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jvergason
10-11-2010, 9:07 AM
i have an xd 45 service model. its a great gun and shoots phenominal. just wondering if there are any good mods that any knows about or has done so themselves. thanks

-justin

ocspeedracer
10-11-2010, 9:10 AM
I've always felt the trigger on those need a lot of help. I've heard great things from people who did them.

cineski
10-11-2010, 9:41 AM
I did a trigger job on my XD45 when I had it. Not sure if I'd do it again. The trigger was great, just a bit too light for home defense.

Gryff
10-11-2010, 10:07 AM
Trigger first. Then perhaps sights. But the XD's three-dot sights aren't as useless as the Glock factory dot-and-U arrangement, so sights aren't a must.

If you want to do the trigger yourself, look at the Springer Precision trigger kit (http://shop.springerprecision.com/product.sc;jsessionid=5FA30898E7431126D92A17FE11BB E1FD.qscstrfrnt06?productId=10&categoryId=10) ($130). It will smooth the trigger and lighten it a little. I have this in my home defense XD45 and really like it. If you want to get rid of a lot of the take-up and reset distance, add the Powder River Precision Over Travel Stop (http://shop.powderriverprecision.net/product.sc?productId=7&categoryId=2) ($18).

mceod
10-11-2010, 10:21 AM
Trigger and Grip reduction from BarSto Precision Machine.

Now located in South Dakota...

I can't help but wonder if it was the gun laws here that drove him away???

KillZone45
10-11-2010, 10:24 AM
Sent mine to Springer for the Combat Carry trigger job, extended mag release, truGlo TFO's, feedramp polish and they did some other work inside. The gun is really a nice shooter now.

cineski
10-11-2010, 12:04 PM
The Glock factory dot and U sights are quite nice. Either way, the XD sights are much harder to change out than the Glock sights.

Trigger first. Then perhaps sights. But the XD's three-dot sights aren't as useless as the Glock factory dot-and-U arrangement, so sights aren't a must.

If you want to do the trigger yourself, look at the Springer Precision trigger kit (http://shop.springerprecision.com/product.sc;jsessionid=5FA30898E7431126D92A17FE11BB E1FD.qscstrfrnt06?productId=10&categoryId=10) ($130). It will smooth the trigger and lighten it a little. I have this in my home defense XD45 and really like it. If you want to get rid of a lot of the take-up and reset distance, add the Powder River Precision Over Travel Stop (http://shop.powderriverprecision.net/product.sc?productId=7&categoryId=2) ($18).

Gryff
10-11-2010, 1:00 PM
The Glock factory dot and U sights are quite nice.

Personal tastes. I can't hit **** with that arrangement.

Either way, the XD sights are much harder to change out than the Glock sights.

Quoted for truth (even if it is an understatement). How tight the sights are in the dovetails is my only real gripe about the XD.

kmca
10-11-2010, 3:21 PM
Trigger first. Then perhaps sights. But the XD's three-dot sights aren't as useless as the Glock factory dot-and-U arrangement, so sights aren't a must.

If you want to do the trigger yourself, look at the Springer Precision trigger kit (http://shop.springerprecision.com/product.sc;jsessionid=5FA30898E7431126D92A17FE11BB E1FD.qscstrfrnt06?productId=10&categoryId=10) ($130). It will smooth the trigger and lighten it a little. I have this in my home defense XD45 and really like it. If you want to get rid of a lot of the take-up and reset distance, add the Powder River Precision Over Travel Stop (http://shop.powderriverprecision.net/product.sc?productId=7&categoryId=2) ($18).

I think the new trigger bar is included in the $130 kit.

kmca
10-11-2010, 3:23 PM
Personal tastes. I can't hit **** with that arrangement.



Quoted for truth (even if it is an understatement). How tight the sights are in the dovetails is my only real gripe about the XD.

I heard a rumor on the internet, some of the early XD's were made to drive the front sight out from right to left :D

Gryff
10-11-2010, 3:49 PM
I think the new trigger bar is included in the $130 kit.

I think you're right. I assumed it was just a polished factory trigger bar, but on second glance, I think I was wrong. If so, then the Powder River overtravel stop probably wouldn't work with that kit.