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!!