I am a fairly new owner of my XD40SC, I got it used in a trade a few weeks ago, It needed a little love, So being the curious one, I tore it down, Everything came out, Now I am not a gun smith, I just enjoy learning about new weapons.
I will sat it breaks down quite easily, Even all the pin's, I wont say its the easiest pistol to break down completely, But its not all that bad, My biggest issue was the grip safety spring, I launched that sucker a few feet away, Luckily I was in a small roof with cement floors, But, I wasn't sure how it came out, Everything eventually went back together, I wish I had taken some pic's, But, I'm sure they could be found on the web.
Lucky for me there isn't any rust that could be seen, I did clean quite a bit of lint and other "crud" out of it what it was apart.
I have put about 50 rounds through it and it seems to be quite a nice little shooter.
I have the shell that was shot through it from the factory, It was first shot Oct. 31st 2007.
Maybe next time I disassemble it I will get some pic's with a few tip's and tricks.
Thanks for reading, Sorry for not having any pic's