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    Man, the biggest problem the original poster has here is figuring out what he wants. He first says that he wants a .45, but then compares the quite large XDM 45 with a subcompact 3" Kimber.

    He then says in his next post that the 45 XDM will be for home defense, and that the other guns he is considering buying are a J frame S&W and a Ruger LCR, which are both small revolvers. So is he looking to buy two new guns perhaps?

    Finally, in his third post he nows says that he will consider a XDM 9mm compact for CCW, even though he mentions that he is currently happy carrying a Glock 36.

    I honestly cannot come up with any recommendations, because jglocke is literally all across the entire spectrum of handguns here.

    Does he want a new home defense gun? Does he want a new carry gun? ??? What caliber does he want?

    What is he looking for that his 3 Glocks currently don't provide?

    I think that we need much clearer guidance from the OP of what his goal here is in buying a new handgun. This discussion seems way too discombobulated at this point.

    Back to his original consideration of the XDM 45, I would say that another alternative to consider for it would be the S&W M&P 45, which is a stainless steel gun:




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    XD compared to the XDM in any caliber, YES it is worth the extra money, and I wish I had spent it knowing what I know now.

    For me, the take down lever and slide release on the XD have sharp corners, whereas the XDM is rounded. I did not notice it until I tried to shoot an USPSA match with it. I found the corners rather painful with my thumbs forward grip, and could not find a work around. (XD 40 - 4", 5 mags (15), 2 mag carriers, 2 holsters, case...150 rounds fired FOR SALE).

    I would have also preferred a shorter trigger reset and lighter or adjustable trigger pull, but I probably would have gotten used to it. Neither is available on the XD or XDM.
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    Lance, you are correct. I have been all over the place on the board here. On my original post, I was looking at the XDM 45 for my house, and the Kimber as another carry option. To sum it up, I am looking to buy additional guns for both home and other carry options besides just the G36. As you can tell, I am having trouble deciding which ones to get. I have not consisered the M&P 45, it sure does look nice. I am going to the range in a few days and I think the best thing for me to do is rent all the before mentioned guns and go from there. Thanks all for your input..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    XD compared to the XDM in any caliber, YES it is worth the extra money, and I wish I had spent it knowing what I know now.

    For me, the take down lever and slide release on the XD have sharp corners, whereas the XDM is rounded. I did not notice it until I tried to shoot an USPSA match with it. I found the corners rather painful with my thumbs forward grip, and could not find a work around. (XD 40 - 4", 5 mags (15), 2 mag carriers, 2 holsters, case...150 rounds fired FOR SALE).

    I would have also preferred a shorter trigger reset and lighter or adjustable trigger pull, but I probably would have gotten used to it. Neither is available on the XD or XDM.
    Springer Precision has replacement parts that will shorten up the reset a bit more. The XDM / XD does have the capability to be improved upon, but not as much as some other models. I sill find the M&P with Apex parts to be quite the package, almost 1911 like.

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    Thanks for the head up JD.

    The XD is going away to fund my new Baby Eagle Full size Poly sometime in May/June.
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