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Oiling Procedure

This is a discussion on Oiling Procedure within the XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance forums, part of the XD Talk category; Hi All, I'm new to the forum and a brand new handgun owner (XDm 40). I've searched the forum for a half hour to try ...


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Old 01-30-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I'm new to the forum and a brand new handgun owner (XDm 40). I've searched the forum for a half hour to try and find a thread answering my question before I posted this and received any heat for asking a similar question.....so thank you for your understanding .....

1) My question is there any special kind of oiling that I need to do with the firing pin assembly in the slide? And also is there any oiling that I need to do of the trigger assembly in the in frame?

2) My second question...is what, if any, oil is needed for the back of the slide (the name escapes me) but I'm talking about rearward of the firing pin (about an inch strip of metal sticks out, right about where the magazine comes in)....

3) I just got done cleaning my gun and the spots I did oil were the outside and inside (I'll be storing it for a little bit) of the barrel, the ramp, inside the slide where I can see any metal to metal, and then of course the rails.

Thanks in advance for your help and patience....
Steve
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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I have the XDM 40, and I'm no expert but per the owner's manual, the answer to #1 and #2 would be "no".
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
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There are many threads on this forum about lubrication.
Here are some links:

Springfield Cleaner/Lube Recommendations

Cleaning your XDM

Break-Free or Militec?

The end-all-be-all Grease vs Oil Thread

These are just four threads I found when searching for "lubrication".
LOL first I messed up and was searching for a forum member named
"lubrication", guess no one has that screen name!


Also here is a link to a parts diagram showing lubrication points.
XD Parts Diagram

Generally speaking, don't overlubricate, as deposits will build up and eventually could cause a problem. One thing everyone says is don't apply oil to the striker channel, as it's hard to keep clean and a buildup there could cause a failure to fire (FTF).

Everyone has a favorite solvent/lubricant, choose one of the popular ones and use it for a while and see how it works for you! And welcome to the forum!
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:27 PM   #4
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I think I made the same mistake lol....
But thank you for your help...I found that parts diagram with the lube points very helpful...
Do you ever take down the bolt and take the firing pin assembly apart and clean deep down or do you feel that it's unnecessary...
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I take my slide all the way down about every 500 rounds and clean it. Probably not necessary but I like taking my guns apart and am anal about my guns being clean. But i do not ever oil firing pin assembly. Once you shoot it enough it will be worn in and pretty slick if its clean IMHO.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:59 AM   #6
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Great diagram

Welcome and great question. I love the diagram from XDGuys. I overlubed mine when I first got it and had to clean a lot to get it out. Look at the threads and pick a favorite gun lube and enjoy shooting. I use weapon shield but you can ask 100 people and they will give you answers from wd 40 (not my choice) to mobile one to xxx name brand lubricant. My biggest concern would be if your gun runs at the temps you will see with your lube. Tomorrow we'll see ten below and I will see if the slide can be racked after sitting in my car all day while at work. Good luck. Look up dry fire drills, get snap caps and practice
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