Gun Report

Springfield Armory XDM 3.8 Compact XDM9384CSHC 40 S&W, $769 (Grade A Oct 2011)

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As a high-capacity house gun or a 12-round concealment piece, this gun is hard to beat.

Springfield Armory XDM 3.8 Compact XDM9384CSHC 40 S&W, $769 (Grade A Oct 2011)

Gun Details

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The XDM40 3.8 Compact came with an 11-round magazine and a 16-round magazine. Three extension collars for the longer magazine were supplied to match the different size backstraps. The Pearce base pad (arrow) was our choice to provide an extra finger groove with the short mag.
Changes from the XD to the XDM include a 3-slot Picatinny accessory rail, enhanced cocking serrations and a thin-profile slide. A separate cut for the slide latch was unnecessary and takedown did not require pressing the trigger.
With the Pearce grip basepad and Number III (large) backstrap in place, the short-gripped compact completely filled our hands. Note the grip safety, bottom arrow, and indentation at the top of the grip panel, top arrow. Magazine-release buttons were on both sides.
The low-mount rear sight was drift adjustable only but channeled light to the rear of the slide for maximum sightradius. The short black line leading from the ejection port was the loaded-chamber indicator. Note the abundance of rear cocking serrations.

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