For the record. I have had zero problems with xds! I moved up from a 9mm and it is comfortable to carry, has eaten any ammo I have feed it. I did install some rubber Talon grips for better grip. Overall, very happy with my choice. Its not a range gun though, it does wear on you after about fifty rounds.
In my small world, I expect something I paid big bucks for to work. Anyone ever buy a new car that would not start ? I bought a new kel-tec .380 once. After about 30 rounds the slide flew forward. I sent it back and they treated me right. But when I got it back I sold it. I had lost trust in the product.
I have one of this family of guns and it's superb. I closely examined one of the model you bought and was very impressed and know a few people with no issues at all. Too bad the problem couldn't have been diagnosed. This report doesn't help determine any type of issue. The finest brands made have defects or issues. Been nice if you'd had better luck and able to get with customer service, might have missed out on owning a very nice little gun. I still want one.... I did install a drop in trigger kit on my XDm but it wasn't difficult and I was able to choose the spring set I liked best. Nothing on that gun can't be swapped and fixed in minutes.
@bigcitychief, i havent been on for awhile. You should read some of the earlier posts on here. NO SA didnt make anything right. Almost all of us have sent our new xds into them and they sent it right back. w/ inspected entire gun, properly lubed, and test fired fine.
sorry but my ass they did. a round or 2 but not a couple of clips. The croations didnt mill out the take down lever properly. And the barrel has a couple thousands lip on the lead edge where the back of the spring housing rides.
Im not mad or hatin you bigcitychief, more angry with SA for being lazy as hell.
the invite still stands for anyone? anyone? We may have got this pig fixed. Im gonna take it to the rang wed. Hope it fires a white box from walmart. firstname.lastname@example.org if your near the quad cities that is.
Bummer on the XD experiences.
I have had several Springfield pistols with a couple XD models. I have had nothing but flawless performance from this brand as well as several close friends. I shoot at least once a week and mine have passed thousands of rounds. Never had an issue to contact SA on, but have had to contact on my other arms.
Generally speaking, SA, Glock, S&W, most of their guns will be excellent performers. All of them on occasion are going to put out a flawed piece or even a flawed model that requires refinement. Over the years I have seen all of them have issues at one point. Customer service is key, and this post is one of the very few that I have seen that leans to SA having poor service. All others seem to rate them very high.
I just purchased mine and went straight to the range. Shot 30 rounds with no issues so far. Very accurate for a sub compact.
No problems with all of my XD's with thousands of rounds through each of them. Like all my firearms, I keep mine clean and well lubed with Mobil One and rem oil.
Glock is also a well proven firearm. Enjoy it and be safe.
Bought a XDs about a month ago. it was pre-owned so I got a good deal on it . I had a bought a XDm 9mm 2 months prior and loved the way it shot. The day I got the XDs , I took it to the range and put 100 rounds thru it without any problems. Since then I have put 500-600 rounds thru it without any problems. However , after 200 rounds thru my XDm 9mm I started getting the light strikes. Disappointed I put the gun up and searched the net for others with same problem and if they had any solutions. I found that some times the factory gums up the striker channel with lube that will cause the light strikes. I checked the XDs just to be sure and it was clean . I checked the XDm 9mm and it was all gunked up and dirty.... I cleaned out the striker channel in it and took it to the range and haven't had any problems with it anymore. Both guns are nearing or have surpassed 1000 rounds with no problems... for light strikes, check the striker channel to see if its gummed up.... seems from what I've read and and experienced thats usually the culprit. Hope this helps...
I own an XDs and never had a problem. I can tell you that most people that experience FTF's with this gun are limp wristing it which can be an issure with any auto.