M&P or XDm??

This is a discussion on M&P or XDm?? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've had both...an XD-M 9mm that I used for my Arizona CCW qualification, and an M&P in 9mm and .40. I don't really care for ...

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    I've had both...an XD-M 9mm that I used for my Arizona CCW qualification, and an M&P in 9mm and .40. I don't really care for the grip on the XD-M, although I shot it well and was able to conceal it OK...I just like the feel of the M&P better, and I do shoot the M&P better. It's all about what feels good to you, and how you shoot it. I do like the capacity of the XD-M, though...
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    My M&P 40c and 40 FS are completely reliable. The XDm is slightly bigger than a M&P.

    My choice is the M&P.
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    M&p. Better looking. Lower bore axis. Cheaper, Reliable...love mine !
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    Go with the one that you like the best, both are good guns. My preference is the xd. i have an XD45 and a XDm9, and i love both. No malfunctions, and Don Glock's posts surprise me. Try to shoot each one, and then pick the one that works best for you.
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    I have an M&P and a XDM.

    My next plastic handgun purchase is going to be another M&P. I am going to buy the 4 1/4 inch M&P Pro.

    One consideration is that Smith will sell spare parts directly to the consumer or gunsmith and Springfield will not.

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    While I like the XDs/XDMs, I'd have to go with the M&P just because I like having a thumb safety. I learned to want one after purchasing my XD9SC. If a thumb safety doesn't matter, then pick the one that feels better which to me is the XDM.

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    Get thw M&P , have two and love them.

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    M&P 9c


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    I've shot both.. I own the M&P you can't go wrong with either though!!
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    Oh heck, just buy both!!
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    Both guns are kick ass. I love my M&P with the Apex tactical sear.
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    Re:

    Quote Originally Posted by GentlemanJim View Post
    I have an M&P and a XDM.

    My next plastic handgun purchase is going to be another M&P. I am going to buy the 4 1/4 inch M&P Pro.

    One consideration is that Smith will sell spare parts directly to the consumer or gunsmith and Springfield will not.

    Jim
    The Gentleman has the right answer ... parts. I have a Glock, M&P and XD. I like them all. Each you have to tinker with to get what you want out of it. Easier to tinker if parts are available. I vote M&P.
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    Tough call

    For starters, let me say that I have both an XDm and a M&P, love them both and each has their faults.
    For me the XDm has a better feel than the M&P in the grip area no matter which of the interchangable grips are on each gun.
    The M&P stock sights are better for mature eyes than the XDm's but only slightly.
    They both come with a mediocre trigger when compared to a 1911.
    The M&P has the nod for a cheap trigger job in that it cost nothing to do but time.
    The XDm trigger can be enhanced for $90-$150 and mine turned out a smidge better than the M&P's. The perk about a XDm is that the trigger reset is more tactical and audible than the M&P's even with trigger jobs.
    The slide serations on the M&P cant be beat and my hand has never slipped while racking the slide when my hands were sweaty.
    The other perk about the M&P is that its slide is only in stainless where as the XDm I had to bump up $$ to get the BiTone version.
    The XDm has over 3000 rounds through it and only 1 failure to eject.
    The M&P has about 800 rounds through it and has had 3 failures to feed.
    Bottom line - if the SHTF and could only grab one and run, it would be the XDM and thats by a narrow margin.
    BTW, nothing else IMO comes close to these two kings of the hill.

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    XDm any day of the week.

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