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XDm FAQ thread.

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Old 11-06-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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XDm FAQ thread.

Have questions? This is a thread for all the people that are new to the XDm and have questions that have come up often. If anyone has more to add please do.

Is there a break in period for the XDm?
No, clean, lube and shoot it.

Magazines release button is hard to press is this normal?
Yes, this will smooth out in time of use.

It's hard to put a full mag in or take out is this normal?
Again, normal. It will smooth out in time of use.

Can I keep my XDm mags fully loaded for a lond period of time with out harm to the mag spring?
Yes.

Do XD mags fit in XDm's?
No. Only XD45 mags will fit in the XDM 45

My striker retainer pin broke is this common?
Yes, for some it's not.

Where can I get a striker retainer pin?
Call Springfield Armory orPISTOLGEAR | YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL THINGS PISTOL

Are the striker retainer pin's the same for the XDm as they are for the XD's?
Yes. http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/pistolgear-com/144466-striker-retainer-pin-xd-question.html

Do the XDm 9 mags fit in the XDm 40?
Yes. The frames are the same.

Bullets rattle with full mag is this normal?
Yes.

Are there mag extension for XDm?
Yes.
PISTOLGEAR | YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL SPRINGFIELD XD
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Does someone make a mag extended release button? If so where can I get one?
Yes. PISTOLGEAR | XD HOLSTER, MAGAZINES AND MORE
a tutorial on replacing PistolGear Tutorials and a thread that might help.
Replacing the Extended Mag Release
XD/XDM Extended Mag Release - PRP~ XD & XDM Perfection!
Canyon Creek Custom - Firearms for the Sportsman


Do XD sights fit on XDm's?
Yes

Can I convert my XDm 9 to a 40 S&W?
No, but you can convert a 40 to a 9.

What is the spring weight of my XDm 40 or XDm 9?
18LBs

Is the guide rod in the XDm 9/40 the same?
Yes.

What do I need to change the back straps?
3/32 roll punch and hammer. You can find them at your local hardware store.

Where can I buy OEM gear for my XDm?
Holsters : Springfield Armory Store

Is there a aftermarket guide rod for the XDm? If so where can I buy one?
Yes.
PISTOLGEAR | YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL SPRINGFIELD XD (BLACK)
PISTOLGEAR | YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL SPRINGFIELD XD (SILVER)
PISTOLGEAR | YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL SPRINGFIELD XD Tungsten Guide Rod
Canyon Creek Custom - Firearms for the Sportsman

Can I shoot lead bullets out of a XDm?
Yes.

Who makes trigger kits for the XDm?
PRP~ XD & XDM Perfection!
Welcome to Springer Precision LLC - The XD/XDM Specialists

Can I mix PRP & Springer trigger kit's?
No.

Slide did not lock back on last round.. Why?
Your thumb may have hit the slide lock.

Is it okay to dry fire a XDm?
Yes

Where can I get spare parts for the XDm?
XDGuys
PISTOLGEAR | XD HOLSTER, MAGAZINES AND MORE

If the striker status indicater was hit hard enough would it cause the gun to fire? No. It is cosmetic. A thread on said topic Striker Status Indicator Question....

Does anyone make a aftermarket magwell?
Yes. There are two kinds. This one is IDPA legal PISTOLGEAR | YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL SPRINGFIELD XD
and this one is not PISTOLGEAR | YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL SPRINGFIELD XD NOTE: They only work with the #2 back strap but the #3 back strap can be modified XDm magwell owners....
Canyon Creek Custom - Firearms for the Sportsman

Thread of video's from Springer on the XDm. Covers Detail stripping, Mag release install, and more.
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/latest-...precision.html

Who makes after market barrels and conversion barrels?
Barsto, EFK Firedragon, Storm Lake, Pistol Gear, and XD Guys

What companies do custom gunsmithing work and or paint jobs for XD/XDm's?
Canyon Creek, Barsto, Robar, Powder River Precision, Springer Precision

Can you carry the XD(m) for everyday concealed carry?
Yes, most definitely.

Which holster should I get for IWB Concealed Carry?
Crossbreed Supertuck, Kholster or MTAC Minotaur

Where should I position the holster?
Depends on personal preference, but the most popular seem to be from the 3:00 o'clock to 4:30 position on the strong side.

How should I carry the XD(m), Condition 1 or Condition 3?
Condition 1, cocked with one round in the chamber and a full magazine.

What are the best sights for the XD(m)?
Again, personal preference, but the most popular are the following :

Dawson Fiber Front sights :021-006 Sight-Front/Sprngfd XD, XDM Cut/Optc, .160T x .100W/with Factory Fixed Rear Detail Page
Warren Tactical Rear Sights : PISTOLGEAR | YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL SPRINGFIELD XD
TruGlu Tritium Night Sights : TRUGLO - The World's Most Advanced Line of Fiber Optic Sights
Trijicon : Trijicon Springfield XD-9 / XD-40 / XD-45 / XD-357 3 Dot Front & Rear Night Sight Set SP01 FREE S&H Trijicon Tritium & Fiber Optic Night Sights. Printable Version.

Are the sights on the XD(m) hard to change?
Yes. The front sight especially. There is currently no sight pusher for the XD(m) so you'd have to use a Brass Punch and a Hammer to do it. The sights are locked on really tight and it much harder to remove than any other handgun in the market today.

Warning: if you're not careful, you might scratch or dent your slide when trying to remove the sights on an XD(m). It is recommended that you engage the services of a reputable gunsmith to do it for you.


Why is my XDm shooting low and to the left?
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-discussion-room-xd-m/106566-xdm-shooting-left-so-looks-like-about-46-us-have-problem.html
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-discussion-room-xd-m/130711-help-shooting-low-left.html

Is this normal wear on my barrel?
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-discussion-room-xd-m/118780-unusual-wear.html
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-discussion-room-xd-m/118072-barrel-marks.html

I know this has been asked before but do you carry with one in the chamber?
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-discussion-room-xd-m/135097-carry-concealed.html
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-discussion-room-xd-m/100194-carry-concealed-one-chamber-ready-rack.html

How many of you carry on in the chamber?
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-discussion-room-xd-m/99077-1-chamber-during-ccw-honest.html

I scratched my XDm with my pants rivits now what?
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-discussion-room-xd-m/126948-xdm-gear-holster-rivet-jeans.html

I have a scratch on my XDm how can I remove it.
Cold Blue

Why is my slide so hard to pull?
Add more lube.

How long will my XD last?
Depends on how you take care of it.

Does grip safety interfere with your fast draw?
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-discussion-room-xd-m/116676-who-here-does-not-like-grip-safety.html
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-discussion-room-xd-m/116667-grip-safety-isnt-making-me-feel-so-great.html

Does the grip safety really do anything?
Yes, they have to be depressed in order for the gun to fire.

What does "M" in XDm stand for?
A lot more features than just one letter would convey. It stands for MATCH

How to Durcoat your XDm
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/xd-m-di...-your-xdm.html
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:47 PM   #2
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Which Trigger Kit is Better PRP or Springer?

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Old 11-06-2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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Great Work VR4!! I've been thinking about the same thing too..

Here are a few more :

Can you carry the XD(m) for everyday concealed carry?
Yes, most definitely.

Which holster should I get for IWB Concealed Carry?
Crossbreed Supertuck or the Kholster.

Where should I position the holster?
Depends on personal preference, but the most popular seem to be from the 3:00 o'clock to 4:30 position on the strong side.

How should I carry the XD(m), Condition 1 or Condition 3?
Condition 1, cocked with one round in the chamber and a full magazine.

What are the best sights for the XD(m)?
Again, personal preference, but the most popular are the following :

Dawson Fiber Front sights :021-006 Sight-Front/Sprngfd XD, XDM Cut/Optc, .160T x .100W/with Factory Fixed Rear Detail Page
Warren Tactical Rear Sights : PISTOLGEAR | YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL SPRINGFIELD XD
TruGlu Tritium Night Sights : TRUGLO - The World's Most Advanced Line of Fiber Optic Sights
Trijicon : Trijicon Springfield XD-9 / XD-40 / XD-45 / XD-357 3 Dot Front & Rear Night Sight Set SP01 FREE S&H Trijicon Tritium & Fiber Optic Night Sights. Printable Version.

Are the sights on the XD(m) hard to change?
Yes. The front sight especially. There is currently no sight pusher for the XD(m) so you'd have to use a Brass Punch and a Hammer to do it. The sights are locked on really tight and it much harder to remove than any other handgun in the market today.

Warning: if you're not careful, you might scratch or dent your slide when trying to remove the sights on an XD(m). It is recommended that you engage the services of a reputable gunsmith to do it for you.
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I'll be sure to refer back to this...
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What about the regular XD? Can I safely carry it with one in the chamber?
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might want to add Canyon Creek to some of those answers as well. Like the guide rod, extended mag release button, magwell, and extended magazines. They also sell magazines with the extensions already built in (I think they are the only ones doing that).

Some other questions:

Who makes after market barrels and conversion barrels?
Barsto, EFK Firedragon, Storm Lake, Pistol Gear, and XD Guys

What companies do custom gunsmithing work and or paint jobs?
Canyon Creek, Barsto, Robar, Powder River Precision, Springer Precision

Thank you for the effort in making this FAQ.

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