Springfield XD45 issues....looking for advice.
I've mentioned this in a few other threads, but I bought a slightly used XD45 ACP Bi-tone (stainless slide) 4" Service about 3 months ago, which has developed some issues. I had a little firearms experience prior to purchasing it, but it's my first handgun, so please pardon my ignorance.
It came in it's original case, with a total of four mags, and all the original paperwork; it was test fired in July of 2006. The previous owner had fiber optic sights and an extended mag release installed, and it also came with a Hogue grip. It didn't look like it'd been fired very much, and is in very nice condition. The fiber optic tube is missing from the rear sight; I'm planning on just going back to the original sights. It didn't look like it'd been fired very much, and is in very nice condition.
During the second trip I took to the range with it, I had a few jamming issues. It looks like the nose of the round is hanging up on the bottom of the feed ramp; when the jammed round is ejected, there's a line across the center of the round from the edge of the feed ramp. I've tried 4 or 5 different types of FMJ ammo, but it seems to jam up once every 100 rounds with all of them. I bought a box of JHPs, and I didn't even get 3 rounds into the first mag before it jammed. I've made sure the gun is cleaned properly, and I have numbered the mags, but I get the same result with all of them.
The other issue is that there is corrosion developing on the slide in places. I carry the XD around the house (I won't have my CCW permit for a few weeks yet), but I always at least wipe it down with a little gun oil every few days. I guess it isn't uncommon for the stainless XDs to rust (suprising to me, since I always thought stainless steel was supposed to be more corrosion resistant); someone posted pics of an almost brand new one with corrosion already forming on the slide, over on xdtalk.
I called up Springfield and told them what was going on; they gave me a return authorization for the gun, but I'm not sending it to them until I get the Glock 17 that I'm planning on picking up after the holidays (I don't want to be unarmed in the meantime).
I'm leery of the corrosion on the gun, and the fact that it jams. I have a couple of nice holsters for it already, and I seem to shoot it well, but I'd hate to get too attached to it if it's going to be prone to rusting and/or unreliable. What do you guys think?