concealed carry

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  1. KDM76

    KDM76 XDTalk Member

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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,

     
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    Welcome to the Forum!

    I'll be the first to suggest you check out the XD-S. I believe it's an tout standing CCW choice.
     
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    well that is another option but i really like the idea of more rounds and more gun to hang onto. i have held the XDm but not the XDs.
     
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    Timonbass XDTalk 500 Member

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    It occurred to me that you might be interested in higher capacity. You ought to at least check one out before you decide. I love mine.
     
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    I love my XDM, (It's a .40 but would be similar size). I'd have a really hard time concealing it.

    The XDM compact may work for you. It's got a similar size barrel to the 3.8 AND a shorter grip to make it easier to conceal. It also has a full length grip/magazine so you have the extra rounds when needed.

    The XDM of any type is a great firearm!!
     
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    That is what I am after the XDM 3.8 compact in the 45acp
     
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    Welcome from Louisiana. I will also recommend the XDs. It is an awesome carrying weapon.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Oh I will I just want some feed back from owners as well. Thank you for your input.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I will tell you what you want to hear. But only because its true. The XDm 3.8 in 45 is an awesome gun. You will love it and I carry between the 9/40/45 in the 3.8 all the time.
     
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    So you can conceal the 3.8 45 easily?
     
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    FrEaK_aCcIdEnT XDTalk 500 Member

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    You should be fine with the 3.8 compact. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs. I cc a xd45 compact all day long. Never an issue. I wear a IWB holster in the 5 o'clock position.

    Your choice will be a good one! Nothing against the XDs either. I want one those for a backup!
     
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    ok thank you and pictures would be great if possible.
     
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    im 5'8'', 165 and i carry a xdm 3.8 compact with no issue. just need a good holster and belt.

     

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