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XD and defensive rounds

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by The Dude, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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    So I picked up a box of HST +p, Ranger SXT +p and Winchester Supreme Elite to test out in my .45 XD. Those +p's are something else, yikes. I shot 3 mags of ranger, 3 of HST and 1 of Winchester SE. All were hella accurate, but I'm sad to say I had a jam with one of the...sigh...HST's. I've read about some folks having problems with HST in the XD, but I was hoping I wouldn't be one of them. Y'all think 3 mags with one jam is enough to pass judgement? Anyone else have a similar problem with HST in their XD or any other brands for that matter?
     
  2. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    How many rounds have you passed through your gun?
     
  3. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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    ballpark of 400
     
  4. jackrocks59

    jackrocks59 tigard Member

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    Buy a Sig especially a P-220 .45. I have owned 7 Sigs. I have shot the cheapest ammo there is to the high end stuff. I have never ever not once in any of my Sigs had a jam or malfunction.
     
  5. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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    LOL...no soup for you!
     
  6. jackrocks59

    jackrocks59 tigard Member

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    hahahahaha that was good!!!! NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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    Do y'all think 3 mags with one jam is enough to pass judgement? Anyone else have a similar problem with HST in their XD or any other brands for that matter?
     
  8. FatherHolyHoly

    FatherHolyHoly MN Active Member

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    Why so set on the HST's? I'll assume it's because they have better ballistics?

    Personally, in a self defense situation, I'd rather have the "less deadly" round go off than the meanest bullet on the planet jammed in my gun when I pull the trigger.
     
  9. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    "Dude" have you tried Hornaday TAP or CORBON? These cycle through my XD and my buddies XD every time! If you are truly worried about it, then call Springfield and they will happily assist you.
     
  10. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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    I've tried the powrball corbon. I'm just trying to discern what I can and can't trust. I like what I've read about the HST's and I bought 100 of them. I also bought a 100 Ranger SXT's.

    I've had no problems with Corbon, Rangers and Winchester SE's, so it looks like I'll stagger mags with those 3. I was originally unsure that 3 mags with 1 jam of the HST's was enough to form an opinion, but now I'm thinkin' why even bother. I'll just save the HSTs and try them in the next .45 I buy.
     
  11. needs2hunt

    needs2hunt Tacoma Wa. Member

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    gotta say i love my black talons. have had no feed issues and they tear **** up...i bought 5 boxes and they are spendy but i wanted something good... and i got it...:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    The ranger sxt's are just like the black talons from what I've read...
     
  12. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Cor-Bon DPX with a 185gr. +P load would be a fine .45 carry round.
     
  13. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot Oregon Member

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    What do mean by "jam" ?

    The 13rd .45 mags are known to have a problem keeping up with the increased slide velocity caused by some defensive level loads. The 10rd mags do not have this problem.
     
  14. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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    I mean a round jamming up from the magazine as it's failing to reload the chamber. Thanx for the tip about the 10 round mags.