Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rjk2475, Dec 31, 2018.
Springfield XDM 3.8 Compact MS--Anyone like this gun enough to carry it?
Haven't had any experience with the XDM. I will say that two of my favorite carry guns are the Springfield XDs 9mm in the 3.3 barrel length and the Springfield XDs 45 in the 4.0 barrel length. Springfield makes some of the finest pistols I've ever owned. They really knocked it out of the park with the XD series.
I have a regular XD compact in a 9mm
and I carry it damn near every day. Dead nuts reliable and accurate too. It’s my favorite autoloader. Just fits my hand nice.
i have a xd 40 very Accurate trigger pull is sweet and smooth to
EAA Witness Pavona. I have one in 380 but they also come as 9mm and 40S&W. The one I have is black with gold flecks but the flecks are so small and few on this one they are hardly noticeable. It is a very nice shooting little pistol with a crisp trigger and clear bright fixed sights.
The XD and XDm are too wide and bulky for me to use as a carry weapon. I sometimes carry an XDs 3.3 in 45acp... but most of the time I carry a LCP or DB9 pocket pistol.
I have a XD mod 2 compact in .45 as my truck gun.
If the size of the XDm fits you I think they are an excellent carry pistol. I really like the grip safety and the triggers are about perfect for what I like in a carry gun. I like the "Grip Zone" of the XD mod 2 much better than the knobby grips on the XDm and XDs. My XD(x)'s have been 100% reliable.
I toyed with the idea of carrying an XDM 3.8 Compact for a long time, but I eventually came to the conclusion that it's just a little heavy and maybe a little wide for me to carry. I think it's probably an excellent pistol, and I wouldn't mind having one. Just not for concealed carry.
I had a subcompact XD .40, and like many double stack 9MM handguns it was wider than the 1911s I was used to carrying. I also have a 4.5" XDm, and it too is wider than I want to carry. Great guns, just not my idea of carry guns.
It would be hard to beat the Shield or the P-365 for a 9MM carry gun IMHO. Then there are the small 1911ish .380/9MM guns out there today.
If you don't mind the width, go for it.
XDM 3.8 is exactly what my wife carries, and has used a lot in IDPA competition. Her main concern was accuracy and capacity in selecting this pistol after having many other pistols as her EDC.
She recently bought a CZ Phantom which may take the XDm's place.
I will be keeping a eye on this, https://www.mossberg.com/product/mc1sc-89001/ it accepts the Glock 43 magazine and uses Sig sights.
The Sig p938 is small and easy to shoot if you like a 1911 type platform.
I have the XDm 3.8 it shoots great just to thick for me to carry my Daughter shoots it well to will give to her when she moves out for H/D
I have been thinking about getting a Pavona 9mm as a pistol for the wife and as one to give to my daughters when they’re older as their first defensive pistol. How does it fit the hand of smaller shooters, does it shoot well, fit and finish good, etc??
Last summer we had a forum get together and a few of the guys shoot it and all had good things to say. Because the 380 is a blow back action it has a bit more kick to it than I thought it would have but the trigger is smooth and sweet and the sights are clear and easy to pick up. I don't have the largest of hands and I find it very comfortable and am able to get a full 3 finger grip. I paid $315.00 out the door for a new one. I have also shot a friends Witness Compact metal frame 45acp which has the same dimensions, have a Witness Full size metal frame 45acp and have a 9mm Witness Compact on my next list. I like them that much.
If you want to PM me with an email I can send you some pictures of mine. I'd post them here but IE browser doesn't work well with the forum apps.
Once upon a time I owned and loved the performance of an original XD. I attempted to carry it, but found it to be just a little too fat for my diminutive frame. I found the same to be true of the Sig P226 and P229 as well. I currently rock a Walther (P99 or PPS) as my every day carry gun.
despite this question being posed in a semiauto pistol thread, may i change it up a bit for anyone looking for another 9mm? for committed semiauto guys a ruger blackhawk single action convertible in 357/38/9mm (or 45lc/acp) is the only revolver that you really should have. cheers.
The P365 is going to be nearly impossible to beat. Mine will be my primary carry for years to come I'm sure.
They're on sale for $499 at local Cabelas.
I am that happy with mine as well.
I've had an original version of the Shield for several years and I really like it. The 365 is intriguing but wasn't available at the time, and then it had the teething problems which may be behind it now or at least that seems to be the general thinking. It's just not worth $500 to me to have 3 extra rounds, and I really do like shooting and carrying my Shield. The only thing I've done to it is add talon grips. I do think this size class carries a lot easier than larger guns and for IWB the width is a huge part of that.
It's a lot more than the extra rounds for me, I simply shoot the P-365 so much better and easier. I had to really focus with the Shield to keep it from rotating in my hand with that thin grip. Doable, but it took much more focus on something I don't want to have to put that much focus on. Save that focus for evaluating the moment and getting on target. And I can see the Sig sights so much better, I can shoot it great without my readers, a huge plus for me.
But some, like my buddy, prefer the Shield, and that's good too.
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