Originally Posted by AUnick
I was wondering what you all thought about this. I can get an XD for $440 and an XDM for $590 (both brand new). Doesn't really seem worth it, but I've never shot an XDM only an XD.
More importantly, do you prefer the grip size of the XD or the XDM? They are differently shaped, and even with the inserts the XDM cannot perfectly mimic the XD's grip size/shape.
After that, I'd say they're not that different. The XDM trigger may be a bit better, stock, but a competitor will work on either. The stock sights are slightly better on the XDM, as well, but if you have a preference you'll also be changing those.
If you're planning to get trigger work and sight replacement done, I'd start with the XD and save the cash.