SA custom shop / frame modification

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  1. insatiable ONE

    insatiable ONE XDTalk 4K Member

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    Has anyone seen either of these two mods done from Springfield's custom shop?

    I am currently thinking of sending back my XDm 40
    for this service.

    Springfield Custom high ride grip modification ...
    High hand relief modifications w/extended beavertail & texture treatment
     
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    insatiable ONE XDTalk 4K Member

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    Well shipped UPS this morning, guess I will figure this one out the hard way.

    The High hand relief modifications w/extended beavertail & texture treatment includes the high ride grip modification.
    Trijicon night sights
    Nickel Teflon all metal parts
     
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    I was wondering if anyone would reply to this. Good luck dude. Post some pics when you get her back.
     
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    +1 on the pics. Debating this myself.
     
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    agreed - photos would be awesome - I am looking into the same myself
     
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    Please post up pictures and your thought/opinions when you get it back!
     
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    Another Thumbs up for pictures! PLEASE!
     
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    I called today, they said it should be done in about two weeks.
    So I had to go out and buy Another one with the Stainless slide (punishment for me having to wait so long.)
    I will post when I get it back.
     
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    Thanks for the update. And a well deserved purchase for a long wait.
     
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    .Factory black ( BEFORE)[​IMG]
    .Nickel finish received back today.[​IMG]
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    . on left -extended beavertail, high hand relief
    ,trijicon night sights,
    my stainless version on right[​IMG]
    .stainless version on top
    SA custom shop on bottom
    [​IMG]
    .I love the Robar Texture Treatment they put on this.

    sorry if pics are fuzzy I just worked 16 hrs then got woke up by the big white truck only to go back to work in 2 1/2 hrs for another 16 after an hour nap.

    notice how they left my stainless guide rod alone.
    .
     
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    I like that extended tail and the coating! Did they bond some new material or re-badge a new frame with the serial? Is the hi ride significant or just noticeable? Looks good.
     
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    Looks good, how does it feel? I had the grip tape put on mine and can feel the difference!
     
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    well...
    If you look at the last picture on this page both of these frames were identical, being that they are both XDm- 40's.
    The frame on the left if you look hard enough, I got pissed off and started sanding with some pretty aggressive emery cloth. Look where the indentation for your thumb, above the mag release. I sanded pretty heavy and knocked down some of the harshness of the grip as well. Also look close directly under the slide stop, I did not get around to remove it and the sand marks showed up in the picture.
    You would never tell with the naked eye.
    But the frame still rubbed on my thumb knuckle after about a few hundred rounds.
    The difference is day and night, it actually fells more like a traditional beaver tail. (significant improvement)
    I'm going to try to shoot it early next week.
    I definitely would not hesitate in sending my other ones in for the same treatment. Springfield Custom has once again impressed me beyond my expectations.
    Springer Precision needs to do the snake skin on my stainless with mag well & trigger job.
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    UGHH...
    front sight is dead, shipped back today. at least its on their bill. I really wanted to go shooting on my day off.
    Well there's always when it comes back.:cry:
     
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    Sorry, what happened? Was the front sight misaligned, or did it break off?
     
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    I assume he means the tritium lamp went out.
     
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    Don't feel too bad, it happens to the best of us.
    [​IMG]

    If you had something other than regular night sights on your gun push for them to replace the original model sights. e.g. I had meprolights and they replaced them with trijicons, but if you had TFOs insist that they replace them with TFOs or refund you the difference in price.
     
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    They were Trijicon, yes it was dead:sad:
     
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    I wonder what a od green would come back like?
     
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    ok i will ask HOW MUCH? for the strech job ? looks great!!
     

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