Will the Springfield XD-45 malfunction or jam?

Will the Springfield XD-45 malfunction or jam?

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    Will the Springfield XD-45 malfunction or jam?

    Attn. Springfield XD-45 shooters:

    Will the XD-45 malfunction or jam if your arms are not locked in a shooting position? I ask this because the XD-45 is being considered to protect my home. I realize that some home defense situations you may encounter you may not have enough time to lock your arms in a shooting position if threatened by lethal force.

    Thank you for your opinions.


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    It shouldnt, but that doesnt mean it wont.
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    In my experience the XD-45 is fairly forgiving. I haven't had a jam in mine yet and I've run several thousand rounds through mine (I did buy it used however, and it was already broken in when I got it).

    One thing I've always found is that it is more important that your wrist is locked rather then your arm. Your arm can move around as necessary, but a solid grip and solid wrist will prevent stovepipes and other FTF's.

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    Heck I shoot with loose wrists and loose arms (for shot recovery). I don't see why an XD would be any different than any other polymer semi-auto; you should be able to shoot it strong hand, weak hand, upside down, over your shoulder with a mirror, behind ya and through your legs, etc.

    I can't think of a gun that forces me to rigidly hold my arms out like a rifle stock, nor would I tolerate one if I could. It's borderline useless! (might make a decent paperweight or something)

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    No issues, including a couple hundred rounds in a CQB class. Lots of bent elbows, funny angles, gat-style shooting, etc.
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    The XD is a very reliable weapon. It's certainly possible that one could jam, but it's not something that will occur with any regularity. Mine hasn't jammed yet.

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    You do not have to worry about jams in the XD-45. It's a very accurate and reliable gun. But like any semi-auto, there is a slight chance of it happening, it just haven't happened to me.
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    Ditto what others have said. I own two XDs and have found them to be uber-reliable. The only time I have ever had issues was with a bad batch of ammunition, which turned out to cause problems regardless of what gun I used. My XD-45 compact is my all-around carry gun and I have no worries about reliability.

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    I've tried to get mine to jam by intentionally limp wristing it, couldn't do it. I'm not saying it couldn't, but the XDs seem to be very forgiving when it comes to limp wristing.
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    I've never had any issues with my XD SC40, and it's fed reliably every time with various types of ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1C Lickey View Post
    In my experience the XD-45 is fairly forgiving. I haven't had a jam in mine yet and I've run several thousand rounds through mine (I did buy it used however, and it was already broken in when I got it).

    One thing I've always found is that it is more important that your wrist is locked rather then your arm. Your arm can move around as necessary, but a solid grip and solid wrist will prevent stovepipes and other FTF's.

    Hope this helps.
    With the wrist being locked gives me a whole new perspective on me the shooter helping keep the XD-45---from malfunctioning & jamming. Many thank-you's!

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    I had an XD and my wife shoot over 500 rounds from it one mag after other as far as i culd reload (1st time for here firing and never jammed)
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    The XD is a wonderful weapon, but anything mechanical is sooner or later going to fail, malfunction, or break.

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    2yrs of shooting my XD, thousands of rounds and never had a single jam yet!
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