Springfield Armory XDM
Used Price: $518.35 +4.87%
New Price: $623.53 -5.07%
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kent on Springfield Armory XDM
While looking at guns, I was told to hold a lot of different guns to see which one feels best. My son shoots an XD but I was not going to let that sway my choice. Glock has the "name" out there but I could not get past that grip angle, i felt like I had to adjust my hand every time to aim it. then I held the XDm, wow, all the upgrades from the XD came alive. who says you can't learn from our kids. I have the compact version with a 13 and 19 round clips. My neice who is 4 feet tall, physically challenged, and never shot a gun before, hit the 8" target at 10 yards the first try. hows that for easy to shoot? ...more
I had the subcompact version. I really liked the fact that it came with a compact magazine as well as a full size sleeved magazine that gave you a larger grip - very clever! It was very reliable, very accurate, and well made. The sights did their job well, and the grip fit my hand much better than any Glock. I sold it after trying an experiment to see how easy it was to produced a (simulated) negligent discharge while holstering. I saw a video on line in which a Glock negligent discharge were blamed on loose holster leather getting into the trigger guard. I used light cloth from my shirt rather than leather, and was shocked at how easily I got the striker to activate. I sold the XD-40 subcompact, and now only carry handguns with a thumb safety or a double action trigger. If you're comfortable with not having a safety or DA trigger, you'd probably give this pistol at least 5 more points, but I'm not, so 90 points it is. I know I'm going against the conventional wisdom these days, but one's choice of carry gun safety system is very personal, and this is mine. Other than that concern, this is an excellent pistol. ...more