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XDM 3.8 45compact vs XD 45 4"' compact

This is a discussion on XDM 3.8 45compact vs XD 45 4"' compact within the XD-M Discussion Room - XD(M) forums, part of the XD Talk category; Just looking for some opinions and advice on both...None here in the stores to fondle...The specs on SA website don't seem that much different..Trying to ...


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Old 01-17-2013, 06:46 AM   #1
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XDM 3.8 45compact vs XD 45 4"' compact

Just looking for some opinions and advice on both...None here in the stores to fondle...The specs on SA website don't seem that much different..Trying to find both or one to handle so I can check them out...Have always heard good things about both...I currently own an XDS 45,and now I'm looking for something just a little bigger to go with it in a 45...Thanks in advance..
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Hey, Boomer Sooner! You can't go wrong with either and both will be great for carry. I like the extra's on the XDm but since I use the medium back-strap I think the XD Compact would feel pretty much the same. One thing to be aware of though, the XD doesn't like LSWCs but the XDm has been modified to function with them. I shoot a lot of LSWCs, but then again, my XDm .45 ACP is the 4.5 model and I ordered it sight unseen and have been nothing but completely satisfied.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:49 PM   #3
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Many thanks 57K...Can't find anything in the stores here right now...And the prices have jumped on these as much as 30% here...Buying site unseen on line or just waiting till the dust clears here are my only options right now...
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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You will get opinions, of course. Mine is go for the 4" compact. I just prefer it over the 3.8. They are both great guns, and again this is just my opinion but I do prefer the 4".
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
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Zee I'm glad you asked for this comparison. I'm going through the exact same debate right now. I held an XDs but I'm not sure how I like how thin the grip is. It feels like I'm gripping my cell phone and I like the feel of a full double stack grip. I have a 4.5" XDm and the grip prints a little bit when IWB and wearing a t-shirt. I think I want a 45 so that leaves the XD9sc out for now. The dark earth/bitone is looking pretty sweet but I keeping back and forth. 9mm is cheaper but 45 is more readily available in my area.
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Zee,
I own the 4" compact XD as well as the3.8m both in .45acp bitone flavor. I have added a prp trigger to the XD and use it pretty much for range work. The XDm compact is in rotation with my XDmc 9mm and my pocket carry Ruger LC9. Both the 45s have run flawlessly for me. Either one carries just fine in a CBST. I don't carry the XD much because the trigger is pretty light for carry but the m is as sweet as it gets when out and about.! I live in South Florida and most of my carry is done in shorts and untucked Guy Harvey t shirt, bare feet or Tevas.(in my sixties, I just never grew up!! Good luck you'll be happy with either one.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:10 AM   #8
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I went with the XDm 3.8 compact..
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Same here. Just like "m's".
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I cant imagine there being much of a difference outside of the .2"
I cant see you making a bad decision with either.
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