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"Hammer" Guide Rod for XDm 9/40/45ACP

Price: $22.99
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This Guide Rod will fit XD(m) 4.5 and 5.25 models in 9MM, 40SW and 45ACP caliber.

The "Hammer" Guide Rod by PistolGear, modeled after the aggressive texture found on a framing hammer, is a compilation of feedback collected over the years. XD(m) customers required a means of keeping their gun in battery after holstering. Perhaps you have noticed when running a light spring or an "old" spring, your gun is easily knocked out of battery.

By offering a guide rod where the end of the guide rod extends beyond the end of the stock barrel (on 4.5 model only), the slide is better protected and less likely to be knocked out of battery when holstering or if the weapon was to be place against a hard surface like a window or dropped to the floor. This product is ideal for those customers such as police officers and those with CCW permits where the gun must be ready at all times.

And, for those who shoot USPSA and IDPA, have you ever arrived to a port that required you to push the port open with your hand?  With the Hammer Guide Rod, the rod can be used like a battering ram, knocking the port open allowing you to keep both hands firmly on the gun's frame.  


  • Material: 1144 Hi Stress Steel (same material often used on gears & piston rods)
  • Finish: Cerakote ("Graphite Black" or custom color option at an additional cost)
  • Weight: 56.50 grams (approximate)
  • Length: 3.64 inches (approximate)
If you want your Hammer Guide Rod in a color other than BLACK, please select a color from the "Custom Color" list above. Color samples may be found herePlease note that any part that is Cerakoted is deemed to be a special order item and may not be returned. Customer colors will take upto 15 days to complete. 

9 Product Reviews - Average rating 5 / 5 (Show All)

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solid an pretty heavy

- 07th April 2016

I got the all black rod it's solid not hollow it looks better in person i got this for my xdm 45 4.5

I hate to be the Fool!

- 13th March 2016

Mean as hell. I would hate to be the fool that tries to push on the slide to push my pistol out of battery! The tooling on the end of this would be brutal on the palm of an assailant. As far as reducing muzzle flip i haven't had a chance to gauge that yet.

Great product!

- 21st January 2016

A solid guide rod that adds weight and helps to reduce muzzle rise. Looks mean it too!

Best in the market!

- 31st July 2015

It gives a much more aggressive appearance when looking at it from the front. Preforms flawless. I can't really tell any difference as far as reduced recoil, but overall it is way better than the factory especially from an aesthetics standpoint.

Hammer guide rod

- 01st August 2014

I bought one in black to pair with my .357 barrel, looks cool and fit perfect. Haven't tested the other "features" yet.

Great Product, Great Service

- 25th June 2014

I ordered this guide rod because I wanted a solid guide rod, and saw the Hammer.... SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

The guide rod was delivered quickly, and the quality of the product seems top notch. I have fired about 50 rounds from my xdm after install and I did notice less muzzle flip. The concept of keeping the gun in battery had never occurred to me, however the Hammer guide rod will allow you to push a door open with the muzzle of your pistol and not worry about still being in full lock up .

PistolGear.com Thank You for your service and great products!

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