Springfield XD "Melt Job"?

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    Springfield XD "Melt Job"?

    As I consider purchaseing a XD for concealed carry, I have been struck by how square and "edged" the rear of the gun is. I have a WWII vintage Remington Rand .45 (upgraded with various Wilson Combat pieces) that many people would "dehorn" to avoid snagging, but with the exception of the stock hammer, it seems more rounded than the XD.

    Am I missing something, or is dehorning the XD simply unecessary?

    Thanks for comments.
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    I'd say it's unnecessary, and can be expensive depending on the finish you choose to apply afterwards.

    Having said that, I did it. A friend had gone before me, and he helped me melt the slide, round the triggerguard, and stipple the grip (I had already done a grip chop). Details can be found at http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/showthr...t=27458&page=1

    After all that, I sent it to Cold Creek Armory for a melonite treatment/finish and Entreprise Ghost Ring sights. They've still got it, so I can't tell you how it looks yet. Sorry. I'll let you know.

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    Thanks, I would love to see a picture of it when you get it back, and whether or not you think it was worth it.
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    I bought a MS VMII for my XD40SC. The draw was affected by the XD ejection port hanging up on the holster's stitching.

    I called MS and they suggested cutting down on the ejection port following edge. They say their boning process is so fitted that that's where the majority of complaints exist. So my homegrown "melt" solved the problem.

    You would think that if MS knew about this problem from previous customers, why do they continue to make the VMII this way?

    (Cause they can sell more VMII than they can make?)
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    Hard to believe a custom shop advocates changing the gun to fit the holster.

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    That doesn't surprise me with MS's reputation (read SNOOTY). I wore a VM2 for about a week or so, and while it was indeed a good holster, I didn't think it was worth it's $100 price tag nor it's 24 weeks wait. I can get just as good if not better in half the time and almost half the price.

    The VM2 is an ego thing. But then again...what do I know - I carry a goat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsebens View Post
    You got some real cajones if you ask me. Looks like a lot of work. But hey, if you love how it turns out then nice work. Remember to keep us updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock 'em down View Post
    But then again...what do I know - I carry a goat!
    You carry a goat? What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsebens View Post
    You carry a goat? What?
    It's a joke from another thread. It was about custom leather, and it was said by someone...I can't remember who...anyway, it said custom leather is best left for beautiful 1911's and that a Glock in custom leather is like a goat driving a Cadillac! I ain't smart enough to figure out how to link you to the thread.

    2 funny!

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    I would guess that the MS VMII is formed in a hydraulic press or something. That would make the problem consistent. The solution would be to mold it, then wet the area and change the forming a loittle. But that's custom work right there and MS may have gotten too big and mainstream to do that type of hands on with each and every holster.

    Hope that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsebens View Post
    You carry a goat? What?
    I thought you meant a Pontiac GTO!

    Yeah I concur with that snooty thing. The fact that they do not have email access in the office?

    Ah hell, I'm working on #5 so guess I'm the dumb_ss who keeps going back.
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