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XDm 3.8 or 4.5 inch barrel?

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    I have a .45 Tactical

    The 3.8 XDM looks out of proportion
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    I have just got my second xdm both in 9mm but one is the 3.8 and the one i just got today is the 4.5. I love the concealment of 3.8 and my wife likes it to. I havent had the chance to shoot them yet though been working so much.

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    Not sure if anyone has found this out yet, but the 3.8 can be had with full size grip OR compact grip....smaller grip for concealability. Also, the 4.5 XDM slide will fit on the 3.8 XDM compact grip...how do I know??? Shot one just the other day...kinda unbalanced.
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    I'm trying to decide on which to get. The slides are the same length.the only difference is the mag length. But when you add the extension they are the same pretty much. Can't make up my mind for EDC..

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    I bought a 3.8 9mm. FOR ME.. it is a good fit, its a little lighter, a little shorter so it clears the holster a little quicker and it has a little less barrel to get in the way while carrying. I do not feel, at self defense ranges and amount of time a self defense situations lasts, the extra barrel will make a difference. If feel you are likely to be in extended gun battles then I think you should get as much barrel as you can.

    Hope my opinion helps... at the end of the day, its just my opinion, good luck with your purchase!
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    If the shorter barrel doesn't help with concealment, why would you not get the 4.5. There are advantages to the longer barrel and it makes little sense to do away with them for a barrel length that offers none.
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    I watched a video today and the 4'5 slide fits the 3'8 and the main difference is mag. Both are Peru accurate out the gate but my main thing will be which is easier to conceal.

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