Ever shot a Springfield XD? Ever shot an XDm? Having owned each, and having watched them combine the features of both a Glock and a 1911 into one polymer gun it’s smooth. Super smooth. With my XDm in .40 S&W I would regularly plink frozen one gallon milk jugs out to 80 yards. I’m not bearing testament to my own shooting ability, but instead the quality and accuracy of this first XDm release.
Since those first .40 and 9mm models we saw released a few years ago, Springfield has gone on to release a compact model of each while adding 45 ACP to the standard lineup. Then this year Springfield announced a competition version of the XDm called the XDm 5.25 featuring a barrel bearing the same length, factory ported barrel and slide, enhanced high viz sights and more!
Well hold on to your butts, because on top of the standard 5.25″ models in 9mm and 40 S&W, Springfield has just announced an XDm Competition 5.25″ in 45 ACP! Sorry for all the exclamation points, but as much of a fun shooter as my others were, I can only imagine that this new XDm Comp is gonna be smooth as butter in the venerable 45 ACP variety. The new setup includes 3 magazines (for a limited time so jump on it!), and even replacement red and green filaments in case you have issues with your sights and need a replacement. Even with a standard comfy grip size, the double stack magazines will hold 13 round +1 in the chamber.
The rest is standard (M) Factor features, the hardcore melonite finish on the slide, the easy takedown lever for fast field stripping, interchangeable backstraps, fantastic minimal reset trigger, etc.
You can visit Springfield’s Web Site for complete detailed specs on the 5.25 in 45 ACP.