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    Springfield XD.45 vs XDM .45

    I'm looking at a Sprinfield XD?45. Was wanting some input on it versus the XDM .45. There's a considerable price difference, but is that big of a difference in home/personal defense? I'm looking at the 4" barrel. Any and all input is gratefully appreciated. Thanks

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    Re: Springfield XD.45 vs XDM .45

    I have experience with the XD45 Service Model, the XD45 Compact, and the XDs. The original model feels just fine to me and I would not pay extra for the XDm. However, I have fairly large hands, so that may make a difference.

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    Re: Springfield XD.45 vs XDM .45

    Only thing xdm has that the xd dosnt is the grip inserts but it just more to mess with and mess up ur shooting is what I think xd45 tactical is mine and no I didnt buy it cause it said tactical I'm not a mall ninja lol

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    Re: Springfield XD.45 vs XDM .45

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippo1313 View Post
    Only thing xdm has that the xd dosnt is the grip inserts but it just more to mess with and mess up ur shooting is what I think xd45 tactical is mine and no I didnt buy it cause it said tactical I'm not a mall ninja lol
    Actually, quite a few things are different. See the following.

    According to Dick Metcalf, the trigger is improved over the XD models. I know that my XDM trigger puts my Glock 17 trigger to shame! It is, according to Metcalf, a "significant performance enhancement" over the regular XD model.

    Minimal Reset Trigger

    "One of the most significant performance enhancements of the XDM is a redesigned trigger mechanism that has a much shorter reach and shorter reset distance. " ……….. Dick Metcalf

    Read more: http://www.shootingtimes.com/2011/01...#ixzz25DnKAU00
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    Re: Springfield XD.45 vs XDM .45

    I can attest to the trigger being better on the later XDm, but that not having it didn't hurt me with my XD.
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    Unless things have changed (haven't looked at new guns in a while) you can't get an XDM in 4". You got 3.8" or 4.5". I should have never sold my 4" in 40s&w, but I just fell out of love with the 40s&w round all together.

    Off the top of my head, you got a better trigger with the M, larger capacity mags, match grade barrel, and the multiple grip inserts. Not sure how much the match grade barrel will help, as my XD was a tack driver of a gun.
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    Re: Springfield XD.45 vs XDM .45

    Thanks, I am going to LGS today and see what they want for them. Buds has 1 for $490.

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    Re: Springfield XD.45 vs XDM .45

    Probably too late, however, just check the trigger and see which is best.
    I'd go XDm if it was me.

    It could be heavy with 17 rnds of .45 acp.
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    Re: Springfield XD.45 vs XDM .45

    im going to shoot them both today, but the xd fits better to me than the xdm. LGS has xd .45 with accs for $499. not bad priced considering seen up to $599.

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