Springfield Armory

XDM Elite Compact 10mm

XDM Elite Compact 10mm - Bears, Hillsdale, and Trigger
Springfield Armory XDM Elite Compact 10mm Review
Superior to a 9mm? Exceeds 22LR?Rounds per size and weight.The best centerfire, striker fire trigger?Full and perfectly mirrored ambidextrous controls.Why sportsmen should carry and present left handed.The unexpected advantage of a grip safety.Optics ready?The Bear threat.
Crossbreed Chest Holster

A monolithic, one video version is available on alternate platforms at Brighteon  and Rumble
XDM Elite Compact 10mm  - Cover, Ergonomics, Grip Safety.
XDM Elite Compact 10mm - Recoil, Weaknesses, Conclusion
When testing a firearm I start off with manual of arms practice and lots of dry firing using the MantisX10 Elite paired with a training laser. In the case of this Springfield Armory XDM Elite Compact 10mm, I dry fired over 2,000 times before I ever chambered a single live fire cartridge. Usually I do 1,000 dry fires, but was waiting on 10mm ammo. You can follow along by joining the “AmbGun” MantisX10 group (you don’t have to have the MantisX10 to register)
And before I even dry fire, I field strip, clean the firearm of all factory preservatives and apply a coat of Sentry Solutions Tuf-Glide Dry Lube. Doesn’t attract dirt, makes it almost self-cleaning, and really smooths things out. The Sentry spray bottles leak badly, so I use an old school metal pistol pump oiler.
I am using a Crossbreed “The Chest Rig” holster with the XDM. After having been flagged multiple times at the range by the safety oblivious, I wanted to emphasize being muzzle-aware when using a chest holster and capitalizing on a disengaged grip safety when holstering. 
I also like to check to see if a firearm returns to battery after doing a chamber check with a round in the chamber and a full magazine (The XDM does). 
One of my favorite drills derives from the US Air Marshalls test...draw, point shoot, transition to other hand, mag change, kneel, double tap. Then, given my ambidextral gunfighter advocacy, some left and right hand  "optimal use of cover" exercises. And of course, a mountain bike drive by. 
I love the XDM 10 combined with The Chest Rig. I love the full, perfectly mirrored ambi controls on the XDM and the comfort and saddlery leather smell of “The Chest Rig”. See the review videos where I explain why you should carry and present left handed once you’re fully ambidextrous. 
The Chest Rig by Crossbreed Holsters - AmbGun Review
Chest Rig improperly worn. Top strap should be over right shoulder.
(thanks Bill J)
proper LH wear of Chest Rig
10mm Training Laser. Promo code "Dan" (thanks Dan Bongino) for 10% off
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Optics Mounting Plates for XDM OSP and XDM Elite OSP 10mm pistols

XD5071Compatible with:HEX DragonflyVortex VenomVortex ViperBurris Fastfire 3

XD5072. (RMSc)Compatible with:HEX WaspJ-PointLeupold DeltaPointLeupold DeltaPoint ProRedfield AcceleratorShield RMS Shield RMSc (though the pins are too thick)Shield SMSSIG Romeo Zero
XD5073. (RMR)Compatible with:Holosun 407CHolosun 507CTrijicon RMRTrijicon SRO
Featuring the Green Dot Viridian RFX35 on the XDM Elite Compact 10.
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Without a doubt the best training aid for pistols (and beneficial for rifles, too) MantisX


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Cheers for Springfield Armory's support of the shooting program at Hillsdale College.
Because gun shot trauma all require the same emergency response whether from 22LR, 9mm, or 45ACP.