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For those who had their XD40 malfuntion right out of the box and had S.A. fix it , was it worth it a

  • worth the fix on XD40

  • rather have the XD9

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i am trying to do a poll so bear with me. There always seems to be some difficulty with many XD40's. Hardly any at all with the XD9's.Like FTF's FTE ,,, and so on with the .40's. So for those who have had their 40 fixed by S.A. , was it good and would you now trust it with your life ? Or would you rather go with the original caliber being 9mm?
 

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You should have also asked how many never had problems.

There always seems to be some difficulty with many XD40's.
Very confusing sentence. Sounds like something a politition would say. Not a flame, just some points to ponder.
 

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sorry Nogoa, i will try to put that in the poll, good point!
 

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Never had a single failure of any kind with my XD40.
 

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i am not sure how to put an extra option in the poll. I tried but was unsuccessfull. i was gona put what Nogoa said.
 

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hmmmmmmm the guy that sold me my 2 xd-40's told me he had sold 34 xd's in the last yr, only one of them being a 9mm and no one has had any problems with the weapons..

personally i've always lived by the rule never be in a gun fight with a handgun that dosent start with a "4"

But thats just this reporters oponion ..
 

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i have had very very few rounds thru my XD40 , but no failure or malfuntions, but i hear all these posts here about FTF and FTE , but like the national news , you always hear bad news fast and hardly good . Thanks for th input guys , keep it coming and hopefully someone will chime-in about any fixes made to their XD40 from S.A. . I have did a bunch of searchs and read a bunch of factory repairs but still like to hear more.
 

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[TASF said:
Overkill]Never had a single failure of any kind with my XD40.
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I've had my XD-40 Tactical close to a 1.5 years. I don't shoot it at the range every week and I can't give a good estimate of how many rounds I've put through it, but it has never failed to feed or fire. That's never. Not even once. This is the first I have heard anyone report this "frequent problem with the 40. I've only been a member to this forum a few months. Maybe I have missed all of these threads. If someone could guide me to them I would be interested in reading about these problems. :?
 

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I've run about 500 rounds through my .40 SC so far, and I haven't had a problem yet. Starting tomorrow I'll be running about 50 rounds through it every other day.
 

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I've got the XD40 Tactical. It's a really good weapon. I haven't got to shoot it near as much as I want to. Been thinking of getting some of those drop in barrels (357sig, 9mm). I haven't heard of any kind of problems with the XD40's.
 

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1400 rounds so far...purrs like a kitten!

Funny, sometimes when I don't know that I'm supposed to have a problem, I don't get one.
 

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I have two Tactical 40"s, shoot nearly every day, use the cheapest "remanufactured" (once shot relaods) conical nose 180 grain lead bullets I can get, have several thousand rounds through them and as others have posted, I have never had any malfunction.

When brand new, I never cleaned and lubed either prior to shooting, as someone says caused thier problems, I do thoroughly clean each after several hundred rounds, but not everyday.

I aslo, have not experienced any of the "rust" problems voiced by many. If I don't clean them, I give them a wipe down with a silcone cloth.

I recently put "Don's" guide rod and a 22# spring in one , and don't seem to notice any magnitude of difference between the two.

I'm waiting for my Bitone 40 SC to come in, and maybe it will prove to be a little more cantankersous, but thus far I'm extremely pleased with the XD 40 Tacticals.
 

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I got rid of my XD-40 a 1/2 year ago or so. I still use my XD-9. For my money the XD-9 is better and will hold up longer then a XD-40. Less stress on the frame and the gun was originally designed for the 9mm round. Today I used it in a local match and placed 3rd out of a field of 22 shooters armed with 1911s, Glocks, Brownings, Sigs and XD-9SCs and othe guns. Did better then several masters too. Last time I shot a match at this place was with a XD-40 and I placed 13th out of an equivalent field. The 9 has better accuracy and is faster back on target, especially when doing double taps. I got rid of the XD-40 due to a chronic failure to feed, which I think is the fault of the round (I believe the .40S&W to be a defective design) and not the gun. For my money the problems of the XD-40 are not worth fixing, just buy a XD-9.
 

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I've shot over 2200 rounds in my gun without any fte. Only hiccup my gun ever had was with some blazer brass it locked the slide back prematurely on one round. I dont know if you would consider that a ftf but i don't... but regardless... 1 out of 2200 isn't bad at all. I love the xd so far.
 

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My XD is 9mm, and I have never had a problem with it. Not a single hiccup. I grab it, point it, it goes "BANG!" I am just shy of 5,000 rounds through it, so I think it is pretty reliable.

It is true that most of the problems that occur are the people with the .40 caliber. I think though, that the reason for this is because there are a lot more people with the .40. It just makes sense that if the majority of XD's that are owned are .40, that the 9mm would seem more reliable by comparison.

I know this.... I wan't a .40. Nothing I have ever read here would make me think that it is an unreliable pistol.

I have a few other firearms purchases I would like to make first though. I really want a lever action Whinchester 32, and an AR-15... No hurries, no worries. I will have my guns. Eventually the XD40 will be one of them.

Raymond
 

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XD40 Service, no problems to speak of, just one box of ammo that didn't feed as smoothly as everything else has.
 
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