I'm glad you didn't get hurt. I am also VERY interested in what went wrong, especially since i own a XD45 tactical. I don't know that i've tried any of the winchester ammo in it, though; usually i shoot Blazer or Federal or Remington (limited options here).
Dead Bears, the only good kind.
That list makes no sense. Why can you own a Rock Island 1911 in 45 ACP but you can't own a Colt 1911 in 45 ACP. I don't get it!
It looks as if the gun company does not run it through the MA safety test, it does not get listed. I see there are several companies not even listed. No telling what it costs to have it "approved"! When I head out in my RV next Spring, it looks like I will be avoiding most of the North East states. My sister lives in MA. Too bad sis!