OK, just bought my new XD-9 last week on Voting Day. I own a
Walther P22 but have wanted to also get a larger caliber gun, and the
money was there this month. All my friends are Glock .40 owners and
have been trying to win me over that way. I for one don't really have anything against Glocks. But since I first picked up the
XD at my local shop and held it, I've been coveting it. It just felt right. It was such a beautiful-looking gun. So finally after dreaming about it for weeks I went out to Gander Mtn and bought it. Finally took it out shooting today and I love it. It's such a solid gun and I was amazed at
how simple taking it apart and putting it back together was; I could do
it in my sleep, and for someone like me who isn't very mechanical
that's saying alot. I showed it to a friend of mine (it was outside at night -- gets dark quick now) and he was like "wow this looks like a Glock....are you SURE it isn't a Glock?!" come on. The XD has so much more character than a Glock.
Anyways, first question, and keep in mind this is coming from a sort-of novice.
Dick's had a box of 250 remanufactured rounds on sale for $29. I
noticed that the XD manual said the warranty would become void if
reloaded rounds were used in the gun. Don't want that. But how much
of a big deal is it? Anyone else use them or is it frowned on?
Next question, lots of the XD reviews I read spoke of tendency towards
corrosion on the slide. I'm wondering should I oil the outside of the
slide to prevent this?
Thanks and go easy on me.