I just got home with a new XD 40 (I had intended on buying a Glock, but fel in love with the Springfield) I was wondering if a guide rod/spring upgrade would be a good idea (does it help the pistol that much?)
thanks in advance
Thanks for the help guys, I'll have to go shoot it tonight to see how it feels to me. I like the feel of the stock 17lb recoil spring, the only other pistol I have is a Sig 226 .40 and it feels quite a bit heavier than the XD
I like the factory spring in my Service XD, but I can see the advantage of the solid guide rod. Take a look at the front end of the factory guide rod, it has some kind of thin disk at the end and has been known to break off. :x
I own a XD 40.. I havent done any modifications to it so its all factory. I shoot just fine with it, its accurate right out of the box and the felt recoil on the .40 isnt much different to a 9mm IMO, you will notice its a bit snappy but very manageable
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