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Springfield XDM 3.8 in 9mm
7-29-2012 | Jeff Chandler

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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: firearms; guns
thanks
1 posted on 07/29/2012 4:42:10 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


2 posted on 07/29/2012 4:46:34 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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?


3 posted on 07/29/2012 4:46:53 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 4:47:06 PM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.

Good luck.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 4:50:33 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 4:53:47 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: tickedoffnow

What is your take on the trigger feel between the M&P and the XDM?


7 posted on 07/29/2012 4:54:03 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: randita

boating accident = “boating accident”


8 posted on 07/29/2012 4:54:56 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: occamrzr06
How many weapons do you normally take fishing?

Well, barramundi is a bloody big fish.

9 posted on 07/29/2012 4:59:05 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (You didn't build that. We built that ... city on rock and roll.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 5:00:08 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I recommend the floating grips.


11 posted on 07/29/2012 5:06:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Lurker
The only thing I quibble with is your choice of caliber.

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.

12 posted on 07/29/2012 5:07:10 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (You didn't build that. We built that ... city on rock and roll.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

more info on the accident please


13 posted on 07/29/2012 5:09:46 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Jeff Chandler

“Well, barramundi is a bloody big fish.” To quote Mick Dundee. Heh-heh!


14 posted on 07/29/2012 5:10:57 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Lurker; Jeff Chandler

“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.


15 posted on 07/29/2012 5:12:49 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: doorgunner69

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.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 5:13:27 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: jyro

Very common, happened to me, lost everything except an old .22, real shame


17 posted on 07/29/2012 5:17:35 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Lurker

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.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 5:17:54 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Jeff Chandler
I don't mean to hijack this thread (please think of this as a bump), but it's pointless to start my own. What bullet has the larger diameter, 9mm Luger or 9mm Makarov? Or are they the same diameter, and it is just the cartridge that's different?

I'm just curious, and too lazy to look it up. (And I don't trust Russians).

19 posted on 07/29/2012 5:19:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


20 posted on 07/29/2012 5:19:27 PM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a "known safety risk" shooting with you even if he is an ordained minister.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

It’s a very good choice, you will like it.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 5:24:11 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Jeff Chandler

To each their own. In any caliber I believe the XD is a fine choice.


22 posted on 07/29/2012 5:27:10 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Gaffer

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


23 posted on 07/29/2012 5:29:57 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

If it were me, I’d buy a cz-82 and use the left over money to buy ammo.


24 posted on 07/29/2012 5:33:24 PM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
It is a great pistol with a trigger that sucks big time. Saying that I am a gun smith and I carry an XD40 subcompact every day. It is my first choice of all the handguns I own.
I solved the trigger problem with a Powder river trigger kit. It now has a DA trigger with hardly any take up or over travel that breaks cleanly at 2.75 lbs. Great gun but the factory trigger is really bad. Invest the next hundred bucks and make it right. It will end up feeling better than the Glocks.
25 posted on 07/29/2012 5:34:34 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


26 posted on 07/29/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: WackySam

LOVE my CZ 82. I won’t leave home without it.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 5:50:52 PM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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28 posted on 07/29/2012 5:54:25 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


29 posted on 07/29/2012 6:06:58 PM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: EandH Dad
LOVE my CZ 82. I won’t leave home without it.

One of the best handguns ever made. Looks like the prices are starting to creep up on them though...
30 posted on 07/29/2012 6:21:04 PM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

You did have those ‘lost’ items in waterproof bags, right? GPS location please.


31 posted on 07/29/2012 6:23:34 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


32 posted on 07/29/2012 6:47:58 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: occamrzr06

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.


33 posted on 07/29/2012 7:33:50 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Jeff Chandler
Shot the Springfield XD last weekend. Shoots very well with very little recoil.

It will be my next weapon purchase.

34 posted on 07/29/2012 7:41:09 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


35 posted on 07/29/2012 8:36:03 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman
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To: 1rudeboy
9MM Luger/Parabellum=9x19MM.=.355 Diameter.

9MM Makarov=9x18MM=.365 Diameter.

36 posted on 07/30/2012 5:09:03 AM PDT by donozark (A Socialist is a Communist who doesn't have the balls to pull the trigger!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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


37 posted on 07/30/2012 6:36:58 AM PDT by capt B
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