My subcompact .45 used to do the same thing with the 13 round mag... it did eventually smooth out. If I recall correctly... some others here have made similar observation(s).
Hello fellow xd mod 2 owners!
Quick couple of disclaimers:
1. I have owned a Service xd 9mm for years and never had issues at all. Still works like a charm.
2. I tried to search on the topic but I did not find anything.
Here it is. . .
I got a bi-tone xd 45 Mod 2 for Christmas last year. I was very excited to find one because I had been looking for the specific model for a while. Some time after the purchase I went to the range to break it in a little and to just enjoy a nice shooting session. From the get-go I realized that there is something not quite right with the magazine lock/release when it is completely full (13 rds). It requires a major slam to lock in, and it requires shift in my grip to apply enough pressure to the magazine release button to allow it to drop, and even then I need to help with the off hand to push the mag in/up to help the release. Then there is the issue of chambering the first round with the mag is full. It requires a lot of strength and I feel like I am damaging the casing on the top round when racking the slide. Once the top round is gone things bet much better, but are still not as smooth.
Initially I thought that some oil on the mag release would help, which it did a little (very little). Then I thought a couple of hundred rounds would do the trick. . . Still no luck. I tried other mags, and it still works the same. I am now wondering if I need to contact warranty and have t serviced.
My xd 9 has ran butter-smooth since day 1, and never had a single issue at all, even when I hadn't cleaned it for a long time.
What do you guys think? Should I go for a warranty service?
It's not loading the bullets in the magazine that's the problem it's the insertion and ejection of the magazine. For it to operate correctly I have to take out 2 or 3 from the magazine. I have one mag thats a 9 round capacity that's what I would carry (it sits flush) not the 13 extended mag (printing issues) so a 9 round mag becomes a 6 or 7. If Springfield designs a firearm to have 9 or 13 then it should work with that amount. Even an empty mag with the slide forward is harder than it should be to eject compared to other firearms.
I have mag extensions on my shield 7 rd mags (3 of them) carry it every day with 9 rds 8+1 and the spare of 8.I mentioned loading the magazine because someone brought it up in this thread and I didn't want to get into responding with multiple quotes.
As to your problem, like I said, people report the same issue with M&P Shields, which are 7 round mags. Personally ( and I just checked) with my XD Mod 2 4" .45, which has 13 rd. mags, it is tight getting it to lock in only when there are 13 rds. in the mag. If I reduce it to 12, it goes in no problem and the mag release button gets a lot easier. One finger easier. If you're having to download by 3 rds. I don't really have any usable advice for you because that has never been the case with mine.
I have mag extensions on my shield 7 rd mags (3 of them) carry it every day with 9 rds 8+1 and the spare of 8.
No issues what so ever with ability to load all 8 with or without UpLuLa.
Ot any type of malfunctions with feed and or extraction and have fired several hundred rounds with the extensions.
No issue with slide lock or release as I do not use the slide lock as a release as it is NOT intended as such. I use the push method and slingshot it forward.
Locks open with full empty or no mag as it should in each configuration every time.
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