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I will be going this Friday to put either a XDm in .40 or an XD in .45ACp on layaway @ Cabela's. This will be a CCW gun and range gun for me. WHich would better fill the bill?? All opinions are welcome since you all have a ton more experience with this platform. Thanks!!!:cool:
 

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Depends on what the bill is.

There is the whole 40 vs 45 debate, and you will have to decide that one.

The XDM has the match grade barrel and replaceable back straps while the XD does not. Either gun will be reliable and backed by a great company. The XD is probably less expensive than the M, so take that into consideration.
 

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i have the xd 45 compact and it conceals very well in my cross breed. the regular xd will be cheaper then the xdm but the xdm looks so much better. but i am very happy with my xd and the fact that it conceals very well
 

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well the xdm is a large gun for ccw you might want to go with xdsc then see if you want the 40 or the 45.40s&w is carried by most pd and is a bit cheaper than the 45acp.as far as ammo,and holds a few more rds. :cool: it will over all be up to what fells right to you.good luck!!!!
 

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As stated before, I didn't care for the M, but thats just me. Mostly because of the price. I currently have a XD40 service and dont have any problems CCing it.
 

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well the xdm is a large gun for ccw you might want to go with xdsc then see if you want the 40 or the 45.40s&w is carried by most pd and is a bit cheaper than the 45acp.as far as ammo,and holds a few more rds. :cool: it will over all be up to what fells right to you.good luck!!!!

I can conceal my full sized, 5" barrel, 1911 without any problems. Being that the XDM is smaller than that, concealment should not be a problem.
 

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I will be going this Friday to put either a XDm in .40 or an XD in .45ACp on layaway @ Cabela's. This will be a CCW gun and range gun for me. WHich would better fill the bill?? All opinions are welcome since you all have a ton more experience with this platform. Thanks!!!:cool:
the only reason i bought a XDm or was looking at it was because i loved the grip.
 

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Personally, I'm not all that impressed with 9mm, just the way I was raised and trained. I had had both a .40 and own a .45ACP, so I am equally comfortable with both. :)
 

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well i am certainlt biased as you can tell by my name. if this is your first handgun i would recomend the 45 over the forty. the ammo is more expensive, but the recoil on the forty is a lot more noticeable and could get you into bad habits like healing and anticipating recoil. i have shot fortys and they all kick like a mule on steroids... ok maybe not that much. the xdm i wanted in 9mm, but after fondling it at the store the trigger was not what they had advertised imo. seeing as the 45 with no match barrel shoots better tahtn i can i can't see paying that much sor a pistol that has a match barrel and the same trigger as my 45. that's my $.02:)
 

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Nope, not my first handgun.... The one forty I did have was a baby eagle....It wasn't to bad IMHO. Standing at 5'8" 200, I don't think I'll have too much trouble hiding either pistol.....:cool:
 

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I will be going this Friday to put either a XDm in .40 or an XD in .45ACp on layaway @ Cabela's. This will be a CCW gun and range gun for me. WHich would better fill the bill?? All opinions are welcome since you all have a ton more experience with this platform. Thanks!!!:cool:
Well. As there are no XDm 45acp models yet. If you pick 45 you will have to go with the XD.
If you go 40SW then well. Your choice.
I alway say you are better of going to a in door range that will let you rent the guns you are looking at. Try them out for your self then buy the one you like.
 
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