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I just bought my XD-40 SC 2 weeks ago. It's my first gun of any sort in about 20 years(I'm 30 now), and me and the wife decided we needed some home protection. Mostly considering I live in Baton Rouge, La. and are having to deal with all the New Orleans idiots that have now invaded our somewhat fair city.

Before I fired it, I had the guy at the range oil the action down to minimize the action sticking. The gun came with 2 mag's, a standard 9 round and an Xtended 12 round mag. After about 25 or 30 rounds total between the 2 mags, I was firing out of the 12 and the action stayed back as if it were empty. I released the clip to reload and found it still had 3 rounds left in it. Odd I thought. I left it as is and asked one of the guys at the range to look at it. He couldn't find any reason for it. Looked for material that could've caused it, checked the shells. Put the mag back in, manually loaded and the shell jammed. Took out the shell, ran the other ones thru with no probs. Empty a few out of the 9 round mag with no problem. He said that was the 3rd one he had seen that week that did that.

He said that it could be the springs in the mag's were still stiff and causing it. I can attest to that stiffness, I can only manage to get 7 rounds into that 12 mag, and 6 into the 9 mag. Very stiff springs. He suggested pulling the springs out of the magazines and stretching them a bit.

So I went back to practice, and it fired 2 shots fine then on the 3rd it hung again. This time not in the empty position, it slid forward but I noticed I couldn't see the firing pin on the back. I looked and saw the slide hadn't gone all the way FORWARD by about 1/8" or less. So I dropped the clip and emptied the round out. As I went on with practice I noticed it was hanging with the 12 round mag, not the 9 round standard mag. Is this a technical issue that I should return it back to where I purchased it and have them look at it or get it replaced? Has anyone else seen this? I read a review on the gun and the tester put 250 rounds through it without any problems.

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Your XD might have some breaking in pains. Give it a few hundred rounds so all the kinks work itself out. Strip it down, clean it well, lube it up, and throw a couple hundred rounds down range. This probably isn't the problem but just be cognizant of where your thumb is. A common problem is people's thumb will hit the slide release lever causing the slide to lock back prematurely. A lot of people swear that this isn't the case but when they conciously keep their thumb out of the way the problem seems to go away too. This might or might not be the case with you. Probably not because it only seems to happen on one of your mags. On the other hand, compare the feed lip of the working mag to the non working one and see if there is any discernable difference. You might have to tweak the non working one. Hope this helps.
 

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Pretty sure it's not my thumb. I can barely reach the release with my thumb. I have cleaned it and will be using it this weekend for my CCW course. We'll see what happens.
 

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Well, today I took the firing course for my CCW today. The gun fired 36 rounds consecutively without a hitch.
 

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I just bought my XD-40 SC 2 weeks ago. It's my first gun of any sort in about 20 years(I'm 30 now), and me and the wife decided we needed some home protection. Mostly considering I live in Baton Rouge, La. and are having to deal with all the New Orleans idiots that have now invaded our somewhat fair city.

Before I fired it, I had the guy at the range oil the action down to minimize the action sticking. The gun came with 2 mag's, a standard 9 round and an Xtended 12 round mag. After about 25 or 30 rounds total between the 2 mags, I was firing out of the 12 and the action stayed back as if it were empty. I released the clip to reload and found it still had 3 rounds left in it. Odd I thought. I left it as is and asked one of the guys at the range to look at it. He couldn't find any reason for it. Looked for material that could've caused it, checked the shells. Put the mag back in, manually loaded and the shell jammed. Took out the shell, ran the other ones thru with no probs. Empty a few out of the 9 round mag with no problem. He said that was the 3rd one he had seen that week that did that.

He said that it could be the springs in the mag's were still stiff and causing it. I can attest to that stiffness, I can only manage to get 7 rounds into that 12 mag, and 6 into the 9 mag. Very stiff springs. He suggested pulling the springs out of the magazines and stretching them a bit.

So I went back to practice, and it fired 2 shots fine then on the 3rd it hung again. This time not in the empty position, it slid forward but I noticed I couldn't see the firing pin on the back. I looked and saw the slide hadn't gone all the way FORWARD by about 1/8" or less. So I dropped the clip and emptied the round out. As I went on with practice I noticed it was hanging with the 12 round mag, not the 9 round standard mag. Is this a technical issue that I should return it back to where I purchased it and have them look at it or get it replaced? Has anyone else seen this? I read a review on the gun and the tester put 250 rounds through it without any problems.

Phaetos
Don't hit the Slide Lock with your thumb.

-From an Idiot who Evacuated...
 
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