Slide didn't lock back on my XDM

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  1. Oct 7, 2011 #1
    scottvt98

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    I have a new XD(M) 9mm with the 4.5" barrel. On my most recent trip to the range I did have one minor issue and I wanted to get some advice from everyone on what the cause might be. At the end of shooting through the second mag the slide failed to lock back after all the rounds had been shot. All the rounds fired fine and I was able to eject the mag and put in a full one and keep shooting. However, I was wondering what could be the cause.

    I've only been able to take out to the range twice so far and have put 200 rounds through it. All the rounds have fired fine and I have had no other issues. This is probably minor but I wanted to post it just in case.

    Thanks,
    Scott

     
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    KenW.

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    Right handed? Most likely your thumb is holding the slide lock down. That's usualy the problem esp. with first-time XD owners. It is way too doubtful that your mag springs or followers are worn out yet.

    Just change up your thumb position a little.
     
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    jcj81

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    Im not even sure why it matters if it does or does not lock back, but a lot of people have issues with it, as already stated likely touching silde release while shooting. For me i dont let it lock back for competition shooting.
     
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    scottvt98

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    That's funny that you said that. I'm actually left handed but this happen when my friend was shooting it. I'll have to check if he is right handed.
     
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    Thumbing.
     
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    Why wouldn't it matter? If it's supposed to do it then I would expect it to.

    OP: Like others have said it's probably from thumbing the slide stop.
     
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    KenW.

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    OP said he'd a southpaw. What else can it be?
     
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    Guess you didn't read the part where the OP said it did it when his friend shot it.
     
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    KenW.

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    I interpeted that as "it happened to my right handed friend too". Perhaps I shouldn't read into it. In which case, HE doesn't have a problem; his friend does.
     
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    Typically this is cause by shooter interference with the pistol's controls while shooting. Occam's Razor demands we eliminate this as being the cause before we start going to great lengths to figure out something that may or may not be the cause.
     

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