Given the financial investment you make in purchasing a quality firearm, it's important to keep it clean and in good order. Accomplishing that requires regular cleaning and maintenance. There will also eventually be the need to replace worn parts, or install upgrades to improve shooter usability or the reliability and accuracy of the weapon.
With Springfield’s XD/XDM pistols, disassembly, from basic field stripping, to a complete take down is accomplished by removing a set of pins. This is a simple method accomplished with simple tools. You could easily take an XD/XDM apart with a reasonably straight nail and a rock. However, you’re not going to do that to a firearm you depend on to save your life.
The proper way to disassemble your pistol is to use tools specifically made for that purpose. A precision punch kit for Springfield XD/XDM pistols, available from Powder River, gives you the proper tools to carry out the job without damaging pins or marring your handgun’s finish.
Each of the three tools provided in the punch kit for Springfield XD/XDM pistols, accurately match the diameters of the XD/XDM pin positions. The punch shafts have been CNC machined from hardened 416 stainless steel. Molded rubber balls are fitted to the ends of the handles. These have been ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. They are also hard enough that they can be tapped with a gunsmith’s hammer.