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  1. Ugh...I tried to upload a photo of a broken striker spring.
  2. So I’ve ordered a 16# Wolff recoil and striker spring. And wouldn’t you know, when tearing it down and removing the striker spring I found this:
  3. Couldn’t tell you what pound recoil spring...it’s all OEM.
  4. That was a huge help — thank you. On Monday I’ll call Springfield. I sent an email with this exact question and haven’t heard back. Never fails that stuff breaks over the weekend!
  5. While I’ve not read each and every topic thread on XDm, I’ve scanned through the zillions of topics here and haven’t seen this particular one addressed...I’m hoping someone out there has had a similar experience and can help: About my gear: all original (about 7 yrs old) except for a slide mount optic and Dawson extended magazine base pads The scenario: After performing a reload (not from lock-back either... dropped mag still has rounds), I pull the trigger and nothing. No click, no light strike, nada! I rack the slide ejecting a chambered round, and the next shot goes bang with no problem. This doesn’t happen every time, but often enough for me to be concerned. At first I thought it was because I had too many rounds in the magazine (with Dawson extended pads my 19 round mags can accommodate up to 21 or 22 rounds) so I started offloading the mags to 20 instead of 21, but that hasn’t made a difference and doesn’t seem to be relevant factor given that I have to re-rack the slide. What’s going on?!?
  6. I hear ya about the eyesight. For me the reticle is just easier for me to stay locked onto with my eyesight, and improve my shot-calling accuracy. My hope is to eventually see improvement when I go back to my Colt 1911 in 45ACP.
  7. I have the XDM 5.25 in 9mm set up with a Venom Vortex red dot and it (finally) works very well. The mounting plate comes from Springer Precision for $45. The thing I cannot recommend highly enough is to use a torque screwdriver and blue loctite when setting the base plate and sight. Springer sends blue loctite along with the base plate and proprietary mounting screws for their plate (note: the ones that come with the sight won't fit their base plate), but the ONE screw that holds the mounting plate to your slide (the same screw hole that receives the elevation adjustment screw on your rear sight) has to be torqued and blued in or it WILL vibrate loose very quickly. Double check with Springer, but I think the recommended torque is 12-14 inch pounds. If you just try to hulk it down by hand it is easy to snap off the screw as I believe it is only rated up to 16 inch pounds. Good luck and follow the bouncing dot!
  8. I really appreciate your response. I'm at least glad to know there's the option of getting another hole tapped for an additional mounting plate screw if (or when!) it comes loose again. If it didn't require you to remove your optic to show me, a photo of where your gunsmith placed the second screw would be awesome to see! So far mine is holding with blue loctite and the recommended torquing to 15 in/#, but I've only ran about 150 rounds through it. As someone else said, its just much too small of a screw to be the only one securing the mount. Another recent discovery, when pulling the striker mechanism (to clean due to light strikes), is that the drift pin that goes through the slide and the channel of the striker just barely clears the front of the optic demanding extreme care. Never a dull moment.
  9. Can you explain what you mean by “bedding” the mounting plate, and the significance of modeling clay? I just had to remount my Springer Precision plate on my XDm 5.25 because it loosened up while zeroing in my Vortex Venom. While I used blue loctite each time, it wasn’t until the second time of mounting everything that I used a torque screwdriver (I’d never mounted an optic before and there were no mounting instructions.) All the screws are now newly “blued” in and torqued to 15 in/#. Should I be good to go from here?
  10. Thank you! The Trijicon is way more than I want to spend, but I appreciate the info re: MOA! For USPSA I’m guessing a 2 or 3 MOA would be ideal since shooting alphas with a 9mm is critical.
  11. I want to put an optic on my pistol (Springfield XDM 5.25) for possible USPSA competition, but primarily for practice purposes. Any to avoid? Which MOA is best for competitive handgun shooting?
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