Springfield’s XDM pistols are fast becoming the most popular combat handguns on the market. One of the reasons is their excellent Compact line. Until now, the caliber that has been missing from the 3.8 Compact lineup was the .45 ACP. The wait is over—the XDM 3.8 Compact in .45 ACP is finally here, and for many, this might be the quintessential carry pistol.
The XDM 3.8 Compact .45 received for testing had a two-tone finish sporting a stainless steel slide and black polymer receiver. It arrived in a nice hard case with all the features that are the norm with this pistol line: A flush as well as full-sized magazine, holster, magazine carrier, a couple extra magazine extensions for fitting full-sized magazines, and different-sized grip straps. Ambidextrous controls, aggressive checkering, and the ability to attach a small light if desired are all present. It really is a pretty complete package for anyone carrying a concealed pistol.
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||XD(M) Compact with XD Gear System
||Grip, Loaded Chamber Ind, Striker Status Ind
||Fixed Dovetail, 3-Dot
||3.8" Match Grade Barrel
||Black Melonite Finish Slide
||Double Action Only (USA Action Trigger System)
||Black Polymer Frame
||Plastic Case, Cable Lock
||Case,Lock, 2 Addl Backstraps, Mag X-Tension
||Gear System = Holster, Double Mag Pouch, Mag Loader