This is a discussion on XDM for EDC??? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Knightrider Get the glock. You already know how it works and you can use the full size mags on your 27. The ...
i agree. i'm don't enjoy the xdm's aesthetic qualities either, although some do.
what i can't understand is why they would shorten only the barrel on the xdm 3.8, when the more challenging part of a pistol to conceal is the handle.
the 3.8 strikes me as being a rather pointless design alteration.
I like the 3.8 XDm. I'd say, if you like it, go for it
The handle is no longer than a 1911. If a person is determined, they can dress for any pistol, with a proper holster.
The XDm is going to be heavier than the G23, so the recoil ought to be more manageable. I agree, that reducing the barrel, but not the handle, does nothing for concealment. But, this pistol is very well balanced...
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"A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source
I have the XDM 4.5" 9mm. I would most certainly carry tieh 3.8"
I think the XDM is a great gun and way better than the glock. go for it!
Georg BüchnerWo die Notwehr aufhört, fängt der Mord an
(Murder begins where self-defense ends)
I think maybe the best thing for me to do is go rent one; of course I doubt they will let me carry it around for a day or two... Gun show is in a week I will see what the prices are like there. A stainless around here is $729. Which is about $100 higher than buds, not including tax. Both of those prices seem high for a poly gun. $700 will buy an AR
I carry an XD9 service model (4" barrel), which is about the same size as the XDm. It conceals decent in a don hume IWB. The grip is a little long and prints sometimes depending on the cant of the holster. I always carry with an untucked, loose cover shirt and it works out ok.
I do love my XD.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. Albert Einstein
"People in Arizona carry guns," said a Chandler police spokesman. "You better be careful about who you are picking on."
I carry an XD9 4" every day. I love it, its comfortable and its a nail-driver.
Springfield Armory XD 9mm service
Sig Sauer P250c 9mm
"To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic." Ted Nugent
I've carried a 4.5'' XDm quite a bit. If OWB, I use a Blackhawk Serpa. For IWB I have a Comp-Tac MTAC that works great. I have a buddy that carries a 4.5'' XDm in a VMII with good results. Don't worry about the nay-sayers, the grip on the XDm isn't hard to conceal effectively with the right gear. If you like the 3.8, I say GO FOR IT!
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WOW CDNN has amazing prices. I've never heard of them but doubt I will be buying any more guns locally.
there's an xdm 45 coming out soon. wonder if it'll be the same size as the 40/9 xdm.