This is a discussion on XD Problem within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I have an XD45 4". I was cycling some defense ammo and when I pulled the trigger it went "tink" instead of "boom". I looked ...
I have an XD45 4". I was cycling some defense ammo and when I pulled the trigger it went "tink" instead of "boom". I looked at the cartridge and it had a slight dimple on it. It fired first time through my Sig.
I field stripped it, checked for obvious things (not a gunsmith). Did this twice, on the third field strip it started working again. 200 rounds later it's still fine.
Has anyone else had this problem? Was it something I did or didn't do? I've had this thing for over a year now and shoot it regularly. It aways gets cleaned. I'm kind of lost as to what to do. I found a few sites that show me how to detail clean the slide and will complete the cleaning and see what happens.
Overall I'd say this pistol has had at least 3000 rounds (estimate) through it without a problem.
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Check your striker channel. It may have gotten gummed up. You dont want to add any lubrication to it. If you use a spray cleaner, I bet it is all gummy in there. Take that apart clean out the channel and clean the striker and you will probably be back to normal.
What type of ammo were you using? you said you looked at the cartridge and it had a slight dimple on it, manybe that ammo had a bad primer or maybe something is up with your firing pin.
Detail strip or take it to a gun smith. Checkout XDtalk.com maybe someone over there can help you. I carry the same firearm and have about 5000 rounds through her never an issue.
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Thanks for the tips. I'll watch the lube from now on. It's hard to explain but it felt and sounded like there was an obstruction between the striker and the stop.
As for the rounds I was firing, they were Hydrashocks 230grain about a year or so old. I did get a slight dimple on the primers. I cycled about 3-4 rounds each time just to be sure. They all fired just fine from my Sig.
What concerns me is that it just stopped working, then started back up again. Until I get the time to detail strip it I'm carrying my Glock.
The only other thing I could think of is a High Primer, one that wasn't completly seated until the firing pin hit it. You said you were shooting defensive loads so this would be a really oddity. I have seen it happen in reloads.
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I detailed the slide and gave it a good going over. I finally got a chance to test it out last Sunday and it ran like a champ.
I shot 2 magazines then field stripped it. Repeated that about 5 times just to be sure. I'm still not confident enough in it to carry, but I'll just keep shooting it and see if it does that again.
I have a feeling there was a small something lodged in the rear of the slide not allowing it to go fully into battery. Maybe a millimeter or so, very small. So from now on with all my pistols they get the flashlight inspection.
Thanks again for all the advice.
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