XDM vs. 1911 Mil-spec

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  1. rjxdm

    rjxdm XDTalk Member

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    Anyone else have both of these? The trigger on the 1911 seems SOOOOOOOOOOOO much lighter. Almost too light. Is that how it's supposed to be? It's an older mil-spec, made in the 90's.

     
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    Its a single action 1911 they are always very light.
     
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    The 1911 has arguably the best trigger on a pistol. Of course there are different stages of this and you can still get a trigger job on most pistols out there but there is nothing like the nice clean break of a 1911 trigger.
     
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    i own a xdm 9 and two springer 1911's. i prefer the trigger pull on my 1911's over the xdm. i also have a para p14 i bought used.the original owner had some work done to the gun including a 2.5 trigger pull. its diffenitly only a range shooter.
     
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    1911 is a single stage trigger vs. the 2 stage on the XDm(and glock, M&P and most other striker fired guns).
     
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    the feel of anything like a grip or the mass of the weapon or the resistance of the trigger pull is i suppose in its purest concept a subjective thing. there is no 'right' or 'wrong.'

    without trying to go into 'why'... most people with significant experience with both will prefer the trigger of the 1911.
     
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    Apples and Oranges
     
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    Just like the difference between odds and evens is just a philosophical quandary.

    Having said that it is truly subjective, but most gun enthusiasts like the 1911 trigger more because it is a 1 stage trigger. The 1 stage usually gives it a crisper and cleaner break without much over travel. I personally love the feel of a 1911. Some people just got used to glocks, springer XDs and the rest, but don't worry they will all become converts 1 day :cool:
     
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    I've got both as well. Actually, they are my first two pistols. The 1911 is what I always wanted, but the XDM 9 was more practical for self defense (for the wife). They are definitely different, but not problem with either. I just squeeze slowly till it goes bang, although I'm not a huge fan of the trigger safety.
     
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    There are ligth triggers & light triggers. Yes, most stock 1911s have lighter/better triggers than just about any other pistol. It's what makes them so user friendly. I have several 1911s, most are about 4#-5# range. My XDTAC is heavier, obviously more takeup but pretty crisp. I shoot it equally well compared to the 1911. it's why I wanted a XD45 instead of a Glock, the grip & trigger are just that much better IMO.
     
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    Try shooting a highly tuned 1911 trigger if you think a milspec gun has a nice trigger...lol

    I have one that breaks like glass with no overtravel and is set at 1 3/4 lbs.
     
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    What is the question? Which has a better trigger? And do you mean better for target shooting? I love the trigger on my XDM9 because I use it as my carry gun so I feel better with the heavier trigger and of couse having the massive magazine capacity is a plus for what I use it for. That said my next purchase is going to be a Loaded SA 1911.
     
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    if I had to chose between the two, I'd go w/ the 1911, way more after market parts, you can customize it however you want, 1911's like the Whopper at BK, you have it your way

     

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