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so I'm a member of a few boards and have visted a few different gun shops in my area. as a results an SA-XD sub-compact is on my list but I'm concerned about a rumour relating to the finish on the blued guns turning sorta brown and almost sorta rusting.

Is there any truth to this? Does the XD require more care then lets say my Steyr or my nitroned Sig?

Just wanted feeedback from actual owners rather than second or third hand information?
 

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I have 2 XD's. I bought them both last Summer/Fall. I don't really take as good a care of them as I ought to. But, I do keep them fairly clean. Not one speck of rust has formed on either one of those guns. Whatever the problem was with the "Bruniral?" finish has not been a problem with my guns. Buy one, hell buy a bunch of them. They are really good guns. Very accurate, very dependable.
 

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If you carried it daily against your sweaty flesh, then yes, it is a possibility. For the most part, the stories of XDs rusting is a wifes tale and occured on some pistols when XDs were new on the scene. My advice would be to get the bitone stubby and have no worries whatsoever.
 

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LexDiamonds said:
If you carried it daily against your sweaty flesh, then yes, it is a possibility. For the most part, the stories of XDs rusting is a wifes tale and occured on some pistols when XDs were new on the scene. My advice would be to get the bitone stubby and have no worries whatsoever.
I had originally wanted the bi-tone. Though if you see my other thread I may wind up snagging a great deal on a blued XD-SC .

Though I suppose if I ever started having a problem with the finish the easy solution would be to get it hard chromed by tripps. One of the guys on the steyr board got his S9 hard chromed from tripps and it looks incredible so that is an option.
 

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I figured what the hey. I am getting one with a stainless slide and sending out to Sig to have their Niton finish put on it. What can I say, I am lazy about cleaning, I live in a hi-humidity coastal area, and I believe in overkill.

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IS300_TRD said:
Wow nice guns you have there. I might hard chrome my XD later on in the future.
Thanks but they're not mine I just was using that thread for explanation of the tripps hard chrome that I'm considering if I do run into problems with the blueing on the XD.

Personally I own
Sig Pro SP-2340 in .40S&W
Taurus PT-145 Pro stainless
Taurus PT-111 Pro stainless
Steyr S-9

and perhaps tomorrow a SA-XD sub-compact
 

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I have never had problem with rust on my XD either. I do clena them every 500 rounds or so and make sure I let CLP soak in before I wipe it dry.

Seeing all those Steyr M-9 made me weep. I had one back when they first came out but was forced to trade it for a CZ-75 by my wife. She loved my CZ-75 so much that I could never get the chance to shoot it, so traded the Steyr to get her her own. Weep.
 

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I have never had problem with rust on my XD either. I do clena them every 500 rounds or so and make sure I let CLP soak in before I wipe it dry.

Seeing all those Steyr M-9 made me weep. I had one back when they first came out but was forced to trade it for a CZ-75 by my wife. She loved my CZ-75 so much that I could never get the chance to shoot it, so traded the Steyr to get her her own. Weep.
Buy yourself a new one.
They're VERY reasonable right now while CDNN has them on closeout. I got my S9 for $309 shipped with 3 mags.
The CDNN pricing on them right now is
S9 1 - 10 round mag for $269
M9 1 -10 round mag for $249
Thats a steal for something as nice as the Steyr.
 

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The whole rust thing was probably started by a "Block" owner. The XD is no different than any other gun. If you take care of it you won't have a problem. I've had my 4" for over 2 years and carried it and never, ever had a rust problem. Now I bought a Sub just to carry.
 

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Gather 'round young 'uns.

I'm going to tell you a story about a time when I was young and almost all guns were blue.

Sure there were some that were nickel and there were other oddball finishes but by and large just about all quality guns were blued.

Back then we didn't know any better so we wiped our blue guns down regularly with some sort of oil to keep them from rusting. We didn't have the huge choice of gun care products that are available now either. For a lot of us a can of 3 in 1 oil took care of most of our gun care needs.

But that was then and this is now. I've had my HS2000 since 2001 and I've had little specks of rust here and there, nothing I couldn't rub off with my finger. It happens - it's the natural reaction between metal and moisture.

The point is it won't hurt any firearm that is handled regularly to take a lightly oiled rag and wipe them down good once a week. I keep an old flannel rag in a in baggie that I use whenever I handle my firearms.
Just wipe off the fingerprints and the obvious dirt, you don't have to obsess about detailing your gun everytime.

Just this brief simple habit will keep your firearm rust-free forever. It takes about 2 minutes.

Sure the finish on the XD's are not as good as a fine old blued Smith and Wesson, few guns are made that way still, but they both require the same care to keep them in top shape.

It's worked for me for years and when it comes to stuff like this I'm one lazy old fart.

Now go back to watching your cell phones, or whatever it is you kids do these days. :lol:

bd
 

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WWIIArmsLover said:
Now, beings that I'm new to the Blue Wonder scene, as well as the XD scene, wouldn't Armadillo prevent this alleged rusting problem?
Not sure.

I just have committed myself to the idea of having my XD hard chromed as soon as I get it.
 
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