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Old 12-10-2008, 02:34 AM   #1
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I purchased my XD45 service when I was living in kalifornia. I just moved to South Dakota and want to carry 13+1 in my XD. Is this just a matter of changing the magazine springs and if so does anyone know a good place to get them. Apparantly my google skills are slipping or maybe it's my patience because I can not find the springs anywhere.

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Old 12-11-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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I should think it would be simpler, and probably just as cost effective, to just buy a new mag.

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I should think it would be simpler, and probably just as cost effective, to just buy a new mag.
I have seen a few aftermarket springs for less than $15 and it only takes a second to change the spring. I just can't get an answer about changing the spring to increase capacity.
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I have seen a few aftermarket springs for less than $15 and it only takes a second to change the spring. I just can't get an answer about changing the spring to increase capacity.
Ah, the missing part of the equation. It would take me the better part of the day to change the spring (including the trip to the emergency room).

I don't know the answer to your spring question. Being mechanically inept, it would never occur to me to do other than buy a replacement mag.
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The XD45 service model comes with a 13 round mags. The compact model comes with a 10 rd and a 13 rd. If you have a 10 rd mag I doubt you'll be able to stuff 3 more in there. If not, it should already have 13rds....mine does.

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The XD45 service model comes with a 13 round mags. The compact model comes with a 10 rd and a 13 rd. If you have a 10 rd mag I doubt you'll be able to stuff 3 more in there. If not, it should already have 13rds....mine does.
If I would have bought it in South Dakota where I live now, or in NC where you live, it would have come with a 13 round magazine. Since I bought it in California, my XD45 service model only came with 2 10round magazines. I just want to know if the only difference between my model and yours is the spring??? It seems to me that SA would be stupid to make different mags to be legal in different states when all they should have to do is change either the spring or follower. I have emailed SA but I haven't heard anything yet.
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pull down your mag and post a picture and I can tell whether it's the spring, the follower or none of the above, pretty quick. I'd like to know just for curiosity's sake.

I doubt Springfield is going to tell you how to convert a 10rd to a 13rd. That would be a liability should you be a CA resident claiming to have left the (insert derogatory comment showing opinion of CA State Laws/regulations here) State of California.

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I found some pics on midways website last night that I am pretty sure answers my question. When I compared the pics of a 10 round mag to a 13 round mag I see a difference. The "crimp" in the side of the 10 round mag is longer than the 13 round mag. So it would appear that SA actually did make two different style mags and they can not be altered by changing the mag spring.

Oh Well...

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