Need a new pistol.

Need a new pistol.

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    Need a new pistol.

    My brother-in-law wants to buy my XDm from me. He's a real good guy and I'm more that willing to help him out. As for me, I love everything about my XDm but the size. I like the safeties, the grip fits perfectly and I can shoot the lights out with it. It is a slight chore to conceal though. Don't get me wrong, I carry every day and can conceal under as little as a t-shirt but I also often long for a smaller pistol system. So what's out there? I know a lot of people are, but I'm not a big Glock fan. I was thinking EMP. I want to stay with .40. I also don't want my pinky off the end of the grip. There's not much that bugs me more than a grip that I can't actually grip. I wish SA made a true compact XDm.

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    If you have the money, take a good look at the emp 40cal.
    I really love my 9mm. My hand fits the grip...and I have large hands.
    Can't beat SA customer service either.
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    I'm a big fan of the 1911 and the EMP. One thing holding me back is the manual thumb safety. I prefer the trigger safety of the XD, XDm and Glocks. I like to grap my gun and shoot. Another thing, to a lesser extent, is it the metal frame. The more corrosion resistance the better. The EMP is up towards the top of my list though.

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    Here's a suggestion:
    CZ 2075 RAMI
    Around $500.

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    Take a look at the Ruger SR9... 17+1, 9mm, I know it is a step down from the .40, but it is affordable, has the trigger safety you are looking for and it is a Ruger! Great little gun, reliable, comfortable, and functional.
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    If you love everything about the XDm except for the size then sounds to me like your looking for a 1911. If you want a 9mm go with a EMP. If you want .45 there are lots of good options. If you don't want to spend a boat load look at a RIA compact 1911. They are good quality, have a good rep and are very reasonably priced. They are a tad on the heavy side but with a good holster and a good belt I don't see why that would be a issue.
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    How do you feel about the S&W M&Pc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConcealedXDm View Post
    I want to stay with .40. I also don't want my pinky off the end of the grip. There's not much that bugs me more than a grip that I can't actually grip. I wish SA made a true compact XDm.

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    Have you considered modifying the grip length on your XD to fit the next lower size magazine? I'm not too familiar with XDs, but I am assuming that if you could get a smaller mag in there it would work.
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    SA XD40 SC with larger magazine!
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    The M&P compacts with the thicker base pad to hold your pinky finger,I prefer to shoot with a little more etiquette with my pinky finger extended
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    SA XD40 SC with larger magazine!
    Yup!
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    Springfield also now makes the XDm with a 3.8 inch barrel which may help. The grip stays the same size but the slide and barrel are shorter. the shorter length may make it more comfortable to conceal in a IWB holster.

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    I would suggest taking a look at some of the .40 caliber Kahr pistols. Very thin and lightweight but they don't have any external safeties.
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    If you don't like the size and are willing to wait, you could always get the 3.8 XD and have the grip chopped.
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    Why not a standard XD .40? It's not as large as the XDm, or an XD SC with an extended mag?
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