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Hello everyone. I am relatively new to the handgun scene. I have shot guns before but have never owned one, and since i just recently turned 21 i decided to buy one since i have had an interest in shooting for a very long time. I was wondering if anyone could give me some care and cleaning tips for my XD, and anything else you would like to share with a new owner.

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welcome NSJ im a reletively new "handgunner" too. well owning one anyways.. im sure you wont be let down by your xd.. I love mine.. as im sure everyone else here does too.
Enjoy the forum.. these guys know alot but make sure to search for answers before asking them.. you'll get a new butt hole ripped open if you dont.. :shock: STLBD (started to laugh but didnt) ohh come on you know this will catch on... one day... ok probly wont.. but cant a man dream?!? :D
 

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OK, welcome to both of ya.

first of, this is my personal opinion,not the gospel. Some here will diagree with me, others won't. That being said

1. Blue wonder has a great line of products,
a.) armadillo is a wax product used to protect your gun from rusting, btw, all guns rust. Use it inside and outside of the gun. You can apply via provided instructions or you can heat up a little bit of it, dip a rag into it and then spread it around. once dry the buff it. two coats is generally good.
b.) disortex xfr is a oil for your gun- i read on the forum that you can apply it BEFORE using the armadillo. a little goes a long way.
c.) they have a gun cleaner product- i have not used it yet so i cant report on it.

2.dry firing the gun is ok, it will not hurt it. just MAKE SURE the gun IS UNLOADED first.

3. always at least double if not triple check to make sure the gun is unloaded. There is a forum member here that accidentally shot his dog :cry: due to thinking his gun was unloaded. ALWAYS ALWAYS double check.

4. general field stripping is good enough for quite some time, cleaning wise. But when you need to go further then field stripping, then ajames has instructions on how to totally take the gun apart.http://www.xd-hs2000.com/disassembly/disassembly.html

5. everybody has their own opinion as to what is a good cheap practice round, mine is to stay away from WOLF brand ammo. Reason, I have a ported 9mm, and wolf is a really dirty powder load that really gets my gun too dirty after 100 rounds or so. Wall mart has winchester white box ammo for 100 rounds about 10 bucks to 12 bucks. Cabellas, if near you also has generic ammo cheap, i just bought 300 rounds for 15 $, and only had about 15 steel case vs. the brass case.

6. This is a gun that the Cration army uses in everyday use. it is a tuff bugger. dont let anybody tell you otherwise.

7. practice dry firering the gun a lot, use the tipof the finger to slowly pull the trigger.

8. to take apart the gun, remove the magazine first.

9. always make certain it is unloaded.

10. dont respond to troll'ers posts, it just encourages em.

11. some people here can be a little mean- suck it up-flip em off, but dont respond in kind.

12. if in doubt, ask. the only stupid questions are mine. :lol:

13. if totally new to guns, take some lessons, before ya kill your dog.

14. dont ask who killed their dog.

15. yes you can leave your magazines loaded, no it wont hurt the springs. If you have a 12 or 15 round magazine, loading it up and leaving it fully loaded is good the get the springs used to accepting the full capacity.

16. do not call them clips or "high capacity magazines" they are 10,12,15 round magazines. you call it a clip and you will walk a little funny.

these are just a few basic thoughts of mine.
dont mean to offend anybody if my thoughts are different then yours.

any other questions, you can always post in the forum, or pm me.
 

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Should i clean gun after every use? I usually only have time to shoot off about 50-100 rounds everytime i get to the range, so should i clean afterwards? Is there such a thing as too much cleaning? And if you dont mind, could you tell me exactly how you would clean an XD 9 bitone service model?
 

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Should i clean gun after every use? I usually only have time to shoot off about 50-100 rounds everytime i get to the range, so should i clean afterwards? Is there such a thing as too much cleaning? And if you dont mind, could you tell me exactly how you would clean an XD 9 bitone service model?
1.) I clean after every shooting, some members here have gone with only cleaning every 1000 to 1500 rounds.

2.) define cleaning. I get mine out every week, used or not, and just wipe it down, look for rust. maybe use a q-tip to clean in the cracks where i missed it before. wont hurt it. helps you get familiar with it.

3.) clean a bitone??? how. well you just send me yours and I will practice and develop a meathod for you, then I will send it back along with instructions on how to do it . :twisted: :twisted:
riiiggghhhhhtt .

pm me for my mailing address.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:
 

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When you say "clean a bitone?" do you mean that they are hard to clean...do not require much cleaning.......i.??
 

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tec said:
NSJUSAF said:
Should i clean gun after every use? I usually only have time to shoot off about 50-100 rounds everytime i get to the range, so should i clean afterwards? Is there such a thing as too much cleaning? And if you dont mind, could you tell me exactly how you would clean an XD 9 bitone service model?
1.) I clean after every shooting, some members here have gone with only cleaning every 1000 to 1500 rounds.

2.) define cleaning. I get mine out every week, used or not, and just wipe it down, look for rust. maybe use a q-tip to clean in the cracks where i missed it before. wont hurt it. helps you get familiar with it.

3.) clean a bitone??? how. well you just send me yours and I will practice and develop a meathod for you, then I will send it back along with instructions on how to do it . :twisted: :twisted:
riiiggghhhhhtt .

pm me for my mailing address.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:
Anyone take you up on this offer?
 

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I clean mine after every use, but I usually shoot a minimum of 200 rounds. The action of a semi-auto (even more so than the barrel) should always be maintained, but the one thing I will say is do not over lubricate, polymer guns don't need alot. The metal to plastic actually has sort of a natural lubrication and too much lube in those places can cause an excess buildup of contaminates and cause more wear than less. Concentrate lubrication on metal to metal portions of the gun and even then a light coating of a quality lube is sufficient. The places I put lube is a light coat on the barrel (including the barrel lug) since it rubs against the slide, the slide rails, the sear (thesmall spring-loaded piece in the frame near the back of the ejector) and a light coat on the recoil rod/spring. You might want to put a very light coat on the inside of the slide, but alot here is not needed; just enough to protect from corrosion and don't put oil or solvents in the striker hole and don't run them down inside the striker cavity on the inside of the slide. Then I wipe the outside of the gun off with a silicone cloth to keep the finish looking good.

Enjoy the XD and I hope that helps.
 

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Nice replies guys!!! Couldn't have been explained any better. I even picked up a few ideas from you guys (I like the armadillo idea). Gotta give that stuff a try!!!
 

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XD BACKUP GUN said:
tec said:
NSJUSAF said:
Should i clean gun after every use? I usually only have time to shoot off about 50-100 rounds everytime i get to the range, so should i clean afterwards? Is there such a thing as too much cleaning? And if you dont mind, could you tell me exactly how you would clean an XD 9 bitone service model?
1.) I clean after every shooting, some members here have gone with only cleaning every 1000 to 1500 rounds.

2.) define cleaning. I get mine out every week, used or not, and just wipe it down, look for rust. maybe use a q-tip to clean in the cracks where i missed it before. wont hurt it. helps you get familiar with it.

3.) clean a bitone??? how. well you just send me yours and I will practice and develop a meathod for you, then I will send it back along with instructions on how to do it . :twisted: :twisted:
riiiggghhhhhtt .

pm me for my mailing address.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:
Anyone take you up on this offer?
I wish,
But nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

Hey, really, SEND your gun to me, I will write instructions for you on how to clean it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Just Kidding, I will keep it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ya know it looses something when ya have to explain the joke!
 
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