Discussion in 'XD-M Discussion Room - XD(M)' started by mike21603, Feb 10, 2009.
What did you guys use to push out the pin that holds the bacstraps.
I went to the store and bought actual pin punches. A little hammering and viola!
well if ya cant make it to the store the little allen wrenches work well
I finally removed mine with a combination of small allen wrenches and/or small screwdriver and a rubber mallet. Those pins are TIGHT and won't loosen up even after multiple changes!
If I recall correctly, it is a 5/32 punch.
I would get the actual tool. It is worth every penny. I will check my tools to see if I remembered right. Spend the $4 to get the right tool for the job.
I checked, and it is actually a 1/8th punch. You can pick them up at any hardware store.
I used a nail that was just larger than the roll pin but smaller than the cavity.
It's a 3/32" punch. I used a flat headed one.
Yes it is a 3/32 punch. I actually used a allen wrench and did not have any problems. It is very tight and takes a couple good times before it comes out.
Upside down finish nail with head diameter similar to roll pin, hammer, and phone book to set gun on while pounding out/in pin.
yah me too...idk why everyone is going to the store to buy punches when a simple nail that can be found lying in the basement will work with a hammer..or if u dont have a hammer a big rock..
When I bought my XDm, the shop tossed in a Glock tool for the backstrap pin, worked perfectly.... I knew Glock was good for something
I have a cheap compact allen screwdriver ( tiny ) I keep it in my bag and can push the pin out with it at the range without a hammer. oiled the pin and ran it in and out a few times to loosen it up a bit. This way My wife can use the same gun.
I used the old 'back of a small finishing nail' trick as was suggested in another thread. Worked great for me!
+1 for the Nail.
Huh. Well, a 1/8th punch worked just fine on mine. It seemed to be a perfect fit.
I'm sure either would work just fine. It did take a few good whacks, but it came right out after a few.
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