Friends, I ran another 150 rounds of Tula in my XDS and somehow managed ELEVEN failures to eject.
Let's have a look at the photos:
Empty case in the chamber, new round smashed up against it holding the slide open.
You get the idea. Each time after clearing the malfunction, I put the empty shell casing in my pocket. Here they are:
- UPDATE: Weak Extractor - Springfield Armory wants me to return the gun for service.
I did label the two magazines to see if the problem was mag specific. It wasn't.
I switched from the XDS to the XDM for the remaining 100 rounds. After the XDS, an XDM feels like a target pistol! Check this out:
When I got home and cleaned both pistols, I found the XDS was filthy and the XDM was much cleaner. Perhaps some of the Tula was dirtier than the rest?
I do remember one ten round string smoked up the whole range. Might have gummed up the chamber causing the casings to stick?
Hope this was just a fluke and that the XDS proves to be as dependable as it's big brother. I've got 500 rounds of Freedom Munitions on the way. We'll see what happens.