There isn't enough difference between the tow barrels to justify the expense.
then what is the real difference between the xd's and the xdm's? sorry just uber curious...There isn't enough difference between the tow barrels to justify the expense.
Thanks for the info. for a cosmetics only upgrade it's so not worth it.First off, you need to realize that the "Match Grade" claim on XDm barrels is, well...let's just say more show than go.
For most autopistols, the barrel needs to be hand-fit to see a drastic improvement in accuracy. Otherwise, the barrel will not always return to the exact same position between shots. Not something you're going to find on a mass produced pistol.
I've owned and shot both XD's and XDm's; there is absolutely no practical, discernible difference between the two, accuracy-wise.
The big difference between the two?
Well, there's a reason that I've always said the "M" stands for "money"--as in it costs more.
(actually, in 9mm and .40, the XDm has a higher capacity; beyond that, a differnt style grip and replaceable backstraps. Beyond some cosmetic differences, that's about it)
They pop up with various parts on Ebay / Gunbroker, just keep an eye out for them.Does anyone have an XDm 40 barrel they would be willing to part with?