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The .40

Do you want Springfield to make a XDm Elite .40?

  • Yes I'd buy an XDm Elite .40

    Votes: 11 61.1%
  • I'm not ready for another awesome gun.

    Votes: 7 38.9%

  • Total voters
    18

jmcd

Professional
Founding Member
I have 3 of the Sig variety .40's with the smallest being the retired P239. The other two would be compacts that I am limited to 10 rounds, so with size and weight, it really doesnt make it a valid EDC for me. I do like the round though.
 

markr6754

Elite
Founding Member
I pulled the trigger today...so to speak! I put in my purchase of the Springfield EDC 40. I guess I only needed another night to ponder it...and wifey let me buy it after I promised (and showed her) a totally non-budget source for the funds. I’m in big trouble if that source doesn’t come through!
Now putting PSA’s shipping department to the test. I wonder if they work weekends?
 

RandomHero

Custom
Founding Member
Congratulations on your new .40 As people will have different opinions, I personally like the .40
Most vendors not all do ship on Saturdays. Not really sure about PSA since I've never purchased a firearm through them. Post a pic of it after you get it! 👍
 

markr6754

Elite
Founding Member
It would help if I got the name of the pistol right. Although it’s a EDC, its proper name is Springfield EMP 40, for Enhanced Micro Pistol. And, the order still shows “Processing”, so it’ll be a while yet. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to handling it.
 

RandomHero

Custom
Founding Member
Found the same price. I paid more for mine...lol
 

markr6754

Elite
Founding Member
Congratulations on your new .40 As people will have different opinions, I personally like the .40
Most vendors not all do ship on Saturdays. Not really sure about PSA since I've never purchased a firearm through them. Post a pic of it after you get it! 👍
It’s getting closer. Pistol is now in Lexington, KY, expected arrival on Monday. Went to pick up a bunch of 40S&W ammo last night, just in case I get a chance to actually shoot it.
 
It’s getting closer. Pistol is now in Lexington, KY, expected arrival on Monday. Went to pick up a bunch of 40S&W ammo last night, just in case I get a chance to actually shoot it.

What dealer do you do transfers with? I buy and transfer with Classic, but Evans is a great place, too. I don’t do Bud’s anymore.
 

RandomHero

Custom
Founding Member
It’s getting closer. Pistol is now in Lexington, KY, expected arrival on Monday. Went to pick up a bunch of 40S&W ammo last night, just in case I get a chance to actually shoot it.
Sweet, make sure to keep us updated! And if you get to shoot it, let us know what you think. Possibly include some photos?
 

markr6754

Elite
Founding Member
Here’s a great .40 deal, hot into the inbox.


That’s insane! Too bad mine’s already in transit or I’d cancel and but this one. That’s 9% lower priced than mine. While 9% doesn’t sound like much, at that price it’s enough to buy me 250 rounds of ammo for the familiza Shooting.

I have 2 FFL gun dealers nearby...and the web says there are 10-15 others that operate out of a home or garage. I generally go through Miami Armory in south Dayton. They have the lowest transfer fee ($25 for veterans). Point Blank range which is 2 blocks from Miami Armory charges $50, but free if you spend $100 at the same time. Their ammo tends to be mostly overpriced, so I‘d rather keep the total cost low...plus it’s small operator vs a larger chain. I like to support the small guy when I can.
 

J-doo

Operator
Founding Member
.40 has fallen out of favor with a lot of shooters as of late. I’m not sure I would buy another one but if I did a 4.5” or 5” XDM would be a good choice. I currently only have a M&P .40 and a Glock 31 with a .40 barrel. I think I would rather have an Elite in 10mm.
 
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markr6754

Elite
Founding Member
.40 has fallen out of favor as of late.
It’s a bit of an odd situation for me. My son had a Beretta PX4 Storm 40S&W. He was looking to sell it, as well as a Bersa Thunder 380. I don’t like the idea of “family” guns leaving the roost, so I decided to buy them from him. I also didn’t want my sizable ”investment” in bullets, dies, and once fired cases to go to waste. Sadly, I really didn’t like shooting the PX4, I’m no fan of Tupperware guns in general. But I love 1911s, and this is a 1911 designed for the 40S&W...that sold me.

As to public favor...that’s never been a factor for me. I buy what I like, shoot what I buy, and reload what I shoot. Nice ”circle of life”.
 
Every once in awhile there is something going around about a particular size caliber becoming less and less popular and ammunition getting hard to get.
I personally don’t see the 40SW going anywhere. I used to rotate on My EDC between my 9, 40 and 45 all XDM Mod2’s almost on a weekly basis.
I have found myself for the last two months carrying my 40CAL
What’s going to be real hard is when I get my holster and belt for my SA
1911 RO 45 ACP I Believe I’ll have a new
EDC.
 
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