XD subcompact .40 self defense ammo

XD subcompact .40 self defense ammo

This is a discussion on XD subcompact .40 self defense ammo within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Picked up a box of Winchester SXT self defense ammo the other day. Shot 24 rounds had 4 jams. Not real happy about that! Any ...

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    XD subcompact .40 self defense ammo

    Picked up a box of Winchester SXT self defense ammo the other day. Shot 24 rounds had 4 jams. Not real happy about that! Any have a good self defense ammo for this gun?


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    Interesting. I haven't had any problems of any kind. I've shot Georgia Arms FMJ and jacketed hollow points, Federal Hydra-shocks and others. XDs should bea able to reliably shoot pretty much anything. I'd just try some Speer, Federal, Remington. See what works.

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    I use federal HST's

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    Speer Gold Dot I load them in my XD-45 and have had no and I mean NO jams or malfunctions highly reccomend

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    Thanks guys Ill try some different ones soon!

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    I carry Federal HST, in either 165 gr. or 180 gr.; both shoot well out of my XDsc.

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    Which mag are you shooting it out of? I've found a difference in shooting SXT out of the compact mag (9rd) and the 12rd mag. But that was just a slight hesitation, not a jam. Might want to look into it..

    Ditto to TX on what I carry.
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    Winchester SXT is premium ammo. The problem may well lie in your XD.

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    The jams were mostly out of the compact mag. Never had any jams shooting plain old Winchester fmj from walmart!

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    Yep, same here. The compact didn't want to feed them that great.
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    How new is the XD? How many rounds of have you fired total?
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    Bummer to hear that, but at lest you know what it doesn't like. I don't carry mine too often, but I keep it loaded with Win PDX1 and it loves it. Plus the local Walmart usually has it in stock.

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    After several years of working in law enforcement and shooting firearms, I am very confident in carrying Speer Gold Dot. As long as my gun feeds it well and I can get it in the caliber I need, that is what I use. It is a very effective man stopper, well proven, and has good reliability.

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    Move. Shoot. Survive. ― The "Unofficial" Suarez International Doctrine

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