- How much an XDm REALLY costs -

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  1. RMC

    RMC XDTalk 100 Member

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    I understand that due to the pressures of the economy and the times many people who never
    thought about owning a gun are looking into it. As well as a increase in first time shooters just
    turning 21 and wanting to buy guns. Everyone has the same question and a lot of people are
    giving the same answer. Of course all the buzz on every board from berretta to sniper post and
    so many other forums some not even gun related is about the XDm series of guns. As the
    New XDm in both .40s&w and 9mm are becoming rapidly more and more popular I can’t tell you
    the number of times I’ve seen someone hop into forums and ask “HOW MUCH is the XDm in
    the window”
    …. And for most posters it is either followed by or started with “I’m looking to buy
    my FIRST handgun.” As my annoyance with constantly seeing this question come up in post not
    related to that question as I was searching for everything ELSE about the XDm’s NOT associated
    with their price ie, how well they shot, aftermarket parts, extended clips, known problems
    and yada yada yada… I decided that I would find out how much it would cost to purchase
    one as a PROPER new handgun owner who plans to take care and use the gun as it was intended.
    Essetially… How much $$$$ would an XDm really cost for a first time handgun owner?



    1. Dave’s Gun Shop – Lynden, WA

    Springfield XDM 9mm -------------------------------- $599.99 -----(a good middle of the road price)
    ------------------------------------------------- + Tax--- 51.00
    -------------------------------------------------------- $650.99


    2. Buds Gun Shop – ONLINE (thanks to the people on XD talk for this one):D:D:D

    5 XDm 9mm 19 round magazines ----------------------$130.00 -----($26.00 ea!!!!)
    ----------------------------- Weird Bud no cash fee ------- 3.90
    ----------------------------- Shipping UPS Ground--------- 11.00
    ------------------------------------------------- + Tax ---- 0.00 -----(ahh… shopping online)
    -------------------------------------------------------- $144.90


    3. Kesselring Guns Shop – Burlington, WA

    50 round box of 9mm+P Gold Dot 124 grain ------------- $26.95 -----(Defense Rounds)
    400 Rounds of 9mm PMC 115 FMJ ------------------------- 95.60 -----(8 @ $11.95) 3 fills for the 7 Mags
    Extra Safety Glasses -------------------------------------- 5.95
    Howard Light 23db Lightning LOf --------------------------- 16.95 -----(For me) 23db is fine for 9mm
    Howard Light 23db Lightning LOf --------------------------- 16.95 -----(For friends) new guns = new friends! it happens :D
    ---------------------------------------------- + Tax 1 --- 10.56
    ---------------------------------------------- + Tax 2 ---- 2.44 -----(That county’s weird):twisted:
    -------------------------------------------------------- $175.40


    4. Adventure Sports – Lynnwood, WA :D:D:D

    Tetra Gun oil 8oz -------------------------------------- $ 13.50 :p
    Break Free CLP ------------------------------------------ 6.95
    Tetra Gun Grease 1oz ------------------------------------ 6.95 :cool:
    Kleen Bore Nylon Brush ----------------------------------- 2.95
    PRO-SHOT 1000 Cloth Patches 7mm - 38 square ---------- 16.95
    ----------------------------------------------- + Tax ----- 4.21
    -------------------------------------------------------- $ 51.51


    5. Discount Gun Sales - Seattle, WA

    Kleen Bore Bronze Brush -------------------------------- $ 4.99
    Kleen Bore Silicone Cloth ---------------------------------- 2.99
    Hoppes 9mm Pistol Bore Snake --------------------------- 15.99 :D
    ----------------------------------------------- + Tax ----- 2.16
    -------------------------------------------------------- $ 26.13


    So the TOTAL COST ---------------------------------- $1048.93:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:



    The Breakdown of each area the money went and why the cost

    $650 - XDM in 9mm - Out the door I’ve seen where people have
    payed less and at some of the other shops I was at where people
    were buying the XDm I watched them pay much more too!!!

    $145 - 5 x Extra Magazines - If you want this gun for
    uspsa/target/plicking and/or for life you'll want more magazines
    than the two it comes with. Plus if the reason your buying a gun
    now is because of possible coming regulations then this guns
    mags at 19 rounds will be the first to be band that you can
    count on so get them now for cheap or pay $150 ea!!! if
    and when the ban is placed don't believe me... t well, that's
    what happened last time.

    $130
    - Ammo - The first 400 are to actually get comfortable
    with the gun and if ittruly is your first gun I wouldn’t recommend
    anything less than this before actually relying on your ability
    with the gun to protect yourself. The other 50 rounds are for
    just that Home Defense and are a hollow point round designed
    for Law Enforcement.

    $42 - Safety - This is on the cheap side but only because
    I got a great deal on the two pieces of ear protection. I got
    two because trust me, someone should go with you when
    you shot and honestly who want to shoot alone?

    $78 - Cleaning Supplies - If you buy the things listed about
    you’ll have just about everything you would ever need to
    properly clean you gun for a very long time. And a SIDE NOTE:
    the slide worked MUCH better than stock oil after using the
    tetra gun grease on the rails both on the frame and inside
    the slide. So much smother my girlfriend could press the slide
    release with her trigger hand thumb.
    Even "I" had trouble
    easily doing this before the grease.


    Of course this doesn’t include my 40 hours of research into
    the XDm series, the full tank of gas and driving over 300 miles
    in one day from home to purchase everything, and feeding me
    and the girlfriend on the way to all these stores during our 10
    hours of gun shopping and driving.

    Now you many be wondering, why all the gun stores and if you
    knew the area 100 miles of travel from home to find everything…
    well, that’s largely due to the "call to arms race," as I’m calling
    it, that has caused a shortage of ammo, guns, reloading supplies
    and yes, even the cleaning equipment. Currently there is not one
    store even on the internet that I could have purchased everything
    from at once. So this would probably be an experience that most
    would have to go through in order to be ready to shoot, care for,
    and most of all enjoy the purchase of your new XDm series of hand guns.

    SO, don’t think about it anymore, if you were one of those people
    that I was talking about at the begging of this post, go out and do
    the right thing and buy the XDm you wont be disappointed.
    It’s a very accurate shooting gun, easy to clean and maintain,
    thanks to Springfield’s design, and you’ll be very hard pressed to
    find any gun that compares in Quality, Accuracy, and magazine
    round capability for the price… off hand… There aren’t any.

    And for those also finding people asking in the wrong place how much…
    or the other phrase of "I'm new to handguns" direct them here.
    and help grow the family of XD shooters... it just gained one today...
    ME :cool:

    Happy Shooting

    RMC :cool:
     
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    You can usually get a box of ammo or two and/or a free range trip with the purchase of your gun. I got 100 rounds of Aguila Hollowpoints (only 9mm they had) with my XDm, I don't know if they would make a good SD round but I have Winchester Rangers for that.
     
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    forget the 9mm and reprice everything in 40 S&W

    You won't be sorry :D
     
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    RMC,
    Interesting post, but except for the cost of the gun itself, and some variation on ammo costs depending on caliber of weapon purchased, everything in categories from 2 through 5 are "fixed costs" - they'd be essentially the same for any gun a new gun owner purchases. In essence, your study might be better titled "How much a Handgun really costs" and just vary the cost for a specific weapon in section 1.

    Just my two cents.
     
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    KCINNICK,

    Yeah, i agree You can usually talk to a dealer and get all sorts of free stuff. Me, well I was able to convince them to give me the two XDm promotional mats they had on their own counter, which I believe are $5. I got a few pens, a shirt, and two bear mugs. I would have loved to get some free ammo.... one problem, they didn't have any. Can't bargain for items they don't have. And they STILL don't have any. but thats okay, they always get me my guns when I need/want them and I have other places to get ammo. But YES like KCINNICK stated ALWAYS ASK FOR FREE STUFF, you never know what they might give you!

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    RMC XDTalk 100 Member

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    COMIKE,
    Yeah the 40 is nice, however, I'll wait for .45ACP and purchase one of those as well then have one on both ends of the XDm spectrum. Until then I will enjoy shooting the 9mm with friends, the girl, and the slight saving over .40ammo.
     
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    Some of the gun stores around here will give me free promo stuff just for walking through the door with the ammount of guns I have been buying lately, even from shops that did not have the gun I was looking for. I usually pick up a mag, cleaing item, box or two of bullets at every visit to the small shops.
     
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    RMC XDTalk 100 Member

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    Jmichna,
    Glad you found it intersting and hope by that you mean helpful, funny or something positve lol. who knows, but as far as pricing, actually you could get an XDM 40 in this price range, as my cousin has one and paid less for his than me for my 9mm as I also watched someone shell out $740 for a 9mm down in Seattle WA!!! The price does varry a bit as I mentioned in my post and $650 for either is doable for sure.

    Ammo is the same too, you could get 40 ammo for $12 a box just like I could have bought $8 dollar a box 9mm ammo where I got my PMC but wouldn't shoot that crap in my worst enemy's gun let alone mine. Okay maybe I WOULD let him/her shoot it but I sure as heck won't

    And i made it Specifically about the XDm because that's the gun everyone wants rigth now. As did I

    RMC
     
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    RMC XDTalk 100 Member

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    Kcinnick
    That must be nice and either your a very scary person or very likable, either way sounds like your in good with your local stores and they take care of you. As they should, That's one of the WORST things about some gun shops, is the fact of how they treat the people who walk through there doors. And I think sometimes the gun shops and the people in them, are more intimidating to people then the actual guns behind the counter. Maybe that will be my next write up????

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    Treat people right and they will treat you right.

    Another thing to consider in your calculations of all the other guns you have to buy once you buy your first.

    You need a Carry gun..
    A semi auto rifle...
    A long range bolt rifle....
    A commie gun.....
    A 1911.....
    Another Semi auto rifle......
    An even smaller carry gun.......
    A .22 rifle.........
    A .22 Pistol...............


    It never ends.
     
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    RMC,
    Back in December last year, I managed to get a pretty good deal on my XDm40... Bi-tone, with SA tritium 3-dot night sights for $614.95... that was considered a really good price in my area (the NE corner of the People's Republic of Obamistan, next to the Fiefdom of Daley the Younger).

    Re ammo, for general shooting (range, plinking, etc.) I like to Selier & Bellot and Fiocchi, and will buy WWB, Aguila, even Remington if the price is right... haven't found anything yet the XDm would not eat. For SD, I generally buy Speer or Hornaday.
    JM
     
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    I won't mention their name but I saw the XDM 9mm going for $749 in a very well known gun shop in Tampa. Considering that it can be had for around $630 everywhere else in town, it's highway robbery.
     
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    Nice post. Here's my version for the more budget minded buyer. I purchased everything in the past month(with the exception of the supplies that don't change in price often-cleaner,patches,glasses,earplugs).


    XDm "Real Life" Cost

    $550 - all black 9mm NIB shipped from gunbroker.com(took some hunting and luck, yes)
    $50 - FFL transfer(this is actually normal for my area)
    $105 - 500rds Brown Bear target ammo +50 rnds Fiocchi 147g JHP from Sportsman's Guide
    $105 - 500rds WWB from Walmart
    $5 - Can of Remoil from Walmart
    $4 - Hoppe's #9 from Walmart
    $5 - Nobu shooting glasses from Walmart
    $2 - pack of 8 31db earplugs from Walmart
    $3 - 300 Code V cloth patches from Walmart
    $5 - 3/32" Craftsman punch for backstrap from Sears
    $0 - Old toothbrush
    $834 - Total with everything you "need" and 1000rnds of practice fun

    All that's left is range fees and targets!!! Enjoy

    [​IMG]
     
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    You think thats bad Del-ray shooting center wanted $799.99 + tax for a bi-tone, wouldn't budge on the price. Went about 10 miles north to Palm Beach shooting center... $689 out the door...
     
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    found one for 57s.00 but no idea on shipping. the XDM 9
    Springfield Armory
     

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