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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/5/2006 1:36:57 PM EDT
I have the itch for an XD .45. I remeber seeing some pics of broken guide rods in the .40 versions. Seems the guide rods were 2 pieces and the weld had a habit of breaking.

Does the .45 come with a 2 piece guide rod???
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 3:24:42 PM EDT
The 4" Service model does. The 5" Tactical has a one piece rod.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 3:27:18 PM EDT
excellent. Thanks
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 3:28:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 3:30:14 PM EDT by ElCamino]
That guide rod issue seems to have been a fairly isolated problem. SA has continued development (somewhat quietly) on the XD since its introduction and have addressed some other issues in the latest generation of XDs. I would not be surprised if the recoil guide has been addressed as well, but I'm not certain of that. I do know that the finish and the locking block have had changes since its introduction, as well as the frame itself.

In any case, aftermarket one-piece non-captive guide rods and the appropriate recoil springs are available for the 4" Service model.

ETA:

www.pistolgear.com/proddetail.php?prod=01PA

ETA2: Oops, I guess that rod isn't available for the .45ACP version yet. Stay tuned, I guess..
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:21:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 5:23:23 PM EDT by JayinAZ]
I think the guide rods are teh same size, you'd just have to pick an appropriate spring to go with it. The inventor of the rod has a FAQ page: www.hs2000talk.com/viewtopic.php?t=10159
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:23:37 PM EDT
Thanks
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:05:33 PM EDT
The XD-45 uses a different guide rod than the other calibers. It is larger diameter. The XD guide rod problems seem to be mainly with the XD-40 Service.
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