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I have previously owned both an XD40 Service and an XD40 Tactical. I now have a new XD40 on layaway. To me the new XD seems to have a deeper black and superior finish to my past XD's. Has anyone else noticed this? Have they improved the Melonite treatment?
 

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In April of 2006 SA started shipping XD's with an improved Melonite treatment. if you have one older than that it will look a little different and have a finish that may wear poorly over time!
 

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Hey thanks. Both my previous XD's were bought used so that explains it. Thanks again!
 

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I thought the newer finish was kind of dull til I got a look at some older XDs...yeah there's quite a difference. I wiped my XDm's slide down with a new silicon gun/reel cloth and it made it look so nice (satin black) that I changed my mind about having it refinished. The older models will never look that good no matter what you wipe em down with.
 

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I am pretty sure all the xd45 were melonited as well as XDM & XDS.

I have one of the first 100 45's that were dealer gifts and it is melonited.
 
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