XDS .45 jamming problems

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  1. duncan

    duncan
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    I have an xds .45 which has been through the recall process. When I first acquired it I noticed problems with racking certain hollow point rounds through it. I had no problem on the range with target 185 gr ammo. I tried some 230 ball ammo and gun jammed. So now I have a handgun jammed with a live round in or partially in the chamber and the gun is locked up solid. Sounds pretty stupid right?

    Any thoughts on how to deal with this? How to unjam it without a discharge? Never had a problem like this with my Sig.

    Your helpful suggestions will be appreciated.

    TIA
     
  2. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin
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    Hi Duncan
    a picture of your jammed gun would help.
    XDS Recall information
    Calling Springfield for advice would be my first step 1-800-680-6866.
    Taking your gun to a Gunsmith is another option.
    As the recall was because some guns unexpectedly fired, I would work on it with the muzzle pointed into a bucket filled with dirt or sand.
     
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  3. Stomper

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    Yeah, a photo of the gun while in the state you mentioned would help. "Jammed" can mean so many different things.
     
  4. duncan

    duncan
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    I found a YouTube video of a guy's method of dealing with a similar jam. I am going to try this and will be using some safeguards mentioned above. Will report back. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  5. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER
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    I had a similar issue with a post recall XDS. I had to drop the mag and then forcefully rack the slide. It only happened a couple times and seemed to be specific ammo related. Be careful and keep it pointed in a safe direction....
     
  6. duncan

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    The Video I found show a person forcing the slide back, as you said, using a soft piece of wood locked against the rear sight. I cannot force it at all now. I am going yo give this technique a try.

    Also found this link: http://xd-hs2000.com/xd-hs2000/Removing_a_Stuck_Round.html

    Thanks
     
  7. Pandaz3

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    I had a problem, Forgot what ammo now but I switched ammo and cleaned the gun and never had the problem again.
     

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