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dawn777
09-10-2012, 8:15 AM
whether black finish on the slide of xdm is durable? i want to choose between black and stainless slide.

any suggestions.

thanks

zfields
09-10-2012, 9:49 AM
Yes it is.

TheThousands
09-10-2012, 10:29 AM
Very durable. I just sold an XDm in .40 and the finish on it seemed like it was very high quality.

Saym14
09-10-2012, 10:41 AM
The black is very durable. Don't ask how I know but it involved the slide hitting concrete pretty hard didn't even leave a mark at all

MA2
09-10-2012, 6:26 PM
I have both the black and stainless (non M's) my vote goes to the stainless version :)

justjeff
09-10-2012, 6:46 PM
I believe its melonite and it's pretty durable. I haven't abused it, but I have bumped the slide a few times in the past couple years and it looks still looks good.

SmellOfCordite
09-10-2012, 7:08 PM
My slide is very durable and I keep mine in a Kydex holster. ymmv

Z.1
09-10-2012, 7:22 PM
yup. good to go

ETA: mine is not the (m) either

SmellOfCordite
09-10-2012, 9:21 PM
Mine is an XDm 3.8c 9mm btw

jessegpresley
09-11-2012, 1:21 AM
Take your pictures now so it wont matter.