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XDM Purchase

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by salesguy, Feb 14, 2009.

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  1. salesguy

    salesguy Member

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    I am considering the new XDM in 9mm for my next purchase. I am a newbie to handguns. I recently bought a Glock 30 for CCW and love it. I really like the looks of the XD and I am thinking about competing in the near future (IDPA, IPSC, Etc.). Who has one and what do you like/dislike about the gun. I like my Glock so much that I should probably get the G17, But I cannot stop thinking about the XDM.
     
  2. salesguy

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    Any other options in this type of gun that would be good for competition out of th box?
     
  3. glock2740

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    I've got both the G30 and the XDm9. Like them both. The G30 makes for a better CC gun in my opinion. Both are very accurate.
     
  4. boondockcrain

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    just picked up my new xdm 9 today. I couldnt be happier. feels great shoots great
     
  5. Quack

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    i say try the XD trigger before buying.
    i just didn't like the XD trigger. prefer my Glocks over them.
     
  6. salesguy

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    I have heard the trigger coments about the xd9 before. What is the problem? I think I can swing renting one at my local range and putting a few rounds down range.
     
  7. CTPistol

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    sold my XD's due to trigger.

    Great guns, 100% reliable, just a very poor, mushy trigger.

    actually like the Glock trigger far better.

    Just my .02
     
  8. blitzen

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    I'll be shooting my 3 week old 9mm XDM in an IDPA match tomorrow. It will be the first go round for this rig. I usually shoot a Browning HP so I'll let you know how things turn out.
     
  9. DougW

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    The XD is a sweet pistol. A friend bought one, but I opted for a new Glock 17 as I have 4 other Glocks. I have standardized on Glocks and XS 25/7 Big Dots to keep everything the same (grip angle and sight picture). I shot my friends XDM and it is really nice.
     
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    I just picked up my XDm this last week. One hell of a gun. And it is hard to argue with 19+1 of 9mm.

    It is a large gun and to big for CC but that is not it's intended role as you know.
     
  11. accordingtoome

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    i just picked it up today,, and if people payed attention they would see that your talking about the XDM not the XD. i just bought the XDM today and i have to say that it was worth every penny, very impressed. The trigger on the reg XD was OK. the XDM trigger is 100% better.
     
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    Can't really comment on the XDM, Haven't shot the latest version yet. Just checked them out at the gun shop. Looked good from what I could tell, just looking at it.

    Just wanted to say If you are planning to shoot in IDPA Stock Service Pistol division or USPSA Production division I would take a good look at the Glock 34 instead of the G17. You will be at a disadvantage shooting a G17 in these stock classes with G34s so common in them. The Glock 34 has a longer sight radius and better trigger pull and still fit inside "The Box" as far as rules.
     
  13. Quack

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    nope, i see that he is talking about the XDm. on my XD tactical i did trigger work to reduce take-up & over-travel. still didn't like it. looked at the XDm last week, but still didn't like the feel of the trigger, so i bought a STI Edge.
     
  14. salesguy

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    blitzen, let me know about the match. Thanks runningman for the Glock info. How much more expensive is the G34 over the G17?
     
  15. Runningman

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    A couple weeks ago at my local shop. He was selling new G17s for $509, new G34s for $599 and the new XDM for $599.
     
  16. blitzen

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    Just returned from shooting my XDM in an IDPA match for the first time and found it to be VERY easy to shoot very well with. I usually shoot in the expert class with a BHP and it takes a little work on my part. Today it just seemed easier if that makes any sence. I'm not saying it will make a bad shooter good but it might make a good shooter a little better. I like it.
     
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    Picked up an XDM a couple weeks ago for my service pistol, no complaints after 450 rounds and I prefer the XDM's grips to the Glocks. Sweet pistol
     
  18. coinshooter

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    Just bought one last night in 9mm will pick it up friday. I have had the regular xd in 9mm this just seems to fit better.
     
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