Springfield Armory XD(M) 10mm Unboxed at the Gun Counter

Springfield Armory has worked some engineering magic in the new XD(M) 10mm by not increasing the size of the grip while delivering a capacity of 15+1 rounds with a flush fitting magazine. The 10mm round shoots flatter and faster than a 45 and comes in bullet weights ranging from 135 to 220 grains making it ideal for everything from self defense to hunting bear.

Springfield retained all the features that make the XD(M) series so desirable. It has the same grip angle as a 1911. The frame incorporates a grip safety, firing pin block and trigger safety to ensure that this is one of the safest pistols available. It has 3 interchangeable backstraps so it can be fitted to the shooter. The XD(M) also has an oversized ambidextrous magazine release making mag changes quick and easy for both strong hand and weak hand reloads.

There are 2 options available for the XD(M) 10mm; 4.5-inch and 5.25-inch barrels. The longer barrel will give better ballistic performance while the 4.5-inch barrel is better suited for a general purpose firearm.

The 5.25 comes with adjustable steel rear sights designed with a “shelf” for tactical rack. The front steel sight has a fiber optic insert and comes with extra fiber optic rods in red and green to match your needs. The Melonite slide is extremely durable and has a lightening cut out in the top that reduces mass and allows for flatter shooting and faster target acquisition on follow up shots.

The (M) stands for match grade. Springfield uses a hammer forged match grade barrel and includes a match trigger with crisper release and shorter reset making the gun a delight to shoot and improving accuracy.

GunsAmerica tested the XD(M) 10mm and ran 10,000 rounds through it in 2 days with no failures. You can read the review here (https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/sa-xdm-10mm-review/ ) and see the torture test here (https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/sa-xdm-10mm-10000-round-test/)

You can usually find the XD(M) 10mm on GunsAmerica for around $780. 

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  • TexasTom September 19, 2019, 11:18 am

    For you children who don’t know history.

    A “CLIP” was the word used in all of the movies until recently. Thus, ground in to the public, including John Wayne.

    The soldiers that fought in WW2 and Korea, that used the famed “M1” rifle…used only “CLIPS” to load their rifle.

    They NEVER said the word magazine as that was used for mass storage in the side of mountain or the magazine in a war ship…

    I used the “M1” to quality at Camp Pendalton…we did not have magazines, we had “CLIPS”…if you want me to buy something, best not disrespect me are the 58,000 that died in WW2 and the thousands that died in Korea…

    I don’t have an M1 and all I have is mags for the rifles and pistols I have…I reserve the right to call them clips if I want…

    Do not think you are my teacher. When we American Patriots are all dead, redefine what you will, most of your GEN already has redefined the dictionary, Bible and Our history…

    Get out of my face with your damn clip.

  • B RAD December 11, 2018, 9:08 am

    nice review and a nice weapon. i am looking at getting one. Only critique is that everything is not super awesome or super durable. thanks for the review and have a super great day

  • DocShep December 9, 2018, 8:22 pm

    Scott, I agree completely. Many experienced bear guides consider even a .308 on the light side. Look, if ya love handgun hunting and ya want to hunt bear with a 10mm, make sure your affairs are in order and have at it.
    The real issue is still bears and handguns. My question is this: What constitutes an effective DEFENSIVE sidearm when you’re in bear country and NOT hunting? Usual examples include .454 Cassul, S&W460 XVRMag, or .500Mag, and Magnum Research’s SA hoglegs (they even offer a 14” chambered in 45-70 Gov’t!). X-large frame revolvers all, mostly with 5 rounds on board. Surprise attack or quick charge is the biggest concern. Max adrenalin, If ya can’t shut it down with 5 rounds, that you probably can’t fire that fast or that accurately, given those loads and Adrenalin, well…. Semiauto, with more rounds and rapid fire, is a move in the right direction. But none of the ammo for those big wheel guns dish from auto-recycling handguns. I wonder about Desert Eagle in .44mag, which I think would be more effective than their .50AE, but still not in the league with those revolver cartridges above (and DE.44 only 7 or 8 rounds). Thoughts/suggestions anyone?

  • Mike December 9, 2018, 8:11 pm

    Definitely NOT the same as 45+p. If you must compare, the 10mm round is ballistic ally similar to a .41 magnum.

  • Robert Campbell December 9, 2018, 2:45 pm

    Where’d you get your t-shirt?

  • Mike Kallam December 9, 2018, 10:00 am

    To conclude that more powerful weapons are needed, based on the fact that three guys ran their rifles dry, is flawed logic. The great bears have been killed with bow & arrow and the lowly 22 rimfire.
    There is no substitute for shot placement! Get in range and make a good shot!

    • Todd December 9, 2018, 2:16 pm

      Mike the only flawed logic I see is even considering a 10 to be an adequate bear round especially grizzly or costal brown. Your comment on shot placement is correct. You also could kill an elephant with an AR if it just stood there and let you shoot it through the ear. Why do African countries have minimum caliber restrictions on dangerous game? There is a difference between being able to kill a dangerous animal with said caliber and that caliber actually being adequate for hunting or defense. All these keyboard experts are living in a fantasy world suggesting the 10 is ideal against a half ton plus bear. Under ideal circumstances it will work but when are circumstances ideal? Wake up and quit trying to spread this misinformation because there are fools out there who will believe it and try and put it in play. I’m not saying a properly loaded 10 wouldn’t be better than a sharpened stick just that it’s in no way ideal. And the argument that you have so many rounds only works when the bear alerts you 50 yards away and there is nothing between you and him so you can just blast away which is also a fantasy. Read the stories go people who have been attacked, most happen so quick and close that there may not be time to clear leather.

    • Timothy K Bunn December 9, 2018, 2:57 pm

      Sure, I couldn’t agree more, and I would expand upon it by saying that mastering the double tap can further expand the leathality of the weapon. However, I also follow the logic that shooting the biggest bullet that you can comfortably and accurately handle, provided that you can get a follow up shot on target quickly, is advisable. What happens when you just can’t but the time to accurately aim, or when you may not have the next grip or angle, because you may be defending against multiple assailants. I would rather hit someone in the shoulder with a10mm than a 9mm. There is nothing wrong with a bigger bullet, especially when it shoots flat and fast.

    • Timothy K Bunn December 9, 2018, 2:58 pm

      Sure, I couldn\’t agree more, and I would expand upon it by saying that mastering the double tap can further expand the leathality of the weapon. However, I also follow the logic that shooting the biggest bullet that you can comfortably and accurately handle, provided that you can get a follow up shot on target quickly, is advisable. What happens when you just can\’t but the time to accurately aim, or when you may not have the next grip or angle, because you may be defending against multiple assailants. I would rather hit someone in the shoulder with a10mm than a 9mm. There is nothing wrong with a bigger bullet, especially when it shoots flat and fast.

  • Guido December 9, 2018, 9:28 am

    HelloI picked up a-4 1/2\” model after reading Clay Martin\’s review, one thing I haven\’t yet seen are any holster offerings, or, if the XD(M)-10 is able to use a standard XD-M holster.
    Both of my other full-sized XD\’s are \”pre-M\” and also \”pre-2.0\”, so I don\’t rely on side-to-side estimations with them.
    Any wisdom?

    • clay December 9, 2018, 12:30 pm

      This is Clay from the full review. the 10mm will fit any XDM 45 Holster, the dimensions are the same. have run mine in Safariland, G Code, and Crossbreed, they all work just fine.

  • Ray Robinson December 9, 2018, 6:49 am

    I agree with you Scott. But I think that was an exageration for demonstration. At least Ihope so. I just got my first .40 and I am impressed. I still want my 1911s in .45 and my Dan in .44 for hunting (not bears) but the .10 makes my 9mm carry gun look like toy.

  • Joe December 9, 2018, 3:57 am

    Really it’s not much more than a .45 P+ round so who is going to depend it against a thousand pound Kodiak Brown Bear ? Or a 700 pound interior Grizzly ? Or for that matter a 600 pound north Carolina Black Bear ?

  • SCOTT COUCH December 6, 2018, 4:50 pm

    I don’t agree with the idea of deliberately hunting bear with a 10mm especially browns, I’ve read stories of 3 guys shooting hunting rifles dry and still getting charged by the bear.

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