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Old 03-25-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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It's the 3.8 compact. Should arrive by middle of the week. Where can I go to do upgrades and what upgrades would yall recommend? It's my first handgun.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #2
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Congrats! Nice piece! I just bought its little brother the subcompact XD 40. Love it!

Get ya some Trijicon night sights!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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I have my SC XD9 as is. I attach a X2 laser/light combo when at home but on the street I leave as is. Really no need for anything else.

Keep in mind any mods, special ammo, or such you do could be turned against you in court.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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I have my SC XD9 as is. I attach a X2 laser/light combo when at home but on the street I leave as is. Really no need for anything else.

Keep in mind any mods, special ammo, or such you do could be turned against you in court.
What mods would be turned against me? I don't plan on any armor-piercing or anything. I just want to know about any need to change up the recoil spring or if I can find a stainless barrel with the same "match" design. Just stuff like that.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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love mine check out optics planet for acc.. and maybe check with a local gunsmith about the springs and ss barrel
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:18 PM   #6
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I own several Springfield weapons. I was tempted to do trigger jobs to several of them initially, but after putting about 200 rounds through each, the triggers smooth up quite nicely. Initially, I was shooting a lot of low/left shots. That cleared up with practice and trigger break-in. The only mods that I really like are night sights and extended mag releases.

Shoot it first before doing any mods. After 200 rounds, I think you will rethink "necessary" mods. It's a fine weapon. Congrats on your new purchase.

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Old 03-25-2012, 02:33 PM   #7
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Good choice! I have an XDM 3.8 in 9mm and couldn't be happier. As mentioned previously I too have some difficulty with shooting low and to the left, but feel it's my technique more than the gun. I honestly don't think I would add any "mods" to it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #8
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I almost went with the M&P compact, but seeing how I could put my whole hand around the Springfield with either the compact or extended magazine, I decided on the XDm.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:26 PM   #9
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Low and left is trigger, trigger, trigger. Concentrate on using the last pad of your trigger finger and pulling straight back rather than getting up into the joint of the finger.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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Ive had an xdm 40. For a while now. Im about to change out the guide rod and spring just to increase the weight a bit. Love it but the next one i get is going to be a sig p226
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #11
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What mods would be turned against me? I don't plan on any armor-piercing or anything. I just want to know about any need to change up the recoil spring or if I can find a stainless barrel with the same "match" design. Just stuff like that.
Glaser rounds
Lighter triggers
lighter springs
etc


Any good attorney can define this as making a gun tuned to kill. It has happened before.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:06 PM   #12
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I have the same exact gun and is my carry gun. You are gonna love it and will not need to do any mods. It's an ABSOLUTE DREAM to shoot. That's why you spent the extra $$ and went with the XDm over the XD, right?!? The trigger is awesome and the barrel is crazy accurate. Just go shoot it before you even consider "modifying" it. You'll quickly change your mind.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #13
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Any good attorney can define this as making a gun tuned to kill. It has happened before.
Um, isn't the idea to have a gun "tuned to kill"? Otherwise it'd just be a really expensive club. I'm fully aware that you "shoot to stop" and not "shoot to kill" or "shoot to wound" but if it's not "tuned" then it'd just be for "hit to kill" with wouldn't it? Maybe I'm just completely ignorant and somebody can straighten me out on this but it doesn't seem logical. Of course not much our judicial system is doing now seems logical.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #14
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Um, isn't the idea to have a gun "tuned to kill"? Otherwise it'd just be a really expensive club. I'm fully aware that you "shoot to stop" and not "shoot to kill" or "shoot to wound" but if it's not "tuned" then it'd just be for "hit to kill" with wouldn't it? Maybe I'm just completely ignorant and somebody can straighten me out on this but it doesn't seem logical. Of course not much our judicial system is doing now seems logical.
Modifying a handgun to shoot faster or better can be made to look like you were looking to kill somebody or something. Atleast, that is the what I was told by several instructors. Knowing how the courts work nowadays, I'd believe it.

It'd be better to convince an audience you didn't want to kill someone but had to rather than trying to disprove you were preparing for it, if that makes sense.

Plain is the flavor to go in a self defense handgun apparently. Personally, its one less thing my attorney and I would have to worry about in the event it happens to us.

Just my opinion...

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Old 03-25-2012, 04:39 PM   #15
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Low and left is trigger, trigger, trigger. Concentrate on using the last pad of your trigger finger and pulling straight back rather than getting up into the joint of the finger.
I guess I'm just not used to using that last "pad" to pull the trigger and often find myself using the joint. I've been trying to adjust my form, but it's hard to break bad habits!!
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #16
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Great info. Obviously, this is my first handgun, so any advice, like trigger pull, is great. Looking forward to its arrival.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #17
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As others have said put a few boxes of rounds through it and the trigger will lighten up. I own a XDm 40 (first year production) and I absolutely love it. I plan on getting the new XDm slim compact 45 or subcompact 40 as my primary carry gun in the future
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #18
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I'm sure they'll come out with a XDm subcompact .45 soon since I just bought a XD subcompact .40 a few days ago.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:20 PM   #19
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i love my xd's and my xdm cant wait for the xds to come out i want one
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:08 PM   #20
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I have the exact pistol and have had it for 2 years and would not give it up for anything. Congrats on a good buy
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:15 PM   #21
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I'm sure they'll come out with a XDm subcompact .45 soon since I just bought a XD subcompact .40 a few days ago.
You mean like this ?



Check it out! http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/springfield-armory-xds/
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:18 PM   #22
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Was going to wait on this one, but you know...lack of patience and all. Plus, would like to have a little more than a 5+1.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:20 PM   #23
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Good choice! I have an XDM 3.8 in 9mm and couldn't be happier. As mentioned previously I too have some difficulty with shooting low and to the left, but feel it's my technique more than the gun. I honestly don't think I would add any "mods" to it.
Mine shoots the same way.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:26 AM   #24
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Lmao. Figures!!!!
It is a little but longer barrel and a little taller than the XD sub 40 but close. Oh well I'm liking my sub40. Maybe in a few years, if I still feel the need, I'll get a XDs.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:33 AM   #25
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Great gun, I have the exact same one. Check out XDTalk.com forums for some good info too.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:03 PM   #26
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The only parts I use in my shop to upgrade the fire control system of the XD/XDm are from Powder River, link below. Also it is wise to avoid dry firing them as the roll pin firing pin retainer have a history of breaking from dry firing. Use a snap cap.

http://shop.powderriverprecision.net/
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:09 AM   #27
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And here it is.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:51 PM   #28
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Congrats! Where did the high-cap mag go? Already loading it up?
All the best,
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:59 PM   #29
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Congrats! Where did the high-cap mag go? Already loading it up?
All the best,
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It's like you know me? Have already played with it some. Can't wait to get it to a range and get her broke in.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #30
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I got the 3.8 in.45acp. Give it a chance before you change it. The xdm is awesome right out the box. I'd only put night sights on it.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #31
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great choice. Just be proficient
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