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I know that the Glock's striker/spring is just partially compressed when it is cocked. And Glock owners don't have to worry about spring fatigue or breakage during long periods of being "cocked."

Is this the same case with the XD? If it is fully-cocked, do I have to worry about breakage or fatigue?

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It's fully cocked and no...you don't have to worry.
 

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It's fully cocked, and good to go after pulling back the slide 3/4". The "lug" (for a lack of a better term) engages the sear, the firing pin is fully cocked and ready to be released (except of course the safeties are still engaged.

The SA trigger performs one action, which has caused me a lot of confusion why they call the XD a "modified SA" pistol, which it does not seem to me that it is. The Trigger allows the sear to drop, releasing the firing pin, making a "bang" sound. It is true that there are several safeties that need to be disengaged before the sear can drop.. the USA trigger must be correctly depressed before the trigger can be pulled.. the Grip safety must be correctly depressed before it will physically allow the sear to drop... and the slide will not move back if the grip safety is not disengaged...

There is also the safety on the trigger rail that I don't really understand how that works.. I think this is commonly referred to as the drop safety...

Anyway.. the Glock, which is a DA pistol, works similarly, with the exception that that last part of the trigger pull completes the cocking action. Thus it is DA.

I think..

Correct me if I am wrong.

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Well, I would not come right out and say you are a complete tard... but There is a safety on the trigger rail... try this.. remove the slide... depress the trigger safety, trigger, and grip safety.. now with your left (hand not already engaged) press the trigger rail and listen for a "snap" sound.

If you hear the snap sound, it's working correctly.

I really don't know what this is doing, but it is one of the safety checks that AJames ran me through when he was helping me with a problem. I don't understand what it does, I only attribute it to what is reffered to as the "drop safety."

Raymond
 

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Captain Ray said:
Well, I would not come right out and say you are a complete tard... but There is a safety on the trigger rail... try this.. remove the slide... depress the trigger safety, trigger, and grip safety.. now with your left (hand not already engaged) press the trigger rail and listen for a "snap" sound.

If you hear the snap sound, it's working correctly.

I really don't know what this is doing, but it is one of the safety checks that AJames ran me through when he was helping me with a problem. I don't understand what it does, I only attribute it to what is reffered to as the "drop safety."

Raymond
I think what you are referring to is the mechanism that resets the sear for your next shot. When you fire the pistol, the slide comes back and then goes forward again into battery before you release the trigger for reset..... this mechanism allows the sear to come back up even though the trigger is still engaged.

I don't know the technical jargon for this action, but was noticing it the other day.....
 

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If you strip your XD and look at its naughty parts, you'll find an oblong "button" of sorts on the inside of your slide. That's half of the drop safety.

The other half is the little arm that sits next to the sear opposite the ejector.
 

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Yup' it's a firing pin (striker in this case) block safety. The striker won't go fully forward until the trigger is pressed.
 
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