XDm-40 or XD-45

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  1. Michael Wilson

    Michael Wilson New Member

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    OK I'm trying to decide which one to get the XDm-40 or XD-45. If there was a XDm-45 I wouldn't have to ask. So what are the pro and cons. Thanks
     


  2. Burt Gummer

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    I do not own an XDM but I am a big fan of the XD45 as I own two of them and carry 1 on duty.

    XD 45 is a soft shooter, accurate and works well for those with average sized hands. 13 rd capacity.
    Negative of it is that you ave to get the .45 ACP ammo.



    XDM is said to be an improved model. High capacity,16+1 IIRC.
    Trigger is said to be improved, pimping reduced reset etc. I think the .40 looks pretty sharp. If I did not have a preference for caliber and I just wanted a new blaster, I would get the XDM over the XD45.


    That being said, I like the .45 and I am downsizing my .40 collection so I bought my pair of XD45's over an XDM 40 recently.:fighting0002:
     
  3. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

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    Hey Burt what kind of holster do you carry that 45 in on duty?
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Active Member

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    I carry ye ol tried and true 6280. I have used one for the last 4 years when I carried my 1911 on duty..

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  5. Michael Wilson

    Michael Wilson New Member

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    Thanks
     
  6. bikerbill

    bikerbill Active Member

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    I traded my XD-40 so I could buy an XDm-9 ... it was a great move ... the M is a big step ahead of the XD; fits better, shoots better and holds a hell of a lot more ammunition ... I like .45s, shoot two 1911s ... but the M is a better deal; get the .40.
     
  7. Rocket_Cowboy

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    I've been real happy with my XDM-40. Replaced a Glock 17 and Glock 30 with it.

    As Burt said, the 40 isn't as soft as the 45, but the accuracy and trigger improvements won me over. The XDM is just a tad less capacity than the 17, but much more than the 30.
     
  8. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Honestly, ballistically speaking there isn't a big difference between the two calibers. I would choose the gun that is most comfortable to you. For me at least, the XDM feels a heck of a lot nicer than the regular XD.
     
  9. Michael Wilson

    Michael Wilson New Member

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    Thanks again
     

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