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    The reason it's in .40 is that is the smallest caliber that makes the major power factor in competition.

    With that said, I don't know if I like it or not. I need to hold it and squeeze it, cuddle it... err... dry fire it...

    nevermind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chooie View Post
    The reason it's in .40 is that is the smallest caliber that makes the major power factor in competition.

    With that said, I don't know if I like it or not. I need to hold it and squeeze it, cuddle it... err... dry fire it...

    nevermind.
    Too much time away from home there bud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellerblr View Post
    I'll take the original, thanks.

    And by the way... Spock wants his phaser back...


    Something new to try. But i'm still waiting for the xd 45 to go subcompact, if they can keep it small.

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    I thought the originals just had a reversible mag release?
    Mine is fully ambi -- push the button from either side.

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    i'm just glad they finally fixed their magazine capacity in the .40 cal model. anyone know if the new mag will work in the current .40 cal XDs?

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    from what i have heard on the XD boards, it will not. i think the original XD40 was simply built into the existing XD9 and therefore the grip was not optimized for 40 cal capacity. i think this one is and therefore the mags are not the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackle1886 View Post
    Smiths M&P has this as well.
    It also requires a little tool to push down a yellow piece of steel at last check - not needed with the XD-M.

    Lock the slide back, flip the lever up, pull the slide off the frame. Easy peasy.
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    Well, I am really thinking I need one of these.

    I guess I'll start saving up for mine. I like the look of it and I love the interchangeable backstraps. Too bad Gaston still has his head firmly planted where the sun doesn't shine to see that he is losing market share by not offering this option on any of the Glock models. But, look how long it took him to just offer a slimmer frame with a better trigger reach.
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    Handled one of these at the recent gun show, would've love to have fired it but there was no chance of that. It was nice but I felt no urge to replace my "classic' XD45ACP Service with one. I really don't see that much of an improvement over the previous model, plus I am partial to the .45 ACP round...

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    Great looking weapon. If I could talk myself into one I would be at the next GS with cash in hand. However, she has all the cash so I have to convience her on how it would look with her new fingernail polish.
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    XD-(M) ?????

    What do you think of the new upgraded XD. I have posted a link to Springfield Armory for those who want to take a look. Is it that much better than the original??? And how does it stand as a handgun overall? I had another thread running about what new handgun I should buy and this one seems to fit all my needs... Let me know! Thanks all!

    Springfield Armory - Introducing the XD(m) Polymer Handgun

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    Hey, I am new to this forum, but I have a few XD's and figure I can contribute to your question. XDM is turning out to be a reliable gun like the rest of the XD family. I myself am not particularly fond of the .40 round, although is makes a fine defensive round. This being the case I won't consider a M myself until other calibers are released (the 9mm is confirmed 19+1 and should be out first of the year, no word on 45acp yet) M has a few cool features: no dry fire for disassembly, interchangable backstaps, "match" barrel, slimmed slide profile, great mag cap. For me I don't have a problem with any of the "original" parts that were upgraded on the M. However, interchangable backstraps does make since for more hand sizes. All in all a regular XD does a great job and the M does as well. I have a XD 9mm w/ 4" barrel and also a XD 45ACP w/ compact grip and 4" barrel. I love them both and have never had a single jam or misfire with either. They both eat anything w/ out any problems

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    thanks :p

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