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Good info guys. The P365XL is nearly the same size and weight of my XDM, so not much to gain there. What I find is due to the weight I'm more likely to leave it in my glove box that on my person, so I was looking for something smaller and lighter than the XDM. I LOVE the XDM, so much in fact I bought two of them one 9mm and one .40cal. Blackhawk holster is great for open carry, but I feel that makes you a target and perfer concealed. So far the Aliengear owb has been working great, but I still find it pulling my pants down more than I'd like so the search started for a lighter weight weapon.

Sig usually gets good reviews, but you do read about them having problems, and not just the P365. I personally have a Sig pistol that had a return spring on the trigger break off. They sent me a new one and I repaired the gun, but that was my first Sig and it kinda left a bad taste. I've never had issues with SA weapons and they recently took care of me when I had an issue with a little project I was working on, pretty much no questions asked.

I agree holding each, better yet firing them, is the recommended approach and will try to find them in stock. I may find the 7 or so oz difference in weight un-noticeable and not worth the change.

Things I've loved about the XDM 3.8 I have
- Small but big enough in hand to get a good grip (I'm not a huge guy though)
- Tactile and visual indicators for round in chamber as well as firing pin cocked ready to go
- Back strap secondary safety

The only thing I don't like is the weight, but it's front heavy which helps when firing to stay on target.

@MikeD1 - low and left can be recoil anticipation, but also grip or finger placement on trigger.
The XDM 3.8 looks kinda bulky to me. I think I would go for the P320x over it. P365xl is 20oz to 27oz for the XDM 3.8
 

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It's not very bulky actually. I measured it and it's right at 1" wide. With the short magazine installed it's easy to conceal. Without magazine mine weighs right at 25oz so 27 with the short empty mag is prob right. Loaded short magazine weighs 8oz and tall mag is 12. I'm gonna try to find some of these 18oz options and see if it's really that noticeable. On paper it doesn't look it, but percentage wise it's a lot.
 

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When I say bulky I mean on the top part and width. My xl is a little longer and so is the grip. I bet the P320x and the XDM are close in size

 

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I'm considering getting something bigger then my P365xl to just add something different. I fell onto M&P 2.0 compact with 4 inch barrel. Cabelas had it online last night but I waited to long and they sold out. Local dealer sold their last one Tuesday. I feel I'm always step behind. Similar things happened when I tried to get my P365xl. Some of the big stores get stuff in at any time and is available to order then they sell out. If you are looking for something just keep looking everyday and you will find it. The stores around me are pretty bare so it is hard to go in there and look at different models
 
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Last fall Rural King had those M&P's in stock & ready to go for $400, they were even advertising them in their weekly ad !

In the last 2 weeks, shelves are once again stripped bare and I have noticed 9mm ammo went from .60/rnd to .48/rnd (mid Dec) but has now shot (har) back up to .70+/rnd and that's for crap ammo ! Glad I don't need any at the moment !!!

With the Bidophile & Cameltoe already blathering about gun control, this trend is likely to continue IMO :(
 

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Last fall Rural King had those M&P's in stock & ready to go for $400, they were even advertising them in their weekly ad !

In the last 2 weeks, shelves are once again stripped bare and I have noticed 9mm ammo went from .60/rnd to .48/rnd (mid Dec) but has now shot (har) back up to .70+/rnd and that's for crap ammo ! Glad I don't need any at the moment !!!

With the Bidophile & Cameltoe already blathering about gun control, this trend is likely to continue IMO :(
Gun prices and ammo do go up and down. I seem to be into this stuff at the wrong time every time. I did order the mp 2.0 compact though:)
 

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I keep going bigger maybe I should stop messing around and get a 50 caliber:p
 
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Tiger striped DE or bust.
 
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I keep going bigger maybe I should stop messing around and get a 50 caliber:p
Last time I was @ the range (indoor) the dude in the booth next to me was firing one - HOLY CRAP - that thing is L-O-U-D o_O

I could feel the concussion from every round he squeezed off. It was hard to concentrate with that thing going off 2' away.
Thankfully, he didn't last long & left :)
 

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Daily carry. P320, Procut slide, DPM custom recoil/spring asst, Sig flat trigger, Romeo1 Pro optic, Romeo1 guard, Talon pistol grip wrap. Never leave home without it.
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My P365 has slide envy ....................... :ROFLMAO:
 

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Does the spring setup help with muzzle flip? When I see a cut slide on a compact/subcompact, I usually assume porting to counter, but...
 

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Does the spring setup help with muzzle flip? When I see a cut slide on a compact/subcompact, I usually assume porting to counter, but...
Yes, very much so.
 
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I have the SA HellCat and the FN 9C, both of them have been flawless so far but the HellCat is impressive how small it is considering it holds 13 in the mag against the 12 of my FN, it’s narrower than the FN and slightly smaller all around than the FN, both of them are awesome. CDF0AAB8-91FA-4FD4-8C0D-10590482F5DF.jpeg E8C4096C-EBA9-4A92-90B6-00D69BFF00F7.jpeg E36AB4D1-E775-4329-99C9-8E85D9C8D38F.jpeg 01CD1498-8EF3-4AF1-BBD7-AE133ADF1F6D.jpeg 54BCD63A-8F54-4B9F-835F-7B5EDB140D1E.jpeg 2E0B46BD-AD06-4D98-8893-1B96A436A5E4.jpeg
 

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Clothing dependant, my carry rotates between G19.5, G26.3 and P365; tier 1 IWB for each.
 
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Something else to consider if you like small, the Sig P238 (also the P938 if you just can't go with a .380). Its small but shoots very well for me. I ankle carry it a lot when wearing jeans. It also pocket caries easily. I like that it is kind of a mini 1911. The bigger guns often get left to car duty.

I had a shield and just could not get along with it, its sold. The P365 I like a lot and will be adding it to my CCW soon.
 

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