Taking the performance and safety of the XD pistol line to the next level, the Springfield Armory XD(M) 9mm Pistol delivers improved ergonomics, handling, precision, and accuracy. Packing all the features of the high performance XD pistols, the XD(M) features modified grip contours, molded interchangeable backstraps, grip panels, and deeper and longer slide serrations for better and easier handling. The XD(M) combines a polymer frame, Melonite®-coated forged steel slide, and fully supported ramp 4.5'' barrel 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 help you use the gun more effectively in any lighting condition. The XD(M) also takes the great grip angle of the XD's full length polymer grip and modifies the contours slightly for natural pointability and a sure handle for maximum vertical, horizontal, and torsion control. Ultra Safety Assurance Action Trigger system and grip safety provide trustworthy safety. Faster and easier takedown for cleaning and maintenance. Easy to reach magazine release. Three dot dovetail sights. Black finish. Double action. Weight: 32 oz. Capacity: 19+1 rounds.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nooorm24 My Favorite Firearm
I own quite a few firearms including a Smith & Wesson 1911 E-Series. While the S&W is a superior firearm in every respect, the XDM has become my favorite gun due to its high capacity mag. I started looking for a 9mm because they have good stopping power and are considerably cheaper to operate than the .45. After testing several at the range, I finally got my hands on the XDM. My search was over. It is everything I wanted & then some. As with any firearm, the first consideration should be accuracy. This is a VERY accurate gun. But then again, so were some of the other guns I tested. So, I started considering other features. I really like the Melonite coating. I considered the S&W M&P series for that very reason. Since this is going to be primarily used for home defense, the rail is a nice touch. The grip is extremely comfortable, and the interchangeable backstraps make the XDM very customizable. Finally, the deep serrations make the slide very easy to operate. Once I decided on the XDM, the only thing left was to decide which model. The 3.8" was never a consideration. I wanted a full size gun. I considered the 5.25" in case I ever decided to shoot competitively, but I ultimately decided on the 4.50". It is easier to conceal and feels more balanced in my hand. I don't have many rounds through it yet, so my operating results are preliminary at best. But so far, the XDM has been extremely accurate, and I don't have any issues to report such as failures to feed or eject. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this gun to anyone looking for a good home defense firearm.
April 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gettingspam Best So Far
Have been debating about which 9mm to buy, so between renting them at the range, and having friends meet me at the range with theirs and the XDM is my favorite. As a new shooter I want to know how the gun will handle before I purchase one, so I've been conducting a little test:
I've shot each and used the same tests: 50 rounds @ 10Y (as fast as I can empty the clip center of mass) and 50 rounds @ 25Y (aimed shots at head) all using the same targets at the same range. So far I've tested 9 different 9mm's including: XDM, Beretta 92FS, Glock 19, 3 Rugers (P95 and 2 SR2s), 2 Taurus (709, PT-111) and a Walther. Of all of them the XDM is the front runner and it was one of the first ones tested. It and the 92FS are tied at 10Y for a hand sized grouping and same number of points. For the 25Y test the XDM only scored 2 points less than the 92FS. The reason the XDM is winning is because I liked having more rounds in the mag, but also because I noticed less hand strain (having early carpal tunnel the different grip made it more comfortable to hold and shoot).
Of all the ones I've testes (roughly side-by-side) this one felt great, shot great, scored great and is still very easy for a 'novice' to pick-up and be functional in seconds.
November 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bang123 fast shooting
I bought this gun because I left my others at home. I thought I grabbed the 40 but instead I grabbed the 9mm. I came with everything. paddle holster, quick loader, 2 clip holder, 2 different size grips, and 2 clips. I bought 6 boxes of rounds, different types (XDM models only). loaded up the 19 round clips and let it fly. I soon found out that I did not buy enough rounds or have enough clips. now I buy the case of rounds and have 6 clips. this keeps me entertained for a little while. I only had one problem with Winchester rounds, one jammed due to the round itself. Winchester sent me a new box of 50 rounds after I wrote them a letter. I put 500 rounds through it before I cleaned it and it shoot excellent every time without fail. great fun gun!!! As you can see in the picture there are two empty shells in the air and i am still shooting. 17 out of 19 were center mass.
October 22, 2011