Guys and Gals with blued XD's...

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by E-Rez, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. E-Rez

    E-Rez New Member

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    Jul 6, 2009
    NW Wisconny
    ...how well does the bluing hold up to the test of time? Does it scratch easily or show holster wear prematurely?
     
  2. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    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.
     

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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...
     
  4. E-Rez

    E-Rez New Member

    155
    Jul 6, 2009
    NW Wisconny
    Kick butt. I might have to add a "blued" version to my xd lineup.
     
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    you wont be disappointed. they are workhorses...
     
  6. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Colorado
    Here's mine since I bought it last year. 45acp.
     

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  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    wear marks are consistent. Id post a pic but my cam is dead and I cant find the usb cable:(
     
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