I can't wait until they come out with a mini XD-m SC.
I'd sell my 9sc in a heart beat in order to buy the XD-m sc 9.
But then again....
one thing I miss about the regular XD, is the fact that you have that little guide rod protruding from the front, preventing the slide to be moved back when you press the pistol against a hard surface.
On the XD-M the guide rod sits flush on the slide.
I have a XDm-40, and a XDsc-40. Had XD-40 w/ 4inch barrel traded for the XDm, and paid the diff. The XDm is def. better to me than the Regular XD. The slide-grip is longer, but can conseal the same + the XDm holds more rounds. When I wear a loose shirt, or a sweater I carry the XDm. Warmer weather t-shirt I carry the XDsc. For a holster I use Don Hume IWB for both guns the XDm just hangs past the open end.
It depends on what you intend to use the gun for. The XD(M) is really geared toward someone who shoots a lot where higher capacity is an advantage. There is no magic, if you are a bad shot you will still be a bad shot with an XD(M), you just get to miss more times before reloading. If you can afford the difference in price and you don't plan to try conceal carry, the extra capacity may be worth the money. But if you plan to conceal carry then a better choice would be the XD in Sub Compact or the XD45 Compact. If you are looking for a home defence gun and want a 40S&W 16 rounds is significantly better than 12.
I have both and they i like them both. I do prefer the XDM due to it's larger capacity. For me it is perfect I can shoot several divisions with one gun. The fact that I do that makes it very appealing to me.
I have XD-45 and XD(M) .40, and I think I speak for most if not all XDxxx ownerw when I say that both are GREAT guns. HOWEVER, If I had to pick one I would go with XD(M)... match barrel, higher capacity, customizable grip. Overall a better package in my opinion.
i have the xd 4in and 5in TAC and the xdm all in 9mm.i have shoot the 4in IDPA for yrs.i was waiting last yr. for the xdm to come out in 9mm when i got a great deal on the 5in TAC.two weeks later the 9mm xdm came out and had to have it. i wanted the xdm as my new IDPA gun and have shoot 1300+rds or so out of it and i like it alot.i love the xds maybe cause i got it 1st and the mags interchange.the 5in is my hot rod gun polished barel,powder river trigger kit and reset,ss guide rod with checkered front. overall this is the gun i shoot the most and i did all the work myself with the help of the guys here at xd talk.i still intend to shot the xdm in IDPA so i guess you should buy both xd and xdm.GOOD LUCK!! Steve Bedair Stainless Guide Rods for Handguns ss checkered front rod XD Trigger Kits - PRP~ XD & XDM Perfection! trigger kit
Just got a new XDM 9mm, my wife & I **** it for the first time last week. She love the gun as do I. We also shoot a Glock G19, Beretta PX4 storm & S&W M&P compact 9mm. To be honest I like the XDM a :lot, very comfortable to shoot, accurate. I think I will use for a Advanced CCW course next month.
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