XD striker block safety

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  1. Feb 6, 2015 #1
    Slugger

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    I replaced the roll pin in the top of my XD45c slide. The next time I shot this gun I got a mag or so out of it before it locked up. Couldn't pull the trigger. Unloaded the gun but in attempt to remove the slide , couldn't remove the slide with the trigger locked up. Slide did move forward about 1/4" but that is all the movement I could get. Once back home I did the trigger to move if working it while moving the slide.

    On dissassembly it appears that the spring under this striker block satety was slightly bent and caused a blockage to the movement of the block thus tying up the gun.

    Is this common? I searched and didn't see much on this issue. The depression in the slide that captures this spring isn't very deep.

    I've trusted this gun for years and now I've lost some of that. I need to run some rounds through it before I carry it again but wanted to hear if many others had run into this?
     
  2. Mar 22, 2015 #2
    daytona_Knight

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    I had that happen while installing a Powder River striker safety. I watched the video but didn't do the part about using a small blob of grease to stick one end of the spring in place during assembly. My first attempt ended up with the spring slipping out of the socket and falling sideways, resulting in exactly what you described. I watched the video again and tried again, this time using the grease trick. It's worked fine since then.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2015 #3
    daytona_Knight

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    Just noticed. This is most likely in the wrong section of the forum.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2017 #4
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    I can handle banter.
    and for those who didn't understand or read (maybe I didn't explain well)
    I ran the gun without the striker safety block for 4.40 seconds for a total of 5 shots then reinstalled it.
    And i didn't notice any trigger pull difference but your not going to tell 1/2 lb by feel hence why I asked if someone had tested this?
     
  5. Feb 10, 2017 #5
    Fatalogptwgjdep

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    Thoroughly confused by this
     
  6. Feb 10, 2017 #6
    Tpop727

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    I have no idea how his got posted this was from another thread damn phone...I didn't even view this old thread...
    I can't even edit or remove that post
     
  7. Feb 10, 2017 #7
    Cuda66

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    Yeah...

    If you're not smart enough to see that thread was locked, and had to dig up a dead thread and start the shite-throwing all over again...

    Maybe you shouldn't be mucking about with the safeties on your weapon, mmmmkay?

    Someone dig up a thread because the original was locked.

    To get you up to speed, this is where the dumbf***ery began:

    Removing striker safety block to lighten trigger pull
     
  8. Feb 10, 2017 #8
    Tpop727

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    So if I try to post on a locked thread it will post it on the next closest thread?
    That's the only thing I can think of..
    Other then a laggy phone posting that post on this thread..I didn't even noticed it posted..only seen the alert.

    And has nothing to due with intelligence, I can't help electronic error... because I couldn't even edit the post.
    Since it won't give me the opinion or function to edit the post you assume it's because I'm not smart.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2017 #9
    DevJames

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    Well...I wasted time reading that thread...

    Try using a glass bottle, it'll make a far better compensator then whatever the hell you're doing with styrofoam.
     
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  10. Feb 23, 2017 #10
    Jakemd98

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    so... because you didn't put the gun back together correctly, you lost faith in its reliability? Do me a favor and go change your oil and don't tighten your drain bolt all the way. When the car fails is it a representation of the car being unreliable?
     

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