Skip to comments.Springfield XDM 3.8 in 9mm
Posted on 07/29/2012 4:42:06 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler
I may have an opportunity to purchase a Springfield XDM 3.8 in 9mm to replace all my other firearms which I lost in an unfortunate boating accident. Does anybody here have experience with this firearm, and if so, could you give me your impressions.
I hate when those boating incidents occur..
It’s a nice 9mm. I’ve shot a friend’s, and recently was torn between an XDM. Sig 2022, and a M&P 9mm 4.25.
Went with the M&P, but I don’t think you’ll be unhappy with the XDM.
You lost all your weapons in a boating accident?
That is probably worth it’s own thread. How many weapons do you normally take fishing?
I know very little about firearms, but I’m very curious as to how you lost all your firearms in a boating accident. That seems a bit incongruous. Hope you don’t mind my prying.
I own an XD in .45 ACP. I am very pleased with it. I have the Compact model which with just a magazine change goes from a compact 10 round pistol to a full size (grip) 13 round pistol. Slick bit of engineering, that.
The only thing I quibble with is your choice of caliber. I prefer large, heavy, slow bullets over smaller, lighter, and faster ones.
Either way those XD’s are fine choices.
Sorry but I forgot to mention that there is one type of ammunition that consistently fails in my XD. Lead semi-wadcutters simply will not feed reliably at all.
Hollow points and FMJ are no problem, but that bullet fails to feed reliably at all. I recommend you avoid them.
What is your take on the trigger feel between the M&P and the XDM?
boating accident = “boating accident”
Well, barramundi is a bloody big fish.
sorry to hear about the loss of your guns..
Have you checked with your local scuba club? If you ask them nicely they will normally dive the lake for you and recover items.
I recommend the floating grips.
I can get a lot more practice for my buck with 9mm than just about anything other than .22LR. 9mm is also a good caliber to share with Mrs. Chandler and the female offspring. And, Best Reason Of All, I might get a very good deal on it. The last time this particular relative sold me a gun, (before it was lost in the unfortunate boating accident), it was a Taurus Ultralite 85 snubnose .38, hardly ever fired, for $125.00.
more info on the accident please
“Well, barramundi is a bloody big fish.” To quote Mick Dundee. Heh-heh!
“I own an XD in .45 ACP. I am very pleased with it.”
Springfield Armory’s family of XD’s are great. I also have an SA-XD 45 acp and love it. Mine is not a compact, and the 13 round mags are great. I do not have a big hand, but this fits nice and feels good. I like the safety features - easy to know when one is in the chamber, and when it is cocked. I am a lefty, but find I can shoot it comfortably and accurately with either hand dominant. Recoil is even, and does not throw the gun up and off target. And it ‘likes’ Federal Hydra-Shok 230 grain Ammo. Again, I think this is a great family of semi-autos.
For me, both are fine. I know some would immediately invest in an Apex upgrade for the M&P, but I actually liked it stock (not at all gritty). I know some like to get real anal about the whole subject, but l had no issues out of the gate. And reports are, it breaks in even better in time. And compared to some of my DAO handguns, it’s a light short pull with a reset I can at least feel.
Very common, happened to me, lost everything except an old .22, real shame
Try jewelers rouge on cylindrical buffing drum in a Dremel tool
And smooth out the feed ramp. I had that problem on a cheap 1911 and
It helped a lot.
I'm just curious, and too lazy to look it up. (And I don't trust Russians).
I warmed one up at a gun range a year or so ago. It was pretty nice - liked it better than the Glock, I think it had a better trigger.
It’s a very good choice, you will like it.
To each their own. In any caliber I believe the XD is a fine choice.
Thanks for the suggestion but I’ve already tried that. I’m not a big user of the SWC bullets anyway so it’s no big deal to me. My buddy uses them because they’re cheap to reload with. I let him shoot it and he loaded a couple of mags with his hand loads.
So now I know to feed that pistol what it likes. LOL
If it were me, I’d buy a cz-82 and use the left over money to buy ammo.
Makarov is larger. Theory being their weapon will fire our ammo but not vice versa. Would only be tried in extreme circumstances where logic and reason have left the building.
LOVE my CZ 82. I won’t leave home without it.
I have the XD in 9mm. Shoots great, it has been reliable and absolutely no complaints. The change I made to it was I installed XD sights. I do prefer my Sig 229, but I have no complaints with the XD.
You did have those ‘lost’ items in waterproof bags, right? GPS location please.
I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews on the new XDMs. I’ve been considering one or two. Sadly, I’ve also lost everything due to a canoe tipping over. The Sabine has claimed the collection.
It was a big problem in Canada a few years ago. I understand that more recently, some of the Canadians managed to recover a few of their missing firearms.
You have to be really careful in a canoe with all this Global Warming going on. I’m afraid the problem is going to get worse.
It will be my next weapon purchase.
I recommend the Walther PPQ. Its got the best trigger out there, its striker fired, racking the slide preloads the trigger, its got a 5lb. break, a 0.1 inch reset on every shot, no grit or stacking. The German made fit and finish
are hand selected and fitted. You should be able to buy one
for approx. $550 with 2 15 rnd. mags.
Its accuracy and shot to shot speed are ahead of the rest.
Its got a 4 inch barrel, and has the same tuff coating as used in The Glock, same safety setup as Glock too.
9MM Makarov=9x18MM=.365 Diameter.
Get the XDM .45, if you can find one. They’re hard to get which says alot about them. My son bought one at a gun show last month , really likes it. He also has the XD.40 but prefers the XDM
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