XD-40 with Silencer *Pics*

Discussion in 'General SA-XD/XD(M) Talk' started by atkamano, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. atkamano

    atkamano XDTalk Member

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    Well guys, it has been a year and a half since I stumbled upon this forum, and learned about the wonderful benefits of my first and favorite gun, the XD-40. Since the purchase of my baby last year, I have made numerous upgrades to her.

    Here are the obvious upgrades:

    -Don's Guide Rod with #22 spring
    -Clipdraw
    -Magwell Frame plug
    -extended mag release button
    -Laserlyte QD
    -Applied gun coating by Mac Mgraw: Tuff Gun 2 finish on the outside of gun, Tuff Gun 1 finish on the inside metal parts

    Now: I also ordered a 5" tactical barrel from EFK, and had it sent over to John Noveske to get it threaded for the Evolution-40 suppressor. After the threading was complete and sent back to me, I realized that the barrel did not fit into my xd, and minor adjustments had to be made to it. So, I sent the barrel to another gunsmith to get it fitted properly. Needless to say, all these shipping costs, fees back and forth, and the time it all took, was a draining task to say the least.

    I ordered the Evolution-40 in December of 2004, and received it in my hands the first week of October, 2005. As some of you might know, the paperwork process was draining as well.

    BUT! :twisted: Lets get to the good part :twisted:

    Here is my finished baby, hope you like it. I will take more detailed pictures and post them later.

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    More pics coming soon.... you like? :)
     
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    ichy_trigger XDTalk 10K Member

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    First one I've ever seen, looks tacticool to me, hows the can do on it?
     
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    one-eyed-fatman XDTalk 10K Member

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    Hows the noise level?
     
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    §weet.Hows the accuracy with the suppressor attached?
     
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    very impressive, what was the total cost?
     
  6. hobocircus

    hobocircus XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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    How do you aim it? the front sight doesn't clear the tube :(
     
  7. atkamano

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    The cost of the entire thing would probably be in the 1200 (including like 200$ worth of shipping of various parts back and forth across the country) for the gun and 950 for the suppressor total.

    There are two ways of aiming the gun: The sights are still good, only a very small portion of the suppressor is actually above the sights, so you can approximate a little bit. It is still very accurate. As for short distance, there's the laser, which does a wonderful job at close range.

    Accuracy I have not been able to test out yet, I will go to the range as soon as I get a chance.

    As for sound suppression, the bullets that I have shot with (180 grain, slowest I could find) still sounded like they broke the sound barrier. Although the sound did not hurt my ears with no sound protection, it was somewhat louder than I have seen in video clips online with .45 cal suppressors.

    R/T Performance was kind enough to send me over a couple minor 180's and 200 grain bullets that will be MUCH slower than the 180 I tested with. Hopefully those will be much quieter.

    I will post pics and results when I get them in tomorrow.
     
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    aiformula XDTalk 3K Member

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    nice.

    Was the 9 month wait just to get the forms through? or did you have to wait on AAC to mfg and supply a SN before the form got sequenced?
     
  9. atkamano

    atkamano XDTalk Member

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    The forms were sent in to the ATF by my dealer in the first week of April, 2005. He didn't have the EVO-40 in stock, so he had to order one from Advanced Armament.

    That, along with the fingerprint cards, and to get the signature by the chief of police took 4 months alone. Bummer. Total ATF wait time was around 5 months. :roll:
     
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    That thing is f-in sweet. How much does the suppressor weigh?
     
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    It weighs 10 oz (283g), which is barely noticeable when you pick it up both hands. (in my humble opinion)

    Let me tell you, the first time I screwed the suppressor onto my xd I felt like I was in heaven. It looks way better in person, and the gun feels a lot tighter for some reason.

    By the way, I had 5 of my magazines coated with Tuff Gun 2 to a sweet black finish. Future pics will show them.
     
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    nice pics man :D
     
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    therooster XDTalk 1K Member

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    advanced armaments are very nice. did it change your POI any?
     
  14. R/T Performance

    R/T Performance XDTalk 3K Member

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    The glove is a nice touch :D

    I wish I hadn't seen it.Makes me want :lol:
     
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    Uber Tactical man, very nice!

    I wonder how 147gr 9mm would sound with a suppressor. Would you say your report is kind of like a .22 or what?
     
  16. atkamano

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    Well I am not really sure how a 147 gr 9mm would sound like, as this is an XD-40, but I am sure that the bullet itself would break the sound barrier, which would be somewhat loud.

    I shot a corbon 135 gr, rated at 1200 fps on a 4" barrel (I have 5", so it's even faster than that), and I fired it dry with the evolution.

    The shot was very loud, and it hurt my ears a little (not nearly as much as a slower 180 gr. withouth suppressor and hearing protection).

    My little test bullets should come in today and I will have a chance to do some tests.
     
  17. MasonXD40

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    Don't they make subsonic ammo especially for this purpose? I know for a fact they do in .22 LR. I knew someone once who fabricated their own silencer for .22 and when they used subsonic ammo, the thing sounded like a pellet gun. It was pretty freaking cool.

    Oh and the XD looks amazing done up like that! I'm curious, what do you do to convince the ATF you can have one. Do you just make yourself out to be a collector? I'm sure you didn't say "its for business" :wink:
     
  18. Cyberbeer

    Cyberbeer XDTalk 100 Member

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    How long is the silencer good for? I might be under the mistaken belief that they only do thier 'job' for a certain number of rounds, or is that flash suppressors?
     
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    Waldo XDTalk 1K Member

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    Its's not that quiet. You could empty a magazine with no hearing protection just fine. IT's hard to describe, there would be noise but no "crack". The neighbors wouldnt suspect you of shooting a gun in your backyard. :lol:
     
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    Waldo XDTalk 1K Member

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    Its's not that quiet. You could empty a magazine with no hearing protection just fine. IT's hard to describe, there would be noise but no "crack". The neighbors wouldnt suspect you of shooting a gun in your backyard. :lol:
     

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