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Will the new XDM 10 mm...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by NorthBorder, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. NorthBorder

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    be able to hold up to a steady diet of heavy handloads?
    I haven't reloaded 10 mm before but would like to start. Do you think the polymer XDM would hold up? I currently carry a XDS 9 and really like it. OTH many years ago I carried a Colt Delta Elite for my issued duty weapon. Was looking at 1911's in 10mm but this new Springer looks pretty sweet for a hiking sidearm. I hunt/hike in NW Montana and currently carry a Redhawk 45.
    But, if not the XDM, what would you choose? Opinions are like... greatly appreciated.
     
  2. MTMilitiaman

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    I've carried a Glock 20 for over a decade in those very same woods. I always have a hot 180 or 200 gr JHP loaded for defense and a similar weight FMJ loaded to the same velocity for bears and practice. I originally bought the Glock because research indicated it was more durable and stood up better to a steady diet of full power loads. Most other 10mms, including the Delta, had a reputation for rattling themselves apart. The Glock has stood up to thousands of rounds. And if anything were to break on it, it is simple enough to me to fix or replace anything on it myself. But I digress. The point is that done right, polymer can be very durable. Whether Springfield does it right remains to be seen.

    I was born in Missoula. Raised in a little town called Paradise, graduated high school in Troy, went to college in Bozeman, moved to Missoula, and am in the process of moving to Eureka. I installed gym floors for a couple seasons and that took me all over this state, from Westby to Belt and Yaak.
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    Love this state!
     
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    Montana is awesome, my favorite neighbor! Beautiful state like the best of my state Idaho.
     
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    The gun will hold up just fine. See my post here and you will see that I am well on my way to figuring out the longevity of the gun: https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/the-xdm-10-a-short-review.842817/

    The gun is already proven in .40 S&W, .357 Sig and .45 ACP (not to mention the .460 Rowland conversions out there). The pressure difference between .40 and 10mm is only 2,500 PSI and it isn't in an area that concerns the polymer frame anyway. Springfield already tested the gun up past 10k rounds which is more than the average gun will see in its lifetime. Mine will likely see a considerably higher round count than that and I'm not worried one bit.

    As mentioned there are more than a few Glock 20 and 29s out there with many thousands of rounds through them. If there was a problem specifically with mixing 10mm and polymer, the shooting world would have heard about it long ago.
     
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    I've been looking for the 10mm that fits me best for a few years and own or have owned a S&W 1006, Glock 29 and 20, compact Witness, Sig P220 and now the XDM. They're all great, but the P220 and XDM are the best fit for me and the XDM is what I'll carry when on vacation in the woods, as I shoot it better than any of the others and it's about 10 oz lighter than the P220. I'd definately recommend it. In regards to durability, the XDM line has been out for a while now and has a solid reputation. Havok7416 mentioned the 10,000 round test which you can watch in it's entirety on Springfield's website, if you want to spend almost 3 hours watching someone shoot. I have no concerns about it's durability.

    On a side note, we drove to Glacier National Park 3 summers ago. It's a beautiful state and the people could not have been nicer. I'm looking forward to a return trip.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I was kinda hoping to hear about those 1911s out there but the XDM still holds my interest the most, now more with your testimonials. Plus the price point.
    I moved to Libby, Montana from Colorado in 2001 and would never think of moving back. I worked in Glacier at Chief Mountain several summers. If you like hiking then the east side of Glacier Park is awsome.
     
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    Well said, MTMilitiaman. (Note: I'm not a Glock guy, but the G20 or G40 are hard to beat).
     
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    I kind of think the only answer to this question is that time will tell.
     
  9. thomas15

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    Last month I won an XMD. But it's 9mm. I intend to shoot the daylights out of it. I think I'm going to put a trigger in it and upgrade the sights and use it for a production gun. Not really sure.
     
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