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Hi I hate to double post but I didn't get a response ... HOW do you determine new frame vs old frame? When did the new frame design start to see the market ...
and last what serial number range would this have taken place in the xd 40 service model ? Is there any difference on the light rail ?
 

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I will attempt a partial answer.

Light years ago, the machine had no rail, then
along came a rail, it had a cross notch. Purpose
of the rail was to add accessories. The first notch
seemed to provide successful attachment but someone
came along with some other attachment that could
best be served with the second cross notch to
accomodate the benefits of add on accessories.

Now if there is any other up date or modification to
the XD frame, then only SA can answer.

My own personal opinion is that the second cross notch
was designed in to help beef up the rail area. When an
attachment is installed, there are a lot of people who do
over tork the attachment mechanics and thus could cause
a warping condition in the barrel, thus the second cross
notch would probably solve the problem. Partial answer.

Ed
 

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I think the original frame was whittled out of wood, and imported by Flintstone Industries... :D
 

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I believe the 2nd notch was added so that people could use the XML on the 4" and 5" versions while still keeping the light's switch within close reach of the trigger finger. Mounting an xml on the far notch on my tactical makes it next to impossible to reach comfortably.
 

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I'm kind of confused because my XD45LE tactical seems to have the "old" frame but the test shot at springfield was on 5/31/2005 which really wasn't long ago at all.
 

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Frenchy said:
I think the original frame was whittled out of wood, and imported by Flintstone Industries... :D
Frenchy, we are talking about powder discharged firearms
not the cloths pen and rubber band wood frame. :lol:

Ed
 
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