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Old 04-14-2013, 08:22 PM   #11
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Always load a 1911 from the mag, never drop one in the barrel and let slide go forward forcing extractor over the casing rim.

This can cause the extractor to lose tension or break, and extraction problems occur.
Thanks...I will probably just carry the five until I find a good price on the 7 round magazines.
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Thanks...I will probably just carry the five until I find a good price on the 7 round magazines.
If ya find a good deal lets us in on it, those guys taking advantage of the shortage selling them for double their worth make me sick. When a group of ppl have a hardship shared by all that's the time to stick together and help each other(guess that feeling of comradeship stems from my service in the Army).
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http://springfield-armory.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=721 Is it out of stock at the springfield site? It lets me add to cart.

http://www.oneofficer.com/mgspxds50071.html Two week delay and $5 over SA's price.
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When using the 7 round mag the xds becomes pretty much the same size as a 1911.

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When using the 7 round mag the xds becomes pretty much the same size as a 1911.
Thanks Ctshooter....that as you know is not what I want.. Thanks for the heads up.
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Thanks Ctshooter....that as you know is not what I want.. Thanks for the heads up.
Not a problem. When I first put the 7 rounder in out of curiosity I placed it on top of my Kimber pro TLE and though I might as well carry the 1911.
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I haven't seen a single post that actually is dealing with the issue.

My Kahrs all have the same manner of loading a round into the chamber as your XDs:

1) Lock the slide back
2) Insert the loaded mag
3) Release the slide stop with your thumb
4) If desired, remove the mag and top off the mag

I'm not sure why they require this procedure instead of pulling the slide back like so many other pistols to release the slide stop. It isn't inconvenient, though. It is just a unique procedure that I must follow when I am loading those handguns. You'll get used to it.

I'm not sure why there was 1911 hating, bullet set-back, and grip dimension opinions on this thread. What a waste of their typing time...

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I haven't seen a single post that actually is dealing with the issue.

My Kahrs all have the same manner of loading a round into the chamber as your XDs:

1) Lock the slide back
2) Insert the loaded mag
3) Release the slide stop with your thumb
4) If desired, remove the mag and top off the mag

I'm not sure why they require this procedure instead of pulling the slide back like so many other pistols to release the slide stop. It isn't inconvenient, though. It is just a unique procedure that I must follow when I am loading those handguns. You'll get used to it.

I'm not sure why there was 1911 hating, bullet set-back, and grip dimension opinions on this thread. What a waste of their typing time...
Thanks Chris,
After having three Springfield 45's and now getting this one, It had me a bit baffled. Of course my post was before ever looking at the manual. If that is what they recommend, I am fine with that. I will probably not worry about the extra round in the chamber. If 5 don't get it done, ya don't have much hope. Especially if you are packing a couple of extra mags with you. You know the saying.....It is hard to teach an ole dog new tricks...LOL..I love the gun for what it will do...And that is conceal itsself till needed. Which I hope never happens...
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I will probably not worry about the extra round in the chamber. If 5 don't get it done, ya don't have much hope. Especially if you are packing a couple of extra mags with you. You know the saying.....It is hard to teach an ole dog new tricks...LOL.
I highly recommend against ignoring topping off the mag. If you are carrying a Glock 19 and don't feel like you need that 16th round, then by all means...

But one more round (from 5 rounds to 6 rounds) is a 20% increase in firepower. If you knew some day that you'd need that extra round then you wouldn't even go out that day. What I mean is that you'll never know if and when you need it. It is FOLLY to ignore topping off that last round. It takes 30 more seconds.

Your mileage may vary, I suppose.
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Not to be disrespectful but with the xds you kinda gotta man up and chamber that first round with some authority. It is a lot easier with the slide locked back initially but sometimes you may need to do it by racking the slide yourself

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