XD's!! Slide lightening options and styles!

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by ZombieBrawler, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    Lets see those XD's with slide lightening jobs! Im looking to do something like this (sorry glockworx you got jacked a little bit).
     

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  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I kinda like mine like it is :eek:
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Not a fan of cutting holes in the slide that dont serve a function. Lets debris in. When you lighten a slide you change the operating dynamic. Less mass means your battering the frame more unless you offset it with a stronger recoil spring.

    The xdm competition guns have more mass so they removed some to keep using the same spring weights.
     
  4. rsfrid

    rsfrid New Member

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    I agree. My 5.25 competition has a lightening hole already and I like it the way it is.
     
  5. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    This cut removes only a scarce amount of weight however, and the debris isint much of an issue between cycling exposing the barrell, and i keep all my firearms very clean and taken care of.
    However i have heard that argument before about changing the weight, would a gram or two affect it that much as well?
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Then WHY do it :confused:
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    If you are gonna do that, you might as well get somebody to port the barrel to match, since it basically looks like vents for a ported barrel.

    I like my XD45 pretty much stock, but i may add a sticker or some grip tape.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    it can. but its not like the xd(m) is a super pricey gun so if it batters itself its prolly not a big deal just dont go overboard.
     
  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Dam Jon----$500 IS super pricey to me :eek: :D
     
  10. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    I hear that knocking off a hair from the slide will help cycling and going far with the lightening can improve it a lot (while changing the springs) therefore a slight cut would help cycling, recoil, and yes, it looks bad ***.

    But $500 is relativley inexpensive for most firearms :p im looking at roughly $1100 for a completley custom XDm. Very happy with how they feel and function though and it will be my carry and my range gun ect. So i have no issue going all out for an outstanding firearm and make it one of a kind.
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Well i mean its not a war relic or a pricey les baer or anything. Its not on the upper end of handgun prices either
     
  12. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Was just yankin your chain :p