I'm going to pick it up from the FFL in about an hour. I got the compact in all black - i'll get pics up tomorrow
Damn...that's f'd up. I'd be sure and keep that garage door closed. hmywow this justifies this purchase instantly:
i just posted the article in the paper from today, if you dont feel like reading it all just read my first post and my last.
What are the major differences between the XD and the XD(M)
Biggest difference for most people is the magazine capacity. My XD 4" service model holds 12+1 40S&W and 16+1 9mm. The XDm 9mm holds 19+1 and the 40S&W holds 16+1. Some of the other advantages to the XDm are; short reset trigger, no need to pull the trigger to disassemble, the takedown lever has a removed notch so the slide can't get scratched, revised/enhanced grip design, interchangeable backstraps, "match grade" barrel, and more machine work on the slide (revamped serrations tapered contour). The barrel lengths in the XDm line also fit somewhere between the full size and tactical as well as the tactical and subcompact.What are the major differences between the XD and the XD(M)
If you ever change your mind...it's just a barrel swap. http://www.efkfiredragon.com/proddetail.php?prod=XDM357SBCi really wanted to have a .357 sig, as i do feel it's one of the best self defense rounds - but i couldnt accept the fact that ammo would be just about double that of .40sw
and i'd never shoot it if that were the case. I'd always be thinking of how much $$ i was blowing lol
I really had the same issues as you with the XD. My first gun was that "service" xd I bought and the only reason I got it was because I really dislike glock grips and for what I was going to use it for, they both were equally suited with the XD being cheaper. The XD is a heavy gun...and for me their subcompacts just aren't small enough (mostly due to the overall width of the gun and the height of the slide). A lot of other competitors offer similar or better functionality in a smaller package. I think they make a great service gun (outside the hip holster for security, military, or police), a great target/range gun, or a great night stand gun. I think the XDm really is better for all of those roles.the Xds and XDm are both nice guns. good shooters too.
They just dont fit into my arsenal anywhere really.
For a carry gun, they are too bulky for me. I use my Kahr .40cal for that.
For a winter carry even, my taurus milpro 9mm has similar capacity as the XD, but is smaller, and is much smalller than the XDm
For home defense though, they are too small. Id rather have a full size (more accurate) and high capacity, or a shotgun of course.
For a range gun same as above. Compactness makes it not a great range gun. Full size is more suited to it.
They just fall in the "middle" somewhere that doesnt fill any need I have. If I had money to burn though, it would be one of many guns Id probably have :dunno
I never liked the trigger on my dad's millenium pro's (one in 9mm and one in 45). They both seemed to be very loose at the beginning of the trigger pull. Both the milpro and Kahr had a long trigger pull, but the Kahr's seem to be so much more consistant through the entire pull.Kahr has been flawless with thousands of rounds through it unk. Loving it.
It takes a slightly different hold than my MilPro, so when I shoot the two back to back I hit a few in right with the kahr, and a few in low wiht the MilPro. But when I practice with only it, it is accurate as can be.