Changing the XDM backstraps

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  1. mike21603

    mike21603 XDTalk 500 Member

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    What did you guys use to push out the pin that holds the bacstraps.
     
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    I went to the store and bought actual pin punches. A little hammering and viola!
     
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    redmax_1988 XDTalk 100 Member

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    well if ya cant make it to the store the little allen wrenches work well
     
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    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!
     
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    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. :)


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    I checked, and it is actually a 1/8th punch. You can pick them up at any hardware store.
     
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    I used a nail that was just larger than the roll pin but smaller than the cavity.
     
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    It's a 3/32" punch. I used a flat headed one.
     
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    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.
     
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    Upside down finish nail with head diameter similar to roll pin, hammer, and phone book to set gun on while pounding out/in pin.
     
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    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..
     
  11. Mike TRT

    Mike TRT XDTalk 1K Member

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    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 :)
     
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    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.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I used the old 'back of a small finishing nail' trick as was suggested in another thread. Worked great for me!
     
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    +1 for the Nail.
     
  15. MD-Lucky

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    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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