The Springfield XDM series sorta went right by me – never paid it much attention either way – good – bad – whatever . . . Went by GGGPawn and Bill ran this by me – I’m like “sure, why not -the price is right!” Got this small suitcase and it is plumb full of “stuff” – comes with about everything but ammo – as well as Trijicon night sights / laser and a recoil spring / guide rod upgrade – cool stuff
And a total of 5 magazines – not a bad looking pistol . . .
Thumb scallops . . .
No ambi slide release – however the magazine release works from either side . . .
Front grip frame texturing . . .
And rear of the grip frame – the texturing looks like it would be a little “much” – it actually works pretty good – anchors the pistol in your hand quite nicely . . . and a view of the grip safety – which is totally transparent – if you have a hold on it – the safety is disengaged – you really don’t notice it . . .
Slide locked back . . .
Take down is simple as it gets – slide locked back – rotate the lever – slide comes right off – easy as it gets . . .
Guide rod is NOT captured so pay attention – they will get loose and “hide” for days – they will actually travel to the other side of the living room and scurry under the chair and hide up against the base board – at least that’s what I’ve been told . . .
A look under the slide – firing pin block / striker – good looking machine work – no “chatter” marks – nice sharp surfaces . . .
And a loaded chamber indicator . . . Bruce ! Enough already – does it shoot ??
Groups 1 through 4 was me chasing the laser – group 5 was 5 rounds with the laser off – not really a fan of targeting lasers – they actually tend to distract me more than anything else – maybe shoot 5 or 10 thousand rounds just using a laser I might get used to them – but at this point it’s kind of an old dog / new trick thing – I admit I let the XDM line go right by me – I like the way it feels / shoots / recoil management . . . I changed the back strap out to the smallest one and it feels a whole lot better – I think I should have done that before I shot it – Really looking forward to running it hard and see how it feels and shoots with the different back strap and a little more practice – might have to look around for one in 45acp – and I probably won’t have to look too hard as there are a lot of them out there in pawn shops and gun stores – if you are looking for a decent polymer framed pistol and just can’t warm up to another Glock – take a closer look at the Springfield XDM series – they are pretty neat!!
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!