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Old 02-20-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone... I Picked up a XDM 9mm Yesterday as a Gift to myself and im not scared to admit im fairly new to Handguns. I currently own a Sportsman .22 Revolver thats mounted on a 45 frame that i inherited from my Father. (I mainly carry it when i go fishing). Anyways ive been around Long guns my whole life and Safety was instilled in me when i was a Young and i still carry that with me today. Ive yet to Shoot my Pistol (Damn you Daytona 500) I hope to get to the Range tomorrow and Run some rounds thru my gun. Ive read the Manual from Cover to Cover, Ive Read Many threads here concerning many different topics and I still have a question concerning Chambering a Shell on my gun. (I know some of you are gonna be like, Damn thats a Dumb question) When i slide a Magazine in while the Slide is retracted, It goes easily and when you release the slide it chambers a Round and cocks the Gun (Like its suppost to). But.. Say i wanted to store my gun without a round chambered and a magazine inserted ive noticed it takes a little more force to push the magazine in, without the slide retracted. Is that Ok? What is that Resistance im feeling at the Last 1/4" or Insertion? Is that Normal? Im sorry if im not being clear as I am New to Pistols as i stated.

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Thanks anyways, I found my answer via the XD Website.

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It shouldn't make a difference.

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It shouldn't make a difference.
Hmm.. I googled "Loading a Magazine with the slide closed" and it came up as a very common theme that more force was required to lock the magazine in place especially on New Magazines over Various Models. There is NO difference untill you get to the last 1/4" of Closure, Then it takes a little more umph to lock it.
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The top round in a loaded mag sits slightly higher than the lips on the magazine. With the slide retracted, the top round contacts nothing so the mag pops in with no resistance.
With the slide forward, the top round will contact the bottom of the slide prior to the mag locking into the gun. Your forcing the top round deeper into the mag by doing this...but it should not make a difference and will not hurt the pistol or the mag.

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The top round in a loaded mag sits slightly higher than the lips on the magazine. With the slide retracted, the top round contacts nothing so the mag pops in with no resistance.
With the slide forward, the top round will contact the bottom of the slide prior to the mag locking into the gun. Your forcing the top round deeper into the mag by doing this...but it should not make a difference and will not hurt the pistol or the mag.

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Thanks thats what i read also... and it was More noticable on New magazines.
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It shouldn't make a difference.
Hmm.. I googled "Loading a Magazine with the slide closed" and it came up as a very common theme that more force was required to lock the magazine in place especially on New Magazines over Various Models. There is NO difference untill you get to the last 1/4" of Closure, Then it takes a little more umph to lock it.

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No prob. There are some strictures that a new member has to deal with. Those will be gone soon.

Sorry, my response should have been more clear. You have it exactly right.

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Hi ya I would like to trade a #1 or # 3 spacer for a #2 spacer for the 19 round mag any interest

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