this is for anyone doing research on the XDm and are on the fence about it.
i bought a beretta 92FS SS 11 years ago for my 21st b-day. i loved the look, feel, and balance of the gun. but i couldn't hit sh!t with it. plus it jammed all the time, probably more FTE than actual ejections. i only put about 800 rounds thru it in 11 years. i considered myself someone who didn't enjoy shooting pistols, because i didn't.
a buddy of mine called one day in january and said he was going to go look at 45's and wanted to know if i wanted to come. ummmmmm....... YEAH!!! i know there is no such thing as a dumb question, but that was a dumb question!!! he ended up with a glock 21.
well, since we were at the gun shop, and i hated my current beretta and was tired of looking at it and not shooting it, i figured that i would look around too (plus, my 32nd b-day was coming up
). all the various models they had in stock of the S&W, FN, sig, HK, glock, ruger, skipped right over the beretta's. then the guy said, i have springfield as well. springfield...i didn't know they made handguns. so i figured, what the heck. as soon as i saw the XDm 5.25 compettion, i had to finger it. he showed me the XD, it was ok, then i held the XDm, and i liked the grip and balance much better. then he took out the 5.25. feel in love. i traded in my 92FS for the XDm 5.25 competition 45acp.
well, 3 months and 1000 rounds later (zero failures), i am trading in my 45 for a 9 due to the cost of ammo. pre-XDm, i didn't care for pistols, remember, i had my 92FS for 11 years and only put about 800 rounds thru it. so i wasn't worried about the cost of ammo. well, after shooting my XDm, now i enjoy shooting pistols.
so, on saturday, i traded my XDm comp 45 for an XDm comp 9, bought a 3.8 compact 9 as well with plans for a storm lake barrel, and silencerco osprey suppressor.
so, that is my little story for anyone who is interested in the XDm and doing research.