Can't get the backstrap pin out on XDM Compact

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  1. Pistolman85

    Pistolman85 XDTalk 100 Member

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    I just received my XDM Compact .40. (Purchased from Kylesgunshop. another smooth transaction for him) Tried to get the pin out using the right size hole puncher. I'm using the one that came with my crimson trace for my glock 23.
    I can't get the damn pin out for the life of me and it's frustrating as the sh*t outta me.

    I seen a youtube video once before but haven't really searched for it. Can't remember where I found it. Maybe someone has a link?

    Does anybody know an easy solution to getting the pin out? I feel like I damaged it already.

    Don't know why it is so hard to come out.
     
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    I reread it then corrected

    let me see
     
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    not exactly proficient, but he got results

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VypwqZfLjwI"]YouTube - How to Change the BackStrap on a Springfield XDM[/ame]
     
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    Mine was a pain in the ass too- I remember that it's supposed to come out from one side to the other- problem is I can't remember if you're supposed to work it left to right or right to left- I just know it only works one way. I didn't have a punch so used a skinny small flat head and a hammer- really a hammer- it's in there tight hope this helps.

    Late-
     
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    You can take out which ever way you want. I do it from left to right.
     
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    I found a nail with a proper sized head, and hammered the pin out by striking the nail on the sharp side, pushing the pin with the blunt side. I was a worried about how much force I was having to apply, but I finally got it out, swapped backstraps, and put it back in without issue. The pin is in there pretty good, and it takes some muscle to get it out.
     
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    If you use the proper tools it's a piece of cake, at least mine was.

    Punch + Rubber Mallet + Something to get it off the bench (I used a thick catalog).

    Second time around I just used the palm of my hand instead of the mallet.
     
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    I love how he failed to show the pistol as clear, and even better he then starts wailing on a potentially loaded pistol with a punch and mallet. :lol:

    Other than the obvious flub, it's a good enough video that informed me on how to change out the backstraps on my incoming XDm. Thanks.
     
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    Can't go off unless you pull the trigger, right? ;)
     
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    True, but it's sickening to not watch the most basic of safety procedures be completely disregarded. Old habits, you know?
     
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    I think we are missing the point here. It's not just a pin that holds the backstrap, it's a lanyard pin. If you are the type to use a lanyard to secure your weapon, then that's not something you'd want to just easily come out now would ya? It may be a pain to remove, but it's got a purpose that dictates that it SHOULD be difficult. I'm not looking forward to having to remove it either, but I understand. Just my $.02
     
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    It's really not that difficult... It won't just fall out, but it's not like removing seized brake rotors from a vehicle either. Reading some responses you'd think it was.
     
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    It's amazing how much easier a pin can be driven out if you can fix the frame in place to keep it from moving with each hit. Just sayin'. ;)
     
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    using a 3/32 punch and a hammer, it takes me 2 min max to take the pin out, remove the backstrap and re-install
     
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    that video heled alot i bought the punch and i now have a sore spot on my hand from trying to get that pin out untill i came on here and saw the video
     
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    Just bought a brand new XDM .40 3.8" and was going to try and change the backstrap, however there was no pin in mine... Anyone else have this? Also I have been unable to remove the backstrap thus far :confused:
     
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    If there is no pin in it, it would be easy to remove the backstrap with just your fingers. Are you sure there's not a pin in it? ;-)
     

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