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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
  • Color: Black or Silver (In the White)
  • Weight: 56.50 grams (approximate)
  • Length: 3.64 inches (approximate)


Installation Guide: Slide the CLOSED end of the spring onto the Guide Rod!



WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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

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Fits the 5.25 but does not protrude

- 01st October 2018

This guide rod fits the 5.25” XDm just fine but only protrudes on the 4.5” model. Still its heavier than stock so no complaints. Would be nice to have a 5.25” version!


- 17th April 2018

I bought this guide rod because it is solid and heavier than the factory guide rod. While the pictures give you an idea of what to expect, the guide rod is really mean-looking when installed. I love the look.

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.

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