Jammed XD-9 Slide, Yes I've Searched *Fixed*

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  1. awefx

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    The slide on my XD-9 is jammed half way through. It has no rounds in it. Attached is a picture. Also notice the rear safety is locked as well. I have tried some of the suggestions I found, but still need help. Thank You!
     

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    were you putting it back together after a field strip? If yes, the takedown lever is in wrong position. If that is case, it is jammed on that. I have never done this, but I recall reading about this, and if memory serves the suggestion was a firm grip with one hand and a rubber mallet on back of slide with other hand. Yea, that does not sound nice, but maybe no choice.

    ETA - just noticed that was your first post, so welcome to the forum
     
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    It has to be something like that...

    Can you pull the slide off the front then flip the take down lever up and slide it back together?
     
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    WELCOME! Hope you get it fixed
     
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    Take a crescent wrench on the guide rod and pop the guide rod forward by smacking the wrench with a hammer thats the easiest way. Some times you can take a rubber mallet and smack the back of the slide to unjam the slide.
     
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    does his guide rod seem to sticking abnormally far?
     
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    @CdnInAz Yes is was during a simple takedown. I used a rubber mallet to slam the back of the slide into normal position but the slide is still locked. Now the gun looks like the attached picture. The rear safety is now unlocked. @NETWizz I am not sure what you mean exactly.
     

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    I think I would now try to move the take down lever up to the 12 oclock position, drop the striker, you said it was not loaded and do a visual on the chamber indicator, and see of the slide will move forward.
     
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    The slider needs to be locked in the back position to move the take down lever up because of the grooves in the slider itself. To drop the striker plate and remove the spring and pin I would need to move the slider back about 3/16" minimum. I have tried to move the slider back a bit but it seems welded. I have already nicked the plastic like material of the handle trying.
     
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    It looks that way. I think that his guide rod was not centered when he reassembled it. I read that this is one way to get it stuck. I think that somehow his barrel and guiderod are now off track.
     
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    Grab the tip of the guide rod with a wrench and tap it out, your guide rod is stuck under the barrel and in the locking block. Use the wrench to hook the guider rod, use the hammer to tap on the wrench to tap the guide rod out from the locking block.
     
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    This is beyond my knowledge, and I dont want to damage my XD. I ask for help because I do not know enough, yet :) Anyone in the Phoenix area willing to help?
     
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    @agalindo: I know this. I have read that. I believe my problem is more unique, and I am simply asking for help from people who know more than me! Is that not what forums are created for? To converse and learn?
     
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    I don't believe your problem is all that unique, your second picture show the guide rode sticking out quite a bit with the slide forward. Just like it stated in the sticky thread.
     

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