Range Report - XDm-9 Compact

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by mesinge2, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
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    I finally got to shoot my new XDm-9 Compact and do a range report.

    Here it is:

    First thing I did was put the largest back strap of the gun. I have the largest one on my XDm-45; so, I will definetly need it on the compact 9mm. Second, I bought extra mags before my trip to the range (I had to order them from Springfield). I had 4 13 round compact mags and two 19 round mags with the X-tension sleeves on them and after loading the mags three times and one round in the pipe each time I went through 273 rounds. A whole mix of ammo Magtech 115gr. FMJs, Magtech Guardian Gold 124gr JHP+Ps, Hornady TAPs, some Federal 147 FMJs, some my LRN reloads.

    It never missed a beat, never jammed once. I was surprised because even my beretta won't feed my reloads.

    I shot it back to back with my XDm-45 and the recoil is quite similar between +P 9mm and standard pressure .45 ACP.

    Here are the groups of my XDm-9 Compact at 14 yards with the Hornady TAP loads:

    Grouping 40  XDm 9 Compact.jpg
    Grouping 41  XDm 9 Compact.jpg

    Here are the groups of my XDm-45 at 14 yards with Hornady TAP+P loads:

    Grouping 36  XDm 45.jpg

    I group better with my .45 but I have also shot it a lot more, but for a compact with a grip that I can get barely two fingers on, it great. I think its going to be my concealment gun for when I have to wear dress clothes (which is often).

    Any questions, just ask. :)
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  2. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    VERY NICE. What did it run you?

  3. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    Thanks, and it was $595 at my local shop.
  4. garydude

    garydude Member

    Thank you for sharing Mesinge2.

    She's a beauty, no doubt about that. Nice shooting and a very good report.
  5. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    There is a show on Wend. nights on the outdoor chanel that has been running a torture test on the XDM for some time now. They have drug it behind a truck down a gravel road, and thrown it off the top of a house onto a concrete drive way, and the damn thing is still working, and shooting a real tight group. An excelent choice, thanks for shareing.
  6. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Nice piece. Good shooting. What I'd love to see is a range comparison of any XDM and an XD of equal length barrel. I know they say the XDM has a match barrel, but I wonder if it is that much more accurate.
  7. lucky-gunner

    lucky-gunner New Member

    May 23, 2010
    Nice shooting and thanks for the range report mesinge2.

    I have the XDM 9 & 40 in full size. I've thought about picking up the compact. I was utterly disappointed with the 3.8. It doesn't seem much larger than the Rami that I'm carrying now.

    @RunningOnMT I can't tell the difference between my XD and XDM accuracy wise. Both will out shoot me so it's hard to tell if it's that much better. I do prefer the XDM models for other reasons though.
  8. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Dude that's awesome.
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