Will the Springfield XD-45 malfunction or Jam?
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > XD Forum > Will the Springfield XD-45 malfunction or Jam?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7
Default Will the Springfield XD-45 malfunction or Jam?

Attn. Springfield XD-45 shooters:

Will the XD-45 malfunction or jam if your arms are not locked in a shooting position? I ask this because the XD-45 is being considered to protect my home. I realize that some home defense situations you may encounter you may not have enough time to lock your arms in a shooting position if threatened by lethal force.

Thank you for your opinions

__________________
Wonder Dog is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-30-2008, 01:26 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 95
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default XD Jam?

I have fired mine every which way but loose. It always does what is expected of it. Have not been able to duplicate the famous "limp-wrist" jam everybody claims Glocks do.

__________________
genie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 01:40 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3479 Times on 1609 Posts
Likes Given: 3590

Default

Here's the deal Wonder Dog - Any semi automatic pistol that is essentially "powered" by harnessing the recoil/gas pressure of the spent round to cycle the slide, eject the spent shell and chamber a new one HAS THE ABILITY to be "Limp Wristed" and not work correctly.

Now, in the real world is this common? No, the only time I have ever personally seen it happen was on a Walther PPK in .380 being shot by a rather diminutive female who was scared to death of the weapon. The .380 is not a real powerful round, the Walther is a heavy(er) style weapon and she was scared of it, so it didn't cycle.

I have heard hundreds of stories that say it happens with certain models of auto pistols, but it's not real common and I have never seen someone be able to intentionally make it happen.

I would be MORE CONCERNED with the trigger pull on the XD being as long as it is in a nervous situation and causing you to miss your target because of that as opposed to it not cycle the weapon after the first round.

JD

__________________
Dillinger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 05:14 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
stalkingbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lebanon,Ky
Posts: 3,621
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I've honestly never seen an XD malfunction. I'm sure it happens but like unicorns, fairies, and liberal gun lovers, heard about more than actually seen. The worst cases I've seen of limp wristing have happened with 3"-3 1/2" .45s where the spring/recoil system is required to do the same job in 1/2 the amount of space.

__________________
stalkingbear is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1
Default

I was able to "limp-wrist" jam a rental xd-45 twice in 50 rounds. The gun likely needed a cleaning, and the ammunition was reloads. I held the gun in a normal grip then relaxed my elbow and wrist joints. Both jams were failure to feed, once with the cartridge pointed straight up and once with the cartridge still in the magazine with the slide resting open on the round.

__________________
miarifc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 08:17 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 58 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
Here's the deal Wonder Dog - Any semi automatic pistol that is essentially "powered" by harnessing the recoil/gas pressure of the spent round to cycle the slide, eject the spent shell and chamber a new one HAS THE ABILITY to be "Limp Wristed" and not work correctly.

Now, in the real world is this common? No, the only time I have ever personally seen it happen was on a Walther PPK in .380 being shot by a rather diminutive female who was scared to death of the weapon. The .380 is not a real powerful round, the Walther is a heavy(er) style weapon and she was scared of it, so it didn't cycle.

I have heard hundreds of stories that say it happens with certain models of auto pistols, but it's not real common and I have never seen someone be able to intentionally make it happen.

I would be MORE CONCERNED with the trigger pull on the XD being as long as it is in a nervous situation and causing you to miss your target because of that as opposed to it not cycle the weapon after the first round.

JD
I'm glad you mentioned that, Dillinger. I took my XD45 to the range for the first time today. I'm a 1911 guy, and most of them have adjustable triggers, so I was surprised at how long the trigger pull on the XD is (but, once I actually got the trigger pulled, I thought it shot really well and was very accurate).

Anyway, can a gunsmith adjust the trigger? The reason I ask is because I didn't think a trigger job can be done on Glocks and the XD is very similar.
__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 09:41 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
stalkingbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lebanon,Ky
Posts: 3,621
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

There's gunsmith fit adjustable connectors on the market for both XD & glock. It's a simple matter to reduce the takeup & overtravel on XDs. The 1s for glock just affect the weight of pull and not travel distance.

__________________

Sometimes you earthlings REALLY amaze me!

stalkingbear is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 09:50 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 58 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

thanks alot

__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 10:00 PM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,170
Liked 5732 Times on 3358 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

I'm sure it is possible, but my XD45 hasn't failed yet. I even let a young lady with minimal handgun experience try it, no problem (not a full mag ). Mine does have the 5" barrel, if that matters.

__________________
orangello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 10:23 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rogers, AR
Posts: 6,262
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Any handgun CAN malfunction. It's more likely with cheaper firearms imo, but some require a break in as well.

__________________
Gojubrian is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Springfield XD-9 SquirtGun XD Forum 4 01-30-2010 05:36 AM
Springfield .45 ACP XD BigMac10 XD Forum 50 12-04-2009 01:11 AM
Beretta M9 malfunction greenr19 Semi-Auto Handguns 3 04-14-2009 01:49 AM
Springfield M1A junho806 General Rifle Discussion 43 01-10-2009 09:31 PM
Malfunction fantasy AK & SKS Discussion 2 07-03-2007 10:55 PM