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How difficult is it to replace the extractor on an XD? I was just reading on another site that it was a real pain in the ass. I am no gunsmith and was wondering if this was BS.
 

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When I detailed striped my XD, the extractor was the hardest part to get out. I finally did it, but had to use the 'momentum' method. I haven't tried it again yet, but have heard once you get it out the first time, it is easier the next time.
 

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i have a new extractor on the way in the mail as i type :) i was told that you ned some sort of pick to pry it out.
 

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CZAL said:
What is the momentum method?
Bang it against a 2x4 or something. AKA the 2x4 method. The wood is soft enough to not deform the metal, but solid enough to stop the slide and let the extractor's momentum/inertia carry it out. It can take a lot of whacks, repeat until satisfied.
 

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Ok so the other that I was on was right it is a pain in the ass :lol: Is it just the tight fit in the channel along with carbon and dirt that make it hard to get out? Excuse the stupid questions guys as like I said I have never detailed stripped any of my guns, I just clean them after every outing.
 

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Damnit that thing is a pita. I've been trying for 2 hours now to extracate my extractor. I may have to drill it and use an easy-out. I can't believe it, this is impossible. Stupid pistol!
 

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i used a wd40 type oil and used small needle nose plyers and grabbed the edge of the extractor that grabs the brass and gentle pulled on it and then used a hole punch on the sam end from the other side and lightly hit on it. it came out..was a little easier once the wd40 type oil was on it. i used that rem oil with teflon.
 
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