Heck yea I have the xdm 5.25 osp with a comp on the front. It handles the cartrage so good. Does not feel like a 10 . I'm actually gonna buy the xdm osp elite to carry which would be perfect for you and taking the dog out. Never thought I would own a polymer 10 mm but after watching clay martin 10k melt down for Springfield ,I gave it a shot and oh my god does it perform amazing . Shot the Glock but was not impressed ( co worker loves his Glock) I'm not a Glock fan boy but will give it it's dues. (It's just a proven work horse) but the xdm is a game changer for polymer 10 mm market. Love mine . It shoots like my 9 with the comp . And yes the hot rounds do just fine . I don't shoot watered down stuff what's the point. Check out Fenix ammo great company ,amazing ammo. Not horrible prices either .yes a little pricey but it is 10mm.they always been on pricey side best of luckI'm looking to read about experiences with the XD-M 10 mm since I am considering it over the Glock 20. I live in black bear country up in a mountainous area and I want something that is dependable and that can handle Buffalo Bore's 220gr Hard Cast FN rounds in case I run into a black bear. They come by weekly in my yard and walk within feet by my walkout basement sliding glass door. I take out my three dogs at night and even though I light up the area, carry bear spray, and carry a .40 cal, I feel I need something a little more powerful in case of a bear attack.
Bear Video #1 and Bear Video #2
If you had to do it over again, would you still buy the XD-M 10 mm or knowing what you know now, would you buy or look into another manufacturer?