Originally Posted by Storm52
This guns run as well dry, if not better, than overly lubed.
maybe not about the xd necessarily, but worth the read:
Weapon Lubricant for Reliable FIrearm Function
i believe the striker face is the area where the little hole is that the striker comes out to hit the primer...you don't want any juice or gunk getting in this hole, as it can lead to light primer strikes, or no strike!
i believe the manual highlights specific point to oil, but i put a drop or two on each rail (on the slide) and let it run down. i LIGHTLY oil the inside and outside of the barrel, and anything that looks like it rubs against anything else, on both the slide and receiver. as far as the trigger group and internals of the receiver, i trust that the lubricating properties of what little #9 gets in there while i scrub will do the trick. you don't want to have a slippery grip on the piece, so oil is out...