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I can't believe this hasn't been on this forum yet:

Springfield Armory - Introducing the XD(m) Polymer Handgun

The new XDm model!

What do you all think? I'm not overly excited...it seems the service model is about the same gun. I'm wondering how they have a shorter height on this verses the original XDm9 and still have the same round count? Let the discussion begin!
 

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Basically a shorter barreled XDm but it still has the long grip, I don't see the point really :confused:
 

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Basically a shorter barreled XDm but it still has the long grip, I don't see the point really.
I do. I like the G17, but the end of the slide bangs into the knife clipped to my pocket. Since you can't buy a short-barrel G17, I carry my G19 with a G17 mag with a "filler" installed.


Sure, the G17 mag prints more than the standard G19. I don't care. In 20+ years of carrying concealed in Florida, I've learned that no one pays any attention to you unless you're a supermodel or on fire.
 

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Just a shorter barrel.

If they had .45 compact "M" I'd be interested

Bobo
 

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Basically a shorter barreled XDm but it still has the long grip, I don't see the point really :confused:
Just a shorter barrel.

If they had .45 compact "M" I'd be interested

Bobo
Agree with both: I don't see the point.

Guys are clamoring for a .45 XDm, and Springfield comes out with a .40 that's about 3/4" shorter, with no change in grip length. :confused:

Maybe sales weren't as high as expected for the "range" guns of the XDm series, so perhaps they want to make them a little more attractive to the concealed carry market. Who knows... Springfield, I guess, but they ain't saying.

Not much of a change.

The real change will be when/if they come out with an XDm .45 regardless of the barrel length.
 

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will the round count even change on the xdm .45 any? isn't the .40 and the 9 based on a .45 frame to fit more rounds in them? or am i just remember something that i never actually read? i like my plain jane xd45 4" just fine.

Japle i think even then most wouldn't care. Maybe its different on the coast but in orlando no one seems to pay much attention to anything
 

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What about a 4" barrel sub compact?

Or a long stretch...a single stack XD?
 

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Agree with previous posts, shorter barrel with same grip length does nothing for me.

I'll pass on this model.

Bring on the .45 XDm!!!

-Plop
 

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Or a long stretch...a single stack XD?
I'd definitely be interested in one of these (for my petite daughter). They could call it the XDs (XD Slim).
 

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Same idea as a lot of other manufacturers hve come out with but tanked...bring on the .45.
 

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It's not barrel length that determines concealability, it's grip length. So from that perspective it's the same gun.
Thats not always true for everyone. having a longer barrel means more to work with below the beltline, for comfort. IMHO its a combination of both Grip size, and barrel length.

Depending on how your built, and holster/concealment style, it can be better to have a shorter barrel. I wear my belt lower them most folks, id be willing to bet, and like my S&W M&P 9C over my G19 partially because of Barrel length. It allows me to have my grip lower to the beltline, without more barrel to work with below it. Concealing my wife's PT111 is even easier as the barrel is shorter yet.

As far as The XD-M in question, I dont think they could make one I dont like
 

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Now give me a XD-9 that is very close in size to the Kel-Tec PF-9 and I will buy one of those.

Single stack 45, 5 round magazine, short and sweet, I am all over that.

Z
 

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If one is fond of appendix carrying, the 3.8 is just the right thing for them. Also remember that a shorter bbl will clear the holster a little faster. There is some merit for a compact upper with lots of ammunition on tap, such as if you carry in a horizontal shoulder holster.

Obviously this gun does not appeal to all, but there will be appeal to some.
 

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I agree with Saint77...haven't found one yet I don't like.
 

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I kind of wonder what brain-dead person at Springfield Armory came up with this. Lopping an inch off the end of the barrel of a gun does not a compact make.
 
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