Loose barrel on 9mm

Discussion in 'XD-M Discussion Room - XD(M)' started by jmb1978, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. jmb1978

    jmb1978 XDTalk Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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

     
  2. richeyo2

    richeyo2 XDTalk 5K Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    5,039
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Senatobia,Ms
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hello & welcome since this is your first post!
    W/the slide locked back it is normal for barrel to have some movement.
     
  3. mhen

    mhen XDTalk 1K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Black Diamond, WA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Movement when the slide is closed could be cause for concern. Movement when the slide is back is normal.
    Welcome to the club and enjoy your new gun!
     
  4. jmb1978

    jmb1978 XDTalk Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hey thanks guys! I am enjoying the gun and the hobby overall has already got me wanting more! I just got approved for a CCW, so my next purchase will be something I can carry easily.

    Thanks for the info on the barrel. Knowing that play in the barrel with the slide open is normal eases my mind and just lets me know I have a long way to go when it comes to handgun use. I'm sure I will have more questions in the future. Happy 4th of July to ya!
     
  5. triton20

    triton20 XDTalk Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Try starting off at 7 yds, when you are getting good groups at this distance then start moving back. Triton 20

     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

is a gun barrel for a 9 mil. supposed to be loose?

,

is barrel supposed to be loose 9mm

,
is the barrel of my gun supposed to be a little loose
,

is the barrel of my pistol supposed to move?

,

is the barrel on a 9mm supposed to be loose when slide is back

,
is the slide supposed to be loose when the gun is cocked
,
lose barrel on glock 9mm handgun
,
play in barrel w slide open
,

should the barral on a taurus 9mm move when cocked back

,
slide movement after cocked