All stainless XD

Discussion in 'General SA-XD/XD(M) Talk' started by XDcowboy, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Dec 23, 2008 #1
    XDcowboy

    XDcowboy XDTalk 100 Member

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    Hey everybody, this is my first post here, so hello to all and Merry Christmas.

    On to the question, has anyone ever heard of or seen a completely stainless XD? This sounds like it would be pretty sweet if it exists.

     
  2. Dec 23, 2008 #2
    MotoLex

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    Welcome to XD Talk :D

    Do you mean a stainless slide and frame?
     
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    Richard L Shield

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    welcome from Alaska
     
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    XDcowboy

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    yeah, slide and frame.

    And i'm from Texas so we're pretty far away, huh? lol
     
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    shacobo

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    Never heard of one, maybe the frame can be nickel-chrome plated.
     
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    XDcowboy

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    I've done some research, and all I can find is some Glock race frames that are pretty expensive. And to be honest, I would rather just have a SA.

    Also, the frame is polymer.
     
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    redtree

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    The frame is polymer so an all stainless XD is, I believe, impossible!!! BTW Welcome to the forum!!!

    Can you do that to polymer???
     
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    XDcowboy

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    Glocks are polymer too, but you can get aluminum and stainless frames for them. I'm hoping someone offers the same for an XD.

    And I don't think you can plate polymer. In fact, i'm sure you cant. BUT i've been wrong before. I hope I am here.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2008 #9
    Alchemist77

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    You could probably sputter coat the polymer, but not the same as metal on metal electro-plating. Even if you did it, it would be cosmetic change only. If you're gonna get a steel framed one, might as well get a Para Ordinance double stack .45....
     
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    agalindo

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    Nobody besides Croatian IM Metal makes frames for the XD and they only make polymer frames.
     
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    Welcome to the forum from PEI:D
     
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    XDcowboy

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    Well my dreams have been shattered haha. Maybe someday someone will catch on to my genius. :lol:

    I guess as much as I just don't want to, i'll have to consider going with a Glock on this idea of mine.

    Thanks for all the hospitality guys! I appreciate it! Reminds me of Texas. lol
     
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    MotoLex

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    If you want an all metal gun, buy one designed as such - there are plenty to choose from (SA make some nice ones ;))

    Taking something that was designed to be made from polymer and making it out of metal is, in my opinion, sub-optimal.
     
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    smokey240sx

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    are you looking for a setup like a robar glock?
     
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