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Just picked up a NIB 9mm XDSC and loaded up a 13 round mag to check function. What I noticed is that with the 13 round mag installed, the mag release is hard to push in and eject the mag. With an empty mag inserted the mag release works fine. Is this an issue or just the nature of the gun? Thanks guys, this is my first XD and I am still learning.
 

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Mine does that too. I just figured its real tight with 13 in there so I kind of expect that.
The real issue is that it ejects fast when its empty which it does.
 

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You need that pressure of the compressed mag spring to reliably feed up the ammo for the next round. With the slide closed the ammo stack is pressed up against the under side of the slide. Easy mag release when the slide is open.
Or with full mag inserted and slide closed, while pressing lightly on the mag release button, bump up on the bottom of the mag with the heel of your hand.
A slightly slow exchange of a full mag is not a problem. Failure to have the next round pushed tight and ready for pickup by the slide is a problem.
 

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Mine does that too. I just figured its real tight with 13 in there so I kind of expect that.
The real issue is that it ejects fast when its empty which it does.

Mine does the same, but I have an XDM 45ACP, 4.5" with a 13 rd mag. With a full mag, hard to release it, but when half down to empty it falls easily and that's what matters!!
 

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The mag release on my XD9sx has gotten easer with use.
 

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I've had my XD9SC for five years now. The mag release still does the same thing. I like it like that. Makes it more difficult to drop the mag by accidentally touching the release.
 

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Same here on my XD9mmSC - but gets easier with use...
 

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There is no issue here. The pressure on the mag spring pressing up a full load is makeing the release stiff. ;)
 

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Have 2 9scs and both magazine releases were stiff to start with. After a while, loading full magazines there will loosen up the process.

Congratulations on your new gun.
 
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