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I traded my Glock 19 a while back for an XD9sc (came with a few goodies and a couple 1911 mags thrown in). I was never pleased with the G19's grip angle, and it just felt too wide even for my slightly large hands. I like the feel of the XD, and even with the short (11 round) mag, it's better in my hand than the 19 was. But the trigger... ew. It was extremely sloppy, and made even the 19's trigger look like a custom job.

After much perusing of the errornet, I opted to buy a Powder Creek trigger kit and spring kit. They offer a few, but this one is made to "drop in" with only minor fitting. "Minor," by the way, is a relative term. The whole install took me about an hour to do, mostly because I had a tough time removing the pin from the trigger safety. Needed a 3rd hand, which the wife eventually lent me for a few minutes. The other item that took forever was the overtravel block, which you have to sand-to-fit to the specific gun. I got a ton of help from these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvWeszPx3qo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijpz2m6Wf-0&feature=related

Anyhow, the minute I finished the install, I tried it out by putting the slide back on. As some of you know, if you screw this up and don't do it right, when you put the slide on it'll be stuck in place and you won't be able to disassemble the weapon. Soo, with not-a-little trepidation I put it back together, and it worked! I then completed the reassembly and took it out to try.

I shot 50 rounds of WWB and another 5 or 6 of some el cheepo that I had lying around. The trigger pull is at around 3 1/2 lbs of weight, with a much reduced length of pull. Reset seems to be about 40-50% shorter than before, which I definitely like. One problem I have: the trigger reset is a little "soft," if that explains anything. It previously made an audible click and you could really feel it very well. Now, not so much. So while the reset is shorter, the mushy, non-clicky reset is not welcome.

Question to those of you who might have an XD and be in the know: is it the trigger spring or the sear spring? I'm thinking sear spring for that one, but would love to know-if it's the sear spring, I'm gonna go back to the factory, I think.

If we ever have a meet n' greet that I can get to, this one will be making the run! :thumbup:
 

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If you send it back to the factory, I think they'll take out all your "replacement" parts and get rid of them, unfortunately.
 

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Another person with a XD trigger that sucked and needed to be improved...mine was horrrible...absolutely....

As Will stated...if you ever send it back to Springfield they will remove your OEM parts

None of this answered your Q however.....

This probably ought to be moved to gunsmithing section
 

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Whenever SGMJody is back on the forum, maybe he will see this topic. I think he posted on his experience under the Gunsmithing section. He is a big fan of the xDM! You may even PM him.
 

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I'll check with him and see. The topic kinda went under the "look what I did" section and the "what did I do?" section, so gunsmithing might have been a better spot for it. I'll PM him. On another forum, I was told that it was the trigger spring that controls this function, which one might suppose made sense... trigger reset... trigger spring... Maybe I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box.

Still a monumental improvement!
 

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slabside I did a trigger job in my xd45 and I also have that slightly "mushy" reset. Although it concerned me at first, I have never had it NOT reset or had a noticeable delay in resetting, so, as of now its a non issue. But I'm not sure about going back to a factory trigger spring. I think the trigger weight is directly related to that spring, so you may end up with an increased pull weight again.
 
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I am no expert on XD's by no means. It sounds like you need about .001 more taken off the overtravel stop where it meets the trigger bar. From what you are describing, it sounds to me like the trigger is having a difficult time fully resetting, thus giving a mushy feeling on the actual reset of the trigger. You should be able to check the reset by taking the slide off the frame and slowly pulling the trigger and watching the trigger bar operate the reset. If the trigger doesn't fully reset readily or resets slowly, there could be slight resistance between the trigger bar and the overtravel stop. I wouldn't remove more than .001 to .002 of metal from the overtravel stop where it comes in contact with the trigger bar. Just my thoughts. Probably, with a little wear, it will correct the problem on it's own.
 

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After talking with the company, I went back and put the original trigger spring in, and presto, much better trigger with a clear reset. The trigger pull did (as they told me it would) get 1.5 lbs heavier or so, but as a carry gun I don't mind the extra weight. MUCH improved.
 
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