May 18th, 2011 02:29 PM
Weird Night at The Range
So took my XDM to the range with some cheap Russian ammo, get set up and notice the guy next to me is shooting at what appears to be xeroxed pictures of an older person. Is that someone he knows??? too weird.....so then i'm having failure to feed problems with the Rusky ammo, the top round seems to always just sit loose like the spring is stuck or the rounds aren't seated. (These are metal casings cheap stuff) so I show it to my friend and he hands me some white box rounds, they load in and stay in easier but within 10 rounds i have another failure to feed with white box, then after ten more white box I have one more. So i'm wondering if I'm racking the slide improperly?? or if the Rusky ammo jinxed me :0 up until now, the XDM has ran absolutely flawless. Your thoughts?
May 18th, 2011 02:36 PM
Are you using factory magazines? You may have a bad magazine. Try another magazine with the same ammo selection.
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May 18th, 2011 03:37 PM
I have used two magazines and gotten issues. But they are later mailed promo magazines. SA was running a deal, buy a gun and get two extra mags 3 months later.
May 18th, 2011 05:16 PM
I'd be surprised to hear this happening with pistol ammo, but some of the lacquer coating on Commie steel-cased rifle ammo (e.g., Wolf) sticks to the chamber once things get heated up. Easy enough to remove with solvents and vigorous brushing.
I'd say give your XDM a good cleaning, paying attention to the chamber, and see if the problem repeats when you use brass-cased ammo.
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May 18th, 2011 05:20 PM
one problem with mag springs seeming to stick,if the Over All Length is too long on a round it will tend to bind up in the mag preventing the spring from keeping pressure on the rounds
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May 18th, 2011 08:50 PM
So who was the guy in the pic? I would have had to asked.
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May 18th, 2011 10:33 PM
Do you do a lot of empty chamber dry firing? Check your striker retainer pin. It may have broken. The pistol can keep firing for a while even with a broken retainer, but I've heard of it possibly causing feed issues.
May 18th, 2011 11:09 PM
Did you strip and clean the mags? I'm amazed at the amount of people who strip, clean, and lube a new pistol, but never think to do the same to the mags that come with them. Just a thought...
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May 19th, 2011 01:02 AM
I haven't cleaned the mags, but the two I used were new. I do some dry firing but always with dummy rounds. No I didn't ask who was in the pic, for all I know the guy was preparing something.
May 19th, 2011 12:58 PM
Maybe it was his boss in the pic.
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May 19th, 2011 01:19 PM
I wanted to do that last week. And a few times before that. And a few times before that.... But I haven't.
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