Auto Ejecting the Mag

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by Mandy, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Mandy

    Mandy New Member

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    My friend bought a XD45 for using it at work (armored car driver), after a few days playing with it, it began ejecting the mag after a few rnds, it got worst and now it ejects the mag even when dry fired, since it's a new gun, 3 weeks and less than 500 rnds through it, Springfield will take it back to fix it, the only problem is that he has to pay shipping both ways and it will add up to over a $100.00, the dealer don't want to touch it since it's under warranty.

    Now he's piss that he have a new gun with some strange defect and it will cost him to get it fixed.

    The gun worked great, but all of a sudden it started ejecting the mag, any ideas?
     
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  2. Marthor

    Marthor New Member

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    Using factory mags?
    Try a different ammo?
    Make sure it's clean and not over-oiled?
     

  3. Mandy

    Mandy New Member

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    Yes factory mags, also I said that even dry firing the gun, my mistake, that is not correct, I meant if you rack the slide without firing it, it will drop a full mag to the floor and it's not over oiled.
     
  4. utf59

    utf59 New Member

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    I returned a gun to Springfield a few years ago. It cost me about $15. Springfield paid the shipping on the return.
     
  5. Flint Rock

    Flint Rock New Member

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    First let me say that I have never done more than shoot an XD. I have no "gunsmith" experience with that gun. That said, clearly the magazine is not locking in. I would inspect the magazine catch. Is it moving properly? Is it somehow stuck in the release position? Is the catch even there? Oil and ammo are not the problem. Since the XD came with more than one mag, and you didn't say it was doing this with only one of the mags, I'll go out on a limb and say the problem is in the magazine release assembly.
     
  6. Mandy

    Mandy New Member

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    Maybe the dealer wants to stiff my friend in the shipping charges not sure, but they say it has to be shipped with insurance blah, blah, blah.

    I has the problem with both mags, the release seems to work well, maybe a weak mag release spring is the culprit, but the dealer insist in not touching the gun or it would void the warranty.
     
  7. BenLuby

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    Was the fee from the manufacturer or from the dealer? I'd either check with another FFL in the area, and probably see if you can't get a local smith to look at it, to see if it is the magazines instead of the gun.
    If you know anyone else that has the same type of gun, try their mags?
     
  8. utf59

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    I was under the impression that he had contacted Springfield, not that he was going through the dealer.

    There is no federal requirement to ship through an FFL if you are returning the gun to the manufacturer for repair. If you live in a gun-unfriendly state, maybe there's some quirky mailing restriction. You should be able to look that up online, or you could call Fed Ex or UPS.

    Call (or have your friend call) Springfield directly. First, they might be able to help with the problem, though it doesn't sound like it from what you've said. Second, they are very helpful and will talk you through the return process.

    Good luck!
     
  9. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    My question also, is this the dealer he bought the gun from? Yes, I'd call Springfield as has been stated, but if it's the dealer he bought it from and the guy is trying to jack him for some more cash? It would be the last time I cast a shadow on his door.
    I go to the lgs to buy my weapons because if there's a problem, they work to fix it and make sure I'm happy. If the lgs isn't willing to do that? Why should I pay extra? I'll just order off line or find a new store!
     
  10. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    Um... maybe it had a kaboom? It's not likely but if he did it might have broken the mag release.
     
  11. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Both of these!

    Sorry to hear your buddyu is having difficulty; mine has been trouble-free. I am not big on the slamming-the-mag-home tacticool reload thing, though.
     
  12. hiwall

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    If it was going to cost me a $100 and a wait, I would take it to a local gunsmith. Can you pull the mag out without using the release? Is the mag rubbing on the slide? With the mag out of the gun, look in the mag well - can you see the catch protruding in the mag well? Look at the scratch marks on the mag around where the catch hole is. Does it look like the catch is going into the hole? Or is the catch just sharp enough to hold the mag in with just the spring tension against the side of the mag? Is something stopping the mag from full insertion?
     
  13. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter New Member

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    That really makes my blood boil.

    Sounds like it needs a new magazine latch which should be an easy fix.
     
  14. Mandy

    Mandy New Member

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    Never mind, he mailed today to Springfield for warranty service.

    He quoted from several dealers sending the gun to Springfield and all of them told him the same, apparently some local regulation only allows an armorer or FFL to mail guns to and from the Island and the only service that would do that is USPS, seems that the high cost of shipping was due to the insurance that needed to be bought with the shipping, total shipping cost was around $125.00.

    Will see what Springfield says about the problem and report back.

    Thanks to all
     
  15. chevelle427

    chevelle427 New Member

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    my vote is the lock , worn, broke, missing OR (he could have 2 bad mags)



    kills me how dealers will stick a gun owner for high shipping charges.:eek:

    THE MOST I HAVE PAID TO SHIP A HAND GUN WAS $12.00 LEAST WAS $6.00

    guess some dealers value the customer more then others

    SAME GOES FOR A TRANSFER IN $20-25 MAX

    $35-75 YOUR BEING ROBBED:rolleyes:
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    some of the shipping costs maybe their location. they are located in Puerto Rico. i know that Puerto Rico is a United States commonwealth, but it being an island where it's at could account for the high shipping costs. just wondering myself.
     
  17. willfully armed

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    Fedex Express 2day is your best option for sending it Springfield. It DOES NOT have to be overnight as some insist it does. USPS will not ship it for you unless you're a dealer.

    They will not charge you for return shipping.

    They may issue a prepaid shipping label for the trip to them.
     
  18. UrbanNinja

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    I had the exact same mag issues with my HPC9. When I contacted HP about returning the weapon for repair, they said to put it in a "flat rate" box and Mark it as 'machine parts'. Went through with no issues and came back the same way. $9 total shipping
     
  19. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    So you have no issues about knowingly circumventing USPS policy? And knowingly admitting to committing a FEDERAL FELONY by possession of a firearm in a postal facility.
     
  20. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    If it is in pieces and non functional..it is exactly what is marked as, machine parts. Nothing illegal about it. Its the same as ordering parts from anywhere else.