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I got my XD40 Service in March and I'm averaging an FTF ever other magazine even after 500 rnds of WWB and RemUMC. This is keeping me from competing in IDPA and getting my CHL as I don't want to be embarassed for having a gun that FTFs. Now all my friends are laughing at me for getting an XD. What's a man to do?

While this story seems comical, it is very true.
 

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Have you looked at the lips on the mags? number your mags and see if the problem occurs with one mag or both. are you new to shooting a handgun? maybe limp wristing.
 

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Just a FYI, I have the same problem... multiple FTF with all sorts of ammo. I've shot a number of sigs and HKs without problem. This occurs with all my magazines too. So, I called SA yesterday and I'm sending it back for a warranty look.
 

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I've had my service for over 2 years and have shot hundreds of rounds through it. I've yet to have one FTF with it.
these posts really serve no value to the original poster. i don't know anyone who would have taken a bet that someone out there has never had an FTF or FTE with their XD. we believe you! you've never had an FTF! but how did your post help this guy?

i had FTF's on my XD, and i wasn't limpwristing. i'd heard suggestions about checking the lips of my mags, but i still don't know exactly what it is i'm supposed to look for, or what i'm supposed to do to them. i kept my XD meticulously clean, the feed ramp was like glass. i finally sent it back to S/A and they polished the feed ramp, and I just have to stick with ammo that seems to be more reliable as it relates to feeding my XD.

lemme tell you, XD owners, owning a glock for 5 years without a problem, then owning an XD, and having multiple FTF's while i'm qualifying as a range instructor, and afterwards never being fully confident that it'll never, ever have an FTF, is not a good feeling. i've actually even thought of switching back to an XD9 (mine is the 40, of course, with the FTF problem), to remove that lack of confidence i still have.
 

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impcmonk said:
I've had my service for over 2 years and have shot hundreds of rounds through it. I've yet to have one FTF with it.
these posts really serve no value to the original poster. i don't know anyone who would have taken a bet that someone out there has never had an FTF or FTE with their XD. we believe you! you've never had an FTF! but how did your post help this guy?
Sure it helps him. He was wondering about the rate of FTF's and the reliability of the gun. You'll find a lemon in anything you buy. I've had buddies that have had problems with Glocks too. So, if he can see how many people don't have problems then maybe that will prove to him that it is a reliable gun and he might just have to have something adjusted.

On a side note, please watch how you post. Some could take your post as condesending and rude. Personally I could care less.

I would like to point out though that you said your a "qualified range instructor" and you don't know what to look for in regards to the mag lips? Was this an internet course or something? :lol: :roll:
 

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I had constant FTF issues with my XD40, whereas I've had no issues after 5,000 rounds with my 9mm. I had to send it back 3 times and they finally replaced it one the third.
 

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I'll let you know on Friday when I take mine out for its first run ). I'll be using CCI blazer and Ultramax remanufactured rounds, I expect to put about six hundred rounds through the gun then (taking some folks from work with me for a range-day).

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I'll let you know on Friday when I take mine out for its first run ). I'll be using CCI blazer and Ultramax remanufactured rounds, I expect to put about six hundred rounds through the gun then (taking some folks from work with me for a range-day).

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Good luck "thebaldone!" Have fun, and post a range report, with pictures!

I have a 9mm and have never had a single hiccup. I point it, pull the trigger, and a loud "BANG" sound happens, followed by a hole in a piece of paper down range. When my pistol was new, I put 400 rounds through it in short order. I was looking for any kind of malfunction. None happened.. had I had a malfunction I would have returned the pistol immediately.

Confidence in your pistol is everything!

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impcmonk said:
mst3kguy said:
impcmonk said:
I've had my service for over 2 years and have shot hundreds of rounds through it. I've yet to have one FTF with it.
these posts really serve no value to the original poster. i don't know anyone who would have taken a bet that someone out there has never had an FTF or FTE with their XD. we believe you! you've never had an FTF! but how did your post help this guy?
Sure it helps him. He was wondering about the rate of FTF's and the reliability of the gun. You'll find a lemon in anything you buy. I've had buddies that have had problems with Glocks too. So, if he can see how many people don't have problems then maybe that will prove to him that it is a reliable gun and he might just have to have something adjusted.

On a side note, please watch how you post. Some could take your post as condesending and rude. Personally I could care less.

I would like to point out though that you said your a "qualified range instructor" and you don't know what to look for in regards to the mag lips? Was this an internet course or something? :lol: :roll:
gimme a break. you gotta use better bait than that.
 

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How does you having a Glock for 5 years without a problem help him? :D
 

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I got my XD40 Service in March and I'm averaging an FTF ever other magazine even after 500 rnds of WWB and RemUMC. This is keeping me from competing in IDPA and getting my CHL as I don't want to be embarassed for having a gun that FTFs. Now all my friends are laughing at me for getting an XD. What's a man to do?

While this story seems comical, it is very true.
For what it's worth, when I bought my new XD-40 Service Bi Tone it would feed FMJ ammo usually without a hitch. I may have had an occasional FTF but when it came to JHP's forget it! The WWB 180 gr JHP's it wouldn't even chamber them. I tried other JHP and I was getting 1 or 2 out of 10 FTF's. I sent the gun back to SA with a detailed letter explaining what the gun was doing. When I got it back in the work order they listed that the feed ramp and breech were polished, the chamber was re-radiused and I believe the slide may have been polished, anyhow the end result gave me an XD-40 that eats anything! Since then it has fed 100's of WWB FMJ's 180gr 165gr without a hitch. It has fed 100's of WWB 180gr JHP, 100's of UMC Green box JHP's and 50 Double Tap Gold Dot JHP without a hitch. When properly machined the XD-40 is an extremely reliable weapon.
 

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Minor update.

I took my XD over to a gunsmith/dealer who gave it a once over. He had a NIB XD and compared the two. Mine has a miss milled area on the slide at the barrel/chamber lock up. He couldn't tell if this is causing the FTF problems or not, but it sure is visible when comparing the two slides side by side.


I also just shipped it out to SA as well.

impcmonk, reread the OP. There is nowhere that he mentions wanting stories of the praised XD reliability. Doesn't matter the fact that you have a perfect handgun when my can't feed FMJ to save its life(or mine for that matter)

edit: Here is a pic for ya

and what my barrel does when going over the miss milled area
 

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You guys have been great. I have my RMA # for Springfield and I'll get it shipped off soon. Hopefully, I'll get a better firearm back.
 

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right on! glad to sa is gonna straighten it out for you. I have an xd40 bitone. fired about 3000-4000 rounds since february. out of those I have had only 1 malfunction. no joke- this thing cant be stopped. the malfunction i had was there was a round in the chamber and it would just click. the slide was kinda jammed but i did get it cleared. this was like 2 weeks ago. i dont know what that malfunction is called. LOL. damn thing eats any ammo. too much of it in fact! eating my money now also!

Dont give me that garbage about how does my story help. It doesnt help neither does talking about how your wonderful glock never malfunctions. Anything mechanical will have some lemons. I bet you there are more lemon glocks than XDs. There are also alot more glocks in circulation also.
 

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Dont give me that garbage about how does my story help. It doesnt help neither does talking about how your wonderful glock never malfunctions. Anything mechanical will have some lemons. I bet you there are more lemon glocks than XDs. There are also alot more glocks in circulation also.
if you're referencing my post, i guess you missed the text that i was a former glock owner, and present xd owner. i guess you also missed where i said i was considering buying an xd9. did i say i own a glock, or was even considering buying a glock? no. all i said was i never had any malfunction drill in 5 years of glock ownership. i'm willing to stick with the xd due to its other advantages of the glock.

the point i was making, which is a valid point in this discussion, is that there are FTF issues with the xd40, and it's not a pleasant feeling wondering if your xd is going to have a malfunction at exactly the time you don't need to have one. thankfully, i've had mucho practice on malfunction drills, but it's still an unpleasant feeling, having that doubt in the back of my mind.

geez, i haven't seen this much sensitivity and flaming since i peeked at the starboyz website, out of curiosity...
 

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I'm new to the pistol world and I'm loving every minute of it. My XD-9 was actually my second buy. I also own a Ruger P-94 .40 cal. Everything I've read with the exception of the Starboyz comment? Made fairly good sense and although I myself have yet to have any problems with either of mine, I hope that I'll know what to look for i.e. mag lip, ammo or if I need to send the gun back for a little spit shine if/when the time comes.
 
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