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This is a discussion on concealed carry within the XD-M Discussion Room - XD(M) forums, part of the XD Talk category; Originally Posted by 4.0B2 I didn't read everything... But I carry a XDm 3.8" 45acp daily in a Thesis IWB holster and it's fine. I'm ...


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Old 01-16-2013, 05:25 PM   #51
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I didn't read everything... But I carry a XDm 3.8" 45acp daily in a Thesis IWB holster and it's fine. I'm 5'5" and 150lbs and no issues at all.
thanks for the info, I'm 5'10" and 155 so sounds like I should have no problem either.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #52
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hello all,
i am in the market for a new concealed carry pistol and was wanting some opinions on the XDm 3.8 45 acp as being it. i am 5'11" and about 155lbs. i want a pistol with more punch than my .38s offer. i will be carrying it while hiking (with my CZ 52 for bears and mountain lions) and as my stand alone CC for out and about. any info, tips, and ideas are welcome.
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Very poor choice for big game defense! Maybe a 10 mm of you want an auto, that's with heavy cast cores!
Probably be better off with bear spray, seriously.

Your double action 44 is minimal for bears. Anything less is stupidity at its finest!


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Old 01-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #53
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I use my XDm 3.8 Compact 9mm with a Viridian C5L for my CCW. Its a little heavy, but I have a White Hat Holsters IWB that is awesome for CCW. I also have an XDS, but if you want more rounds the XDm 3.8 Compact would be my suggestion. I have never had a failure with my XDm 3.8 Compact... never!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #54
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Here is my everyday carry an XDM compact 3.8 45acp bitone, carried in a Viridian Tac Loc paddle holster.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:35 AM   #55
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I agree with those saying .44 mag minimum for bears. Cougars... maybe a .45 acp would work ok, but not a bear.

Man survives struggle with black bear in Oregon - seattlepi.com

That is an average sized bear too at 260 lbs.
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Well I now know to not to take my .45 to go bear hunting.
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Hmm..(Scratches Head) My .40 compcat seems to keep the bears away, havent seen one yet!
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #58
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hello all,
i am in the market for a new concealed carry pistol and was wanting some opinions on the XDm 3.8 45 acp as being it. i am 5'11" and about 155lbs. i want a pistol with more punch than my .38s offer. i will be carrying it while hiking (with my CZ 52 for bears and mountain lions) and as my stand alone CC for out and about. any info, tips, and ideas are welcome.
thank you,

I think that the XD(m) Compact is the IDEAL CCW choice! It has been said that the grip is the hardest thing to conceal, and the Compact 3.8 with the flush (short) magazine installed offers a very concealable profile. PLUS you have the option of carrying an extended mag for reload, which is easy to conceal, AND you can KEEP an extended mag in it, at home, for home defense use!!

45 is a great choice for defense use. I personally use a XD(m)40 Compact, but that is a topic for another debate! With your frame size, you should have no trouble finding a concealed carry solution that works with the Compact 3.8 XD(m). IN FACT, if you have slender hands, you may very well be able to get ALL of your fingers on the grip!! ( I can!) If you have larger, meatier hands, even two fingers is fine for control though.

I would then say that the XD(m)45 Compact 3.8 is an excellent choice. Honestly, if I wasn't so fond of the 40S&W round, I would have that exact gun INSTEAD of the one I have!!

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Hmm..(Scratches Head) My .40 compcat seems to keep the bears away, havent seen one yet!
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Here is my everyday carry an XDM compact 3.8 45acp bitone, carried in a Viridian Tac Loc paddle holster.
How do you like the paddle holster? Looking for something to carry my XDm 40 compact. So far I have been open carrying it but would rather conceal carry.
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