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BobFox
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Posted - 02/12/2011 :  9:58:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

What is the difference between the Springfield Armory XD and the XDM?

I have an XD in 45 and love it, am I missing something???

Thanks!

Knifecollector
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Posted - 02/12/2011 :  10:37:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The XDM has a match grade barrel.
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Hawk Carse
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Posted - 02/12/2011 :  11:32:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Compared to the original XD
The XDm has a slightly different grip shape and a funky checkering - grooving pattern that gives a pretty firm hold for bare plastic.
The XDm does not require pulling the trigger to disassemble.
The XDm magazine is NOT interchangeable with the XD of the same caliber except the .45.

Sorry Knifecollector, "match grade barrel" is pure advertising hype.
It doesn't say "match WINNING grade barrel" after all.
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je2140
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Posted - 02/13/2011 :  06:53:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doesn't the XDM also have a better trigger?

JR
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Maalox
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Posted - 02/13/2011 :  1:45:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by je2140

Doesn't the XDM also have a better trigger?



Yes, I believe it has a shorter reset also.

The barrel is a bit longer on the XDm (4.5" vs 4") and the grip has interchangeble backstraps to better fit the size of your hand. I have the both the XD and XDm in .40 S&W. The ergonomics are better on the XDm but you will need to decide if it is worth the extra money.

Here is my range report of the XD-40 vs the XDm 40 from back in 2008
http://forums.GunBroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=304350&SearchTerms=xd,XDm


If you are looking at the XDm check out the XDm 3.8

MAALOX


Edited by - Maalox on 02/13/2011 1:48:20 PM
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