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    what does it mean???

    im pretty new to handguns and have been looking on sites and here...i was wondering what the difference is between a glock 17 and a glock 17c (what does the c mean)and on a springfield xd what does the m stand for and mean

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    The Glock 17C is a compensated (or more accurately, a ported) gun. There are little slots machined into the top of the barrel and slide near the muzzle, and when it is fired, hot powder gasses from behind the bullet jet out of these slots, acting like mini rocket motors, helping to keep the barrel/slide from flipping upward when the gun is fired. The effect isn't large, but it is tangible, and it does help keep the slide down nearer the target for faster repeat shots. Here is a photo of my G17C; you can see the little slots out near the end of the barrel:



    I believe the XDm is a improved version of the original XD. I'm not really "up" on the latest models from Springfield Armory, but one of our other users will surely be along in a little while to explain the differences and correct me if I've said anything wrong.


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    XDm recipe:

    Take a standard XD
    Increase capacity
    Add better sights
    Swap standard barrel for a match grade barrel
    Include different backstraps
    Remove the need to dry fire to disassemble
    Reduce trigger reset

    Viola, you have an XDm

    Check out the site for more info. XDm

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    dkgreyf150 is offline Junior Member
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    thanks for the help

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    and just to avoid confusion; when you see a model#C from any maker other than glock those are not compensated, most makers it means compact. so a walthr P99c or S&W M&P9c would bothc be compact versions of those models. xd9sc would be a scubcompact. Only Glock uses c for compensated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaChef View Post
    and just to avoid confusion; when you see a model#C from any maker other than glock those are not compensated, most makers it means compact. so a walthr P99c or S&W M&P9c would bothc be compact versions of those models. xd9sc would be a scubcompact. Only Glock uses c for compensated.
    A darn useful thing to point out. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaChef View Post
    and just to avoid confusion; when you see a model#C from any maker other than glock those are not compensated, most makers it means compact. so a walthr P99c or S&W M&P9c would bothc be compact versions of those models. xd9sc would be a scubcompact. Only Glock uses c for compensated.
    thanks very useful

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    i agree with the compact assessment of the letter c

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