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Springfield XDm 40 good & bad

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kfox, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. kfox

    kfox New Member

    Jan 26, 2010
    What is the good and bad about the Springfield XDm .40. Trying to decide on the next weapon I want. I liked the feel of it and the grip angle to me is better than the Glock. How do the two compare as far as reliabilty. I will be shooting reloads and do prefer lead bullets. I know this is an issue according to what I read about the Glocks.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Kingofthehill

    Kingofthehill Participating Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Equal and you can shoot lead in the factory barrel in the XDm but it fouls up the glock pretty fast so most people that shoot a lot of lead buy a second barrel for the Glock.

    Go with what feels good to you. The XDm is every bit just as reliable as a Glock, and IMO it gets an extra mark for safety because of the Grip Safety. Now you will get the people with the know it all attitudes "The only safety you need is between your ears" Blah Blah Blah... The Grip safety takes no getting used to, doesn't get in the way and plain works.

    If you like the Feel and it points well for you, that's all that matters.

  3. AKElroy

    AKElroy Senior Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Past & Future Republic of Texas
    I have owned both; sold the XDm. It is a great weapon, but I never could get used to the large grip frame; makes it nearly impossible to conceal. I like the steel trigger, sights, mag release on the springer compared to the Glock. If I were in the market, I would look at springfields numerous standard offerings. With a shorter gripframe, you can get a 5" XD that is more concealable than the 4.5" XDm with that plowhandle grip. I would not be swayed by claimes of "match" accuracy & barrel on the XDm; comparing my experience with what I have read, I see nothing special in the XDm. It is fine, but I shoot my G27as well, a little better, in fact.
  4. Mike J

    Mike J Senior Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    I don't have any experience with the XDm. I have a regular old garden variety XD-40. It has been fine though. No malfunctions ever with somewhere between 2500-3000 rounds through it. I should have kept count better.
  5. Dave Bone

    Dave Bone New Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    The only complaint about my 40 XDm is the large grip. Even with the small insert, it is large for my hand.

    Keep in mind, shooting hand loads will void the warranty on a Glock. They will not repair it if something breaks.
  6. Ike Arumba

    Ike Arumba New Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Interesting. The reason I crossed the XD off my list is the small grip, specifically, the short trigger reach. Of course, the XDm doesn't do me any good out here in California.

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