XDS Reassembly Issue

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by GoneSouth, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. GoneSouth

    GoneSouth New Member

    The issue is, it won't.
    So, I took my XDS apart to clean and lube it, no problems.
    Putting it back together, trigger back, takedown lever up, it gets to the point where the rear of the slide is about 3/16" from the end of the guide rails.
    And refused to go any further.
    I took it back off,tried again, and again a few more times, nothing.
    So I tried putting just the slide back on, no barrel or rod.
    No change.
    So, getting nowhere at that end I took a look at the front, muzzle end, and saw that the cheap, but Oh so cool looking, laser I had installed actually squeezed the frame together to the point that the slide no longer fit.
    No laser, no more problem.
    So, if there's anyone else around as stupid as I am, keep in mind that these polymer frames don't work the way steel does.
    To attach a laser to the rail tight enough for it to hold zero, it's likely it will deform the frame.
    Just like mine did.
    Just wanted to warn anyone else of this issue so they can avoid it.
    And so you can all point and laugh at me.
  2. Bish1309

    Bish1309 New Member

    Actually, thank you for pointing that out. You may help another individual before they experience what you have. Namely, me. DER.

  3. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member

    Thanks for posting that,it could be very helpful for others.
  4. GoneSouth

    GoneSouth New Member

    I just want to keep the next guy from banging his head against the wall for most of an hour.
  5. threetango

    threetango Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Welcome to the forum Gone South.
    Not going to laugh but will use the time worn adage. "You get what you pay for".
    Crimson trace lasers on my pistols have proved themselves over time. dot on, target marked.:tiphat:
    Thanks for the explanation.
  6. Verlable

    Verlable New Member

    first off, threetango thanks a lot for your link found it very useful. secondly i wanted to say sorry as i know that this is an old post but i just had the same issue as OP. i also have some issues with my health making me constantly search for such sites as https://pharmacyreviews.md but that's another story... but anyway, i would like to talk with you as been very interested to find out an response and couldn't just not say thank you for everything.. third: good luck to you all :D
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  7. ca survivor

    ca survivor New Member

    I remember the first time I try to take my XDS apart for cleaning I was trying to turn the level down, like on a Sig, of curse it didn't work, had to go and look @ the manual :)
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
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