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Cleaning my XDM 40

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Old 07-15-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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Cleaning my XDM 40

I have an XDM 40 with the stainless slide. I know how to field strip it but am unclear on how to clean it. The following are my issues:

What product (or type of product) do I use to clean which parts?

What parts do I oil and how much do I use?

Do I wipe everything I have oiled before I put my gun back together?

Any other tips you may have will be greatly appreciated. I have always had revolvers and have no experience cleaning a pistol like this one and I don't want to screw it up.

Thanks,
George
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I have an XDM 40 with the stainless slide. I know how to field strip it but am unclear on how to clean it. The following are my issues:

What product (or type of product) do I use to clean which parts?

What parts do I oil and how much do I use?

Do I wipe everything I have oiled before I put my gun back together?

Any other tips you may have will be greatly appreciated. I have always had revolvers and have no experience cleaning a pistol like this one and I don't want to screw it up.

Thanks,
George
Funny, I'm in the same boat. There has to be a sticky, but I haven't seen one. Maybe Youtube?
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:38 PM   #3
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Thanks chameleon thanks to you I was able to keep my hands on my sandwich and learn to clean my xdm at the same time
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can I google "hands on sammich and clean a gun"
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I appreciate the google search but, as when I did it, it showed varying results. Different people use different products and clean different parts. While one guy sprays the hell out of his entire gun with rem oil, another uses a few drops and cautions to overuse. I was wondering if there is an official site or if the members of this forum can come to a consensus of what is the best approach.

What products should be used?

What parts should be cleaned?

How much product should be used?

Should I wipe down any or all of the parts after oiling?

Please help folks because you tube and google have a million people who all have different opinions.

Does Springfield have an official site with directions or some way to find out the official protocol?

Thanks,

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First, buy a pistol cleaning kit for the .40 caliber. Tetra Gun makes one with all the necessary equipment for around $20.00. Buy a can of Break Free CLP. That's all you will need. The back of your manual has cleaning directions. You don't want to put oil in the striker/firing pin area. Otherwise you can oil all metal parts, just rub off the excess with a clean patch or rag. The CLP or the oil in the kit will clean your bore easily. I left out you need to buy a .40 caliber cleaning jag to use with your patches.
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Thanks, much appreciated!
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XDM cleaning

Go get a Bore Snake and Break Free oil. About $18 and a little goes a long way.
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