I use mostly Glocks, not sure whether to keep my XDm

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  1. raising_arizona

    raising_arizona

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    My pistol shooting experience started about 7 years ago. I started out with SIGs, and eventually got sick of DA/SA triggers. I even tried DAK triggers and the P250, which had a trigger pull that was too loooooooong.

    I finally switched over to Glocks and haven't looked back. Now, whenever I pick up a SIG it feels like there is a GIANT slide looking back at me. :supergrin:

    I have a 9-mm XDm (or it is XDM?), and I'm contemplating what to do with it. I really like Glock's grip angle and low-profile slide. I'm wondering if it makes sense to ditch the XDm? It does have a nice trigger, but I'm wondering if it might make for bad training to be switching back and forth between pistols with different handling characteristics?

    Any thoughts on consolidating to one brand? (especially for CCW)
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    variety is good...
     

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    Holy crap, that was fast! :wavey:

    That's kind of what I'm torn about (variety). I keep thinking that I should sleep a few weeks on it, but Gaston is on the other shoulder saying I should get a Gen4 G22. :rofl:
     
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    variety makes one a well rounded shooter.
    I used to be a Glock fanatic, then sold all but 1.
    I have more 1911's now than anything, though i didn't like 1911's when i was in my Glock/polymer phase.
    A few weeks ago i bought my 1st polymer in a long time, a XDm. This past weekend i bought a M&P9 Pro. it's a really nice gun out of the box.

    My personal thoughts on the Gen4's is it's Glock's attempt to regain some of the LE market that it lost to the M&P's

    My CCW's are of the 1911 variety, though i used to carry a Glock.
     
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    I like to have multiple guns. Variety is the spice of life. I have Sigs,Glock,XD,and Smith's. I am getting a 1911 soon. Having 15 of the same gun is so boring to me but as far as your daily carry I would pick one that you are best with or the one you think you can be the best with.
     
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    I like Glock's just fine for my polymer pistols. I say branch out and try something different. You could try out a 1911, or maybe a nice revolver in .357 or .44 magnum. Hell give a rifle or shotgun a try. Limiting oneself to semiautomatic pistols in the self defense calibers is missing a lot in the gun sports.
     
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    What do you use your guns for? I mostly carry a Glock 27 for CCW, or a J-Frame or P3AT when I need something smaller, but I have lots of other guns for other purposes - hunting, competition, practice for military qualifications, etc. In my opinion, the purpose for the gun should dictate what you own - if a gun doesn't have a purpose, I'd spend that money on something useful. I have 1911's, Beretta, S&W pistols and revolvers, AR's, various other rifles and shotguns, etc., but each gun has a specific reason.
     
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    I plan on taking a close look at the XdM45 when it comes out...:wavey:
     
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    If you don't find something to be useful or beautiful, don't keep it around.


    I would find an XDm to be quite useful and would put it into rotation. But if you just don't use it ever and it's not some proud or useful part of a larger collection, trade it in for something that you find to better fit the criteria listed above.
     
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    Send me the XDM i'll make good use of it.
     
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    I do like the trigger on it, so I'll put some more rounds through it this weekend and see how I feel. It definitely is a nice pistol.
     
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    If you don't mine one or another, sell the one that will bring you most profit. In this case XDm.
     
  13. deathpriest

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    Keep them both. Get the G22 RTF and a Gen4. You live only once.

    I thought about consolidating calibers which, should be an easier choice. That was before having 38spl, 357mag, 40, 45, 9mm, 7.62 and 12g.

    Blessings,
     
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    Send it to Canyon Creek for an action job and you'll never want to put down the XDm.
     
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    I had an XDm 9mm, they are highly overrated.
     
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    :agree:


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  17. .45Super-Man

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    If the bore axis is an issue for you, try a Steyr M. If excellent ergos are an issue for you, try a Steyr M. It flat beats the Glock in both areas(amongst others).
     
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    Personal preference. I've got two Glocks and two XDs, one an XDm. I prefer the XDs, but shoot both of them well. I use the G26 for a car gun, and the XDm or XD for carry. I use the G 34 for target work. Do what suits you best.
     
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    Care to elaborate?
     
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    The XDm is a nicer pistol, in my opinion.