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XD Parts Compatibility

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SuperNaut, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Well-Known Member

    Is the frame on the Service and Tactical the same?

    If so wouldn't it make sense to just buy an additional slide assembly and effectively have both a 4" and a 5"?
  2. XDKingslayer

    XDKingslayer member

    I'm not sure, but the front slide rail (the metal one) may be in different spots between the two.
  3. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Well-Known Member

    I'll have to find someone with a 5" so I can compare the two frames (Correia?). I was thinking it would be really cool to have a ported match barrel 5" for target shooting and then switch back to the 4" for CCW.
  4. Sean Dempsey

    Sean Dempsey Well-Known Member

    This doens't show the slide release, but it shows the frames. It's not a edit, those are 2 different pictures of a 4" and a 5" from springfields website, so its not photoshopped, those are the actual guns.

    This is NOT meant to be used in purchasing decisions! Its just a quick and dirty example. :neener:


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  5. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Well-Known Member

    I just talked with Springfield and they don't sell anything separately, unfortunately. They were really nice about it.

    I told them that a package with both barrel/slide assemblies would be a very attractive option for many shooters. I wonder how open to suggestion they are?
  6. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that Sean! That is a really smart animation!

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