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Mr.XD9mm
September 8, 2007, 01:47 PM
:confused:I need your help. I have had my XD for less than 2yrs and have shot less than 2,000 rounds in it. I have noticed a small ring that has formed around the end of the barrel about a half inch back.

The ring is raised and not smooth like the rest of the barrel when I run my finger down the barrel with the slide racked back, you can feel a raised ring.

Has anyone noticed this on their XD9mm. I have only shot WWB 115gr FMJ ammo or Remington white and green box target 115 grain ammo. No +P ammo or high grain personal defense ammo in it.

Is this something I should be concerned with?:confused:

Quickdraw Limpsalot
September 8, 2007, 02:37 PM
Is this something I should be concerned with?

Nope, you're good. Go shoot it. That's just the way it's made.

Mr.XD9mm
September 8, 2007, 02:54 PM
After looking on the net I ran across Springfields site that had a close up view of a Xd 9 that was identical to mine. Never noticed that before but then someone said something to me about that ring, and if it was safe to shoot like that. I told them it hadn't killed me yet but then I started 2nd guessing myself. Found on the website below. Just wanted to make sure that it wasn't something Springfield overlooked.
http://springfield-armory.primediaoutdoors.com/SPstory23.php

w_houle
September 8, 2007, 03:04 PM
wow I need to read more that was... anyway it just looks like the bluing coming off
... and again i missed something ( I missed the part about the ridge being felt). I would just take note of it and see if it gets any worse

Mr.XD9mm
September 8, 2007, 03:11 PM
I was glad to see this in the picture before I found that picture and saw other pistols of the Xd in articles and noticed the same thing I emailed Springfield and awaiting their response will post their reply once I recieve it.

You can actually feel a raised ring that is not smooth like the rest of the barrel once the slide is racked back.
http://springfield-armory.primediaoutdoors.com/SPstory23.php

w_houle
September 8, 2007, 03:16 PM
Did you take off the slide and try to feel for something that might cause this?

Mr.XD9mm
September 8, 2007, 03:26 PM
No but I will have to check that. Judging by the other pics I have saw it looks identical to the pic of the barrel in the other website article. Springfield is open Monday through Friday and I am awaiting their response. Im sure if there is something wrong they will make it right. Since there is lifetime warranty on all their products. I figure it would be better safe than sorry but many websites on the Springfield XD have showed this.
I don't think Sprinfield would have showed it up close if there was a problem, I emailed them the serial number off the gun as a precaution just in cause there was production defect in certain batches.

Im sure that their is nothing wrong with it anybody that has a Springfield Xd seen this on theirs?
http://springfield-armory.primediaoutdoors.com/SPstory23.php

madmag
September 8, 2007, 08:26 PM
My XD9 service has these marks and slight raised ring. It appears normal and happens due to complete forward position of slide locking barrel in place. I have about 1500 rounds fired. Also, I did notice slight marks even with the gun new.

Mr.XD9mm
September 12, 2007, 10:03 AM
Hi Mr.XD9mm,



The Ring you are describing and that is shown in the picture is caused from the barrel going into battery each time a round is chambered. This is perfectly normal and should be of no concern to you. The barrel in that area is a little bit thicker to take up the space between the barrel and the slide which helps in accuracy. If you have any other questions please give me a call at 1-800-680-6866 ext 8948.



Thank You for your continued interest in Springfield Armory products.





Jon Yacapraro

Customer Service

Springfield Inc.

420 West Main St.

Geneseo, IL 61254

1-800-680-6866

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Alleykat
September 12, 2007, 11:14 AM
Can't understand why you'd need somebody from Springfield to point out something that, by your own postings, was obvious. :D