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took my girlfriend out shooting for her 1st time the other day.
on the XD9 i used only the PMC....several rounds didn't go off, but the primers were struck. anyone had any similar problems with this ammo. i dont think the fault was with the weapon...but you never know...perhaps the firing pin didn't make good enuff contact.

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my first reaction upon reading your post is it sounds like someone is limp wristing it. which is somewhat common for new shooters. you get light strikes sometimes. compare the ones that did go off with the ones that did not go off. you will most likely see a deeper indent on the printer of the one that did fire.

It is not common for PMC or an XD to have those problems.
 

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If you pulled the trigger and the gun did not fire then those bullets need to never ever be used again. It is not your gun. If it fired other bullets and not those it is b/c the bullets are crappy. Use something else.
 

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sorry if i worded things funny....it wasn't my first time shooting...it was her first time shooting. she had fun tho...started her off with the Walther P22, then XD9 then 1911 by the end of the session she was blasting away with a FN FAL.....she took to it like a duck to water, so it was a fun day :D

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my first reaction upon reading your post is it sounds like someone is limp wristing it. which is somewhat common for new shooters. you get light strikes sometimes. compare the ones that did go off with the ones that did not go off. you will most likely see a deeper indent on the printer of the one that did fire.

It is not common for PMC or an XD to have those problems.
well it happened a couple times when i was shooting.
i'm not a new shooter and i dont limp wrist.
the indent on the primers were identical

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If you pulled the trigger and the gun did not fire then those bullets need to never ever be used again. It is not your gun. If it fired other bullets and not those it is b/c the bullets are crappy. Use something else.
yeah...of course i wouldnt use those bullets again.
it *IS* my weapon
yeah...i estimate about 5000-7000 rounds through the weapon....never had that problem before.
i usualy use WWB for practice....my dad has cases of PMC white and Wolf, so i get free ammo from him sometimes...i try to stay away from the Wolf. Never had a problem with the "clean" PMC in the green box, i dont think the white stuff is as good.
 

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I may be wrong here, but I've never heard of limp wristing causing a light primer strike. I know it can cause your slide not to cycle properly, but I don't think it can cause your firing pin any trouble. Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken.
 

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"I may be wrong here, but I've never heard of limp wristing causing a light primer strike. "

You are correct. Limp wristing will not cause light primer strikes. Limp wristing is overused as an excuse to many type of failures. In reality, limp wristing is the cause of a minority of failures, especially in a gun like the XD.
 

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especialy cos i dont f`n limp wrist anyway

think it was a bad batch of ammo because those faliures all occured within one box of ammo.
 

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I shot two boxes (50 rds each) of white box 9mm PMC FMJ rounds (on sale at the time) without incident. No FTE or FTF problems here.

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thirdtimesthecharm said:
im going out pretty soon with 150 rounds of PMC that have been sitting around for years, i'll post on how they do.
thank you. lemme know.

shot off 400 rounds of the PMC, only had issues with one box....so i think maybe there were some bunk primers in there.
 

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i know this was from awhile ago, but i told you i'd let you know how the ammo did so here goes. A week or two ago i shot a box of 50 without incident, then yesterday i shot another 50 with out a single failure. My 24/7 even cycled between WWB and PMC white box without a hicup. The PMC feels lighter than the WWB even though they both say 115gr i know the mag with PMC is lighter. And there seems to be less of a muzzle flip with the PMC aswell.
 

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I've put about 300 rounds of PMC Range ammo through my XD357 with no problems. I did notice some black gunk on the rounds in a couple of boxes, but it had no negative effect.
 
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