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Anybody carry the XDm 3.8 compact 9mm?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by longtimelurker, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. longtimelurker


    Feb 20, 2013
    If you do own the gun what are your thoughts on it and how does it stack up against a similar sized glock? I have been debating between the glock 19 and the XDm 3.8 and would like to get some other peoples opinions.
  2. s&wfan


    Dec 27, 2011
    I haven't had a lot of hands on with XDm pistols at all.

    But, for what it is worth, I don't really like GLOCK pistols that much, but I think the G19 is a great pistol.

    I like the 21 also, but I am very fond of the 19.

  3. Stvan1


    Oct 19, 2012
    West Michigan
    My SA xdm 3.8 compact 9mm is my bedside gun with a laser/light on it (also own a XDs 45). It shoots great, but I haven't carried it since I put the light on it. I have a Glock 22 and a 26, I carry either one but the 26 gen 3 is my usual carry gun. I do like the trigger and grip angle on the SA XDm and XDs better but for some reason just carry the Glocks more often. Go figure.
    Lately and now with winter coming I am carrying my 1911s in OWB holsters more often, it is more comfortable.
  4. Gun Shark

    Gun Shark

    Aug 25, 2005
    I have an xdm 3.8 .40 as one of my EDC. When I carry it, it is OWB between 3:30 and 5:00.

    Personally I am not the biggest fan of the grip angle of Glocks. So my personal preference is the XDm. However, I would trust my life with both brands and wouldn't hesitate to carry a G19 if I shot it well enough.

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  5. Beretta92guy


    Nov 15, 2011
    no but i carry the XD-40 service model....EXCELLENT gun, totally reliable and easy to shoot
  6. DoubleWide


    Sep 3, 2008
    My friend has the 3.8 and it was a lot snappier than my Glock 19. If I remember right, the recoil pulled to the left for me and it was harder to get back on target. I did not notice this with the larger XDs. The Glock is also lighter. Glock does have better parts availability.

    Honestly, I'd base my decision alone on how it shot and go with the Glock. Of course, don't be afraid to try them out for yourself. You should be able to find a friendly owner or rent them.
  7. CDR_Glock


    Apr 1, 2010
    It's a versatile pistol. It has a 13 round and 19 round magazine. Biggest negative is the weight of a 19+1 IWB. I carried it when there was a citywide power outage for almost a week.

    I prefer the trigger of the XDM. My recovery is faster with follow up shots. I'm more accurate and consistent at 25 yards. I haven't tried it at 50 yards.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2013
  8. azdave


    Mar 8, 2007
    SE Arizona
    I recently picked up an XDm Compact in 9mm.
    I have a 3rd and a 4th gen wife grabbed up my 4th gen a few years back declaring it hers, and I let her keep it as her carry/Jeep gun because she shot it so well.

    Last weekend we were in the hills shooting, and had the 4th gen and XDm C. out at the same time, both of us shooting them side by side.

    Well, she now has the XDm C. as her carry/Jeep gun and the 4th gen. is back in my safe.
    We both observed recoil to be about identical, but she shot much tighter groups with the XDm...the trigger difference was a non-issue for her.
    Anything that sparks or creates an interest in shooting I let her have. I can always get another one.
    I like the Glock trigger better......but like the natural pointability of the XDm C. better.
    Can't lose with either, imo.:cool:
  9. longtimelurker


    Feb 20, 2013
    Oh wow thank you for the replies everybody! I know that this is an old thread but I had only been able to sign into my profile from a buddies computer that my password was saved on. Anyways thank you for taking the time to respond I appreciate it and the next time I start a thread I will be more actively involved since I remembered my password and now have it saved in my phone!