Review: Custom XD-9 by Springer Precision - Pic Heavy

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    Review: Custom XD-9 by Springer Precision - Pic Heavy

    I have an XD-9 Service that I wanted a little work on so I decided to send it in to Springer Precision and let them tune it up a bit.
    They offered me their FedEx discount, which was nice, so it was about 45.00 each way. They do this for all their customers by the way.

    Services I had done:
    Grip chop
    Trigger job
    Recrown barrel
    Undercut trigger guard
    Install my supplied sights(Trijicon HD)

    Before you ask...no, I have not had a chance to shoot it yet. This review is just to show their handy work since when I was looking for pictures of some of the services they offered I couldn't find any of the things I wanted done. So, I decided to have them done on my pistol and then share it with anyone wondering what a particular service would look like once completed.

    Now to the good stuff!


    Finished product.


    There is a bit of a gap that I wasn't expecting. I was expecting it to be a more precise fit, like from the factory. What you see hanging off the back is from the pinky extension.


    Notice the gap.






    Notice the offset. Both the compact and the full size mag have some side-to-side play in them but they do still lock in nice and tight and everything seems to be functioning ok to spite it.
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    The undercut of the trigger guard came out nice and smooth.






    The grip chop came out a little rough in my opinion. I would have thought that paying someone to do it and having it done on a mill would have yielded a cleaner end product. I was able to clean it up pretty well with a Dremel and a nylon bristle wheel.
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    Real happy with the sights and how they turned out. The bright orange is a great contrast on the nearly all black rear sight and should make getting on point a snap. The tritium is bright and easy to pick up in the dark.





    Barrel recorwning just 'cause. I think it turned out really well and looks slick.


    All in all I'm please with the work they did. My only gripe would be the roughness left over by the mill on the grip chop. It took me all of 5 minutes with a Dremel to clean it up and I feel the extra effort to clean up their work should have been made.

    The trigger job seems nice while dry firing it. The take up and reset has been greatly reduced. They said they set it at about 4#, which I have no way to test, but it is a bit lighter than the factory trigger. The biggest difference is not the weight of the pull but the length of it as well as the reset.
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    Looks nice over all but I agree the mag well work could have been better. Sort of looks like part of the work was done with a file..Having seen the work of two of my clients, one making aviation parts and one doing mill work, the tools are out there to have made this look a lot better.
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