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Springfield Armory XDM 5.25 Competition Bi-Tone No. XDM95259SHC 9mm, $865 (Grade A- Feb 2012)

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Friendly grip, great sights, easy-to-work-on recoil system, a bag full accessories, and gobs of potential makes this easy-shooting gun a great value.

Springfield Armory XDM 5.25 Competition Bi-Tone No. XDM95259SHC 9mm, $865 (Grade A- Feb 2012)

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The long reduced-mass slide was controlled by a single-coil recoil spring over a hollow steel guide rod. This makes trying different springs simple.
The magazine well of the XDM came with a more effective bevel than most custom shops typically offer.
The Springfield XDM had cocking serrations front and rear, but working the slide from behind the ejection port is safer. Note the long cutout (arrow) to reduce reciprocating mass located rearward of the red filament front sight.
The adjustable rear sight was mounted deep into the slide for maximum sight radius. Note the elevation hinge pin (arrow). The black strut at rear of the ejection port popped up when the chamber was full. The rear tip of the striker jutted out from the back of the slide when cocked.

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