Because of that, I can’t give this gun anything less than a 5 out of 5. If someone could post a link or two leading me to the right place I'd appreciate it!  Lever twisted, slide moves forward and off. It just feels so wonderful when shooting. TheNoob was dedicated to passing on knowledge to beginners that he learned along the way. SMI-A14 A double-stack 32-rd magazine for the Smith & Wesson M&P series of pistols in 9x19mm. Not only do the longer barrel and sight radius and fiber-optic front sight endear it to better accuracy, but its striker-fired system offers a crisp trigger that nearly mimics a single-action trigger pull. IMHO you really can't go wrong with any XDm. What a fine piece of engineering! [17] Included in the refresh are safeties on the grip and trigger. . I usually recommend first-timers some kind of a .22 to learn on. XD Trigger Bar. purchase helps support my work in bringing you more awesome gun and gear articles. A "competition" series is chambered in 9mm, 10mm Auto, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP with a 5.25-inch (133 mm) barrel, remotely resembling the tactical XD pistols with 5-inch (130 mm) barrels. But unlike the Glock cult, I realized there are alternatives. I think it only comes in the case when you purchase a new pistol. The M1 wasn't adopted by the military until 1936. For that, we have to take a trip to Croatia. I like that the spring and the rod are 2 separate items on the XDm. Learn all the important stuff about handguns...with none of the attitude. Not one of those crappy plastic cases that have to be thrown away after opening it a dozen times. As of March 2020[update], the XD series has been offered in four branding variants (XD, XD-M, XD-S, XD-E), with XD and XD-S also offered in second generation (Mod.2) configurations.  So to review: lock slide, twist lever, slide forward, pull out barrel and spring assembly. In 2006, HS Produkt decided that their gun wasn’t extreme enough so they updated it a bit. In January 2012, Springfield Armory announced a new variant, marketed as the XD-S. All I know is that I was trained by the US Army with the M1911A1 and M9A1 and the XDm was so much easier to use and maintain that it make shooting at the range fun again. Thanks Dave, glad you're loving your XDm! HS Produkt sold the rights and Springfield rebranded it the XD (short for X-Treme Duty). Springfield Armory upgraded the front sight to a red fiber optic. XD(XDM) 9MM Compensators; XD(XDM) Barrel & Compensator Combos; XDM Threaded Barrels; Smith & Wesson M&P. For maintenance, I give it a 4.5 out of 5. All for under $200. $34.00. I haven't had a chance to shoot this bad boy yet, but I already love everything about, more so than I did my Smith & Wesson 9mm. Springfield Armory XDM 9mm 19-Round Factory Magazine Stainless Steel (81) $26.99. Threaded barrel models: the 9mm offering has been discontinued. $7.50 View Product Springer Precision. The rear sight is still a two dot, though its profile has been lowered, and is still constructed of steel to facilitate its use in racking the slide. We’ve built dozens of AR’s and we’ll cover all the best AR-15 upgrades such as handguards, triggers, BCGs, gas blocks, and more. Our favorite guns and gear that we've tested and fully recommend. The local range where I rent most of my test guns had an XDm (with a green laser sight, I might add) and for once it wasn’t rented out. //]]>, We’ve got a dedicated section for the AR-15 here. It’s like being a kid on Christmas morning when you buy one of these! Most respectable regardless of bias.  I’ve seen the phrase “The XD will set you free” on too many forum posts and signatures to count. ... XD-M Elite Compact 14-Round Magazine – 9mm. I was a glock only guy and I had a Sig as my conceal until I shot my first XDM, I traded and sold my hand guns and got the 45 in the 5.25 barrel and the 45 in 3.25 inch. In 2018, 10mm Auto was added. Using XD (eXtreme Duty) branding, Springfield Armory subsequently expanded the series to include ten models in three different calibers and five different cartridges, seven barrel lengths, and six finishes (black, black bi-tone, olive drab, olive drab bi-tone, flat dark earth, and flat dark earth bi-tone). Out of Stock. Open the box and you’re good to go. The first was for a SSpringfield Armory XDM Elite with the threaded barrel. [13], In 2017, Springfield Armory added the XD-E, with the 'E' denoting that the variant uses an external hammer; operation is double action / single action (DA/SA). The second sentence should be broken up into two separate sentences. Springfield rebranded it the XDm, short for the highly poetic and creative “X-Treme Duty More” and its popularity skyrocketed. That’s because, as it stands, the XDm is Glock’s direct competitor right now. It is the same as the .45 ACP model, the only difference being that the 9mm XD-S has a 7+1 capacity (with optional 8+1 and 9+1 magazines) and is marginally heavier due to a smaller barrel bore. Even with all this abuse and the cheap and nasty range ammo, this thing performed like a champ. [12] The pistol also has a new set of sights. There’s also the argument that it doesn’t really need any as it already comes with them.  The beauty of modern pistol design is that they are engineered to near perfection. I traded in my Smith & Wesson 9mm and was able to get this gun for a steal. Not so much. Just took my wife to the range for the first time today and rented her an XDm 9mm. A *hat tip* to you, good sir. Check out our beginners guns video course. I now own 1 XDM 5.25 45acp and no Glocks. Competition models: the .40 S&W offering has been discontinued. Like the Glock, the XDm is a polymer, semi-automatic pistol with a striker fired action and double stack magazine and retails for about the same price as a Glock. Having to lock the slide back has the added bonus of forcing you to check to see if there’s no bullet in the chamber.  It was primarily used by the Croatian military and the 9mm version was also exported to the US by a company called Intrac.  I don’t know if it was their intention but that’s a nice, passive safety feature. After shooting the XD9 he was hooked.  Seriously, this thing was so dirty that I couldn’t even distinguish the dot on the front sight. Privacy Policy and The M1 wasn’t adopted by the military until 1936. And stay in touch with newsletters of our best articles on techniques, guns, & gear.  There’s still that striker assembly that’s going to have to be cleaned at some point. Springfield Armory XDm Beginner Gun Review. So I don’t know if this was a change or if our dealer snagged one. Almost. The balance and weight of the gun lets even a novice shoot accurately. Being a novice he had no idea what he wanted in a gun for his house.  Having that separate spring, however, gives it a slight nudge ahead of the Glock, in my Noobish opinion. But i have yet to find a better overall out of the box option than the xdm. You’ll be seeing a few comparisons to the Glock in this review. Let the Glock handle the workload and wear and tear of your EDC and have your fun with the XDm. [14][15] Originally offered in 9mm, a version chambered in .45 ACP was subsequently added. Now, one thing I love about renting guns is that you get to see what a gun is like after it’s been used and abused beyond all measure.  If it were a girl, you would not be introducing this thing to your parents…and you’d probably want a tetanus shot after touching it. You do not pay anything extra and your I may earn a small part of the sale from links to any products or services on this site. I would honestly be surprised to find a recently designed/manufactured gun that doesn’t score well in this area. Whenever I recommend the Glock, it’s because of the legendary reliability of the weapon. Terms of Service apply.  In my research, I haven’t seen any valid complaints of stovepipes or failures to feed. EXTENDED MAGAZINE. . I have a Glock 19 and an XDm 9mm (and a .45 too) and I wholeheartedly agree with this review. In January 2012, Springfield Armory announced a new variant, marketed as the XD-S.[8] The 'S' represents the single-stack magazine used, providing a slimmer grip. The only knowledge I had was that the lever on the front left side was specifically for breaking it down. While sharing many features with the original XD and XD-M, the XD-S included a new pre-set trigger and a disassembly fail-safe, neither of which were available in XD or XD-M models. But that has nothing to do with the birth of the XDm….sort of. Can anyone direct me to where I can buy the XDM starter kit advertised in this article? There’s also a backstrap safety which means you have to be gripping the gun in order for it to fire.  I usually include the phrase “I have a Glock 19 and it’s been great.”  I then recommend the XDm because of the accessories it comes with but I include the phrase “I’ve never actually shot one but I’ve heard nothing but good things about them.”. G17 9MM Magazines; G18 9MM Magazines; G19 9MM Magazines; G26 9MM Magazines; G34 9MM Magazines; G43 9MM Magazines; G43X/G48 9MM Magazines; G45 9MM Magazines; G22 .40 S&W Magazines; G23 .40 S&W Magazines; G27 .40 S&W Magazines; G35 .40 S&W Magazines; G20 10MM Magazines; G29 10MM Magazines; G40 10MM Magazines; G21 .45 … Subscribe to Pew Pew Tactical's sales and deals email. The Springfield Armory XD is a series of semi-automatic pistols sold by Springfield Armory, Inc., in the United States along with follow-on variants: XD-M, XD-S, and XD-E.[1] Polymer-framed and predominantly striker-fired, the series is manufactured by HS Produkt in Karlovac, Croatia. Since I’ve shot the XDm, I’m having a moral crisis. $34.00. My brother just got a pistol permit so I took him to the range with a number of my guns. We bought our first handgun back in October of 2012 and it was a 9mm XDm. $60.00 View Product Springfield Armory. In 1777, the M1 Garand did not exist. Copyright © 2021 Pew Pew Media, Inc. All rights reserved. The XD developed a bit of a cult following and started to take some of the limelight away from Glock.  The XDm went on to win Handgun of the Year in 2009. Top Shooting Drills and Zeroing Targets worth $47 FREE - Limited Period Offer, Palmetto State Armory: Heritage Rough Rider .22 LR 6.5" Revolver - $150 (Normally $180), Palmetto State Armory: PSA AR-15 Complete MOE EPT Lower - $280 (Normally $350), Brownells: Vortex Optics Spitfire HD Gen II Prism Scope - $450, Brownells: H&K AR-15 HK-Style Micro Sight Set - $150 (Normally $196), Egyptian Rifle Roundup!  Like the Glock, it too gets a 5 out of 5. I’ve owned 5 Glocks over the years because of dependability and predictability. That's why this is such a great sport. Even limp wristing, this thing shot like a champ.  Now when someone asks, I will say “I would go with an XDm, hands down.”  I will certainly be added an XDm .45 to my personal collection as soon as I can. ProMag Glock 17, 19, 26 9mm 25-Round Magazine (11) $19.99. Leaning hard towards the xd-m. And it can be had for well under 5 bills if you shop around. 1.0 9MM … Features The Springfield Armory XD-M Elite 3.8" Compact packs all the advanced features of the Elite line into a CCW-ready package with a compact slide and short, concealable frame. Smith & Wesson M&P Comp Combos. The 'S' represents the single-stack magazine used, providing a slimmer grip. I’ve always considered this kit to be the gold standard for new guns. It also has a loaded chamber indicator on the top of the gun and an indicator on the back that tells you if it’s cocked and ready. The XD-M variant[a] (where 'M' represents match grade) was introduced in mid-2008;[5] it won "Handgun of the Year" from American Rifleman for 2009. window.__mirage2 = {petok:"a53e5b09676aeeee7698054e47057966d60bb7de-1614080702-1800"}; The fail-safe disassembly prevents the disassembly lever from being manipulated when there is a magazine in the pistol. Elite models: the Tactical OSP offering has a threaded barrel and is optics-ready; the slide is a flat dark earth color. But hey...to each his own. If you buy the full size XDM, you only get two mags. The fourth full paragraph reads poorly.  Springfield saw the weapon and said “Hey, we like this! [53], As of March 2020[update], the original XD-S series offerings are no longer listed on the company's website.  The Glock’s 3 built in safeties were good for a score of 4.5 but with the extra safeties and the indicators, I think the XDm is worthy of the full 5 out of 5 dunce hats. I have no loyalty to either brand…I just know what works better for me.  This case can be used for the life of the gun. Agree, i carried a glock 21 for a duty weapon and like glocks but i prefer the xd platform. The gun is ugly, bulky, heavy in my opinion and is inferior to a Glock. [43], As of March 2020[update], for the XD Mod.2 series, the only offerings listed on the company's website are sub-compact and service models, both in 9mm and .45 ACP.  The particular model I used in my test was a standard XDm chambered for .45 caliber. 9MM Comp & Barrel Combo's.45 ACP Glock Comps (Gen 1-2-3-4) 9MM Glock Comps.40 Cal Glock Comps; Glock Threaded Barrels; Glock Standard Drop In Barrels; Glock Slides; Springfield XD & XDM.  Even though there’s not much now and you don’t need much either, I still see more and more stuff becoming available. Then, I took a few rounds and was very impressed. Its a great review. Springfield Armory XDM 5.25 Springfield Armory XDM 5.25: The XDM 5.25 from Springfield Armory is bred for competition. XD-M Elite 20-Round Magazine – 9mm. Get proficient on YOUR time. The first XD-M was chambered in .40 S&W with a 4.5-inch (110 mm) barrel, holding 16 rounds in the magazine.  Now seriously, what should I get?”. This is partly due to the fact that it just hasn’t been out that long. [10] The .45 ACP XD-S has a 5+1 capacity (with optional 6+1 and 7+1 magazines) and a 3.3-inch (84 mm) barrel. Looking at the parts, it pretty much breaks down almost exactly like a Glock. I own the xdm40 and also a kimber 1911 45 cdp and I have to say while the kimber is prettier girl, the xdm40 is an incredible shoot.  I remember my thought process well…first thing, try just twisting the lever. ProMag S&W M&P-9 Double Stack Magazine 9mm Blued Steel 32/rd. I’ll say this: I have never shot a better group than I did the day of this review. The XD Mod.2 includes ergonomic improvements, the most notable of which is the "Grip Zone"; three differently textured areas on the grip, each with their own unique texturing, in contrast to the original XD design with traditional grip texturing. //