Just installed the Pistolgear modified Slidestop today and in combination with the new Tungsten guiderod and mag release, I now have a fully customized XDm for shooting in the Limited category. I know it’s not even close to the $2,000 Limited guns from SVI or STI, but it’ll do for me 🙂
here’s how the extended slide stop looks like. It get’s out of the way so that your thumb won’t accidentally raise the slidestop, causing the slide to lock back at inopportune times. It’s also longer, making it easy for small hands to reach it.
Just thought I’d just trick out my XDm to see how far I can get. Bought a cheapo Aim red dot mount for a pistol with a rail. Cost me just $20 from ebay.
That’s my .40 S&W XDm with a pistolgear magwell, canyon creek ext mag release, polished barrel, don’s guide rod, Surefire X300, Aim red dot mount and Barska red dot optic.
From the other side:
View from the front :
All I’m missing is an offset mount & a lasermax green laser.
Got really into USPSA after my first match a few weeks ago and since I’m shooting .40S&W, decided to focus on the Limited division. What’s nice is that you can trick out your gear a lot more than production, shoot more rounds and still get to reload in most stages, unlike the Open division where you run 27-29rounds in your magazine and hardly need to reload.
Best of most worlds I might imagine.
Just thought I’d share some of the pics of my new Limited Rig.
- XDm .40S&W with pistolgear magwell, dawson FO front, Sevigny black rear, Don’s guide rod, PRP trigger kit, Canyon Creek extended mag release, Pistolgear 140mm mag extension, polished barrel
- CR Speed WSM II Holster
- CR Speed Competition belt
- CR Speed Versa single (x2) & double mag pouch
Would appreciate comments and tips on improving the setup :
I’ve decided to shoot USPSA Limited and got myself some 140mm magazine extensions for my XDm from Pistolgear. (http://www.pistolgear.com/proddetail.php?prod=00PG022). Got them installed but they forgot to ship it with the proper spring and follower that’s supposed to let me fit 21 .40S&W rounds into the magazine. They’ve shipped it and hopefully I’ll get it in a few days.
here’s how it looks like on my factory mags :
on my CR Speed Mag Pouch :
and in my XDm :
can’t wait to go shoot it!
I had an issue with the excellent Pistolgear Operator Magwell on my XDm that stopped me from using it for a while. The Magwell was engineered to meet the grip frame tightly making a seamless seal,
the only problem is the magazine has a small plastic/rubber extrusion
that squished up against the magwell.
So, with advice from DeadEyeSteve through my YouTube video, I took my best file and got to work.
This is the end result, I shaved off about 1mm of material
and made the magwell flush to the outside of the grip frame so that will allow the magazine to sit into the grip naturally.
ok I know, I’m not perfect but it works!! miraculously!. Now I got my old IDPA ESP and USPSA Limited gun back. Sweet!
I read the USPSA rule book today because I wanted to participate in the Production class and found out that Magwells aren’t allowed. that’s really funny because Magwells are allowed in the ESP division. As stated in the IDPA Rulebook :
PERMITTED Modifications (Inclusive list):
13. Beveled magazine well and add-on well extensions.
BUT, in USPSA’s Rulebook :
— No magwell attachments or external flaring of the magwell. The lateral width of the well may not be more than 1/4”
wider than the lateral width of the magazine.
Isn’t it funny that this restriction applies to a sport that is seen to be more “realistic” (IDPA) than USPSA. You’d think that in a normal concealed scenario, operators won’t be using magwells which will hinder concealment.
Oh well, off with it then! here’s how it was when I installed the Pistolgear Operator Magwell (that is IDPA legal) :
and now :
Small problem. I’ll practice reloading without it then!