View Full Version : Guys and Gals with blued XD's...
07-12-2010, 09:51 PM
...how well does the bluing hold up to the test of time? Does it scratch easily or show holster wear prematurely?
07-16-2010, 10:33 AM
I'[m not aware of any true blued XD's. They are a black phosphore finish. Its rather dull and the finish is quite tough but you will see a different texture to areas that rub when holstered. It will still be black but have a shiny finish to it rather than the matte.
Helix is right. I have an XD .45 that I put through hell on a regular basis. It stays loaded, never really gets cleaned , and get banged around in my tool box and on my side when I wear it. The finish is still black with semi-glossy scuff marks all over it. Very tough IMO...
07-16-2010, 02:46 PM
Kick butt. I might have to add a "blued" version to my xd lineup.
you wont be disappointed. they are workhorses...
07-17-2010, 10:20 AM
Here's mine since I bought it last year. 45acp.
wear marks are consistent. Id post a pic but my cam is dead and I cant find the usb cable:(
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