Thinking of upgrading my XDM...

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  1. Sniper Brosef

    Sniper Brosef XDTalk 100 Member

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    I've been doing some research and I'm torn as to what to do....I already have night sights and now I'm looking to do more. I'm thinking of getting a new trigger...and was curious as to your guys thoughts on other upgrades.

    The others I was considering are a Barsto match barrel and possibly a slide cut
     
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    I recently put TruGlo TFO's on my XDM. What a great improvement that was. Now, I just sent it out to PRP for their famous trigger jobs and some other bling thrown on while it is there.

    Can't wait for it to come back.
     
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    why send it out when you can do it your self and save the shipping and labor. i did mine with the drop in kit and it is just as good as in house. did it in 45min and was shooting again.
    just my 2C :)
     
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    I would suggest a trigger job, not sure you will notice much from a barrel upgrade. Some of the custom finishes our Sponsors offer are pretty cool also, or extended magazines, etc. etc.
     
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    Trigger job and polish the sear, striker and striker channel (if it's rough).

    That will make the gun a LOT more fun to shoot.
     
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    prp ultimate trigger kit. truglo tfo's. and a stainless steel guide rod. those or the mods i have made. oh and i polished the end of my barrel. black barrel chrome looking end. hey it matches the SS guide rode
     
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    Sniper Brosef XDTalk 100 Member

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    what does polishing those parts do? ive never heard of that...im still a tad green....but im a pretty darn good shot
     
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    Don't all XD(m)'s already come stock with a match barrel from Springfield Armory? Are Bar-Sto's that big of a step up from stock?
     
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    I had Springer Precision do a trigger job for me. Now Im debating doing the trigger job myself on several other XDs and XDms. Just never done it before :)
     
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    Unload your gun. Pick a safe direction. Check it's unloaded, ok, now slooooooowly dry fire the gun. You feel that slightly gritty sensation? You feel how the pressure to move the trigger (and striker) goes up and down?

    After polishing, you won't.
     
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    It can also reduce your trigger pull. I polished every metal surface that moves against another metal surface to reduce friction. With about an hour's worth of work with 000 Steel Wool on several surfaces I made my trigger feel like "butta!" ;)
     
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    My understanding is that the drop in kit is not the same as sending your gun to them. If you send it to PRP, they polish and custom fit the parts for your gun to achieve the best trigger job possible. The people I have spoken to say that the drop in kit is nice but having PRP do it is significantly better. I also get to choose the exact trigger pull weight I want.

    I am not a gunsmith and have no experience polishing or grinding trigger mechanisms nor would I try. I'm very happy to have PRP do it and have it done way better than I could do myself.
     
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    im not sure....part of the reason I made this topic
     
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    I would love to see a video write up on this!!! Im just a little nervous about breaking my xdm 45 down that far. Would brillo pads work for this?:???:
     
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    as far as the trigger kits go im curious....does everyone prefer PRP or Springer???
     

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