We often get asked by folks as to what is the number one part that will likely fail on the XD or the XDm. Even as rugged at the platform is, the one part that is most likely to fail is the factory striker retainer pin. The part does not fail because it is "cheap" but because once installed acts as a thin walled, hollow dowel. After constant contact by the striker, the factory pin, at some point will break into small bits.
This coiled pin option, once installed, becomes a nearly solid dowel which is able to handle the abuse of the striker for a very long time. For most, this part will last a lifetime.
This pin is a heavy duty part made of 420 chrome stainless with a passivated finish in order to reduce corrosion.
This part will not fit the XD SLIM.
Please note that this is an alternative solution to the part noted Schematic #: 35
This part is sold individually.