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The XD and the XDM are SAO Single Action Only.

Netweezer, was simply pointing out that there is some incorrect information on the internet... I know how you feel, that also destroyed my faith in Al Gore!

In order to be any kind of Double Action trigger type, pulling the trigger must cock the hammer/striker and eventually fire the cartridge. With DA you can attempt to fire a loaded cartridge again, by simply pulling the trigger again. That is not possible with an XD or XDM. With these weapons, you must cock the striker before firing, by:

1. Manually operating the slide action, (loading the first round)
2. Automatic operation of the slide action, following successful firing of the weapon.

As ThumperIII reports above, the first 1/2 inch of slide travel moving back from fully chambered, cocks the striker, so it may be possible, after a misfire, to do this small movement of the slide and then move it back to full chamber, check the cocking indicator to see if it is cocked, and then pull the trigger to try firing again. For safety, most recommend waiting some time after a misfire, and then doing a full cycle of the slide, ejecting the round that misfired, in case there is something dangerous/faulty about that cartridge.
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