So I am in the market for a new handgun and I'm split between the Xd and the XDm. What are the pro's and con's of each weapon. It will be used as a CCW, and a general shooter. Thanks
You're absolutely correct, the XD(M) is not a concealed carry gun. The biggest advantage with the XD(M) is the higher capacity for range and competitive shooting. With that higher capacity comes a longer wider grip which is not good for concealed carry. Is the XD(M) a better gun than the XD40 for competition? Absolutely but is it a better gun gun than an XD40 Sub Compact for conceal carry? No way, the longer grip and 4.5" barrel makes it far harder to conceal. If you are trying to meet both requirements I would get the XD45 Compact 4".Correct me if I'm wrong, but so far the only XDm available is the full-size .40 cal. While in the XD series there are compacts and sub-compacts, which might be better options for CCW (tho I plan to carry my XD-9 Service for now).