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joshmb1982 10-04-2009 05:26 PM

my xdm 40 is jamming(update)
well got the pistol back from SA on tuesday. got to take it to the range today and give it a workout. the invoice SA sent back with it said they recut the feed ramp and tuned the extractor.

the pistol does not like the fiocchi nickle plated hp ammo. still wouldnt feed them reliably. but with the factiory reloads from georgia arms and the new in box 180gr fmj fn ammo i hade one jam up out of i think i put 6 mags through it. while still a fail to feed it is a definate improvement. could it be it just need some break in time now? i ned to practice with it A LOT more anyways. scared the hell out of a steel target at 50yds but missed more then i hit.

russ 10-04-2009 05:34 PM

I'd say shoot the heck out of it. Some break-in time will do it good.

Sidenote: How fast did SA turn it around for you?

joshmb1982 10-04-2009 05:37 PM

i brought it into fedex late on a thrusday. so it didntn get sent out untill friday. they said SA would wuold get it by the following monday. i got it back on the next tuesday. 1 week and 1 day after they got it it was back in my hands.

russ 10-04-2009 05:41 PM

Wow, nice turnaround time. I think several hundred rounds will help cure what remains of your problem.

joshmb1982 10-04-2009 05:42 PM

i bought 1 k rounds from georgia arms but dont want to go through them all at once. they were fairly cheap at 260 bucks but still. i need to start realoading.

russ 10-04-2009 05:53 PM

How long did it take to get your ammo from Georgia Arms? I ordered 1K of 40s&w and 500 .223 and it took 14 weeks! So much for the 5-7 they advertise on their site.

Dillinger 10-04-2009 05:57 PM

How does your feed ramp look? Is it smooth and shiny? Can you run a cotton ball from one end to the other and not get it snagged??

I would be tempted to say run it for a few hundred rounds and see if the FTF continues - but only if this is a range and target shooting gun.

If this is a CCW piece, I wouldn't accept ONE FTF or FTE, no matter the age of the weapon. One is one too many in my mind.

Best of luck and please keep us informed as to the progress....


joshmb1982 10-04-2009 06:26 PM

i got the ammo from GA back in march. was pretty quick. something like 6 weeks i think.

yes they polished the fed ramp. shiny as a miror now. havent tried the cotton ball though. would a Q-tip work?

Dillinger 10-04-2009 06:55 PM

Cotton ball is softer, so it's a truer test, but if your ramp is shiny and polished, I am betting it's not your ramp that is the issue.

I can't remember, but I don't think you answered whether there were multiple magazines or not??

A polished feed ramp+plus a well built magainze+ a spring slide spring should equal no FTF issues....

One of those is your issue...

joshmb1982 10-04-2009 10:50 PM

yes ive used multiple mags in it. all are brand new factory mags.

as i said befor i believe it is an extractor issue. took the slide off the frame at the range today flipped it upside down and tried to slide a rd up under the extractor and had to actually push it into place and one there there was very little play in it. will be making more trips to the range with it hopefully see if more rounds down range solves the problem once and for all.

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