XDm 9 or SR9

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IaDC

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I have a P95 which I really like but,I also like to buy guns. So,with no more reason than that, would you rather buy an XDm9 or an SR9?
 

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You can't go wrong with either, let your budget decide. I have the XDM40 and SR9, love em both. I'm a big Ruger fan so if I could only have 1 I'd take my SR9.
 
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If you can afford it and dont want to CC, I'd get the XDM9. But its a good bit wider than the SR9, and i dont think i could CC an XDM9 at all, whereas i CC the SR9 everyday with ease.
 

S391

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I own an SR9 and for the money it has been a fantastic gun. However, the XD(M) is a serious pistol and I would give it the nod in a head to head showdown. However, it's $200 more than the SR9 so figure out what works for you and have fun.
 

IaDC

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I saw an SR9 at a gun show a couple of weeks ago and, I have to admit, it didn't make me think "I have to have this."Down another aisle was an XDm 40.That did make me sit up but I would rather have the 9mm since I have a "few" boxes of that caliber already. It seemed to have a ' cool ' factor more than the SR9. Decisions,decisions.
 

Rix86

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Well...... I'll be buying both.
AND a walther p99.
And maybe the new walther compact as well.
The only striker pistols I'll be buying.
 

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Between the two you listed only:


If you are going to carry, I'd get the SR9. I have found that, for me, grip width is a huge comfort factor. I almost bought an XD subcompact in .40 yesterday, but the grip was too chunky. I have found I can carry a longer barrel length with a thin grip better than a subcompact with a thick grip (my CZ Rami 9).

If this is a range toy, I think the XD is a better shooter.
 

tdyoung58

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The XD9, have one and love it, don't buy a sub-compact one, get the 4," You can pick up a used XD9 pretty cheap now, since a lot are on the market, cuz of XD guy's having to buy the 'newest' XDm9, lots of trades, saw three at one gun shop on Sat here in PA.
 

ontrack

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I have the XD40 Sub, and I trust my life with it-it's my everyday carry gun. I have put about 400 rounds through my friend's XDM40, and it is a very accurate gun after you get used to it, and figure out which backstraps you shoot with best. I can say the same about my M&P9 Pro, although I'm still "figuring it out". I also have an SR9, and though it is a fine gun, I hesitate to put it in the same class as a Springfield or an M&P. I'm sure many here will disagree, but's that's the way I see it. When I go to the range, (at least twice per month, not counting IDPA) all 3 guns get their workout. It all depends on what you plan to use the gun for, and how much money you want to spend.
 

IaDC

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Nice thread Burley. Oddly enough, I was contemplating a Browning Hi-power this morning.
 

ontrack

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I agree with IaDC, Burley-very good info. I have never even seen the XDM9, but from what I've read it's not a lot different from the XDM40. I'm really hoping for an XDM45, because I really don't need another 9 or 40, but at least I could afford to shoot the 9, so who knows-I may have one yet!
 
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That was soem good info in that link, i did think the XDM9 was a tad larger than it appears to be, yet i wouldnt consider the SIG 229 which its "similar" to, to be a very good ccw gun either. a SIG 229 is almost the exact size of a P95, and while both are concealable (i did so for a long time), theres no comparison between them and a thin grip 1911 (or an SR9)

so it doesnt really change my original opinion, just enforces it, i wouldnt buy an XDM if i inteded to carry the same way that i wouldnt a SIG 229 or a P95 for that matter, possible yes, comfortable for most, not really. You can conceal a MAC-10 with wide enough pants and a really good holster...

Switching from the P95 to the sr9 was a HUGE difference, when he says that the xdm is only "slightly" larger, that slightly, 0.1 or 0.2 inches makes a BIG difference to me. I used to think the P95/Sig229 was a piece of cake to conceal, untill i tried something thinner
 

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I have both the SR9 and the XD9 Tactical. I had the XD long before the SR, and swore nothing could replace it. Couple thousand rounds through it, and I can't make that gun fail to go bang every time.

Then I picked up an early SR from this forum. Didn't shoot it a lot before sending it in for the recall, but have put about 400 rounds through it since w/o any problems. I like the feel of the SR better. They both are very accurate, fun, and dependable.

Being a big Ruger fan, I would probably lose the XD if I absolutely had to get rid of one of mine. One plus for the XD though is that Dave Williams at the Springfield plant does some super trigger work on them. Plus I live 40 miles from there.

You can't go wrong with either. When in doubt - BUY BOTH!
 

jocko

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Is there anyone doing any hop up jobs on the SR9???? ost if any complain about the trigger. To me should be a solveable situation for a good smithy..

My Smith M & P 9 was ruff as a cobb when i bought it. I thought ithad the worst trigger I ever owned. A nice super job by David Bowie and this gun is just dead nuts accurate.
 

The Highlander

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I just went through the same decision, but it was between the XDm and the SR9. I liked the feel of both, loved the extras with the XDm, but I couldn't see the added 1/2 lb. of the XDm being very comfortable to carry. Great range gun, not so great cc gun.

The capper for me was the Viridian Laser promo for the SR9's. Great deal on a great product.

With the promo, I got the blackened slide SR9, a Viridian green laser, and a Blackhawk! holster for the same price as an XDm out the door. That was a no-brainer.

The Highlander
 

drs1457

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The XDM has a cool factor that makes me want one. But I think I would be a 9mm Sig first. The SR9 is a pleasure to carry and fits so naturally in my hand. I like it as my carry gun.
 

Chortdraw

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I traded my XD so I could get a SR 9. They are both great shooting guns and both very accurate. But for me I do better with the SR than I did with the XD. I think a lot of it is the way it feels in the hand. But that SR9 just fits and shoots so good :roll:
 

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