I have a xd 9 sub compact and really like it try looking here:
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I saw an ad for the XDM compact. Any thoughts, good or bad?
The xdm copmact looks great I dont like the classic xd though.
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I seriously considered the XDsc. But when it came time buy I went with the Glock 27 instead. The XDsc IMO is not sub-compact. Its nearly as large as my Glock 23.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk6zDGFqhgQ Sorry- I see you were asking about the XDM compact and not the XDsc. My eyes are getting worse as I get older.
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Try Googling XDM Compact, it will reward you with 92000+ thoughts on the subject.
Two things that I don't like about the pistols compared the regular XD compact:
1) More agressive texture to the grip. I hate the way that it feels. The grip on the regular XD shown above is more comfortable to me.
2) Shorter 3.8 inch barrel compared to 4" on the XD compact.
However, one can argue that the barrel length difference is minor. And if you want to make the grip more comfortable, just slip a Limbsaver Pro Handgun Grip Sleeve over it.
The standard XD compacts are also available with a manual safety option, while a manual safety is not available for the XDm. For folks who demand to have a manual safety, that can be an issue.