Wife's newly repaired XDs is having fail to feed issues... and if I hear limp wrist one more time, I'm going to scream
I can duplicate the issue on the bench.
I'm just starting to do my own reloads, and have not had time to do the range justice.
So, I gather up some ammo, wife's XDm (I'm carrying mine, didn't feel like unloading carry ammo), her XDs, a bunch of my new reloaded ammo, some purchased self defense ammo, and some older commercially reloaded ammo, and go pick up my Father in Law.
Plans for a good afternoon...
My favorite range is SLAMMED with CPL classes all hitting the range at the same time. I'm a regular, so they try to fit me in, amongst all the students.
So, I set my father in law up to shoot first. Send the target out to 21' and watch him even struggle to get his shield loaded. It was crazy watching him with his finger on the trigger, mostly pointed down range, while struggling to pull the slide. Finally gets it, shoots of one round, barely hits the target and then cycles the slide ejecting a good round. I watch this a couple of times and wonder what the heck he's doing... never did get a good answer out of him. Several times I had to intervene to correct either safety issues or help clear his firearm. This is going to require additional follow-up.
My wife's XDM which eats ammo like a fat kid eating cake at a birthday party, is suddenly failing to fire with commercial reload ammo that has never ever failed me before... WTF, the XDs is my problem child, not the XDM.
I feed the XDs commercial reload into my "repaired" magazine, and first round, fails to feed... this is turning into one of those days
Luckily, it was the only round that failed to feed on the repaired mag, and I did duplicate the issue on the non repaired mag, so I'm on the right track. Also ran one mag of my reload through, no prob, and ran two mag of self defense ammo, no prob.
Let FIL have another go at it, knowing I can not take my eyes off of him. When he had the firearm point almost straight up, finger in the trigger guard, yanking on the slide... I got the firearm loaded for him let him empty it into the target and suggested our time was almost done and I needed to finish my testing. He wanted to load his firearm and carry it, I kept it unloaded and put it into my carry case.
So then on to my experiment, 5 rnds each, commercial reload, SD, and my reloads run through the XDM. My reloads were the least accurate and the most likely to be low/left, indicative of trigger issue, but the SD ammo was the most accurate. Guess I have some more work to do
And one of my reload ammo failed to fire, but recycled into the gun it fired 2nd time through???!!!
Nobody got hurt, my ammo still goes bang, I'll clean a couple of firearms tomorrow.