Originally Posted by nsin
My grandpa just bought an xds 45--he man is going on 80 and still loves his 45s. Before taking it to the range we clean it, etc.
Today at the range the first 30 shots we had a few problems. The slide did not lock back at all. Now I've read some people hit the slide release, which may have been the problem but I wasn't paying attention. The other is that about 2 rounds I had misfires. The round was struck but nothing. The ammo was Winchester white box.
I just wanted to see if anyone had a similar experience. The next 30 rounds were fine. But if we got a lemon I want to fix it.
I do not think you have a lemon, WWB ammo is decent range ammo, not trust your life and family ammo. I suspect the no fire is the ammo, not the gun.
Slide not locking could be finger position related, could be magazine related. Does the slide lock back when you rack it by hand and the mag is empty?
Did the gun come with multiple mags? Do all fail to lock back after the last round?
Was the pistol purchased at a servicing dealer? If yes, get their input.