Ammo for XDS 45

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  1. KyXDS

    KyXDS XDTalk 100 Member

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    Ok guys what ammo works anddoes not work in the XDS 45 auto?

    When I bought mine I was looking for some practice rounds and the guy at the gun shop told me not to use Blazer since several people told him they were having problems with that brand in the XDS's they just bought.
     
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    I used American Eagle and Sellier & Bellot without single malfunction.
     
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    They run just fine through mine.
     
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    Haven't seen any significant reports that the XD-s is ammo picky. But it might depend on whether you are talking about Blazer Brass, or the aluminum Blazer. I personally would avoid any use of steel or aluminum cased ammo, except in guns specifically okayed for use of this type ammo. Any decent brass cased ammo should work fine.

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    I shot Blaser brass no problem. I avoid steel case ammo.
    From round 1 I have no issue at all. Ate WWB fine. Mostly I shoot PMC got bulk at a good price.
    Did this shop sell Blazer brass or a competing brand (s)?? Maybe a bit of bias involved.
     
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    These answers are what I'm looking for. At the time I biought the XDS they only had two brands of 45's there and all of the ammo is behind the counter in the open where you can see them. Besides Blazer they only had RWS. I don't know which Blazer it was.

    I did pick up some Winchester white box 45's at Wal-Mart while they had some and I do have some PMC on order but that's all except for the Hornady Critical Defense I plan on carrying.
     
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    shot and ate it all pmc magtech federal WWB blazer brass and aluminum , only issue was on tula ammo but most likely my fault 2 rounds FTF
     
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    Everything runs in mine. I use blazer brass/wwb/pmc and federal American eagle for target and I have tried gold dots, ranger t, and now I carry and strongly prefer federal hst. I bet the shop wants you to buy certain ammo for practice.


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    Same here, mine feeds everything, even my target swc reloads. There may be something your gun won`t feed, maybe try befor you buy in bulk.
     
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    I have used among other things, WWB, Blazer Brass, Blazer aluminum (probably 400 rds) and Estate (made by Federal). All of it was 230g hardball. The only problems I had were failures to fire at rounds 175 and 180, with the Estate. They both fired when retried. I shot 15 rds of 185g Federal JHP this AM to see how it worked and it was fine. I'm now at 1000rds +

    I had been worried after seeing some of the doom & gloom posts here, I have no reservations about this gun working when it needs to at this point.
     
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    Mine has not been picky with ammo either.
    Have even run reloads thru mine.
     
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    My XDs feeds any brass cased ammo I have tried like..Winchester Ranger 230's, S&B 230 as well as WWB & old Glasers I had. What it will not tolerate is lead reloads ... at least my lead reloads. Fails to fully chamber them. That tells me that maybe it's chamber is a little tight? The same lead reloads feed perfect in my Glock 36 as well as my 1911's. I give it a pass though. It's not the end of the world that my perfect carry gun hates lead reloads :)
     
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    Allow me to pile on... For my XDS I have fired WWB - 230 grain FMJ. PMC - 185 gr JHP and flat nose. Also local range gun store reloaded 230 gr FMJ. For the earlier post about RWS, I have shot many rounds of it through my XD9sc.
     
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    I found 45 CD at targetsportsusa.com for $0.99/round with free shipping for 200 rounds, so I bought it. I couldn't find it anywhere locally and that was the best price I could find online and in stock. I'm hoping to get some target rounds from them when they get more in stock, best price locally has been about $0.39/round.
     
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    Just got mine but so far it eats whatever I feed it: Federal 230gr FMJ, Hornady Critical Defense 185gr JHP, Federal Hydra-Shok Personal Defense Low Recoil 165gr JHP. I was worried about the lighter loads but I have experienced no failures.
     

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