The XDM is a great gun! I have a fullsize 40sw. But, I'm looking at buying a XDM compact 9mm.
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This is a discussion on XDM within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; After throwing a good whine about 9mms last week, I went to the shoot last Sunday. Did ok, not great but not lousy. Well, I ...
After throwing a good whine about 9mms last week, I went to the shoot last Sunday. Did ok, not great but not lousy. Well, I talked to a friend that is quite a bit quicker than me. We are about the same for accuracy. He runs an XDM 9mm. After the shoot, he offered to let me run a magazine through it. I said sure, why not. Never messed with an XDM. He set up a standard IDPA target at about 15 yards. The head had no holes, so that was to be the bull. I ran about four to get a feel for the (very nice) trigger. Then doubles to empty the magazine. And empty it I did. What a honey! Smooth and as accurate as my 229. Next day, down to the local shop. He had a 3.8, but I wanted the full size. Should be here next week. But what he does have in stock is Ranger-T 124 grain +P ammo, 22 bucks for 50. Grabbed a couple of boxes. Good to have a 9 again.
Love my XDM 9mm 3.8 Compact, to me the trigger is awesome and crisp - congrats on the purchase, enjoy!
I've been a shooter of XDms since "day one" of my life in "the gun world."
My XDm9, full-size, is my current main range/class gun, and pulls double-duty in my upstairs quick-access safe. I'm thinking about getting another (one is currently my true-EDC) XDm9 3.8 Compact and putting it there, instead, so that the full-size can officially become my true "class-gun," and I won't have to worry about returning it to that location every time.
That gun, though, has a nicely tuned trigger, courtesy of the friend of mine who sold the gun to me.
To me, the stock XDm trigger - including that on the 5.25, which I took the "Test Drive" just this past week - isn't all that great...but it's also not all that bad. It is somewhat mushy feeling, to me, and there is a bit of creep, but as with what many have said, the latter becomes all but un-noticeable even in the mild stress of a training run. I find the stock trigger's weight, travel, and reset to all be decent, and it is what I have on my carry gun.
But certainly, I like my worked full-size's trigger much better. My friend knows his way around guns, and he truly did a great job with this one. It's a tad light for carry, though, IMHO - and with little take-up, it's hard to "take back" a shot, once you've started pressing towards the rear. I like that with my carry gun, I can back-off much more easily. To wit, with "bump drills," I'm usually among the first to light-off a shot, along with the guys who are using 1911s, when using my worked full-size...not because I'm impatient, but because I really don't have that much trigger travel to work with.
At longer ranges, during the "Test Drive," I found myself really liking the 5.25 - but I actually was able to match it shot-for-shot with my worked full-size, simply due to the trigger alone.
My XD40sc has a light yet crisp trigger out of the box.
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I shoot my class/range full-size (with Springer components) a decent bit. Since November of '10, she's seen just under 12K rounds - and by next weekend, that'll go to 13K. My carry 3.8 Compact (bought in late January of this year; stock trigger) has seen right around 5K to 6K rounds.
I was SOOOOO close to buying a 3.8 XDm compact when I was looking for a new auto.. The only thing that stopped me is that for the size it weighs a ton.
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^ It's thick, too.
The weight doesn't bother me, but the thickness becomes a problem when, as my wife likes to say, I have to "dress like an adult."
My alternate-carry is a Kahr PM9. It's smaller, lighter, and noticeably slimmer in profile.