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I carry a Springfield XDM .45 and this is my first striker fired pistol.
I like to keep my guns clean and admit I may be a bit of an over-oiler.
I have heard to run the action-striker/firing pin dry without letting any oil in the area to avoid collecting any dirt or grime.
I just wanted some views on whether or not everyone lubes/oils the top of their slide or keeps it dry.
 

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Hey Jason, I use Gunzilla and that's all. I don't apply any additional lubrication. Give it a minute, no doubt the others will chime in soon...
 
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My instruction manual for the XD9 showed some spots on the striker that indicated NO OIL. I don't have that manual at hand just now but it might do to check yours.
 

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This is the only part in the XDm manual that addresses it. Yes I understand what it says....I was just curious how others dealt with this.
 
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I just did as it says. No oil or grease on the striker...period! The pistol seems to always run just fine so I guess they they have some reason for that "no oil' stuff.
 

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I always put a drop of oil on my finger and rub it all on the striker/firing pin its just to hard to resist. I have never had any problems. I have only taken the firing pin out once on my XD due to the difficulty and having to replace the pin. I have oiled everyone of my Glocks without any issues either.
 

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Too much oil(maybe)

First of all this is a new gun 45 xdm.I was at the range,fired one magazine started on the next after a couple of rounds (nothing) swapped out mags and nothing.I have been reading were to much oil will cause the striker to malfunction.So I took the slide apart and the striker and channel was full of oil.This is from the factory.I hope this cures the problem.The striker is functioning properly now.Maybe this will help someone.Thanks guys
 

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On the first XDM and I had the 40 4.5 barrel and I actually always over lube it this is when I was more inexperienced the first firearm I owned I mean to the point I would take striker plate off and there would be a pool of oil and I still have never had any issues with that gun not one so I guess either way is not that big of a deal
 

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After I clean with #9.. Wipe it all off and I swipe a couple of drops of CPR on a 2X2 and wipe it down.
Take a Q Tip and wet the slide guides. Just leave a film and let it fly. Probably going to shoot it
Before rust becomes an issue....
 
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