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Springfield XD Trigger Job

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by TarpleyG, Mar 1, 2005.

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  1. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Member

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    I won a Springfield XD40 last month at a match. Had no interest in these things until I started handling it. I really like it. Much more than any Glock I have had or shot. Only thing needed at this point is some trigger work--lighten, shorten reset and shorten overtravel.

    I have searched the web and the XD forums and there is simply no info out there on how to do all this. There are a few companies that will do it and have a good rep. I am not too keen on sending it out though. I prefer to do it myself. Anyone have any experience with these? If nothing else, I'd like to smooth up the trigger break a little. Looks like it could be done with some minor stoning and polishing in keys areas.

    Greg
     
  2. SLCDave

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    Contact James here:

    http://www.xd-hs2000.com/

    BarSto is coming out with a drop in trigger retrofit of some sort that is supposed to sweeten it up as well, but haven't announced pricing yet.
     
  3. AZ_Rebel

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    A good trigger job on an XD involves changing/limiting engagement and travel of the trigger mechanism as well as rebalancing springs.

    While polishing will help smooth out the trigger it will have limited effect on weight and none on overtravel and reset - where the major objections usually lie.

    This is not an "easy job". Material has to be added in several areas so welding is also required. Unless you have the exact specs/directions you will probably not be able to succeed and will end up spending more on parts then a professional will charge to do it.
     
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    Springer Precision (and several others) make a drop in kit, or do the work for you. Check out the XDTalk forum, or pistolgear.com.
     
  5. Sunray

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    "...won a Springfield XD40 last month..." Congratulations. I'd send it out for a trigger job. There's a hoard of wee parts in there.
     
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    Some parts easy, some parts not so easy. I don't remember which one, but one of the springs in the kit from Brian Enos's site like to made me crazy getting the new one in.

    Some people have more patience than I have....
     
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    brownells sells a springer sear that will reduced reset and pre-travel.

    You will have to install a set screw or get a springer trigger bar for overtravel.
     
  8. possum

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    i can tell you from experience that the trigger is gonna smooth out alot and get alot sweeter with use, that was the case with both of my xd's. as far as how-to's i have no idea i am not t good with things like that.
     
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    Just put a powder river safety lever in with a pr over travel stop. I did this to both my xd's and love them.
     
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    Possum, about how long did it take for your XD triggers to "break in?" I've only had mine a short time and put ~150 rounds through it and I do notice that the trigger is not as crisp as a Glock's that I tried at the shop I go to.
     
  11. TarpleyG

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    WOW! Talk about dredging something up from the past...

    So, I still have the gun...shot the heck out of it for the past three years without changing a thing.

    Recently decided to get a 9MM 5" and sent it off to Springer Precision and Scott did an awesome job on the trigger, sights, and mag release.

    Greg
     
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    I hope you don't feel like we were talking behind your back, Greg. :D

    What kind of difference have the modifications had on your shooting?
     
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    My XD 45 really got smoother after several rounds compared to new.

    Felt lighter too.

    A shorter reset, and travel would be handy.

    Springfield Armory Custom Shop and Springer Precision.
     
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    I agree with country rebel.

    This made a world of difference in mine and is a very cheap fix. Invest in the XD tear down & re-assembly video while your at it and you should have no problems. A great trigger and video reference for ~$70.00.
     
  15. mtgbob1

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    I have the XD 9MM and want to reduce the trigger pull, overtravel and reset.

    I understand the combat trigger job from Springfield will reduce the trigger pull to around 4.5lbs and the competition job will reduce to around 3.5lbs.

    I want the lowest but still want it to be as reliable as it is now. On some guns I've heard a trigger job will reduce the reliablity of the gun, in fact I believe that is Springfields position, but they maybe worried about liablity.

    I am looking for some real world experience. Has anyone ever had the competition job done and run into misfires or other problems? I see guys shooting at the competitions and I know the last thing they want is a misfire and their guns seem extremely reliable.
     
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    Holy unkillable zombie thread!
     
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    QUICK! Give it a double tap of XD trigger job info and maybe it will die!!!

    Justin
     
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