Springfield Armory XDm-40 Pistol
The Springfield Armory XDm-40 is proof positive that if it ain't broke you can still fix it. Released at the same time as it's higher capacity XDm-9 twin, the .40 S&W version of the high-tech gun brings a lot of value to the table.
Out of the gate the gun gets a 4.5” match grade barrel along with a matching slide and double-spring guide rod. This barrel optimizes the accuracy of the .40 S&W cartridge by providing a slightly greater muzzle velocity which results in a flatter flight path for the expelled round. The greater accuracy comes with a trade off in concealablity though. At 8” in overall length, the gun is a true service pistol and unlike the XD-40, is not easy to conceal comfortably which is why many who have been eyeing one of Springfield Armory's newest pistols will often go with the compact XDm-40 3.8 instead of this full-size variant.
The Springfield Armory XDm-40 still comes with the company's USA (Ultra Safe Assurance) safety systems, lifetime warranty, low profile combat sights, Mega-Lock grip texture, integrated rail system, and both the loaded chamber indicator and striker status indicator. Both front and real slide serrations are cut into the gun. Early versions of these were more simple in design with a simple forward-slanting pattern but after the introduction of the V-shaped serrations in the 3.8 model the gun was eventually switched over to the newer pattern. This service pistol also offers the XDm interchangeable back strap option which allows you the shooter to customize the feel of the pistol to your ideal grip.The match-grade barrel is fully supported and rated to handled .40 S&W +P ammo as well as most +P+ cartridges. The latter will not get you 10mm performance but it comes rather close and doesn't require you to have a monster-grip in order to grasp the gun properly. Higher pressure ammo will of course increase muzzle flip but aftermarket upgrades which increase the forward weight of the gun such as a tungsten guide rod are already available on the aftermarket XDm scene.
Springfield Armory offers the XDm-40 service pistol in a myriad of color choices. A black Melonite slide matched to the black frame is most common but the company also offered a Bi-Tone Stainless Steel Slide/Black Frame from Day One. Eventually the company expanded the line to offer green framed options with either the black or stainless upper.
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