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Old 02-14-2015, 09:51 PM   #1
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Trouble with Xds chamber on loading rounds

Im not sure if this is where to post this, but I looked all around and it didn't seem like there was a better place.

I just bought my first gun, a springfield xds in 9mm. I haven't gotten around to shooting it yet, but since having it I have taken it apart several times and tried to learn how everything works with it. Eventually I decided to put a loaded mag into it and cock it to watch it seat the rounds into the chamber, which strangely it's not doing properly. The chamber end of the barrel is somewhat loose when the slide is fully pulled back (Idk if it's supposed to be this way? It seems somewhat intuitive though because it makes the angle better for the rounds to slide into it?). So if I pull the slide back when there is no mag in it, the back end of the barrel (chamber) drops down, but then gets pushed back up as the slide comes back forward and pushes it back into position. BUT, if there's a mag with ammo in the gun, the combination of that wiggle room of the chamber combined with the round trying to seat into it, it gets jammed up and the slide doesn't even return fully.

Like I said, I'm a complete noob with guns, but do have a tinkering mind so really wanted to play around with it. I don't know whether the barrel is supposed to be loose like that, and was hoping experienced users could wise me up. I unfortunately have no idea whether I caused this issue, but all I did was take it apart a few times, based on the way the manual described.

I could eventually take pictures if needed too, just thought I'd check first. Thanks a lot!
 
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Old 02-15-2015, 06:16 AM   #2
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Are you riding the slide in or are you dropping it from the full rear position to load the round?

Most semi auto's don't like it when you ride the slide.

Also, the barrel having movement when the slide is back is normal. The barrel should lock up when the slide is forward.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 09:52 AM   #3
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My wife bought the XDS 9mm and we took it to the range yesterday and it shot beautifully! We just dropped the slide and it loaded perfectly. My only (don't want to call it a complaint) but it has a lot of trigger slack. A very good shooter you got yourself a very nice gun.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 10:41 AM   #4
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Are you riding the slide in or are you dropping it from the full rear position to load the round?

Most semi auto's don't like it when you ride the slide.

Also, the barrel having movement when the slide is back is normal. The barrel should lock up when the slide is forward.
I never dropped the slide, always had force keeping it from just snapping back. It seemed like it should load properly that way though...
 
Old 02-15-2015, 11:28 AM   #5
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I never dropped the slide, always had force keeping it from just snapping back. It seemed like it should load properly that way though...
No, it shouldn't. You want it to slide forward as it would after firing a round. You don't want to ride the slide because then it has less inertia to strip a round from the magazine & get it properly loaded into the chamber. Especially on a compact firearm like this.

My XDs functions flawless as long as you don't ride the slide or limp wrist while shooting it.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 11:32 AM   #6
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No, it shouldn't. You want it to slide forward as it would after firing a round. You don't want to ride the slide because then it has less inertia to strip a round from the magazine & get it properly loaded into the chamber. Especially on a compact firearm like this.

My XDs functions flawless as long as you don't ride the slide or limp wrist while shooting it.
You're right, I went back and did that and immediately saw what you mean. Thank you for the advice
 
Old 02-15-2015, 06:47 PM   #7
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You're right, I went back and did that and immediately saw what you mean. Thank you for the advice
No problem man!
 
Old 02-16-2015, 07:48 AM   #8
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go shoot it!!!!!!!!
 
Old 02-24-2015, 10:14 PM   #9
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xds

buy some snap caps load them into the magazine and allow it to chamber rounds by pulling slide back and letting it go as you would if you were going to actually shoot it with live rounds no one gets hurt and your would be problem is solved
 
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