Empty chamber with full magazine?

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  1. JJFernandez11

    JJFernandez11 XDTalk Newbie

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    Related to a new S/A XDS:

    Dumb question: it appears there is a lot more resistance to insert a full magazine without locking open the slide. (With intent to keep chamber empty while full magazine is inserted)

    Question: Is this bad for the internals to physically insert the mag without locking back the slide (ejector, striker, etc) Regardless of "philosophy" of carrying a concealed pistol with an empty chamber, I know the mag sticks out of the bottom of the grip slightly more if the chamber accepts a round versus inserting the mag without the slide back.

    Thanks for your input.
     
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    No, Its not bad. If its a new xds which it sounds like it is. Its a Tool. Treat it like one. plus its warrantied for life. Grab your mag place it in the magwell push it... feel the resistance. Then, with your left palm smack the mag into the pistol. It'll click into place.
     
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    No. You won damage the gun by inserting a mag when it's in battery. When the mag springs wears a little it will get easier to insert he mag.
     
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    AKC XDTalk 5K Member

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    Slam it home like a man. They like it rough.
     
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    I'd be lying if I said I haven't wondered about the same exact question.

    Thanks for having the balls to ask the question cuz now I know too haha
     
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    Same here pull back hard and slam it home. Otherwise I get a failure to feed / bullet jam.
     
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    Spank it like a bad little boy! *smile*
     
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    The gun sems like a little masochist. She likes it rough.
     
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    It's defective send it to me & I'll get rid of it for you. :)
     
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    I as well will be willing to take time out of my very busy schedule to test, and dispose of any defective firearm you may be having problems with. Its the least I can do.
     
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    He's talking about inserting a magazine, not racking the slide.
     
  12. cabezon

    cabezon XDTalk 2K Member

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    I pulled out my gun to check on this. if you slide in a mag, it stops at about 10mm from full home. then there is a notching where the mag goes in another 8mm. I can feel the mag release moving. the magazine can still be pulled out without using the release. Then one final push seats the mag and it is locked.

    if you do the same with the slide locked back, the mag still catches the mag release at the 10 mm mark, but then goes directly home and locked in after a small push.

    since I am a lefty, I tend not to use the slide release. So I say, slap it home and slingshot it.
     
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    Not going to hurt it one bit. Why not have a FULLY LOADED gun? That extra round could be the one that saves the day!
     
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    it happens with one in the chamber as well.

    this is versus having the slide back. so the second mag isnt going to do this.
     

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