XD striker block safety

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  1. Feb 6, 2015 #1
    Slugger

    Slugger XDTalk 100 Member

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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
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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
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    Just noticed. This is most likely in the wrong section of the forum.
     

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