New competition model from Springfield in 9mm sporting a 5.25 inch barrel.
These look decent, but 2 problems, first they didn't fix the trigger.
Second, MSRP is $1200+ ($1400 I believe). You can pick up a Glock 34 or 35 for about 1/2 and have plenty left over for mags, ammo, holsters and a nice dinner for the wife to smooth over a new firearm purchase.
Yea, my XDM 40 is super glitchy. Every time I squeeze the trigger it fires, the rest of the time it won't. Funny thing is, it does the same thing with every mag I try. I could live with that but every single round hits the same spot as the others. Targets get too messy that way.People who are serious about survival don't own Springfield Armory pistols. Rifles, maybe. But not their pistols. Way too many glitches.
Those of us who have been through troubled times understand that the more reliable guns have fewer bells and whistles on them. The more features you put on a gun, the more chances it has of breaking and failing to work. I don't need or want a gun that has extra items on it that will render it useless. In other words, I don't need a grip safety on my handgun. I want a gun that works. I don't need a fancier-than-normal ejector that raises up to possibly snag on something or be easier to break. I need a gun that works. I want reliability and dependability. My survival pistols will either be Rugers or Glocks. Rugers because they're built tough and Glocks because they have fewer parts and are easier to maintain.
I can remember the instructor on the .45 Colt Government Model 1911 pistol in the Army starting off his lecture with, "The Model 1911 pistol has a bazillion safeties on it which is precisely the reason why we have hundreds of military personnel every year shooting themselves or another service member. Don't trust any of the safeties on a 1911. Anything mechanical can break or fail to function just when you need it the most. Let your brain be the most important safety device you have." If an XD makes you happy, go for it. But to me an XD is about one of the last guns that I would ever consider carrying or risking my life on. My experiences have taught me that I want smooth, accurate, quick and more reliable firearms when things go bad around me. And more reliable firearms = fewer parts in them.