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Old 16 October 2016, 19:36
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The trigger smoothes out with use. I found mine to break at 5.75 lbs try more finger on the trigger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8JX2hZR_6g
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Old 16 October 2016, 19:57
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Good stuff! I can feel it smoothing out already, just after this weeks few hundred rounds.
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Good review on the XDM here.

https://www.sofmag.com/springfield-a...dm-4-5-review/
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Well, I liked my XDm 5.25 threaded barrel shooter SO MUCH that I went ahead and added the "competition model" to the collection. LOVE IT!

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Made the mistake of leaving mine in my range bag. Son went to the farm to shoot and decided he likes it a lot better than what he was carrying. Told him there was no way I was trading him, told him to go buy his own.
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Made the mistake of leaving mine in my range bag. Son went to the farm to shoot and decided he likes it a lot better than what he was carrying. Told him there was no way I was trading him, told him to go buy his own.
I have NEVER used my Dad's tools and after told he I was keeping them. Shit, I will get them anyway, why can't I just have them now... :D

Let him have yours and make him buy you what you want.
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Made the mistake of leaving mine in my range bag. Son went to the farm to shoot and decided he likes it a lot better than what he was carrying. Told him there was no way I was trading him, told him to go buy his own.
That's funny.
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Traded Dad's pre-64 Remington 700 (.300 H&H he had bored out to .300 Weatherby for Alaska Hunting)...for a M1 Garand.

He had already given the Remington to me, but that didn't mean I could trade it.
THIS, I will never live down.

Especially since the stock was hand-checked and beautifully scrolled dark walnut by his best friend.

But, I REALLY wanted that Garand.

The older I get...the more I realize what a dumbass I am.
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^^^^

A sure way to get your ass beat...
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The older I get...the more I realize what a dumbass I am.
Sorry, can't resist.

You are just now starting to figure that out?
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You are just now starting to figure that out?
No, read the post again B5R. I said the MORE I realize it.

There have been indications for some time, as exampled in anecdote above .
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Lets please keep this focused on firearm reviews.
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Lets please keep this focused on firearm reviews.
+1, LP.

I liked the HK VP9 beyond words, but since it doesn't have a "target" 5" barrel version the XDm 5.25 has been the best choice. And I haven't been disappointed.

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Anyone tried the Optic ready model?
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Old 23 August 2017, 15:27
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Thought I'd put this here in case anyone else has run into this.

Per KW Driver's rec in LP's sight thread, I ordered a Big Dot tritium set for my XDM and last week had some time to swap things out.
However, I was shut down immediately by the near-welded front sight. Tap, tap - nothing; TAP, TAP - nada; WAIL REPEATEDLY AND WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE - ah, negative.
Retreat, consult Goog - not the only one with this issue, thankfully.

Ended up ordering a Fisher SightPusher, with 10deg block kit; delivered in 2 days. Works like a charm. In addition to the required 11/16 and 3/4 crescents, I'd recommend a drop of Liquid Wrench or similar in the track for easing things after the initial break, and a selection of washers for shimming the slide to just the right height.
The XS rear sight hand-fit (red Locktite comes with the kit); I did some light filing of the new front but still ended up using the SightPusher to mount it. Might have been OK using a punch.

Anyone in the same situation, will be happy to lend out the rig.
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Supposedly a 10mm is in the works fingers crossed.
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Old 23 August 2017, 20:27
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Hope so. I may be in the minority that likes shooting .40, and XD's fit me well.
Trying to resist going down that Glock rabbit-hole...

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Trying to resist going down that Glock rabbit-hole...

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Dave, thanks for the report on the Big Dot sights, and the necessity of the Sight Pusher tool for existing XDm removal. I will eventually go the factory Big Dot as well, but I had seen a few interweb stories about the "tight" XDm sight, and ended up modifying the existing oversize "supressor-style" XDm sights into a wide-V rear dot-the-i-style like the Big Dot. The wide-V rear has sped-up my target-target transitions a huge amount. I've become a believer.

Look also at the HK VP series as an excellent Glock alternative.

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