Loose barrel on 9mm
Hey guys and gals!
I apologize in advance if this is a duplicate question or posted in the wrong spot, I am only slightly more familiar with forums than I am firearms, especially handguns, so bear with me please.
I bought a XDm 9mm 4.5" barrel handgun last week, brand new from Scheels. It is the model with the stainless steel slide, very nice looking gun.
I took it out today for the first time, and to no surprise I couldn't hit crap with the gun, at first I attributed it to being new. Though I was spot on with my rifles.
Anyway, I got home and was cleaning the gun and noticed that when the slide is open, the barrel is very loose, the 1.5" or so that is exposed when the slide is opened can wiggle left to right and back and forth quite a bit.
Is this normal? Could it be contributing to my inability to hit a target at 15 yards?
If anybody could shed some light on this, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you--Jeremy