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Need help from the gun experts. XDM 3.8 compact .45


I ordered this XDM 3.8 compact .45 on grabagun.com I ordered this one.
These compact guns usually come with 1 9 round clip, and 1 13 round clip with a mag extension.
However, this one seems to come with 2 13 round clips. Has anyone ever heard of the compact xdm's coming with 2 of the high capacity clips???

The site also sells this one. This ones sold out, but isnt this the same gun?



This is the gun I want.





I'm worried they will send this one with the long handle that holds 2 13 round clips, not compatible with the 9 round compact clip. However the picture shows the mag extension on the compact handle.



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Call them and ask them to send you a 9-round because your box didn't have one in it






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Call them and ask them to send you a 9-round because your box didn't have one in it



I didn't receive the gun yet. I placed order yesterday, and today I noticed the one on the site that says 9 rounds is sold out.

Now I'm worried that the one I purchased is the wrong gun.

It has the correct model number and photo, but I'm not sure why it says 13 rounds.



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typo

Call and ask






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What's the difference between this and this?





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typo

Call and ask

thanks

I will. I sent an email. Gonna call at 9:00am tomorrow when their business hours start. Maybe I can clarify it before the gun ships.



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One comes with 9 rnd mags and the other had the 13 rnds.

So you think yours will have a solid frame for 13 rnd mags? (meaning you couldn't use the 9 rnd mags)?


Edit- re read the OP. I'm pretty sure there's no 3.8" 45 with that one piece grip. They should all be like the one with the extension.



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2-13rd magazines
2-9rd magazines
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So you think yours will have a solid frame for 13 rnd mags? (meaning you couldn't use the 9 rnd mags)?
Aren't the 13-rd mags just a 9-rd with an extension for the extra 4? Everything else is the same, right?

Ah okay, didn't see that they had one with an extended grip



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Yeah my guess is that the second picture is a 3.8" XDM slide on a full size XD frame.


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FN,
As I read it, they're both the same gun w/ a minor difference in the magazines. One comes w/ a 9 round capacity mag + a 13 round mag, SKU XDM93845CS; the other comes w/ 2 13 round mags, but no 9 round mag SKU XDM93845CSHC. I couldn't find the latter SKU on the 'net, but found XDM93845CBHC which is a XD(M) Compact w/ 3.8" barrel and shortened grip and 2 13 round mags. I think the gun in your link w/ the two 13 round mags is still a "compact" model w/ the shorter grip. If you still have worries, you could always call the seller or send an email to confirm.

Good luck and keep us up to date.






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Yeah my guess is that the second picture is a 3.8" XDM slide on a full size XD frame.



Yeah, you don't see them very often but they do make some with the full length 13 round grip on the 3.8 inch slide. (Instead of using the 13 round clip with mag extension to fit into the short compact had grip.
Those aren't compatible with the 9 round compact magazines.






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I think the gun in your link w/ the two 13 round mags is still a "compact" model w/ the shorter grip. If you still have worries, you could always call the seller or send an email to confirm.

Good luck and keep us up to date


Thanks to everyone.

This is exactly what I hope it means. I already own two 9 round clips for this gun. If they send me 2 13 round clips with mag extension, that would be perfect.
I'll have 2 9 rounds, and 2 13 rounds.

If it would be the long hand grip, then my 9 round clips would have been useless.

Ill call them and update thread for those interested.







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The first picture is just a regular 3.8 with the 13 round clip with extension isn't it?

Anyway, glad you found one. I saw an all black model at Bass Pro last Saturday and wondered if you had ever found one. Don't know what you paid for yours but it was listed at $729 -






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If you don't plan on carrying it, you will enjoy shooting it more with the 13 round magazine. It will hold more rounds and will give you more to grab onto.

But if you plan on carrying it, you would benefit from the flat baseplate on the 9 round magazine.

It all comes down to your intentions for the handgun.






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I'm worried they will send this one with the long handle that holds 2 13 round clips, not compatible with the 9 round compact clip. However the picture shows the mag extension on the compact handle.










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Anyway, glad you found one. I saw an all black model at Bass Pro last Saturday and wondered if you had ever found one. Don't know what you paid for yours but it was listed at $729 -


Wow that's high for the all black. Those are $559 with no tax and free shipping on sportsman outdoor superstore.

I payed $638 for the Bitone which is a good price. This is the first time it was available in stock anywhere for like 6 months






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Good luck and keep us up to date.


Just called the guy. Web site messed up on the description. It's supposed to say that it comes with a 9 round magazine and a 13 round magazine.
Thanks everyone






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The one in the second pic was a LEO only model if I remember right.





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Yeah they definitely thought highly of it, I guess because they are so hard to find. I paid $599 for my all black about 6 months ago.





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