I don't know that I'd say that they are common.KB's with Glocks are fairly common, while they are pretty rare with the XD.
Glocks are also known for failures to eject, stovepipes and even slamfires.
Overall, the XD is safer and more reliable.
I've been on the gun show circuit in a two state area since the 1980's. Several large and reputable dealers have told me that the XD is now the #1 selling pistol in the USA, as far as sales to the public. These were dealers who sold BOTH brands, so they had nothing against Glock.
Glock is still #1 in law enforcement sales, but multiple agencies and PD's have discontinued using Glocks over the last several years.
I said FAIRLY common, which is an accurate statement. Ask the Indiana State Police, who returned an entire shipment of weapons to Glock because of all the problems they had with them, and ended up going with a different brand.I don't know that I'd say that they are common.
If I'm not mistaken, the XDs also have an unsupported chamber like the Glocks, so it is a potential problem for both firearms.
Good to know, thanks for fixing it for me.I said FAIRLY common, which is an accurate statement. Ask the Indiana State Police, who returned an entire shipment of weapons to Glock because of all the problems they had with them, and ended up going with a different brand.
XD's have a FULLY SUPPORTED chamber, Matt. Don't take my word for it. Google and ye shall find!
You won't regret buying an XD.Looks like XD is the way to go for me.
Thanks for the info.County Sheriff deputy in Colorado just KB an XD40....his fault.
He loaded 9mm into the mag, chambered a round...figuered out he had put the wrong ammo in the mag and switched to a mag full of 40's.
Ran the slide and pulled the trigger......the round of 40 had pushed the round of 9 into the barrel.....and when the 40 went off KABOOM !
Blew the entire front of the slide, frame and barrel off foward of the chamber.
Operator error...not a XD issue.
But Guns & Ammo is an EXCELLENT source, and they say it's fully supported. I'll take their expertise over an internet nobody like yourself.Look at a wheelgun. That is a fully-supported chamber. Auto-loaders, by design, cannot have a fully-supported chamber. They must be throated to allow the cartridge to enter.
And Wikipedia is a terrible source to cite...
No, it's not that good of a source either, particularly because it's wrong.But Guns & Ammo is an EXCELLENT source, and they say it's fully supported. I'll take their expertise over an internet nobody like yourself.
Just because something is repeated over and over, does not make it true.Guns Magazine says the XD has a fully supported chamber:
"If you reload, the XD is the way to go because it has a fully supported chamber."