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XDM40 jams

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by jvbutter, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    I recently purchased a XDM40. Wanted to shoot it with my father, and the flat nose, and hollow points I have to shoot kept jamming on the ramp into the chamber. Or I think it was the ramps issue. The slide would not fully seat with a round from the magazine, sticking out just a 1/8" or so. I can put a single round into the chamber and it slams forward as should. but feeding from the mag is no go. My son mentioned other XDM users have this issue. The ramp looks steep to me, but who am I to judge. Any suggestions??? Pull the barrel out and polish it, will that help or interfere.
     
  2. pdrake

    pdrake WA Active Member

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    Hmmm. Sorry to hear that. I have the XD 40 (not XDM)---never, ever had a problem. I was not aware of a recurring problem with XDMs. Personally, I wouldn't try to polish and solve. If this is a recurrent problem with these models, then off to the factory mine would go, with a sharply worded letter. Let us know what you do.
     
  3. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    So the round chambers?? Just not fully??

    What ammo?? Did you try more then one ammo?
     
  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    contact Springfield, they have great customer service. they usually cover shipping charge as well.
     
  5. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    reloads? if so try a harder crimp
     
  6. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    sorry for being vacant from the topic, full days at work through the weekend for me....

    PDRAKE. yes I was thinking of polishing the ramp.

    JOHN. exactly, the slide is barely held open. They are some reloads I use from Tactical ammo. I have no issue with them in my Glock 40.

    SKANG thanks for the idea. they might even have some tips

    I do have some factory loads I didnt have with me the day of the shoot. I will try that.

    thx
    jim
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    yeah, try factory loads. because some guns are pretty picky on overall length of cartridge.
     
  8. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have had an XDM40 for over 2 yrs and have never had a FTF or FTE with over 600 rounds fired.
    Call their CS, they will take care of you.
     
  9. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    Jim, are you using round nose or flat nose ammo.
     
  10. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Well if the round is already in the chamber, I wouldn't think it would be a ramp issue..

    Is the exactor hooked around the brass lip when this happens, or is it sitting behind the round??
     
  11. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    I will have to look next shoot. I hope to get out this weekend.
     
  12. jb11

    jb11 salem Active Member

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    I have never had a problem with any of my xd's. sorry to hear the bad news, keep us posted.
     
  13. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    Let me say this.. I dont have issue with XD & XDMs, my son has a XDM, XDs and I have an XD. they work great, its just a quark in this particular pistol.
     
  14. tanzuki

    tanzuki Salem Active Member

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    I have a pile of "factory reloads" that don't feed well in my xd40. It'll do exactly what you are describing getting stuck at the feed ramp. After it jams if I grab the slide and relieve some of the pressure on the round then release the slide the round will chamber. It only does it with the reloads, and then seems to feed fine when it gets down to around 5 to 7 rounds in the magazine. Factory new rounds feed just fine, I have not had one FTF with factory new rounds.
     
  15. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    thanks for the input... I cant get them to load as you describe, cycling the slide. it wont help. I will be heading up again this weekend to test.
     
  16. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If it is a gun that has been shot a lot you may want to replace the recoil spring. Maybe even one a little more stout.
     
  17. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    Hey Joken thanks for your input, I have had 2 guns do this, one was new never been shot. I looked more closely at the ammo. there is a small bulge at the base, or primer end that seems to show up on about every 5th round I grab out of a "reloaded" can. It seems the bulge is blocking full shell insertion into the barrel. The funny part is my glock shoots them just fine. Glock must be looser barrel fit.
     
  18. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And shoot it one handed and see if that makes a difference, I think I have been using a incorrect two hand hold on my Para causing similar problems I'll find out soon .