New gun won't go bang

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by ladyM, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. ladyM

    ladyM New Member

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    I was looking this web over and noticed--Gorknoids (on 3-14)--had the
    same problem I had today with my brand new 9mm XD. I encountered very light striker hits on the primers....so light that the gun did not fire. I cleaned the gun prior to shooting it---just like the gun store owner said .
    New ammo was used and several fellas at the range suggested that I use some of their ammo...they thought that my Federal ammo might have been bad. NO, all ammo responded with the same end result----no bang !
    I have been told to switch the striker spring to a Wolf brand. Is this usual
    for a brand new gun ?
    The gun store owner told me that the XD was "bullet proof" ,I didn't think he was referring to the gun "not shooting" ! Does anyone have any suggestions ? I can't tear the gun down to fix it,I don't know how,and wonder if I bought a "problem child".
    I intend to take a CCW class and carry this thing. Am I starting off on
    the wrong foot altogether ? :confused:
     
  2. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    I'd ask your dealer to return the gun to Springfield. If he won't do that, call Springfield yourself, and insist that they issue a call tag and have the gun picked up and returned at their expense.

    By the way, welcome to the forum, and I'm sorry you had the problem.

    Just my two cents
     

  3. Mac79912

    Mac79912 New Member

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    Take it back to the shop where you got it and see if they will take it back.I just got the XDM 9mm and had the same problem.I have the XD 40 sub compact and have nothing but praise for it,but the XDM really was a dissapointment.My gunshop is pretty good about letting me exchange non working guns.Let us know how you are treated by Springfield Armory as I have never had to send one back to them.
     
  4. ladyM

    ladyM New Member

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    I have just returned from the dealer,------and after a battle royal--I have been told that firearms are not returnable and the factory will have to honor their warranty !
    I appreciate your comments and I agree that the dealer bears some responsibility for products he sells,in as much, as he is an agent for the manufacturer by holding himself as a Springfield Authorized Dealer.
    Guess I'll try the factory --and let you all know what happens...especially after hearing that I am not alone with the misfire dilema.
    One way or another I don't believe that this gun is worthy of filling a CCW
    niche !
    While I'am inquiring......does anyone have suggestions regarding a REAL
    gun W/unquestionable CCW credentials ? Hopefully there is truly a "bullet proof "weapon of some description. Thanks guys--for caring enough to reply--
    which is far more than the dealer was willing to do !
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  5. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    IF you used a "card" to pay for the pistol, then STOP the payment. I had this happen also, once the pament was stopped all of a sudden the dealer became real friendly... since he didn't get paid and I still had the pistol. It's amazing how a stop payment will change peoples attitude!
     
  6. ladyM

    ladyM New Member

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    Hey Mark--------
    That has turned out to be a wonderful idea-I disputed the transaction
    through my CC co.----I'll let you know more as I do---The card co. was VERY helpful !
    THANKS AGAIN---------------------
     
  7. ladyM

    ladyM New Member

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    Latest update----------I informed the dealer of my disputed purchase and he has agreed to speak with me about possible solutions to the problem !
    Here I go --back to the dealer. I'll let you know--------
     
  8. iloveguns

    iloveguns New Member

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    ladyM I hope it all works out. You could try a baby Glock:D


    Best of luck lil lady:)
     
  9. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    I think this is the 3rd "out of the box" major gripe I've heard about the XD 9. Tow FTF's and one where the slide lock didn't engage after the last round.
    I was intentionally shooting mine dirty, so I can't really blame the gun, but I'ma check out some other sites to see if other people are experiencing these failures.
     
  10. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    If you are still wondering which design will give the best performance for the dollar, here's your answer:


    The 1911 of course
    [​IMG]
     
  11. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Good luck. Please keep us informed.
     
  12. cbw

    cbw New Member

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    Welcome, I have no experience with the XD but I do have experience with Springfield. They will make it right! If you have any problems let me know, I have the name of a factory representative, who has treated me great.
     
  13. Dr. Marneaus

    Dr. Marneaus New Member

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    Seriously, this would be my suggestion. There are a few out there that are quite small and come in the 9mm flavor, if you're worried about firing a .45
     
  14. ladyM

    ladyM New Member

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    Thank you to all of you that were gracious enough to extend help in my time of need. I was the victim of my own lack of knowledge regarding firearms.
    I had relied upon the "expertise" of a store owner who had but one interest, and that was NOT in providing me the best product for the intended use.
    Prior to going back to the dealer and discussing possible remedies,I went down to the U.S.M.C. recruiting center to ask about firearms. Not only did they explain,in graphic detail,most anything that I could imagine knowing about firearms but there was a sergeant that accompanied me to the dealers store to ensure that I received the proper info. and expertise .
    Needless to say,the dealer was very much more ready to negotiate and settle this dispute when confronted with 1) not getting paid and 2) being
    presented with a customer that could not be B.S.ed about weapons.
    Below is the weapon that I accepted in place of the defective XD; I have had it at the range and after about 500 rounds fired without a hiccup,Iam
    convinced that I finally have a weapon worthy of CCW.
    Thank you again to all that responded to my plea for help,and God bless the U.S.M.C. !
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009
  15. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

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    Not everyone wants to carry the 1911. I have several of them, everything Colt's, Springfield's, Kimber's and Wilson's. After awhile I started carrying a Sig P229, then I found the XD. Have never had a problem with any of the weapons I have carried.:D