Hello All, New to the forum but I've been lurking for a long time always learning something. Despite my handle I'm not really a doubter. I have an XD 45 4" purchased new in summer/fall of 06. It has about 800 - 900 rounds through it. For the most part all the rounds have been either WWB or Federal Personal Protection Hydra-Shok JHP 230g. This is my issue; failure to feed. This happens a lot with the Hydra-Shok's. I've watched the Todd Jarrett video on how to hold a gun (not new to guns but figured I'll look at the user before the equipment) and made the adjustments to my hold that I was using based on my Army training. This helped. Now I'm not a small guy or have weak/small hands; if anything I wish my fingers were a touch longer......anyway. So I have these failure to feed's: - Round just didn't come out of the mag. - Round catches the feedramp. - Round catches somewhere in the middle of the cycle. Either way it sucks and makes me doubt the gun. I've cleaned the gun sparkly clean with a little oil, a lot of oil, no oil - same thing. I've cleaned the mag's - same thing, little/lot/no oil. Same thing. I've sent the gun back to SA and got three new mags and a very dirty gun. I promptly put 13rounds on Hydra-Shok 230g JHP (new) in the new factory mag and put it in its hiding place (inside the house) for about a month or so. Then I take it to the range, chamber a round and boom, boom, boom, nothing. I look at the gun and sure enough; the 4th round is still sitting in the magazine, slide in 'locked' position. I release the mag, release the slide, insert the mag and chamber the #4 round, boom, boom, boom until the mag is empty. I then load the same mag with 100 rounds (13 at a time of course) of WWB FMJ 230g rounds. It goes boom 100 times in a row. No FTFd or FTE. I love my XD when it works like this. It's accurate, a pleasure to shoot and I'd trust my life with it. But not with the Hydra-Shok. I'll try to shorten this up. I now have 13rds of WWB 230g sitting in the same mag for about two weeks. In about 3 weeks I'll take it back to the range and see what happens - hoping it doesn't stick. Yes, the gun and mags will be clean and oiled (but not too much). So you know, my FTFd's have been numerous. I actually expect a failure more than not. Should I have the ramps polished as I've heard about? I guess I'm looking for two things: A recommendation for another 230g JHP round I can trust (Saber?? If I can find them). Don't want anything less than 230g - what's the point?? Has anyone else seen this much trouble? The Hydra-Shok's and sometimes ball rounds seem to catch in the feed ramp, less and less with the ball rounds (I'm assuming the gun is getting broken in by now). Thanks for listening/reading. I really want to trust and love my XD but I just can't right now and it's paining me to think I may have to give it up.