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.38 super or 9mm? Trying to decide on what to buy. I have a lot of 9 ammo, an awful lot. I own a XDm 9 compact that I was planning to install a supressor on but never have. Not even applied for my class 3 yet. I keep forgetting. I'm moving away from polymer guns and I only have the XDm left. I have someone that wants to buy it but it is soo high capacity. 20 rounds.
I guess I shouldn't have any trouble selling all my 9 if it came to it. I know there are 38 super fans on here, one in paticular we all know of. Lol. So, is it difficult finding .38 super compared to 9? I know that 9 is the most popular round period. I also know that 38 super is a fav in competition. Not really planning on installing the supressor either. Rather spend the money on my Les Baer Boss or DW Kodiak. Or a Commanche. I havn't ever shot a .38 super. Those of you that have and like it why? Selling my 9 ammo and Xdm with all the mags I have for it will pay for most of this pistol. Help me decide. :bang:
 

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You can't go wrong either way. Would it just be used for the range?
 

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I would occasionally carry it in my truck. Mostly range though.
 

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I would occasionally carry it in my truck. Mostly range though.
Do you reload?

If so then order it in 38 Super and ask them to fit a 9mm
barrel for it and you win! Options are a good thing!

The Mono HWT is awesome in 38 Super!
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I’d go with 9 personally then again I’m one of (the few?) on here who doesn’t see / understand the appeal of 38 super.


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What @Dwe said - BOTH. I’m planning on fitting a .38 Super barrel to my 9mm Mono very soon. I have the barrel just need to muster up the motivation.
 

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For me it is about reliability as the Super has a OAL that fits the 1911 platform. I had a Springfield loaded 9 almost 20 years ago and it was an abysmal failure in the reliability department. After a trip back it still was a boat anchor. I do believe that all the bugs have been worked out since, and many manufacturers are producing reliable 9mm 1911’s but in the intervening years I have bought Supers from Colt, DW, and Nighthawk and all run great. They do everything a 9 can do, and more(defensive loads at 1380 FPS) I will get a nine someday, or 9 barrels fitted, but that is my reasoning. I reload but haven’t set up my Dillon for the Super yet as I have had no trouble buying bulk ammo on line from targetsportsusa or outdoor limited. I got Armscor a few months ago for $15.60 a box, delivered. Once I do start reloading my own I’ll cut that cost in half.
 

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Do you reload?

If so then order it in 38 Super and ask them to fit a 9mm
barrel for it and you win! Options are a good thing!

The Mono HWT is awesome in 38 Super!
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About like 40/357sig. conversion. Didn't actually even think about that. I've heard and read some about it a while back. Thanks Qwe for bringing this to my attention. I knew that joining this forum was going to be a good move, (except for the enabling part). No I don't reload atm but I know a few that do. I have one friend that loads for me at his cost. So I get the savings and he does the work! Lol. I've even told him to charge me but he's not so far.
I suppose going to 9 from a 38 super platform is the better method. Besides the barrel. Mag and bushing as well? Spring should be ok I suppose.
 

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Outdoor Limited, me too. I suppose you are a member as well. Can't beat that deal. I've been working not too far from their wearhouse. A guy at work heard me talking to another guy about guns. He then told me about them. Using them for now as I don't shoot near as much as I once did. Hopefully not to far out I'm going to be moving to where I can set up a home range. Then I will also get a multi stage Hornady or Dillon. Looking forward to it.
 
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