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XDM vs. 1911 Mil-spec

This is a discussion on XDM vs. 1911 Mil-spec within the M1911 forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; Anyone else have both of these? The trigger on the 1911 seems SOOOOOOOOOOOO much lighter. Almost too light. Is that how it's supposed to be? ...


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Old 10-04-2009, 08:45 AM   #1
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XDM vs. 1911 Mil-spec

Anyone else have both of these? The trigger on the 1911 seems SOOOOOOOOOOOO much lighter. Almost too light. Is that how it's supposed to be? It's an older mil-spec, made in the 90's.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:28 AM   #2
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Its a single action 1911 they are always very light.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:52 AM   #3
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The 1911 has arguably the best trigger on a pistol. Of course there are different stages of this and you can still get a trigger job on most pistols out there but there is nothing like the nice clean break of a 1911 trigger.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:15 PM   #4
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i own a xdm 9 and two springer 1911's. i prefer the trigger pull on my 1911's over the xdm. i also have a para p14 i bought used.the original owner had some work done to the gun including a 2.5 trigger pull. its diffenitly only a range shooter.
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1911 is a single stage trigger vs. the 2 stage on the XDm(and glock, M&P and most other striker fired guns).
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the feel of anything like a grip or the mass of the weapon or the resistance of the trigger pull is i suppose in its purest concept a subjective thing. there is no 'right' or 'wrong.'

without trying to go into 'why'... most people with significant experience with both will prefer the trigger of the 1911.
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Apples and Oranges
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the feel of anything like a grip or the mass of the weapon or the resistance of the trigger pull is i suppose in its purest concept a subjective thing. there is no 'right' or 'wrong.'

without trying to go into 'why'... most people with significant experience with both will prefer the trigger of the 1911.
Just like the difference between odds and evens is just a philosophical quandary.

Having said that it is truly subjective, but most gun enthusiasts like the 1911 trigger more because it is a 1 stage trigger. The 1 stage usually gives it a crisper and cleaner break without much over travel. I personally love the feel of a 1911. Some people just got used to glocks, springer XDs and the rest, but don't worry they will all become converts 1 day
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I've got both as well. Actually, they are my first two pistols. The 1911 is what I always wanted, but the XDM 9 was more practical for self defense (for the wife). They are definitely different, but not problem with either. I just squeeze slowly till it goes bang, although I'm not a huge fan of the trigger safety.
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There are ligth triggers & light triggers. Yes, most stock 1911s have lighter/better triggers than just about any other pistol. It's what makes them so user friendly. I have several 1911s, most are about 4#-5# range. My XDTAC is heavier, obviously more takeup but pretty crisp. I shoot it equally well compared to the 1911. it's why I wanted a XD45 instead of a Glock, the grip & trigger are just that much better IMO.
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