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Howdy! Noobe here.
Considering an XD or XDm 9mm, probably a 5"/5.25. I'm into hand loading and was wondering if the XDm has conventional land & groove rifling or polygonal?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure the standard XD does.

Reason for asking is that I've found that, in general, land & groove barrels shoot plated bullets more accurately than polygonal rifling. I have thousands of plated bullets on hand and prefer them in most target shooting.

With a good pistol, I am capable of shooting sub-3" groups at 25 yards when I'm in the zone (not every day) and I'm looking for that kind of accuracy in a new 9mm.

I shot a XD9 Tactical recently and fell in love with the ergonomics and the trigger was fine for me. Didn't get to shoot it as much as I wanted, but accuracy seemed promising at 25 yards.

Thanks for any advice on barrels and/or anything else about XD's/XDm's.
 

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Polygonal
You sure about that?

While I don't own an M was under the impression that it has land and groove. I've never heard anybody mention that it has poly.
 

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I always thought it was clockwise ... LOL
 

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just look down the barrel can you see the rifling if so its land and groove.
if it just looks twisted its poly. my XD9 is land and grovre and i shoot cast 80% of the time.
 
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