Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Bored again! This time I attacked the XDM9

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by strictlyRUM, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Lebanon Oregon Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well I dont have much in the shop so I decided to try some more pistol smithing. I am usually building rifles but I can leave anything alone. I tried my hand a stippling on a Para frame a couple of weeks ago. Now its time to try the tupperware grips. I also made an extended mag release and stippled it to match. A solid stainless guide rod was in order oh and lighten the slide a bit. This go around was very minimal I wanted it to look somewhat stock and not be too "cool" because I cant shoot a pistol to save my life. Here are some pics......

    002-6.jpg

    009-4.jpg

    010-3.jpg

    002-6.jpg

    009-4.jpg

    010-3.jpg
     
  2. easysteve

    easysteve Salem, Oregon Member

    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    5
    Dang, looks nice man!
     
  3. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Lebanon Oregon Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks! Like I said I cant leave anything alone. I went back out and spent some more time sucking plastic fumes. I removed the ribs off the back strap but left them on the front for more grip. Then I did some more stippling. I like this more but I think people will expect me to hit what I am pointed at? I better practice! What do you think?

    Jason

    011-2.jpg

    012-2.jpg

    011-2.jpg

    012-2.jpg
     
  4. sillyrabbit

    sillyrabbit Salem, Oregon Member

    Messages:
    750
    Likes Received:
    4
    Very Nice!
     
  5. easysteve

    easysteve Salem, Oregon Member

    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    5
    I actually wanna do the same to my CZ phantom... What did you use?

    Doesn't look half bad though.
     
  6. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Lebanon Oregon Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, I use a soldering iron or a woodburner. Its better if you get an adjustable one. You can shape the tip differently to get different patterns.

    Jason
     
  7. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    252
    How's it shoot with all the metal removed from the slide?
     
  8. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Lebanon Oregon Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    I will tell ya tomorrow. I am going to get 1000 rounds right now. I want to run at least 1000 before I try anymore metal removal. I have four other recoil/rebound springs in varius weights so it will work, one way or another. I may have to change springs but I doubt it. It is so little weight. I will see.

    Jason
     
  9. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,070
    Likes Received:
    70
    Can you do that to a regular XD
     
  10. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

    Messages:
    741
    Likes Received:
    56
    X2 I would like to know a little more about this process. Looks killer,let us know how it shoots:thumbup:
     
  11. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Lebanon Oregon Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    You can do it to any plastic gun. You can shape the grip differently, stipple in designs, what ever you feel like. As for shooting....

    I ran 500 rounds through it yesterday with out any malfunctions of any sort. I will not clean it till it malfunctions IF that will happen. I didnt have to change the stock recoil spring. It worked fine with the stock one. I shot it from all different positions, with laser, without, strong hand, week hand, two hand. Shot great. I maybe crazy but it did seem to stay on target better. I was double tapping with in 2-4 inches every time. I have never shot that well. But I am learning more and more about shooting it also. I wouldnt think that much metal removal would have had such a profound effect on follow up shots but I think it did.

    Jason
     
  12. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,070
    Likes Received:
    70
    So I guess I need to get off my lazy butt and get over to your place and talk to you about having some XD work done.
     
  13. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Lebanon Oregon Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds good to me! I will be moving soon though. We are moving into lebanon and I have been pretty busy working on the new shop. I dont have anything else going on now though. Let me know and I could set aside a day or two.
     
  14. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,070
    Likes Received:
    70
    Maybe I will wait until you move since I work in Lebanon
     
  15. popsgunner

    popsgunner Eagle, Idaho New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks good. You should do that for a living.;)
     
  16. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Lebanon Oregon Member

    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you much. I do work on guns for (a so called) living. I just havent played with pistols too much. Other than trigger jobs and such they have been "the other side". My thing is precision rifles. I have been machining since I was 14 and have found myself disslodged from this economy and I am trying to make a living out of a hobby now. Thanks for all the good words guys.

    Jason