I haven't had a rust problem since I just bought my XD not too long ago. But a friend of mine warned me today that my gun with rust in the inside. Is this a problem with the XDs or just the older ones?
Anything made out of steel will rust if it's not protected. Even stainless steel will eventually rust. A few people have had an issue with some rust on XD's that didn't seem to get a good coating from the factory, but most, including myself, haven't had any problems at all.
Did I read that right?? your friend says that the gun has rust inside?
a) what did you see when you looked inside?
2) where is the rust?
43) How do you take care of your gun? products etc.
69) all unprotected metal rusts. period.
98) clean and protect it, properly
Its been about 4 weeks since I shot last. After shooting I do a basic field strip, clean it, dry it, apply armadillo and last time applied liquid teflon to all parts. I store the gun in my garage, unheated, I just looked at it, not a spot of rust anywhere.
Maybe you should try a different product when cleaning your gun or a different method of cleaning it. not a question, just a statement.
If all guns didn't rust, then the stores would not sell the electric heating rods, dry silica to absorb moisture, etc..
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