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I did a search and really didn't come up with anything so i'll ask ya. My slide didn't lock back after emptying the mag. First time it has happened and it makes me curious as to what would cause it? Think I am right around the 6-700 round mark. Is this something I should be worried about? I really can't be sure if it was an accident (mabye bumped the slide lock).

Also, I have been looking for that Shooting Pie Chart that tells ya what your doing wrong! I'm shooting low left BIG TIME (out of 50 rounds, NONE on the paper). I am a little rusty but that shouldn't be an excuse!! I was ripping the X ring with the GI.

Thanx for the help fellas 8)
 

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Maybe the mag springs are fatiguing. Replace them just because, or see if it repeats first. Alos look at the shape of the notch in your slide. Is it getting worn to an angle where it may not securely latch?
For some reason yet unexplained, the XD seems to be sensitive to trigger finger placement. Get just the pad of your finger on the trigger before any other changes, and then if that does not help look to the chart.
 

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Low left is classic sign of slapping the trigger.(if you're right handed). Anticipating recoil and jerking the gun down when you pull the trigger. Concentrate on that smooth reward pull. Trigger contol. Much more difficult with the XD than with the GI(1911 I assume)

As for the slide not locking back. I had that happen to me today too. Only once in 200 rounds and I'm not sure if I hit the slide release or not.
 

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sportshooter.comhas the info you want about the target. I went to another thread that has this link and it didn't work for me. If it doesn't for you, find a thread with Tom Swifts post and go to his signature line. Click on the one that refers to targets and you will find it. He even says it's ok to do that so don't worry.

The target you want is at the bottom right. Good luck. If it doesn't work, I'm sure someone here with computer skills will be able to help you.
 

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Slide lock failure with a new gun is almost always caused by the shooters thumb or weak hand. I shot a sig for years with no problems but when I went back to a 1911 for competition and slightly altered my grip, the sigs would never lock back unless I made some adjustments. Some people have trouble with glocks, and some with xd's. Everyone is different.

When shooting an xd freestyle, my support hand is high enough to prevent my strong thumb from contacting the slide release lever. When shooting strong hand, my thumb rides the lever and it will always fail to lock.

In regards to your shooting:
Shoot from a rest and see if its you or the gun. If its you, shoot from a rest and dry fire until you learn the trigger. If you learn to call your shots you will eliminate a lot of questions. If you want a good book on shooting try www.brianenos.com. I suspect it will answer anything you can ask. Good luck and have fun with it
 

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Thanx for all the help guys! I'll wait and see if the slide does that again! I'm also planning on dry firing quite a bit and other practice drills!
 
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