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    Perhaps this is the wrong thread, but I thought it was a noteworthy alert, Just got the email notice of the XDM 45.

    http://www.thegunsource.com/category...0gVXfShUJZ8%3d

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    It's about time.
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    How sick would it be if they made a conversion barrel for this for both .40 cal and 9mm... If they do, I'm going to be all over this gun :shock:

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    Any word yet on capacity?

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    younggun20 wrote:
    Any word yet on capacity?
    I specifically noted that capacity was NOT mentioned anywhere. I have been waiting to see what capacity they decide on and then I will decide whether it is worth having.

    I waited for the Sig P250, S&W M&P, H&K HK45 only to be disappointed with 10+1. After waiting a while I finally bought a H&K USP 12+1 and a Para Big Hawg 14+1 (with extended mags making it 15+1). The price isn't that bad so if they get at least 13 in the mag I will probably acquire one. If they were able to get 15 (which I doubt) I would definitely get one. :-)

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    Its 13+1 capacity:

    http://xdguys.com/shoppingcart/Multimedia/45Release.pdf

    and the rumor is it uses the same .45 mags as the original XD .45 which would be good news for price and availability. If you check out midwayusa, they are showing the .45 XD magazine as fitting the XDm also. (could be a premature mistake though).

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    Michigun wrote:
    Its 13+1 capacity:

    http://xdguys.com/shoppingcart/Multimedia/45Release.pdf

    and the rumor is it uses the same .45 mags as the original XD .45 which would be good news for price and availability. If you check out midwayusa, they are showing the .45 XD magazine as fitting the XDm also. (could be a premature mistake though).
    According to the release brochure it uses standard 45 XDmags as well as 45XDm. On a related note, if anyone sees a preview for it any gun mags let me know. I can't flip through any out here in the desert.

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    As soon as they make an XDm compact in 45ACP I'm ordering one.

    Kudos to Springfield for using the same magazines as the regular XD so if you have both you can interchange mags.




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    I like the XD .45 concept. Does anyone know if they will be making a XDm .45 Compact?

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    open4years wrote:
    I like the XD .45 concept. Does anyone know if they will be making a XDm .45 Compact?
    Knowing springfield, a compact will come in the next year or so. they'll make money off the full size ffor a year or so first.

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    open4years wrote:
    I like the XD .45 concept. Does anyone know if they will be making a XDm .45 Compact?
    Me too and I'll be all over it when it comes out.

    I love the XD/m family in particular and the 45 Compact especially. I can't wait.



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    I wish they would make an XD to compete with the Glock 36. A single stack .45 sub-compact. I have shot a standard XD with 4 in. bbl. in .40 S&W and liked how it handled and shot.

    I have nothing against the Glock firearms , other than they just don't feel right in my hand.

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    I agree...

    Glock is a great weapon but I was never comfortable with them.

    Springfield took all that was great about the Glock and made it better, IMO.

    My XD-45 has a thumb safety... like the love child of a 1911 and a Glock

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    daddy4count wrote:
    . like the love child of a 1911 and a Glock
    couldn't have said it better myself. pretty damn near perfection, eh?

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    Porter N wrote:
    daddy4count wrote:
    . like the love child of a 1911 and a Glock
    couldn't have said it better myself. pretty damn near perfection, eh?
    Uh oh... you used the "perfection" term. The Glock fanboys will be all over you now....

    :celebrate:celebrate:celebrate

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    I've already publicly spoken my negative opinion of Glocks. I'm all for taking that beating.

    recap:
    Glocks are amazing guns,
    they may outlast all mine,
    but i PERSONALLY hate them for
    looks
    grip angles
    the ergonomics in my hands
    and several other reasons.

    :celebrate

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    Perfection is a good word... at least until somebody comes up with something more perfect!

    The fanboys can't complain... the XD pretty much is a Glock... but with a few extras

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    daddy4count wrote:
    the XD pretty much is a Glock...
    Blasphemy!!

    There are a number of design differences actually. Trigger action being one.

    The Ultra Safe Assurance trigger is much nicer (my opinion here) than the Safe Action (I call it the "staple gun") trigger pull of a Glock.

    The grip angle is WAY different.

    XD's have fully supported chambers, Glocks do not.

    The list goes on.

    Just because it has a polymer frame doesn't equate it with Glock.



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    ColdBlueSteel wrote:
    daddy4count wrote:
    the XD pretty much is a Glock...
    Blasphemy!!

    There are a number of design differences actually. Trigger action being one.

    The Ultra Safe Assurance trigger is much nicer (my opinion here) than the Safe Action (I call it the "staple gun") trigger pull of a Glock.

    The grip angle is WAY different.

    XD's have fully supported chambers, Glocks do not.

    The list goes on.

    Just because it has a polymer frame doesn't equate it with Glock.

    easy, easy, boys. we're all on the same side:

    XD > Glock. :celebrate

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    LOL

    I thought it was the Glock fanboys I needed to worry about.



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    hightecrebel wrote:
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    Its 13+1 capacity:

    http://xdguys.com/shoppingcart/Multimedia/45Release.pdf

    and the rumor is it uses the same .45 mags as the original XD .45 which would be good news for price and availability. If you check out midwayusa, they are showing the .45 XD magazine as fitting the XDm also. (could be a premature mistake though).
    According to the release brochure it uses standard 45 XDmags as well as 45XDm. On a related note, if anyone sees a preview for it any gun mags let me know. I can't flip through any out here in the desert.
    You can find a very good review in the American Rifleman, on the related note of the mags fitting the XD and the XD(M),the .45 will work since they are both 13 round mags as for the .40's they will not, as stated in the American Rifleman the XD(M) magazine is a double-column unit that holds 16 rounds... Their greater capacity and storage construction makes XD(M) magazines wider than standard XD magazines. this means that the original (.40)XD magazines are incompatible with (.40) XD(M), and vice versa."

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    Tpop34 wrote:
    You can find a very good review in the American Rifleman, on the related note of the mags fitting the XD and the XD(M),the .45 will work since they are both 13 round mags as for the .40's they will not, as stated in the American Rifleman the XD(M) magazine is a double-column unit that holds 16 rounds... Their greater capacity and storage construction makes XD(M) magazines wider than standard XD magazines. this means that the original (.40)XD magazines are incompatible with (.40) XD(M), and vice versa."
    thanks, found the article online on their website.

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    i'll review it; looked at one. no hammer, but by God looks like everything else i could use in a carry gun. thank you. prices are decent too.

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    I bought it!



    In 2008 Springfield put out several models that had the thumb-switch safety standard. It took a while, waiting... shopping... waiting... more waiting...

    But eventually I was able to replace my compact with the Tactical +thumb safety



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    No hammer, but the XD has a striker indicator where the hammer would be... just a tiny nub that sticks out when the striker is in the cocked position.

    Still has the trigger safety and the "bobtail" (as opposed to beaver tail) which combines the safety features of the Glock with the 1911.

    No decocking lever, I would like one of those too... mine is a 5" but they did 4" with the thumb switch too.

    It does have a nifty "chambered round" indicator... another little nub that sticks up off the top of the slide when a round is in the pipe.


    I do not have any pictures... but I suppose I should take some. Might as well add to the "gun porn" thread...



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