I'm not new to shooting, but am new to my XDS-45. I'm having issues and it is common with 3 different versions of ammo. (Round ball, wad cutter (reloads), and HP) I am having several issues with FTF and FTE. I even have failure to battery or load to chamber. Problem exists with 5 and 7 round mags. Sometimes, I have zero issues...other times I can not get a single round to properly load. I've found the only way I can get a round to chamber is by locking the slide back, inserting loaded mag, and pressing slide release. So....with this known, am I inadvertently/possibly, limp wristing when racking the slide? Once I have a round in chamber and try to rack the slide, paying attention to be sure I do not ride the slide, I have more FTE than not. I'm using a slingshot method and believe I am pulling the slide entirely back and quick releasing. I'll even try to turn the gun to it's side to help the round out and the problem remains. I'm going to get my dad to come over and observe how/what I'm doing to see if it is indeed a user error. Just looking for any experience with this issue. I've not yet put any rounds down range through it, but plan to this weekend. I really don't want to have this issue at the range and ruin an enjoyable day at the range being irked with my newest potential EDC. Sorry so long...I ramble at times...lol.