This is a discussion on Springfield XD-S Safety Recall within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Springfield Armory ReCall Registration...
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Good for Springfield making it right. What I find ironic is when the S&W issued a safety alert for the Shield lots of owners or S&W haters were like..."so glad I went with the XDs" or "I am going out right now and buying a XDs". No perfect gun folks...especially modern ones that are fairly massed produced.
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Just checked, mine is not included in the recall.
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Unfortunately mine and a friends was on the list. Called this morning and after waiting awhile to get a line and then about 10 min to get someone on the line, got a box coming my way. Took me maybe 15 min total and the lady that helped me was very pleasant. She said that I should have it back mid Sept. That has been said all have had problems at one time. At least they are fixing it before someone gets hurt.
Thanks for letting me know about this recall. My brand new XDs9 falls into the recall unfortunately. Its a good thing I haven't carried or shot it yet.
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Several ways to look at this but the bottom line is that they are committed to getting it resolved.
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Been carrying and shooting my XDs 45acp for about 2 years now without ANY problems. Being a safety recall, I sent my pistol back to Spring Field Armory. What I have noticed that both my Glock 27 & 36 are both bigger and heavier. I'm glad SA stepped up to fix the could be serious problem.
I used the online form, printed the mailing label, used an existing box with the old labels peeled off. Packed it up, taped the label on the outside, called FedEx, the local FedEx Express driver came to the house, I handed him the box. That was Friday. They should be getting it tomorrow.
The process is pretty painless.
The problem that might happen is pretty scary. Release the slide to load the gun and it fires on full auto till the magazine is empty. It happened to an XDs 9mm owner that posted pictures on the XDs forum. Nobody hurt. He had some nicks from bench fragments.
I think of how many times I had the gun in the closet and loaded it to put it in my holster and carry it that day, and how tragic it could have been if it went off doing that. Even though the gun was pointed at an outside wall, there is a neighbors house out there. It's a serious problem if it happens.
I also had a Walther PPK/S that had to go in for a recall that dealt with it maybe going off when one de-cocked it on a loaded chamber, which I did every time I loaded it. I always carried it de-cocked, safety off, with a round in the chamber (just like one would carry a SIG P226)
Gun defects are scary stuff. Kudos to Springfield for fixing it. Shame on them for not catching it during product development testing.
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I picked up my Springfield XDs in a 45ACP from my FFL on Wednesday. I was all excited because I just received my CCW a few weeks prior and had already gotten a good inside the waistband holster for it. I was dismayed to learn that day that the recall had been issued. Of course I'm glad that Springfield is taking care of the issue, I just don't think the timing could have been worse.
I was even surprised to learn that my serial number was in the recall seeing as I had just gotten the pistol and the dealer hadn't had it in his inventory for long at all. Here's to hoping she comes back soon! Like the gentleman above me, Springfield should be getting my pistol tomorrow sometime.
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Mine went out Fedex on Friday. I'll report back when I get it back to give an idea of how long it takes.