Springfeild xds. Xdm

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  1. bucksnducks

    bucksnducks Spike

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    Im currently lookung buy a hand gun im looking at the xd's. What is the diffrence in the xds and the xdm. Um just looking for a hand gun just recreational shooting and and carry gor the xd owners which one do you suggest
     
  2. Dubya Gee

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    XDS is a 3.3 inch slim profile XD designed for concealed carry. Considerably slimmer profile due to being single stack. If you are looking for one to conceal a large amount of the time, definitely go with the XDS. Purpose built and does it very well, IMO.

    If you by used, make sure the recall work has been done already. If you buy new, no worries.
     
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  3. Drew6859

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    Had an XDM in .40 cal I preferred to carry and shoot it over my glock it was a great shooting pistol.
     
  4. Wildcat

    Wildcat 12 pointer

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    I have the XDs in 45 and use it as my carry gun. It's much more accurate than I thought and I love the thing.

    On a note,

    They have just now come out with a brand new XD, not every store has it yet, but you should take a good look at that one if you can find it.
     
  5. Dubya Gee

    Dubya Gee 8 pointer

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    X2 for me!!!
     
  6. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

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    The XDS and XDSC (sub-compact) are tight shooting, great handling, and absolutely disappear under a sport coat or hoodie. Awesome carry gun!
     
  7. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    I have both and they are both great guns. It depends on how you want to use them. I wouldn't want to conceal the full size XDM. Its a full size gun. The XDS is small and easy to conceal but will not be as good for target shooting. Buy both and you have it covered.
     
  8. bucksnducks

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    Thanks you all for the info
     
  9. Manzanita

    Manzanita 12 pointer

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  10. inchr48

    inchr48 10 pointer

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    I carry the XD 9mm sub-compact often. 16 + 1 in the extended mag. 12 + 1 in the flush fit.

    The Range Officer compact does look interesting though .........................
     
  11. sacmarata

    sacmarata 10 pointer

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    Am I the only one that doesn't like the XDS? I got rid of mine as quick as I could. Hated the grip. If I had to compare the experience, I would say it was like shooting an ultralight .38 +P with squared off plastic grips. Mine had several FTEs with multiple types of ammo too.
    I know theres a lemon in every bunch, but even if it didn't have the ejection problems, it just didn't fit my hand right and was very uncomfortable.

    hope your experience is better.
     
  12. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    The only experience I have with Springfield is with their 1911's. So really can't provide much input on the XDM or the XDS other than their obvious difference in size. Springfield makes a fine firearm as do many other manufactures and much beyond that it's just a Ford vs. Chevy debate.

    Which regardless of brand ....size is going to be important for its intended purpose. As such .. you mention recreational shooting and carry. Honestly that's a hard mix to blend the two together and the reason I have many different types of handguns.

    A medium to larger framed gun is going to be more enjoyable to shoot and your more inclined to be more accurate due to the longer sight radius. In turn the smaller / compact pocket pistols their going to more concealable and overall easier to carry but very well may not be a gun you want shoot a ton of rounds through. The shorter sight radius and smaller grip area will affect accuracy somewhat. Otherwords their a gun for intended purpose... defensive , close range use.

    Which I'm just pointing that out and the rest is up to the individual.

    Good luck with whatever you choose.



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