Had a so so day at the range.
I went to the range early Saturday morning with 200 rounds; 100 rounds of WWB and 100 of CCI Blazer that I picked up from Wally mart. I went through the first 100 (WWB) no problems; loaded up the mag's from the first CCI Blazer box (50 rounds) shot them and had only one nose down jam. I figured I didn't seat them right or something. I cleaned my XD45 after that box of 50 and opened the next CCI Blazer box.
Five shots in it started doing the nose down jams. One right after another. I unloaded the XD45 and mag's, field stripped and cleaned the XD45 again, double checked all 4 mag's, then loaded up again. Same thing happened again this time I was 9 rounds into the first mag. I tried different mags and it would happen at different times. The only consistant thing is once it happened it kept doing it till I was empty or unloaded.
I bought some reloads because now I was worried I did something wrong in reassembling the XD45. It shot all 50 of the reloads without one hiccup.
The range officer said it could be a bad batch of ammo and tried them in his 1911. He could not get more than one shot without a jam, but he did say his 1911 is real picky about ammo. Another shooter said it could have been old ammo or it could have got wet in storage.
Old ammo? Wet? I don't know, the box looks like the first, but it does have a different batch number on it. Just don't know why but this box of CCI Blazers, which I have shot before, to put it plainly sucks with my XD45.
Weird is all I can say. ANYWAY, except for that box everything was great.
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