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Crack in Poly lower on my springfield xd.

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Mica, May 20, 2016.

  1. Mica

    Mica Eugene Active Member

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    My xd had a little accident while on lone to my brother. Long story short. It ended up with a couple small cracks on the right side in between the mag well and trigger. No plastic missing just a couple cracks. Was wondering if anyone had ever repaired anything like this and how it turned out. I put some liquid plastic over both sides that I could access. Hopefully it will hold up. Thinking of getting the lower coated next.
    Needless to say, I won't be letting him borrow any guns again.
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    If I HAD a brother that damaged one of my guns he'd be buying me a new FRAKIN' replacement gun, and he'd own the one he busted... or he'd get a busted nose. o_O
     
  3. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Why not send it back to the factory for repair?
    And send Brother the bill!

    Did Mother not raise him to be responsible for his mistakes?
     
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  4. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't try and repair anything yourself. Call Springfield's customer service number and they should take care of it.
     
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  5. Mica

    Mica Eugene Active Member

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    I'm in full agreement there. Kinda , like the last nail in the coffin sorta thing with this. As much as I do love my brothers. There is a limit to generosity.
     
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  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    If he loved you back, he would offer to make it right WITHOUT being asked. o_O
     
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  7. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Lesson learned
    Your quick fix will likely fail
    I would not waste the funds to get it coated
    Give your brother a bill.

    I've some friends and family that lost the privilege by their own doing.
    They, for some reason felt they aren't accountable if something "breaks" while in their possession.

    Your situation is the prey these types expect to pass.
     
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  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    My personal ethics are to always attempt to "restore in double" if I goof up, in order to "make whole" AND compensate them for the hassle.
     
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  9. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    1: damn that's some abuse taken for it to crack..

    2: alert them that it's damages after their use. Mention "XD" refers to "eXtreme Duty" not willing to take abuse.. Alert them that you are sending in for estimate to fix.

    3: get quote from Springfield.

    4: let them know how much it will be to fix.


    This separates men from boys.
     
  10. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    It may be a warranty issue. If so, net cost to you is zero. Springfield will even pick up the shipping both ways.
     
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  11. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Repairing a gun is easy.

    But a family member?
    I wish they came with a warranty. :s0012:
     
  12. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    How I do things is my doings. I take care of what I acquire, whether it be cheap monetarily or not.
    I don't know how it's viewed, but if someone "borrows" something, the borrowee is either too cheap, can't afford, or appreciate the benefits of having what someone else has.

    It's all about morals.
    My cup is always full.
     
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  13. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes my cup gets too full. That's when it's time to shut the full cup.
     
  14. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They may just fix it under warranty. You don't have to say who, what, where, when or why. If they don't, THEN send him the bill.
     
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  15. ozmosis

    ozmosis vancouver Active Member

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    If the cracks are too bad, they will have to replace the frame. Years ago when I had a mishap the only repair was a complete replacement with new serial number, box etc.
    Send it in for warranty work, then go from there.
     
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  16. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    That time happened years ago. Scorned by some.
    C'est la vie
     
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  17. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I had the unfortunate situation of wrecking my brothers car while home on leave. I made sure it was taken care of and was made right with him. It wasn't that bad, but cost me 2k out of pocket. He was more concerned if I had been hurt or not (just my pride) Point is, If you break it, own up to it, and make it right! And like Stomper said, I always go the little extra to compensate for the trouble. Same thing if I were to borrow some ones firearm, it gets cleaned spick and span, and upon its return, there's a few boxes of ammo with it and a bottle of something good!
     
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  18. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    send it to springfield and play dumb
     
  19. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    which gun of mine would you like to borrow?
     
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  20. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Exactly!
     
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