Scratches on the slide...hmmm?

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by thunder, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. thunder

    thunder New Member

    So, I only have had the xds 45 for a few weeks now and already it is showing some brass colored scratches near the muzzle on the right side???

    Im pissed!! I can only think of one thing....the holster. It makes sense, the holster comes in contact with the right side as I holster it, dragging the side where the scratches are!! Ugghh!! I cant stand messing up something new and expensive right away!

    Ok, Im calm now.

    Anyway, I called Springfield Armory and was assured that the scratches should come off with a bit of oil or solvent.

    I realized that what was happening was not the holster but the brass rivets on my jeans were scratching my gun!!
  2. CallMaker

    CallMaker Guest

    I just don't know what to say about this :)

  3. RibEye

    RibEye Steak Medium Rare

    heheh - as long as she discharges on command - mine can have a Nick or two -

    character - !!! dont wear skinny jeans?:)
  4. threetango

    threetango Moderator Moderator

    If it doesn't have scratches you're not shooting it enough. :camo:
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2014
  5. Rotorheadv8

    Rotorheadv8 New Member

    The finish is wearing very slightly off the muzzle end and on a few high points on my XD 9 sc. As it has been my daily CC for almost 5 years, I certainly can't complain.

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  6. thunder

    thunder New Member

    I confirmed that what was causing it was the brass rivet on my jean pocket. It rubbed right out with a bit of Hoppes and a q-tip. Problem solved. I touched it up with a silicon rag and it looks great!
  7. hillbilly_83

    hillbilly_83 New Member

    The scratches you see are actually the brass from the rivets. Its hard to put a scratch on these guns because of the oxidizing process. It actually leaves whatever comes in contact with it on the surface instated of scratching it.