Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Any XD-M'ers here?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by neal7250, Dec 11, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. neal7250

    neal7250 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    336
    Location:
    Upstate South Carolina
    I went out and picked up the XD-M 40 a couple of weeks ago. It is one of the nicest guns that I had ever seen, and handled. It proved to be very accurate, and reliable.

    I liked it so much, till I went out and purchaced the 9mm version of it. This thing will put 20 rounds of honey dripping goodness down range, as fast as you can pull the trigger. I'm not much of a 9 mm guy, but this thing is just down right bodacious.
     
  2. Jason M

    Jason M Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I was all set to buy one, then I saw SA jacked up the price $150 from the previous model. You can buy a used SIG P226 in great condition for less than the cost of a brand new XD-M. I love my XD45, but almost $700 for SA XD-M is outrageous.
     
  3. shotgun12321

    shotgun12321 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    Colorado
    So I take it the XDM is out in 9 now?
    Cuz that's pretty darn sweet
     
  4. neal7250

    neal7250 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    336
    Location:
    Upstate South Carolina
    Yes It is, and they have a two extra mag promotion
     
  5. schmeky

    schmeky Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,190
    Location:
    West Monroe, Louisiana
    I thought it was just me. I like the XD & M line, but the price for those "M's" has gotten nutty. You can pick up a Colt, Glock, Sig, CZ, etc. for the same or less money and have access to more accessories and after market support to boot.

    If Springfield would have introduced the "improved" XDM for the same or nearly the same cost as the XD, they would have a real winner. Seems like Springfield has gotten "full of themselves".

    Price is keeping me away.
     
  6. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    48,415
    Location:
    Alabama
    When you are selling everything you make as fast as you make it, you can be full of yourselves, and Springfield is.
     
  7. IMTHDUKE

    IMTHDUKE Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,022
    Location:
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Think that's what GM said, a few years back.:)
     
  8. Dickieray

    Dickieray Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    45
    Location:
    Browns Summit, NC
    Springfield didn't wait until the market abandoned them to make needed/quality improvements to their product. Match barrel, better ergonomics, increased magazine capacity, better trigger, etc. etc. ....might make them worth a hundred and fifty more. I've owned both and think the "m" is worth the difference. I got mine for $575 and tax.....got a good local dealer:). No one in a 50 mile radius had them at the time either. I'm not sure who may have any better CS than SA too!:scrutiny:
     
  9. Farnorthdan

    Farnorthdan Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    217
    I only paid $575 OTD for my XD-M 9mm and yes it is one outstanding package. I've only shot it once but from what I can tell, its a real KEEPER..:D


    DS
     
  10. OregonJohnny

    OregonJohnny Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,067
    Location:
    Oregon
    I paid $600 out-the-door for my XDm-40 bi-tone about 4 months ago. I think I paid about $500 out-the-door for my standard XD-40 sc 3 years ago. So $100 more doesn't seem like too much when you consider the improvements made on the new XDm. Regretfully, in the 4 months I've owned the XDm, I've only put about 250 rounds through it, and that was during 1 session, so with a dirty, heated up barrel, and the hunger shakes, I couldn't get a good idea of the accuracy. It did cycle all but 1 round flawlessly (a failure to feed in the very first mag) so I keep it bedside as my primary home defense handgun. I just need more range time with it before I fall in love with it. The ergonomics are superb, however. Feels almost as good in the hand as a government 1911.
     
  11. sammy

    sammy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    Messages:
    214
    Location:
    Concord, CA
    I was wondering what you thought of the trigger on the XDM over the standard XD. I shoot Glocks and 1911's but have only tried a friends standard 4" .40 cal XD. The trigger felt very similar to a Glock but the pull was not as long. The main difference is the Glock breaks clean where the XD trigger stops when it hits the sear and has a LOOONG gritty finish if that makes sense. Have they corrected that with the XDM?
     
  12. possum

    possum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    8,942
    Location:
    Concord, N.C.
    don't own, one but have shot them, they are neat , accurate, hi cap beyond belief and all that, but it points alot different than my regular ole xd, so i descided that i don't want to learn a whole new gun again so i am gonna stick with my "old school" XD.
     
  13. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Messages:
    8,949
    Location:
    Californicated Colorado
    Luv my XD45-5" and would like to have the XDM9, but only if the price is similar to what I paid for the 45 ($499 out the door).
     
  14. neal7250

    neal7250 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    336
    Location:
    Upstate South Carolina
    I also have an XD-45, and I love it too. But I also have the XD-M in 40, and 9MM, and find them to be outstanding in every department.
     
  15. chuckusaret

    chuckusaret member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,606
    Location:
    West Palm Beach Florida
    I have a XD40 SC as CC and I love it> Also have a S&W M&P 9MM compact and a M&P40. All are good guns but the XD is more reliable, it has never failed, but the S&W's have.
     
  16. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    4,097
    Question,

    What's the difference between the XD and the XDM?
     
  17. Inspector3711

    Inspector3711 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Messages:
    83
    Location:
    Puget Sound Area
    The M has a match grade barrel, reduced trigger travel, and three inserts for the backstrap that allow grip size adjustment... Am I missing anything? Oh, the serrations on the slide are redesigned for better grip... And then there is the magazine capacity, 16 in .40 and 19 :what: in 9mm.. I'm going to buy one in .40 next month... I can't wait that long!!!!
     
  18. FlaChef

    FlaChef Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Basicly new revision of the XD with a new grip/ergonomics and a few other minor changes (4.5" barell so right betweeen the duty and tactical size).

    Also the first gun i've picked up in 5years that made me go "oooh, now that feels good" and my next gun purchase when finances allow (hopefully by summer).
     
  19. neal7250

    neal7250 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    336
    Location:
    Upstate South Carolina
    When I was in the army, we used the term (bringing smoke), which means that a great deal of fire power is at hand. I've never had to use that term to describe a handgun, until now. Those XD-Ms bring smoke. Especially that 9MM. That thing can sent them 20 rounds down range, as fast as you can put mags in it, and you can keep it on target. IMOHA, one of the best combo of guns, to come out lately.
     
  20. caseypj

    caseypj Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Messages:
    127
    Location:
    Florida
    Is the XDM much better than the XD series? My father has an XD9 which IMO just sucks compared to my glock 22. Innacurate, not balanced, and feels cheap now.
     
  21. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    4,097
    Sounds like some pretty neat upgrades.
     
  22. Old Navy

    Old Navy Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    109
    Location:
    Central Tx
    To each his own. I bought a new XD(M) .40 Bi-Tone on Nov 8th for $609 plus tax. I took it to the range twice, fired about 75-100 rounds thru it and just wasn't impressed. The trigger was very sloppy loose. it wasn't as accurate as a friend's XD or my Glocks, CZ's, Bersas or Ruger. There was just no chemistry. I sold it on Dec.11th for $550. Life is good.
     
  23. vikz

    vikz Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    479
    well i used to own the XDm in 40 and and other regular XD's so when the 9mm came out I said i want one becs I really like all the improvements SA made on their XDm so here is mine..haven't shot her yet though..

    XDm9MM002.gif
    XDm9MM006.gif
    XDm9MM007.gif
     
  24. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    4,097
    I just can't get over the grip safety....

    I dislike grip safeties.
     
  25. rudy99

    rudy99 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    DH: Why don't you like the grip safety? I view that as a benefit. I just wish they would make the XD in a single stack 9mm slim-line pocket version to compete with the Kahr. Esp. with the grip safety.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page