Smooth, Polished Surface Improves Reliability
Solid stainless steel one-piece guide rod is polished smooth to help prevent spring bind, reduce slide drag, and improve reliability with less chance of slide stoppage caused by grit or dirt. Mild heat-treat hardening improves rod wear without increasing slide wear. Added weight up front helps counter recoil; shoulder at flange is sized to help retain recoil spring for easy assembly and disassembly. For use with factory recoil springs only. Gunsmith installation recommended.
Big Book Catalog, Issue:65, Page:203
New Product Supplement, Issue:631, Page:013
SPECS: Stainless steel, polished finish or DiamondBlack IonBond black finish. XD Tactical fits XD tactical models with 5" barrels; separate rods available for pistols chambered in 9mm/.40 S&W and .45 ACP. XDM fits XDM pistols chambered in 9mm/.40 S&W with 4.5" barrel.