xdm trigger not "sensitive enough"

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  1. donkin

    donkin XDTalk 100 Member

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    i have an xdm-45 and to me, it feels that there is too much play in the trigger and too long of a reset.

    does anyone else feel this way?

    id prefer a hair trigger, one that has a shorter reset / shorter trigger pull.

    the reason i say this is because if i want to fire multiple rounds quickly, ive noticed sometimes i dont let the trigger go all the way forward before pulling it and then i have to let it reset.
     
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    AKC XDTalk 5K Member

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    I never felt that way because I do a lot of dry fire practice to get used to the pull and reset.

    No problems rapid fire.

    But a lot of guys get trigger kits. The PRP drop in kit seems to be a favorite around here.
     
  3. Ridge

    Ridge XDTalk 5K Member

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    Sounds like you would love a PRP triggger kit. I love the drop-in kit! If you just eant it more sensitive, have it watch a couple days worth of Cristmas movies with my wife ;-)
     
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    I'm watching the mailbox for my ultimate match trigger from PRP for my 5.25. I put an XDS spring kit in yesterday. Definitely a noticeable difference.
     
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    donkin XDTalk 100 Member

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    thanks ill have to look into that. is this trigger kit something fairly easy to do own your own?
     
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    Ridge XDTalk 5K Member

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    Pretty easy. You can get step by step vids on PRPs you tube channel.
     
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    Plenty of videos and there are links at PRP's website. I have a 4.5 in .45 ACP. Put the kit in before I ever fired it, but did dry-fire. Very little take-up clean crisp 4# pull, very short reset and no overtravel. Wouldn't have it any other way. The heavy factory trigger is the only weak link with this pistol that I consider to be the best polymer framed pistol. I had an XD Tac in .40 S&W previously and knew what to expect with the trigger when I ordered my XDm sight unseen. So, after a little dry-firing it got the PRP kit. ;)
     
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    donkin XDTalk 100 Member

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    does this trigger modification void the warranty?
     
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    I purchased a NEW XDM 45 3.8 compact with the knowledge that I already disliked the trigger pull...

    The PRP ultimate match trigger kit fixed that in one night! I purchased the kit even before my FFL had the weapon in hand!

    It was a WOW :-O moment upon install!

    You Cant enjoy an XD or XDM without a PRP trigger kit.

    I installed it my self without ANY issues. My FIRST gun mod!

    That said,,, I'm NOT a NUBE using basic hand tools and my mechanical skills are pretty good. All in all,,, it worked out EXCELLENT!!!!!

    Very crisp and predictable trigger pull. Just what the perfectionist ordered!

    BC
     
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    PRP is the way to go, easy to do if you are not all thumbs.
     
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    You have to release the trigger on any semi-auto to reset the trigger!

    What is a hair trigger in your mind? Most definitions would be a very light trigger pull, possibly dangerous.

    don
     
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    How many rounds have you fired through the pistol? I'd give it at least 1000 before changing the trigger.

    I bought myself the PRP drop in kit for Christmas. Here is a good YouTube video showing the install. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8-ycZ_XxMQ]XDM Drop-In trigger kit.wmv - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Google Teddy Jacobsen Pistolsmith....
     
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    X2

    Teddy worked on a Sig P229 for me. He took the DA pull from 15lbs down to 8 and the SA from 5 to 4.

    He's the best trigger man in the country. My life says so.

    He's not too fond of the XD but will gladly work on them. He's a Glock fan with his reasons.
     
  15. 1lowlife

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    I apologize in advance and welcome you to the forum..

    BUT;

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA............

    I've been bitching about the sloppy & spongy XD/XDm triggers for 2 years...
    I've bought and sold 4 XD pistols for that very reason.
    See guys, it ain't just me...:cool:

    donkin the only way to make that trigger acceptable is to install a PRP kit in it.
    I put one in my XD45 compact and although it improved the trigger 110%, I still sold it..:(

    PRP~ Perfecting Your XD/XDM!

    donkin if the PRP kit doesn't help, then come over to the dark side Brother...
    Our trigger improvements cost a fraction of the PRP kits and they are easier to do....:mrgreen:

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    I owned an XD TAC in .40 S&W previously so I knew what to expect. I didn't install a PRP in the TAC because the reach to the trigger was short and the grip was a little small for my hand. I waited until the XDm came out in .45 ACP and ordered the 4.5 sight unseen and ordered a trigger kit from a PRP at the same time. I don't have any take-up to mention, a crisp clean 4# pull with no overtravel. If you want less than 4# get the "Ultimate Match" kit. Most guys claim that their triggers are in the 3 -3.5# range which is pretty light. especially for a combat pistol. I don't feel uncomfortable with mine at 4#, but you should remember to keep your finger out of the trigger guard until you're ready to fire anyway. For a combat trigger, I'd order the "Ultimate Easy fit". It's essentially the same kit I have except mine is the older "Match Easy Fit" that was replaced by the "Ultimate Easy Fit". The only difference is that my overtravel stop is an internal part that fits in the frame. On the "Ultimate" kits, the overtravel stop is incorporated into the back of the trigger. You simply sand or file it down until the sear releases the striker. Some guys are the putting the frame into their freezer to get the trigger as cold as possible and then checking to ensure that the sear still releases the striker. If not, they sand down the stop a little more until it does so that it's good to go in any climate.

    Lowlife is correct that it's cheaper to do a trigger job on a Glock. But I've never felt one that had as good a trigger as I have on my XDm. And with the Glock there is no provision to stop overtravel. When executed properly, you'll have a truly excellent trigger with no take-up to speak of, a clean crisp break with no overtravel. It's the best trigger I've ever felt on a combat pistol until you start talking about 1911s that cost twice as much, i.e. Dan Wesson. ;)
     
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    1lowlife, did you sell 4 XD models (not XDM) because of the trigger? I had 7 XDs but the XDM factory trigger is a really nice improvement and feel no modifications are necessary, although I understand some do. If you like the Glock trigger, then you should defiantly like the XDS trigger.
     
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    The xdm trigger is acceptable but the xd trigger is just horrible for sure.:( PRP trigger kit for my .45c xd was the first thing I did. Now:grin:
     
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    I have an XD with a PRP kit installed. I also just bought a second hand xdm 45 4.5" and it has quite possibly the worst trigger I've ever felt on any gun and I've shot a few. I planned on installing a prp kit in this one too but I keep reading about how it's supposed to be improved over the xd and all I have to say to that is horsesh!t. Whoever is spreading that crap doesn't know what they're talking about or they're still trying to justify the extra expense over the XD.
     
  20. CdnInAz

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    PRP ultimate match kit made my XD into a different gun. I recommend it for exactly what you wrote.
     

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