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Springfield Armory XDM-45 in 5.25"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jimherb, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. jimherb

    jimherb Well-Known Member

    Have any of the above been shipped as yet? Who will carry them?
    Any reviews out there?
  2. StrikeFire83

    StrikeFire83 Well-Known Member

    My indoor range in Lubbock has one. Went in to rent it and ended up renting the 4.5 incher instead.

    He didn't have any for sale yet though.
  3. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering why they haven't made a compact .45 yet, but are instead making competition pistols.

    Anyone with experience with either of these know what the trigger is like on them? I'd assume it would be different than the standard XDm if its designed for competition.
  4. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    From what I understand they don't modify the triggers at all. If you want a "competition" trigger you have to have it done yourself at your expense. Which is stupid IMO.
  5. General Tso

    General Tso member

    Way too much money for a plastic fantastic.
  6. G27RR

    G27RR Well-Known Member

    There was one on gunbroker but it sold already.
  7. FLAvalanche

    FLAvalanche Well-Known Member

    What I don't understand is the big gaping hole on the top of the slide. They tried that crap on the ported first gen XDs and it went over like a fart in church. Lot of cracked slides...
  8. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Wonder how Glock gets away with it....
  9. General Tso

    General Tso member

    Glocks don't cost near as much as the XDm 5.25.

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  10. Jed Carter

    Jed Carter Well-Known Member

    I'll take a G34 and a G35 with fiber optic front sights and trigger jobs for one XDM 5.25, wait a minute I already have. At $1300+ I will pass, for about the same money I can get an STI 2011, at least the STIs are available, and I would bet a way better trigger. Probably a real good shooting XD, but, big BUT, it's about 5 bills over priced.
  11. Chem Geek

    Chem Geek Well-Known Member

    Since when are they $1300? Maybe if you've got to be the first guy to get one, and pay stupid prices on auction websites. Retail I've seen is a little under $700 for an XD-m 5.25 9mm. What's a new Glock 34 go for, $600, maybe slightly under? Wow, that sure is a big difference, wonder how much putting equivalent sights on the Glock 34 would cost...
  12. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

  13. General Tso

    General Tso member

    My point was that I wouldn't pay over $550 max for ANY plasti-gun.

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  14. CZ57

    CZ57 member

    There are owners and reviews at www.XDTalk.com

    Reviews so far are very positive. You can always add a PRP trigger kit if the stock trigger doesn't suit you. ;)
  15. Purgatory

    Purgatory Well-Known Member

    The aspect of this new XDm that is so attractive to me is that it's the first and only, that 'I' am aware of, polymer competition .45acp.

    I really like the looks of it and if it functions as well as it should considering all the additional competition-based changes, I think it will enjoy some great success with sales and IDPA clubs everywhere will begin to see them almost as commonly as they see Glock 34's now.

    Though, since factory .45 is so much more expensive than 9mm, you will only see the reloaders, or those with plenty of money for ammo, using them in competition.

    There are a few floating around the internet, but I'll have to wait til I can actually get my hands on one. And if I likey, I may very well make one mine.
  16. 1SOW

    1SOW Well-Known Member

    skribs :
    Not a compact, but the 4" XD "Service" model has been around a good while and is not a comp pistol. I've fired my son's a number of times. It has the typical striker trigger feel and shoots very well. Recoil/flip was not a problem. He's never had a malfunction of any kind, and competed with it in USPSA unmodified.
  17. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    1SOW, I should have said a compact XDm. They made the 9 and the 40, but no 45.
  18. BMF500

    BMF500 Well-Known Member

    I don't think there is much of a market for match grade compacts. I love my 4.5" btw...

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