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Mods to your XD

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ghostrider_23, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. Ghostrider_23

    Ghostrider_23 Member

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    What type of mods have you done to your XD and has it improved the overall performance of the pistol?
     
  2. BamBam-31

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    Heinie sights, Canyon Creek trigger job. Both help me shoot my XD45 Tactical pretty darn well. ;)
     
  3. kellyj00

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    I got a leather holster. That's all that my 4" XD 9mm was lacking.
     
  4. biggiesmalls

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    i did the grip tape. too rough for my delicate hands so i took it off after one trip to the range :)
     
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    Re: grit tape. You can use another bit of grit tape to take the edge off the pieces you're sticking on the grips. I've got rolls of it from Home Depot that I stick all over ALL my guns (and hockey blades). Absolutely love it.

    Oh, yeah, have the tungsten guide rod in my XD, too.

    Did I mention how freakin' difficult it was changing out the sights? Pay a pro the $20 and be done with it. :banghead:
     
  7. Walkalong

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    Unimagineable :D
     
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    Sold all four of them...never found them to shoot particularly well...
     
  10. BamBam-31

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    I've only ever shot two XD's. The first was a 9mm range gun, Service model, IIRC. Shot a 5-shot ragged hole at 15 yds. with it. That gun was beat to hell, too. Literally died a few shots later (in the hands of JohnKSa).

    Accuracy and ergos impressed me enough that I bought my own, the aforementioned 45 Tactical model. I use that gun to play H.O.R.S.E. on the steel silhouettes at our range. I'm hitting 6-8" gongs at 100 yds. with that sucker, man. The 12" gong I nail pretty much automatically.

    For a gun in that price range, I'm damn impressed by its accuracy. Maybe I just got lucky....
     
  11. Guitargod1985

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    I purchased a laser for my 5" XD45 recently. It's fairly inexpensive as lasers go ($140 or so) but it works just fine. I sighted it for ten yards, because I figured that's probably a good distance as far as where I'm statistically likely to need to shoot (somebody correct me if I'm wrong). The XD is my main HD gun - besides the Mossy shotty. I'm going to put night sights on it soon. Here's a couple of pics.
     

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    QUOTE:Sold all four of them...never found them to shoot particularly well...

    It took buying 4 of them to figure that out???

    I have done nothing to my 9tactical because it shoots great!
     
  13. Lennyjoe

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    Nothing to my XD-45 either.

    Only mod I'd like done is night sights since its my primary CCW weapon.
     
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    Slightly reduced the grip side (near the top) because it was rubbing on by thumb joint, big-time.
     
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    Tru-Glo TFO's, and a KC Custom Leather holster, for my XD-F .45 ACP~! ;):D

    Oops! I forgot that I added a Streamlight TLR-1 to the rail.
     
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  16. Ghostrider_23

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    Future Mods for me

    These are the mods I'm getting ready to do to my XD Tactical. I see some of you have some of the parts I'm getting ready to install, how do you like them??? Is the guide rod replacement worth doing and can you feel the difference???

    1. Arredondo Extended Base Pad for XD
    2. Don's Guide Rod & Spring for XD
    3. Bushing for Don's Guide Rod
    4. Trigger Upgrade Kit for XD
    5. Trigger Bar for XD
    6. TRUGLO Fiber Optic Sights for XD
    7. Canyon Creek Oversized Magazine Release
    8. TruGrip for XD
    9. Magwell & Frame Plug for XD
     
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    Pardon my ignorance.. what does adding the Dons Guide Rod improve?
     
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    TruGlo TFO Sights, X2 rail mounted flashlight and a Brommeland Max Con V Leather Holster. Thinking about the Laser Max Guide Rod Laser next.

    bigmike45
     
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    Well, I just broke the 500 round mark last Sunday and my XD40 Service has been flawless. I've fed it the regular Winchester Ranger in both 165 and 180 grain varieties, the Winchester Ranger T-Series (SXT) in 180 grain, Speer Gold Dots in 180 grain and Winchester 180 grain range/practice FMJ ball. It eats it all. I now carry the Ranger SXT 180 gr. exclusively for my carry ammo.

    I've finally sent it to Springer Precision (sent it on Monday the 16th and have received and email from Scott that's it's already on the way home and I should have it today, the 19th) for one of Scott's combat carry trigger jobs, a new Barstock trigger bar, Dawson Precision tritium night sights (the tritium vials are made by Trijicon) and finally, to polish the feed ramp.

    Through the excellent information I've received from XDTalk, I've heard nothing but great things about Springer's trigger jobs and as this pistol is my daily carry weapon, it's time to start doing a bit of customization work.

    As I'm sure most of you know, the trigger job will reduce the total take up to .35" and is said to work wonders on the over-travel and reset too. The idea behind the trigger bar is to limit the forward and aft movement of the trigger, again reducing any unnecessary travel. Any movement that's removed from the trigger pull equates to a reduction of movement from the muzzle and that will, hopefully, further improve accuracy. Additionally, according to Scott, it's a stronger part than the XD stock part and reduces flex as well.

    I'll report back here when the work is complete and I've taken it to the range.
     
  20. BamBam-31

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    crazed ss--Many of the aftermarket guide rods are heavier than the OEM guide rod, so they add a bit of weight to the muzzle end (and hopefully reduces muzzle flip).
     
  21. Scorpiusdeus

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    I'll be sending mine into Springer as well for Dawsons and Trigger work.
     
  22. BamBam-31

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    Scorp! Hey, the man with the CUT! :D

    Your XD was a .40, no? Looked like you enjoyed shooting it up at Angeles the other day! :)
     
  23. Lennyjoe

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    Mine is riding in a Desanti's Inner Piece. Its a pretty darn comfortable holster.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. tinygnat219

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    Nothing other than testing different loads out of it.
     
  25. dang

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    got a 20rd clip cause I cant shoot it enough
     
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