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Thinking of upgrading my XDM...

This is a discussion on Thinking of upgrading my XDM... within the XD-M Discussion Room - XD(M) forums, part of the XD Talk category; Originally Posted by Sniper Brosef what does polishing those parts do? ive never heard of that...im still a tad green....but im a pretty darn good ...


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Old 02-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #11
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what does polishing those parts do? ive never heard of that...im still a tad green....but im a pretty darn good shot
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Unload your gun. Pick a safe direction. Check it's unloaded, ok, now slooooooowly dry fire the gun. You feel that slightly gritty sensation? You feel how the pressure to move the trigger (and striker) goes up and down?

After polishing, you won't.
It can also reduce your trigger pull. I polished every metal surface that moves against another metal surface to reduce friction. With about an hour's worth of work with 000 Steel Wool on several surfaces I made my trigger feel like "butta!"
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #12
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why send it out when you can do it your self and save the shipping and labor. i did mine with the drop in kit and it is just as good as in house. did it in 45min and was shooting again.
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My understanding is that the drop in kit is not the same as sending your gun to them. If you send it to PRP, they polish and custom fit the parts for your gun to achieve the best trigger job possible. The people I have spoken to say that the drop in kit is nice but having PRP do it is significantly better. I also get to choose the exact trigger pull weight I want.

I am not a gunsmith and have no experience polishing or grinding trigger mechanisms nor would I try. I'm very happy to have PRP do it and have it done way better than I could do myself.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #13
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Don't all XD(m)'s already come stock with a match barrel from Springfield Armory? Are Bar-Sto's that big of a step up from stock?
im not sure....part of the reason I made this topic
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It can also reduce your trigger pull. I polished every metal surface that moves against another metal surface to reduce friction. With about an hour's worth of work with 000 Steel Wool on several surfaces I made my trigger feel like "butta!"
I would love to see a video write up on this!!! Im just a little nervous about breaking my xdm 45 down that far. Would brillo pads work for this?
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:24 PM   #15
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as far as the trigger kits go im curious....does everyone prefer PRP or Springer???
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im not sure....part of the reason I made this topic
The match grade barrel that comes stock with all XD(m)s is one of the main selling points. So, while I am sure Bar-Sto makes excellent barrels, the accuracy of the stock XD(m) barrels will likely exceed the skills of 99% of all amateur shooters. You' d probably get far more accuracy out of your $200+ dollars, and 3-4 months wait for a Bar-Sto, spending it on more ammo and range time.

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I would love to see a video write up on this!!! Im just a little nervous about breaking my xdm 45 down that far. Would brillo pads work for this?
Have a look on Youtube, or Springer Presicon's site. They have several videos about the XD and XDM modifications.

It will be a start for you anyway. I used some metal polish on my mag release parts and trigger mechanisms to smooth my trigger. Worked good. I haven't polished the sear...yet.
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I would love to see a video write up on this!!! Im just a little nervous about breaking my xdm 45 down that far. Would brillo pads work for this?
I will try and get one done.
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I will be polishing all the internal contact parts also when I get my XDM 45 Compact.
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Sounds great!! cant wait to see it. Polishing some mag release parts sounds like a great idea as well. I cant release the mag without altering my grip.
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