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Just picked up a new XD-9 sub and went to the range to put the first 100 rounds through it. The ejected shells, unlike my old service XD-9 were often flying straight back (not all the time, but frequently enough), hitting my glasses, going into my left shirt pocket, landing on top of my head, etc.
My question is, is this normal
a) during initial break-in
b) with the shorter barrel
c) or perhaps how I may be handling the recoil as I get use this smaller gun
d) or a need to re-adjust my grip due to the shorter frame at the grip panels
e) or get it checked out and have the ejector adjusted
f) or other…

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It was normal with mine. I was shooting CCI Blazer. Switched to WWB and no more problem. Went back to shooting blazer and no more problem. I wear a cap now for those few times that one will sometimes fly back.
 

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No problem ever with WWB, have a problem with the reloads I bought from the gun show. Since the price was so good and I bought 1000, I just put up with it. The same rounds don't do that in my full size Beretta92f, so I'm guessing it's the shorter slide, barrel, etc.

What range did you go to Chambered? I may know it.
 

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I had the same problem, along with a few FTE's. Sent the weapon back to SA; they replaced and tuned the ejector, and I had it back within 2wks. Much better now, but still have the occaisional one come back straight(keep the shirt buttoned up and wear a hat,LOL) Usually shoot WWB on the range.
 

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I have found that with the XD9Sub it has a heavy recoil spring. It therefore doesn't really throw brass far and many times mine does just what you described.

However, I have never had a problem with ejecting, firing, feeding, or anything else. To get a short gun to handle 9mm (or 40) they need stiff springs. The shells not being thrown a long way is the result. I have learned to live with it.

At least I am not chasing brass 20-25 feet away like I do with my G20.

-Dana
 

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I have had that problem with my HS every so often...I too now wear a baseball cap just in case...nothing worse than a piece of hot brass finding it's way between your shooting glasses and cheek...with a loaded gun in your right hand... :shock:
 

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Thanks for all the input from "everyone"! BTW it was WWB (I should have mentioned that) - so I'll run a few more rounds, clean it and try again. I Just wanted to get some feedback to see if it was an out of the box problem that I should be concerned about, or not! So it is what it is and I'll live it, though I may send it to Springfield if I don’t see the improvement that the rest of you saw.

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What range did you go to Chambered? I may know it.
Various from Riverside Magnum, Rancho Cucamonga, Burro Canyon, to Evans in Orange. I also just attended my first events at Prado & Rahaugges'

BTW – my funny story about casings hitting you is I had one from my 1911 fly back and “lodge” itself between my safety glasses and my brow right between my eyebrows, and yes a loaded gun in my hand. I had one of those melted burn scares there for about three weeks. Always a good conversation opener at business meetings <g>
 

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My SC .40 throws 'em out the right side and up...... the funny part is that where I shoot it lobs them right over the partition into the next bay on the shooters table. :lol:

I usually wait until the guy's reloading before I shoot. :D
 

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My 45 GAP will throw one on top of my head, not all the time just 1 in 30. I think it's a grip/holding problem, me not the pistol.
 

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I go to Riverside Magnum also. They are going membership in May. If you don't join, you can still shoot, but it costs a little more. I was advised they are trying to control the people that come in. My feeling is they just want more money as they can order someone out if they want to.

I also go to Lytle Creek with my nephew to shoot my rifles and all of my handguns. That way, I can shoot some of my hollow point ammo too.

I'm guessing we don't live too far from each other.
 
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