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Old 09-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #11
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But it could happen. If I was you I would go ahead and buy the stronger pins tho.
And I'll probably do that. I...for the life of me..can't figure out why a manufacturer would't remedy the problem themselves. In the case of this line of pistols, there are really only two concerns that I've discovered. The pins we are discussing here and some pre mature rusting can take place if the guns aren't taken care of. The first is an easy fix and it would seem to me...benificial to Springfield to simply take care of it...the later, a consumer can be a little pro active and handle it.
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Good advice. Ok, nobody has experienced the retaining roll pins breaking that responded....however, does anyone find it a concern? Especially if you intend to use you XD (XDm) as a defense or CCW weapon. Hate to have it break at the wrong time.
I guess I'm a nobody... I did mention I had issues. Mine didn't break, but the circumference of the roll pin was affected, by dry fire without a snap cap, and it consistently worked its way out.

However, I still trust the gun; it's been too reliable not to trust it.
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I guess I'm a nobody... I did mention I had issues. Mine didn't break, but the circumference of the roll pin was affected, by dry fire without a snap cap, and it consistently worked its way out.

However, I still trust the gun; it's been too reliable not to trust it.
no...you are sombody...I guess I didn't equate a loose roll pin with the more prevalent broken pins. Not to minimize your issue at all....there's always going to be isolated issues. And I do appreciate the sharing of anything problematic concerning XD's.
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I love both of my XD models, the XD Sub Compact 9mm and the XDm 45, Ihavent any issues with them so far. My next purchase will be the XDs 45 Singlestack.. Once i get out of this crap hole of a country.

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Been down this road - youtube has video of XDM owner who broke his and had to drive it out. My pin did start to work its way out a slight bit after 500 rds. I did not dry fire much at that time.

A FTF member did point out the manual recommends snap caps. Since I switched to snap caps, no problems.

But I DO agree this issue should have been fixed before leaving the factory.

With little to no maintenance, I've put approx 900 rds and either I've improved or the pistol is shooting better. .

Little worried about the rusting issue. XD site - these pistols were not mistreated and were wiped down before being put away in their case. People began to research the properties of the padding etc. (some of the pistols were even SS). No definitive answer was found.

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just a note on storage. never ever store a pistol or rifle for a long time in a conatiner with foam of any sort. if your going to use the shipping case for storage remove the foam lining on the lid

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What does the foam do?

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It traps very small amounts of moisture. And moisture can rust your gun. That is not good. It is bad.

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Thanks for that

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No problem buddy

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