Delivering the improved ergonomics, handling, precision, and accuracy of the XD(M) line in a more compact package, the Springfield Armory XD(M) 3.8 .40 S&W High Capacity Pistol is one high performance conceal carry gun. The XD(M) 3.8 offers the same modified grip contours, molded interchangeable backstraps, grip panels, and deeper and longer slide serrations for better and easier handling, with a shorter 3.8'' barrel for easier concealment. This shorter, fully supported ramp barrel is surrounded with a durable polymer frame and Melonite®-coated forged steel slide for long lasting durability and reliability. Triple-position Picatinny rail readily accepts lights, lasers or other accessories. Visual and tactile indication from the gun's loaded chamber indicator and striker status indicator offer effective use in any lighting condition. The XD(M) 3.8 also features slightly modified grip contours for natural pointability and a sure handle for maximum vertical, horizontal, and torsion control. Ultra Safety Assurance Action Trigger system and grip safety. Faster and easier takedown for cleaning and maintenance. Easy to reach magazine release. Three dot dovetail sights. Black finish. Double action. Weight: 28 oz. Capacity: 16+1 rounds.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheBME79 Great Gun for Range And Self-Defense
I purchased the Springfield Armory XDM 40 3.8 with the bi-tone stainless slide. As a female shooter, I am very pleased with this firearm. It is extremely accurate out-of-the-box and the recoil isn't snappy at all. I not only enjoy shooting this gun at the range- I also carry it as my primary concealed carry firearm.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 77Rocket Great firearm
I have the XDM 4.5 version of this firearm and it is wonderful. Unlike another make and caliber of firearm that I have purchased and which jammed every few rounds, this one works without a problem with several hundred rounds fired. There have been no fail to eject errors and it is a highly accurate firearm.
The two 16 round magazines which came with it are convenient and a blast to shoot without reloading as often.
I would recommend this to anyone.
March 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DSP2 Excellent
I have owned this platform for one year. I have fired over 3000 rounds flawlessly. Take down is extremely simple and quick. Cleaning is a breeze.
This platform functions extremely well with no issues whatsoever.
I highly recommend this firearm to everyone.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by XDMShootist The Making of a Springfield Convert
I originally went to my local Bass Pro, excited about my plan to finally buy the Glock G23 .40 S&W compact high capacity pistol that I had been wanting badly for awhile, but hadn't been able to afford - finally, it would be mine! To my horror, the display that normally held my dream gun was empty, and when I inquired of the salesman if he had more "in the back," he explained that my G23 had been on back order for weeks, with no prospect of getting any in for God only knew how long, and that all gun stores in Vegas, and probably the entire United States, were in the same boat! I was hoping that the salesman hadn't seen the tears welling in my eyes or heard the embarrassed sniffling of my nose, but I'm sure he had because In between my stifled sobs, I heard him say in a kindly voice, "Here, bud, I have something that'll make you feel better," and he handed me the XDM-40.
This Springfield instantly felt as though it had been custom made just for me! And not only were its balance, weight and grip like an extension of my own arm, but its aesthetics were as pleasing to my eyes as an incredibly sexy, perfectly proportioned woman! The gloom I had been feeling left my mind as quickly as did the G-23! Glock? What Glock? I could barely stop grinning long enough for me to tell my savior of a salesman to ring me up! And when I saw all of the accessories that come with the XDM packed into its case, I knew I'd found one of those bargains that happen but a few times in one's life, and I was grateful. But the real treat of the Springfield XDM-40 is its flawless functionality: from its smooth trigger pull, perfectly balanced recoil, reliability and accuracy of its 3.8" barrel and its 16 shot magazines (it comes with two!), to its simple and quick method of field stripping!
So, my advice to you is to forget about the gun you think you've got to have, and buy the Springfield XDM-40 3.8" semi. I'm not being paid for this review, so why would I waste my valuable range time making it up?
May 16, 2012