Sorry to flag you down, but I see you're up at this hour. Could you check my post titled "ejector?" and see if your XD (or XDs?) have some movement of the ejector? If not, I understand, it's late and I'm going to bed myself very soon.
Not Engineer, but the ejector does move up and down. The ejector is held in place by two pins the ejector pin and sear pin, but only the sear pin is held in place by the frame twice so this is the firm area. The ejector pin is pushed through the frame then the ejector its there mainly to hold the sear spring arm down, since it only goes through the frame only once it is not a s secure as the sear pin. Hence you get the movement up and down and some side to side. Dont pull at it but it should not give you any problems, oh this is what also helps your ejector from breaking, some of the tolerances of the mags are a little loose so the ejector can move some what, several hundredths of an inch will work wonders.
Ill bring out some pics that have not been shown in a long time. These are pics I did about 2 yrs ago maybe.
This one shows a side view and shows how the magazine pushed up into the ejector, it has pushed up but there is still more room to give.
This shows what happens when you use aftermarket mags like Berretta and sig mags or what would happen if the ejector had no play movement. All the way on the other side of the opening you will see that the ejector arm has broken off. Surprisingly though the xd will continue to function normally.
this shows the two pins I was talking about, the top one is the sear pin pushed out to the left side towards what would be the ejection side. Then the bottom pin pulled out to the right is the ejector pin. you will also notice the sear spring right in the middle is poped up since it is not being held down by the ejector pin.
Thanks for the great info. I paged Engineer in particular because when I posted it was pretty late and it looked like he was the only other one still up. I'm brand new to the forum, and I'm glad there are some very knowledgeable people hanging out here.
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