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I just bought a Springfield Armory 45XD. It came with two clips, one 10 round, and one 13 round. I noticed this morning that the 10 round clip rattles when I put more than 7 or 8 rounds in it. It varies. I emptied the clip and reloaded several times, and every time it is fine until I get about 7 to 8 rounds in it and then it will rattle if shaken. It even rattles when it is in the firearm. The 13 round clip is fine. I have it fully loaded and it does not rattle at all. Has anyone ever seen this? Do I have a bad clip?
 

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I believe it is normal, I have a FNP 40 that does the same thing and I asked about it on the FNH forum, all answered normal. I assume the XD is the same. Mine rattles when full (14 rounds) but is silen once I rack a round into the chamber. I carry chambered anyway.
 

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Normal for magazines...
 

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Like others have pointed out, this is normal. They seem to rattle with even number of rounds. Load ten, rack one into the pipe and see if it still rattles.
 

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Some of my five XD45 mags rattle, some don't...
 

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Thanks folks. I did a little investigating and looking through the holes in the back of the mag I can see the rounds on one side move as I tip the mag end to end. Seems weird to me that they would be that loose in there with all the spring pressure of a full mag. In fact, they tighten up and stop rattling around when a couple of rounds are taken out. What is even more puzzling is my 13 round mag does not do this at all. I even took the mag apart to see if something weird was going on in there. Strange.
 

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Yep, the rattling goes away after chambering a round. But if I pull the mag out, it starts rattling again. As long as the mag is in with one round chambered, it does not rattle. Strange indeed.
 
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