XDm .40 S&W 3.8

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XDm .40 S&W 3.8

Postby Korben88 » Fri 27 Aug 2010 7:31 pm

First off let me say that I fell in love with this gun the first time I had it in my hand. I had been eyeballin' the XD for some time and actually wavered for some time between the XD and the XDm. The extra capacity (16 vs 12), lighter dry weight (28oz vs 29 oz) and comparable height (5.6" vs 5.5") convinced me to go with the "match grade" over the standard.

Ergonomically the grip fits my hand very well. I prefer the small back strap (it comes with 3), and it feels like an extension of my hand on the draw providing a natural sight picture.

I was very impressed with the accuracy. I held 6" groupings at the range at impact with the target out as far as it goes (not sure the distance, but I'll find out).
It shot very well, eating up everything I ran through it. 300+ rounds (200 cheap walmart ammo, 100 reloads, and 15 rounds of Federal hydra shok personal defense) Not one failure to feed, or hiccup for that matter.

Notable features: expanded capacity, grip safety and trigger safety, chambered round indicator, striker indicator, kicks butt.
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Re: XDm .40 S&W 3.8

Postby MajorNickmo » Sun 29 Aug 2010 3:32 pm

Thanks for the review!
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Re: XDm .40 S&W 3.8

Postby Rupper » Mon 30 Aug 2010 8:30 am

Nice review, thanks. What made you decided to go with the 3.8 instead of the full length?

I would really like to get an XDM. But first I have to pay for my daughters wedding. Sigh...
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Re: XDm .40 S&W 3.8

Postby Korben88 » Tue 31 Aug 2010 3:32 pm

Rupper wrote:Nice review, thanks. What made you decided to go with the 3.8 instead of the full length?

I would really like to get an XDM. But first I have to pay for my daughters wedding. Sigh...


Honestly I just like to look of the 3.8 more, but I also figured it would conceal a bit easier.
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Re: XDm .40 S&W 3.8

Postby aaron » Wed 20 May 2015 5:43 pm

Korben88 wrote:
Rupper wrote:Nice review, thanks. What made you decided to go with the 3.8 instead of the full length?

I would really like to get an XDM. But first I have to pay for my daughters wedding. Sigh...


Honestly I just like to look of the 3.8 more, but I also figured it would conceal a bit easier.


I have the 3.8 as well. The guns great. Barrel length even makes it an option for a comfortable appendix carry. If you are going to conceal you'll probably an issue with printing because of the extended capacity. Personally, I don't care since it is legal here. I have the Trijicon Night Sights on it. :thumbsup:
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Re: XDm .40 S&W 3.8

Postby karatelyle » Wed 17 Jun 2015 11:56 pm

This is the gun I carry the most. I do wish at times that I bought the full lenght i stead of the 3.8, just because the size of the grip makes it print depending on clothing choices. I don't mind printing I just figure it I am going to print I may as well carry a full size. I love this gun, how it looks and shoots. I went with the TruGlo TFO sights and I think they are amazing.
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