Photos of XD parts - exploded view

Discussion in 'General SA-XD/XD(M) Talk' started by Caribou, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Caribou

    Caribou XDTalk 100 Member

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    There used to be a thread with photos of all the parts of the XD, in an exploded view layout. I had it bookmarked, but it was from the old HS2000talk days, and my bookmark doesn't work anymore :(. Anyone know how I can get to it again?

    Thanks!
    Dan
     
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    Caribou XDTalk 100 Member

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    tec,
    No, but these are great too! The ones I was thinking of were actual photos someone took after detail stripping their pistol. He (or she) had them all laid out on their table.
     
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    This, perhaps? [​IMG]
     
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    Caribou XDTalk 100 Member

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    dleong,
    THAT'S IT! Thanks!
     
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    There is a part missing in this pix!

    Ed
     
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    [TASF]Overkill XDTalk 2K Member

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    The washer for the guide rod? Or do the tacticals not require that?
     
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    What tools did you use to take apart your XD? And the $ question is how long did it take to put it back together. I guess the big $$$$$$$ question is did it work after you stripped it and put it back together.

    I would like to be able to replace the parts on my XD if and when they become available.
     
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    You are correct. The Tacticals do not employ a captured recoil spring.

    (By the way, the recoil spring in the picture is a Wolff 24 lb. 1911 spring. It is a "drop in" fit and does wonders to improve the felt recoil of the Tactical.)
     
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    Aside from a variety of pin punches used to drift out the assembly pins, no special tools were required. The extractor was removed simply by banging the rear of the slide down on a wooden block (make sure you remove the firing pin before doing this).

    Reassembly of an XD is fairly straightforward, as the parts go together in a mostly idiot-proof fashion. The only real hitch in the process was the magazine catch assembly--it took me a while to figure out how to retension the coil spring.

    And yes, it did function correctly after I put it back together--perhaps even a bit better as I polished most of the contact surfaces of the trigger mechanism while I had the gun apart. My XD currently has over 25,000 rounds of my handloads through it, and I do not recall it ever jamming (though the locking block did crack a while back, and Springfield sent me a replacement part).

    This is what my Tac looks like today:

    [​IMG]
     
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    dleong, is Overkill correct on the washer? or is he correct
    that it is not needed?

    Ed
     
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    No washer on the tacticals. Only the guide rod and spring. I don't have an ACP tactical so I can speak for sure on that one.
     
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    The Tactical versions of the XD have recoil guide rods with uncaptured springs. No washers are utilized on those.

    The XD-9 and XD-40 Tacticals use recoil springs which are dimensionally identical to those employed in a full-size 1911; the XD-45ACP uses a recoil spring with a greater girth.
     
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    is the .45 acp exactly the same as far as fully stripping it according to the hs2000 website??

    Fran
     
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    Dleong - Thanks for the info and tips. I'll pick up a punch kit. Good looking Tac.
     
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    What finish is that on the slide? I'm about to get mine refinished and I like that a lot!
     
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    Oops! My apologies for this late reply.

    Actually, that is the factory REfinish on my Tac's slide. When I took delivery of the pistol back in July 2002, the slide's finish out of the box was already, shall we say, noticeably distressed, with scratches and spots worn down to bare metal where the pistol contacted the hard plastic case. Springfield offered to refinish the slide under the warranty, but it took them three attempts to get the refinishing done correctly. Fortunately for my wallet, they paid for shipping both ways all three times.

    The refinish is actually more of a metallic brownish-black colour (the lighting used in the image makes it look a lot lighter in tone) and looks really sharp, but in terms of durability, it is no better than the original factory finish. In fact, if you look closely at the rear cocking serrations, you can see the finish beginning to wear off. :( I shall shortly be sending the slide to Mac's Shootin' Irons for a proper refinish. Mac has refinished the slides on a number of my handguns (including that of my Steyr M40, pictured here) and his work has always been outstanding yet reasonably priced.
     

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