DIY XD tactical slide lightening and gunkote

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by agalindo, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. agalindo

    agalindo New Member

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    Did a slide lightening and gunkote on my Tactical. Drill press, Dremil, and hand files.

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  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the XD Forum agalindo !!

    Nice job...
     

  3. shaner

    shaner Active Member

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    looks good hope it holds up, i owned 2 of the ported 9mm xd models back 10 yrs ago, and both slides cracked on them, SA replaced them with a non ported barrel and slide the 2nd times
     
  4. agalindo

    agalindo New Member

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    Yea those ported slides would do that. The lightened slides haven been doing that though. My thinking is, it was the gasses coming out of the ported barrel that would cause the slide to crack at the ports.
     
  5. shaner

    shaner Active Member

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    could have ? i couldnt tell u thruthfully ,:eek: