look around.
  7. Kingofthehill

    Kingofthehill Well-Known Member

    I have a total of 5 XD's, 2 are XDm's... I love em. They work perfect every time, I think they are good looking. They take down easy and I like the trigger.

    Their good by me :)
  8. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    I guess I'll be the first to throw a picture up. I like my XDm in 9 a lot. I wasn't shooting particularly accurately with it, so I benched it and it turns out the problem was me. The gun is accurate.

    I sent the slide away to get fiber optic sights installed (after I took this photo) because I can focus on them much more easily. No issues with the gun so far. It's a keeper.

  9. Shaner

    Shaner Well-Known Member

    Owning two XDs and an XD(M), I have to say I'm more than happy with them. My opinion regarding firearms out there as a whole are going to be well made. Glock, Springers, HK, S&W, Sig, etc. all have quality firearms these days. Stick with the majors and stay away from the Jennings, etc. and focus on features/comfort that suit YOU.

    If you liked shooting the said firearms, don't even sweat thinking you'd miss out if you bought one for yourself. That XD won't let you down. The one thing I'd look into the future is a trigger job. Springfield Armory, Canyon Creek, Springfield Precision, etc. all provide great enhancements if you desire tweaking.
  10. ole farmerbuck

    ole farmerbuck Well-Known Member

    I have a xdm 9 and a xdm 40. Both great guns.
  11. 76shuvlinoff

    76shuvlinoff Well-Known Member

    I'm on my 3rd XD, I was looking for one concealable on me. My current ccw is an XD40sc with w Crimson Trace mounted on it. I also have a 9mm barrel for it. The gun has been so reliable it's boring. Although I think it's a little bulky if a pistol gets boring it must be good.
  12. ohioshooter

    ohioshooter Well-Known Member

    All I have is 4 XD's and every one of them are great. (9,.357 sig, 40 and .45)
  13. Lex

    Lex Well-Known Member

    2 XD's here (XD9 and XD45). I also have other brands. I usually carry the XD9 though.

    If the XD fits your hand and you shoot it well, go for it. If not, try some others. There are many wonderful handguns to choose from.

  14. rimfireriot

    rimfireriot Well-Known Member

    I own an XD-9 SC (XD 9mm sub-compact). I carry it frequently, it is reliable with any ammo I feed it, it is accurate, and easy to clean and maintain. I highly recommend the XD Series.
  15. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    the xd's are talked about a lot on the forums actually, maybe not lately but i am always recomending them here, and there, and pretty often. personally i have been shooting, and training with the xd for years, and i love it. With over 17,000rds through it is hard to beat, accurate, and always reliable. it eat anything that i feed it.

    the xdm is nice, however i prefer the "old" regular ole xd better. the capacity is nice on the "m" however it is too big for carry imho.
  16. Madcap_Magician

    Madcap_Magician Well-Known Member

    I have shot XDs and the XDm, and I prefer the XDm. I wish Springfield Armory would just replace the XD with XDms.
  17. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    I have five XD's and one XD-M. I actually prefer the grip on the regular XD's to the rougher texture of the XD-M. I'm like Possum, I'd like to see the regular XD with the larger capacity magazine for concealed carry.

    Hope this helps.

  18. Madcap_Magician

    Madcap_Magician Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I still think it's harder to conceal than some of the other major polymer subcompacts, but it's still a subcompact and pretty easy to hide.
  19. thriftyjoe

    thriftyjoe Well-Known Member

    XD's can be a little bit bulky however the XD9 and 40 have the same platform, pretty much the same size and weight which make the XD40 a plus
  20. CHEVELLE427

    CHEVELLE427 Well-Known Member

    my first XD was a 45 liked it so much i carry a XDSC40 only because they dont have a xdsc45

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