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

A 1 minute YouTube Short "trailer"
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). And yes, I know the XDM has a loaded chamber indicator...more on that in the forthcoming review.
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.
Review of the Springfield Armory XDM Elite Compact 10mm is forthcoming. 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”. In the future videos I’ll be explaining why you should carry and present left handed once you’re fully ambidextrous.
10mm Training Laser. Promo code "Dan" (thanks Dan Bongino) for 10% off
Eberlestock H1 Mini Me Hydration Pack. My favorite daypack. Pair with a rifle scabbard. Review

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.
Manual Safety Not Guaranteed - It'll Get You Killed?

Without a doubt the best training aid for pistols (and beneficial for rifles, too) MantisX

HellCat

Which Hellcat is right for you? The Hellcat Pro or the RDP?
Has the Hellcat achieved gain of function over the original Hellcat?
Shield Sights are made in the UK. Excellent quality, with the features you need, and no gain of function collusion with PRC.
Spreadsheet analysis of 9mm pistols (and one 22LR outlier) using Ambgun's unique dollar oriented, ballance sheet perspective.
9mm Shootout Spreadsheet
Springfield Armory Hellcat salutes the Grumman F6F Hellcat

F6F Hellcat at War
The Ambidextral Gunfighter perspective on the Sig Sauer 365 and Springfield Armory Hellcat. Battle of the micro 9mm's. Rounds per Size & Weight Spreadsheet Springfield Armory Hellcat Series Sentry Solutions Tuf Glide Bullseyes Don't Shoot Back Glock 9mm Dummy Rounds
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.