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Last time I was out practicing with the XDM .40 I had a very strange issue. Twice in a row with two seperate magazines the slide locked back after only 10 shots. Now befor I get any of the smart guys telling me I might have been out of bullets, there were 5 rounds left in each mag. Just thought it was strange, any thoughts?
 

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Your thumb hit the slide lock lever during recoil. Its not uncommon and can be prevented with a proper grip.
 

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Your thumb hit the slide lock lever during recoil. Its not uncommon and can be prevented with a proper grip.
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I haven't had it happen to me yet but I've seen it occur more than once to a few others at the range. They look to have a good/proper grip but for some reason even with a good grip they tend to push UP with their thumb on the slide lock/release lever. My thumb is usually just a mm or two underneath the lever but the way I grip with my left hand pushes my right hand thumb up to the lever to where it is just barely touching it. Luckily I don't seem to push my thumb up enough on the lever to engage the slide lock but I could see where some people might have that problem. Just be conscious of it, adjust accordingly and hopefully you won't experience it any more.
 

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Hmm I never thought of that cause I've never done it befor. I'll have to try and figure out what i was doing differntly from my normal shooting grip. Thnaks guys, that gives me something to look at cause it happened both times after exactly tewn rounds I must be ajusting my grip. XD that gives me an excuse to go shooting again.
 

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Two common issues are caused by the user with the grip.

Slide locking back before mag empty -- thumb UNDER slide release and pushes up during recoil.

Slide not locking back when mag is empty -- thumb OVER slide release and pushes it down during recoil.
 

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Another way to see if the thumb is your issue is to shoot left handed, that will put your "top thumb" on the opposite side, and eliminate the accidental lockback. I had that problem myself when I started shootin' my xdm

EDIT: I missed the earlier post saying the same thing I just said...
 

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I think I've sorted it out, it took me by suprise because it was the first time it happened and I have taken the gun out 20 or 30 times. Plus it was always locking back after 10 rounds like clockwork. I had changed my grip, normaly I hold my right thumb down with my left hand. Having shot mostly single action revolvers I was in the habbit of holding my thumb up by the hammer. I thought I had trained this out of myself by using my left hand to keep the bugger down but apparently I slipped back into it. Here's to more experienced people watching out for my dumb mistakes.

Thanks guys
 

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Don't be too hard on yourself HobbyShottist...

We all learn from our mistakes and we correct them and that's how we get better;)
 

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Don't be too hard on yourself HobbyShottist...

We all learn from our mistakes and we correct them and that's how we get better;)

Thanks ZeroSeven, oh and Patton is the man.
 

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I think I've sorted it out, it took me by suprise because it was the first time it happened and I have taken the gun out 20 or 30 times. Plus it was always locking back after 10 rounds like clockwork. I had changed my grip, normaly I hold my right thumb down with my left hand. Having shot mostly single action revolvers I was in the habbit of holding my thumb up by the hammer. I thought I had trained this out of myself by using my left hand to keep the bugger down but apparently I slipped back into it. Here's to more experienced people watching out for my dumb mistakes.

Thanks guys
The slide stop being hit by the shooter is a common deal. Don't sweat it.

Just keep in mind that a majority of issues with any gun are caused or partially caused by the shooter. At least they are with me!
 

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The slide stop being hit by the shooter is a common deal. Don't sweat it.

Just keep in mind that a majority of issues with any gun are caused or partially caused by the shooter. At least they are with me!
Yeah, though I doubt there isn't a shooter out there that doesn't want to blame the gun. Honestly I generaly prefer to blame myself cause I want my gun to be perfect I can fix me for free with time, parts however cost money so do new guns.
 
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