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For some reason when I shoot my XDm 9mm with a 2 handed grip I get no lock back on my last round. I hold pretty tight for quick follow up shots but this somehow prevents me from getting a lock back. When I shoot with 1 hand it locks back every time. When my GF shoots, it locks back every time. I loosened my grip and it seemed to lock back but holding looser makes the recoil much worse in terms of the ability to have a quick follow up shot. Is there a lighter/stronger recoil spring that I can use to help with this?

For what its worth that happens with my 1911 as well. So I am going to assume it is likely a problem with my grip and not the spring weight.


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Thumb riding the slide release/lock lever... the XDm's have very light springs and it doesnt take much pressure to make it not lock back. Watch your thumb and make sure its not touching the lever, you'll probably have to rest your right thumb on your left hand just a little.
 

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yup. Definitely your thumb. this is a really common problem people have.
 

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Wow I cant believe i didn't notice that. On my 1911 my left thumb rests on the base of the slide release which would also explain it. Thanks for the second, third, and fourth pair of eyes on my problem. Thank you.

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Wow I cant believe i didn't notice that. On my 1911 my left thumb rests on the base of the slide release which would also explain it. Thanks for the second, third, and fourth pair of eyes on my problem. Thank you.

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No problem... I was actually doing the same thing with mine a few times when I first got it... and nice pics:D
 

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Yup, we are here to help...and don't feel bad, its a very common issue.

I always recommend shooting it one handed and left handed to confirm, but it sounds like you already tried one handed and others were not having issues with the gun.

Stack your right thumb onto your left thumb about a 1/8" away from the slide/slide lock and try again @ the range.

Your issue with the XDm should be gone after that.

As far as the 1911, well you will have to figure that out by yo'self
 
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