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If you're fairly mechanically inclined, it's probably a 1 ... If you're not mechanically inclined, the number is going to be higher, and perhaps an impossible task.

Wtach these for a better idea of what you'll be getting into - http://www.springerprecision.com/videos.php

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I've never seen a need to do this, and I'm @ +13,000 rounds on an XD9
 

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I have less then 300 rounds in my xdm 45 and was bored 1 night so I watched the video from Springer and had no issues tearing down the slide, striker assembly and trigger assembly and back together again. Take his advice from the videos and invest in the simple tools. (I then said what the heck, and did a complete take down on the rem 870 to be cleaned)
 

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it's not hard, I'm not the most mechanically inclined, and it was pretty easy, I used the directions from XD-HS200Welcome
 

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If you can change the oil in your car, you have the necessary mechanical aptitude.

I did a complete detail strip of my XD-45 tonite, w/ the exception of the magazine release.

The grip safety is tricky, especially pay attention to how the spring is installed in it (thank goodness I could consult my XD-9 : ).

The extractor is about impossible to get out without making a special tool for it. Here's a link to the ones I've made, after Agalindo showed the way with his bent-tip screwdriver:

http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/general-sa-xd-xd-m-talk/99236-trouble-removing-extractor-xd-45-tactical-3.html#post1585198

Agalindo's screwdriver pic:

http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/general-sa-xd-xd-m-talk/99236-trouble-removing-extractor-xd-45-tactical.html#post1580030
 

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If you can change the oil in your car, you have the necessary mechanical aptitude.

I did a complete detail strip of my XD-45 tonite, w/ the exception of the magazine release.

The grip safety is tricky, especially pay attention to how the spring is installed in it (thank goodness I could consult my XD-9 : ).

The extractor is about impossible to get out without making a special tool for it. Here's a link to the ones I've made, after Agalindo showed the way with his bent-tip screwdriver:

http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/general-sa-xd-xd-m-talk/99236-trouble-removing-extractor-xd-45-tactical-3.html#post1585198

Agalindo's screwdriver pic:

http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/general-sa-xd-xd-m-talk/99236-trouble-removing-extractor-xd-45-tactical.html#post1580030

Yup. The magazine release was a pain in the ass too but I had the most trouble with the grip safety. Be easier if I had three hands.
 

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I would give the disassembly/reassembly a 2 just for the same reasons others have said. The mag release gave me a little trouble at first.
 

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A "1" if ya know what your doing. :mrgreen:
 

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As someone who had only ever field stripped the Xd line, I started to pull it apart without any videos or experience except with barettas and glocks. It is NOT the same as a glock in my mind. I got it back together easily enough. The hardest part for me was to reassemble the sear and all that on the rear pins...it was just a pain to get all of it together...but once I got it it was easy enough.

I'd give it a 6 for the first try, then a 1 for repeats.
 
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