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4 years 5 weeks ago, 4:30 AM

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Hello

Hi, I'm Phil from Wichita KS. I am looking at buying my first pistol and I think I've narrowed it down to either a Springfield Armoury XDM 9mm or a Ruger SR9. I would like to hear opinions. Also Pro's and Con's. And other than barrel length, is there a reason to go with the XDM over the XDM 3.8?
Thanks,
Phil

4 years 5 weeks ago, 11:37 PM

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both seem

to have good reviews Phil,welcome aboard BTW,I have shot the XDM and thought it worked well for the twenty or so rounds i put thru it.Not much help but I'm sure others will chime in.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 12:24 AM

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buy a glock

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 1:21 PM

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Glock

I went through a few magazines in a Glock 17 but it wasn't comfortable to hold. I understand how reliable it is, but not for me.

4 years 5 weeks ago, 4:50 AM

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You could be slightly happy with a plastic toy glock or extremely satisfied with a real steel handgun, a Kimber, Colt, or other 1911.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 5:22 AM

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now Dockit

you have to know the percentage of steel used in a Glock,are you a trouble maker? yeah i thought so.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 6:13 AM

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Now LBC I'm just stating a fact. As far as a trouble maker, trouble has long been here I'm no competition, can't even compete.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 6:50 AM

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Welcome aboard Phil,

I am a 'plastic' Walther fan so I will refrain from engaging anyone in the Glock vs 1911 debate, like Lucky says, the XDM and the SR9 both sport good reviews so I guess it just boils down to which one fits your hand the best etc.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 7:01 AM

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Aw but hampster you have freedoms we only hope to have again. My opinion of the glock is just that an opinion, yes even our police force and military have the glock as well as other hand guns in inventory. I believe it's a personal taste to which weapon one will choose.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 7:40 AM

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Agreed dockit,

I am kind of partial to the 1911 myself, I find it more stylish, it's nice to have some form with your function...lol

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 2:00 PM

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Howdy Phil.

Yep, we get lost now and then.
Welcome and hang on, it gets bumpy sometimes.
(glocks and 1911s, how many degrees of seperation is that from XDs and Rugers?)
LOL!!

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 3:41 PM

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Phil

Welcome to the site. Hang on. I have both and XD45 and an XDm9 with the SS slides. They call them 2 tone. Would not trade either one, well maybe the 45 for the XDm version. Got the 45 first and didn't even consider another gun when I purchased the 9. 1000's through each without a malfunction of any kind. If you are going to carry concealed the shorter barrel is the obvious choice. Best thing to do is try each one you are considering. I have found the XD, Glock... style to be very user friendly compared to the 1911 with the safeties the decockers like on the CZ. I have a nostalgic fondness for the 1911 but if you want ease of use XD/Glock style is far superior.

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 3:58 PM

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no attack

here,i like 'em all really,just for my cc weapon i love,yes,love my Glock 26,once i chamber a round,i don't do nothing but pull the trigger,I'm getting a Glock 34 sometime this week,then my "wish list" is down by one,but the XDM in .45 are on my list as well.

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 4:02 PM

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LBC

That is what I like about them as well. I'll need to shoot a Glock again. It has been many years. Aaron Roberts who taught the handgun class used one. It all comes down to what you like and can be profecient with. The guy beside me had a Kimber and his hands were beat to pieces by the end of the third day. I would still like a 1911 but not to carry.

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 4:17 PM

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Why get the XDm 3.8?

You might as well get the full length barrel...........The Grip size on the M, and the M3.8 are the same size........The grip is what you have to worry about concealing, not the barrel! Why sacrifice accuracy with the 3.8! Why am I explaining this anyway..........Just Buy A Glock!

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 10:54 PM

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Plevy75

Hello Phil & welcome, it has already been said, but remember, Hold on tight, it gets right nice on here once in a while, but a great bunch of folks. Any weapon mentioned to you here would be a fine choice, questions are, How does it feel in your hand when you draw? Is it where it needs to be comfortably in your hand or are you wiggling things around? Same question as you fire? How well do you shoot it, & is it natural or are you working hard at it? How much do you trust the weapon & your abilities with it? Yea I know, a whole bunch of BS. NOT!!! These are valid questions that MUST be answered by you. Pick the one with the best answers. You get my drift. Or you can be like the smart ones here LBC & Vaq, & get em all???? JUST KIDDING FELLAS. Good luck Phil & keep us posted.

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 6:09 PM

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But if you choose 1911, your opinion is wrong. I'm jus' sayin' As for XD vs Ruger, XD wins hands-down unless you like recalls. Then Ruger takes it. XD is the only gun out there that I would voluntarily buy if I didn't already have my Glocks.

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