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I just shot my new XD45 tactical for the first time today. It shot very well but it consistently tossed brass back and against my forehead, OUCH! anybody else have this prob? any way to fix?
 

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Try shooting it "homie" style...you know, sideways.


Sorry, I really can't offer much more than that. It might clear up after several boxes of ammo.
 

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Hi, it's me ,
the guy in the lane next to you ,
I just wanted to thank you for being the most considerate shooter , Ever !

there's nothing worse than having other peoples hot brass popping you in the face.

hug your mom for me, she did a wonderful job.:)

Are you married ?
 

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chrisman17 said:
I just shot my new XD45 tactical for the first time today. It shot very well but it consistently tossed brass back and against my forehead, OUCH! anybody else have this prob? any way to fix?
Hi Chrisman,

Small world - I just picked up my new XD45 Tactical today and put two hundred rounds through it. Most of the cases ejected in a mannerly fashion to the right; however, I did notice that this handgun is quite "hold sensitive." A loose grip, over sandbags, caused some cases to eject in a backwards-dominated direction, as well as a loss of consistency in shot placement. I also noticed that this handgun has quite a robust recoil spring, resulting in a very fast action.

Try a stronger grip - it may improve your accuracy at the same time!

I hope you enjoy your 45 as much as I do!
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys! I'll let you know how things fair. It really was a pain in the ass. One piece of brass actually got logged between my glasses and eye socket, needless to say that didn't feel to good. Another one was flung over my head just to go down my collar, the guys to the lane next to me must of though I was crazy when I was dancing around trying to get my shirt untucked. :D
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys! I'll let you know how things fair. It really was a pain in the ass. One piece of brass actually got logged between my glasses and eye socket, needless to say that didn't feel to good. Another one was flung over my head just to go down my collar, the guys to the lane next to me must of though I was crazy when I was dancing around trying to get my shirt untucked. :D
You're leaving yourself wide open for all kinds of "head up your ass" jokes. I'll be a nice guy and refrain from posting any. :D On second thought.....you did buy a GAP. I wonder where your head was at when you did that??? :lol:
 

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Hey there's nothing wrong with doing a little victory dance at the range....course you was tryin to take your shirt off....ummmm....shamie shamie?
 

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You may want to go up or down one step in recoil spring weight and see how that affect ejection. The tacticals should use standard 1911 govt springs. I have a calilbration pack from Wolff that comes in handy alot.
 

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remember mind your muzzle while dancing :D
 

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Your XD must be friends with my Kel-Tec then. Consider it good "training under stress". :D

Oh, and it's incredibly "Rico Suave" to maintain your composure with hot brass in your glasses. :twisted:
 

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I get brass ejected back at me every now and then but it usually lands on TOP of my head, not my forehead.

The first time my brother in law shot it, he got brass to the head and he started freaking out like a 13 year old girl. Thought he had one ricochet back at him. He was having me check his head to see if he was bleeding or anything. I kept telling him it was just brass but he wouldn't believe me. He's such a woman when it comes to crap like that but I had a good laugh at his expense so no harm done.
 

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I get brass ejected back at me every now and then but it usually lands on TOP of my head, not my forehead.

The first time my brother in law shot it, he got brass to the head and he started freaking out like a 13 year old girl. Thought he had one ricochet back at him. He was having me check his head to see if he was bleeding or anything. I kept telling him it was just brass but he wouldn't believe me. He's such a woman when it comes to crap like that but I had a good laugh at his expense so no harm done.
 

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Oh, and it's incredibly "Rico Suave" to maintain your composure with hot brass in your glasses. :twisted:
Man, that happened to me the last time at the range...loaded pistol in one hand and a chunk of hot brass resting between the bottom of your glasses and your cheek!!! Friggin' OUCH! :evil:

My HS2000 G1 will toss one at my forehead about every 50 rounds or so...I usually wear a hat. 8)
 

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Is it possible it is the ammo? Are you shooting a lighter load. I have a XDSC9 and have that problem sometimes when I shoot reloads I bought at a gun show. It doesn't do it in my full size Beretta and I don't have the problem with WWB in the SC, just the reloads.
 

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LMFAO!

Man, where's the love for this guy??? I have to admit it is pretty funny though myself! :twisted:

Try: adjusting your grip, adjusting the tension your extractor (be careful here!!!), doing your dancing in the shower.

I polished the face of my extractor because I kept gettin FTF's after I replaced it. I had to polish it again to get the brass to quit ejecting directly over my head. Now, I get brass flying over my head at about 45 degrees from where I was holding the gun. This is not ideal, but it is not a problem, and it is consistent.

J
 

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One piece of brass actually got logged between my glasses and eye socket
Sorry, but LOL..



My stupid ass friend Brian was a master at aiming shell casings, especially with his Ruger 10/22. If you're in the spot next to him, watch out. It's only a matter of time before he tilts his gun to the right and shoots a casing right down your shirt.
 
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