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Range report on the Springfield XD-M .40

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Col. Plink, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Col. Plink

    Col. Plink Participating Member

    Apr 21, 2009
    Had a ball shooting a friend's NEW xd-m .40 at the range Saturday, it's a really nice shooter especially for the cost. Recoil was as expected, like my xd45 but a little snappier; both are totally manageable and shoot similarly in the balance and smoothness. Buddy was mildly irritated that I was shooting it better at first. :D

    Fit is noticeably better in the M series, as is to be expected, as are the ergonomics and was just generally easier to handle for being a bit narrower and shorter. Shot a few mags worth (that's 16 shots a pop!); my buddy ended up putting about 400 rounds through it when the day was done.

    Also had some fun shooting my buddy's buddy's .357 Taurus, which had a very nice ergonomical rubber grip (with good reason). With such a snappy recoil I don't think I would go with a hard-finish grip. Nice to able to get reasonably-priced Prvi Partizan ammo for it too, I'm sure.

    Made me think what a .357 pistol/lever-action carbine combo might be like. Hmmm...

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