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Hello , from Montenegro

Fist question is , why when I try to acces this forum via wifi , i recive message that my IP is banned???

Second , I have new XDM 4.5 9mm , and I have shoot 300 rounds with it...
It is great gun , but this wear of barrel , is this normal???
 

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Try lubricating the exterior of your barrel with a good gun oil or light gun grease, depending on your climate. Also, lubricate the flat, top area above the chamber that slides under the slide during cycling. Also lightly lube the underlug that locks up with the locking block in the frame, but not the guide rod recess.
 

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Seriously, lube it and shoot it. My first XD looked like that because I didn't lube it well enough.

That wear will diminish significantly when the surfaces get mated together through normal functioning.

On my newest XDm OSP, I cleaned & lubed the barrel, guide rod, spring, barrel lug & guide rails even before a hundred hand cycles.
 

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Insanity is asking the same question over and over again and expecting different results! ;)
@romanson - As Ben Samuel noted, many of us have answered your question: this specific question, before......

Question about XDM finis

Is this normal please

And once again, yes, this is normal. :) Lubrication or not, it'll happen. And as you use the gun more and more, it will continue to accrue more wear. In the second thread, you'll see my pictures of my XDm9 at approximately 30,000 rounds.
 

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Thanks for this replyes , but , since barrel is melonite protected , of i polish it , will it still be melonite protected.....
Or it will rust?
 

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Ok , and can I restore factory barrel look? Somehow?
"Cold Blue" products will restore the finish to some degree, but it will just come off at the next use.

If you are looking for a perfect finish for display purposes, you may want to have a spare barrel on-hand to swap out between actual usage sessions ("shooting") and storage/display.

However, be aware that any kind of holster use will also incur wear to the external surfaces of the handgun. Even though properly Melonited surfaces are extremely wear-resistant, it will still wear, as you can again see from the pictures that I cited in the other thread ( "New" XDm9 from Cleveland - POA/POI & magazine questions ) with my XDm9 then pictured at approximately 30,000 live-fire rounds and many, many presentations from the holster.

Thanks for this replyes , but , since barrel is melonite protected , of i polish it , will it still be melonite protected.....
Or it will rust?
^ This was addressed in both another member's reply as well as my post (which itself cites several different threads that has to do with polishing the barrel) -

Is this normal please

Asking the same questions repeatedly will not generate different answers............
 

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^ No problem - just wanted to be sure that you *_actually_* saw the threads and got a chance to read them. :)
 

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That wear is totally normal. When two metal surfaces contact one another, wear happens. As others suggested, lube all areas that show wear to help minimize the wear. For us, we just shoot our guns and don't worry ourselves with cosmetic things that are only seen when the pistol is taken apart.
 

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Another question , and this is the last one about barrel ware , I hope so...
The marks from wear , barrel wear , are they prone now to rust , or I can leave qun like that and not to be concerned about rust?
 

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Another question , and this is the last one about barrel ware , I hope so...
The marks from wear , barrel wear , are they prone now to rust , or I can leave qun like that and not to be concerned about rust?
Man. Stop overthinking it. Yes it is still protected. Just wipe it down every now and then. And it will never show rust. Now, if you leave it in a humid basement for years without touching it, you will probably see traces of rust (even on a Glock) but the gun will still function more then likely. Stop treating your xdm like it is a 1911 from Ed Brown or Wilson (and other expensive safe queens). Your xdm was made for the abuse. Not that Ed Brown or Wilson can’t handle the abuse, but you wouldn’t want to do that with guns that beautiful, unless you have a lot of throw away money.
 

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Another question , and this is the last one about barrel ware , I hope so...
The marks from wear , barrel wear , are they prone now to rust , or I can leave qun like that and not to be concerned about rust?
Man. Stop overthinking it. Yes it is still protected. Just wipe it down every now and then. And it will never show rust. Now, if you leave it in a humid basement for years without touching it, you will probably see traces of rust (even on a Glock) but the gun will still function more then likely. Stop treating your xdm like it is a 1911 from Ed Brown or Wilson (and other expensive safe queens). Your xdm was made for the abuse. Not that Ed Brown or Wilson can’t handle the abuse, but you wouldn’t want to do that with guns that beautiful, unless you have a lot of throw away money.
 

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I am sorry , it is a present from my dead goodfather , and thas why I am concerned ......

Sorry please
 
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