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Range Report -.45 ACP Springfield XDm-45

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by mesinge2, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Member

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    I just bought this on Friday:
    My .45 ACP Springfield Armory XDm-45  1.jpg
    http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=79274

    Got to shoot it today. I've got to tell ya I was always of the mind set that I would never own a tupperware gun, but was I wrong! The first thing I noticed shooting it was that is was surprisingly soft shooting, however the grip was small. I have odd bear-paw hands and I had to swap out the backstrap to the largest size at the range.

    After the swap, the gun felt like my Colt Combat elite with the arched housing only thicker. I brought an assortment of Hollow Point ammo just in case it didn't like something. I WASTED MY MONEY! It shot Speer GD, Hornady XTP+P, and Corbon JHP+P just like it was FMJ ammo. And as for accuracy, well look at this target from 14 yards:

    Group from XDm 1.jpg
    Group from XDm 2.jpg
    My .45 ACP Springfield Armory XDm-45  5.jpg
    Above is a CORBON JHP

    I had it loaded to 13+1 and I can only see 11, maybe 12 holes. Which means that 2 to 3 rounds went through the same holes. I shot a total of 310 rounds of which 60 were hollow points and the rest were Magtech FMJ and Winchester FMJ (the light ones that look like JSWCs). After all that I was amazed at how soft shooting it was, It makes my Defender seem like a torture device.

    Not a jam


    I could not be happier with this gun. My only complaint is that my Colt is going to get lonely!
  2. lucky-gunner

    lucky-gunner New Member

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    mesinge2,

    Congrats on your new firearm. I almost picked one up today but went with the 9mm version. Now I want to go back and get the 45 too, :).

    I'm curious what made you make the jump to a "Tupperware" gun? I've been hearing a lot of the holdouts finally picking up a polymer gun (of some type), and I'm curious what made you take the jump.

    Steven@LG
  3. woolleyworm

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    Congrats, looks and sounds like you had yourself a very enjoyable day !!
  4. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member

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    First time out with a new pistol, awesome.
  5. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Member

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    I guess I just wanted a change. The only pistols I have ever owned were either 1911s, Berettas (92, M9, 84), or CZ-75s. I was curious to see what all the fuss was about
  6. MagnumFan

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    Nice looking pistol, I think I need one. :D
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