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Make sure the mag is out and the chamber is empty.
Lock the sldie back.
Turn the disassembly lever to the 12:00 position.
Let the slide go forward.
Point the gun slightly down and pull the trigger.
The slide will slide off the frame.
 

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You probably are not pulling the trigger before
you let the slide go forward.

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i guess i did not give you enough information
ive tried all of that and it still will not come off
it is a xd40 4"
ive even resorted to using the manual and folowing the pics and instructions - not helping
has anyone herd of a malfunction like this
 

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Just a guess, but.......are you pulling back on the slide?

It comes off to the front.
 

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Oh yeah, welcome to the XD/HS funhouse!!!!
 

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Lumberjack98 said:
That happened to a guy at the range a few weeks ago. XD_Dan was there and helped him out. Turns out some spring was broken (I think trigger, but not sure). PM XD_Dan and he can clarify.
If you rack the slide with the take-down lever in the down position...will the firing pin "drop"? (try this without a mag in and an empty chamber)
What I mean is, can you dry fire?
 

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Had this happen to me. My academy instructor had dissasembled my gun to Check it out. He did not center the recoil spring when reassembling it. the slide would only slide off half way. Had to keep working it till it centered itself. The slide then slid right off. it also helped to use a tool to help recenter the spring. Hope this helps.

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OK here is the update
I forgot to tell you that iinstalled a lasermax in the gun
the plastic cap of the laser melted just enough to lock the slide on
whith two hard hits from the palm of my hand the slide just fell off
gun now operates fine and the laser also
very minimal damage, i hope to post some pics of the lasermax for you soon
thank you xd_dan and the others for your help
 

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No sweat, Bro. I'm glad you got her squared away.
When you told me you had installed the LaserMax, I figured that it had to be the root of your failure. I took a good long look at them at the NRA show. They have that red plastic end-cap. You figure that for what they charge for those things, they should have used better materials! :roll:
The types of problems you had just don't happen with a 'stock' XD...at least not that I've heard.
 
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