XDM-45 Can't pull slide back with round chambered.

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by cbfordz, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. cbfordz

    cbfordz New Member

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    I chambered a round when I heard some fool breaking into my house. Now that the cops have this dirt bag, I want to unchamber the round for safety. The slide won't budge...any suggestions beside taking it to the range and shooting? Doesn't seem right that I can't simply rack this out.
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Are you depressing the grip safety? Weird!
     

  3. cbfordz

    cbfordz New Member

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    Yeah, tried that...even pulled the trigger safety...ever so carefully. Just plain weird.
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    If you have the grip safety squeezed fully and it won't let you rack the slide, you need to get a smith to check that out, in my opinion.

    Maybe somebody else will know a trick to do it.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Might be out of spec ammo. It might need a trip to a competent smith for removal. Ive never heard of such a thing
     
  6. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Yea I agree. Take it to a smith. I would not shoot it. If the round is stuck you will probably brake your extractor if you shoot it.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    From the owner's manual-

    If you have any questions concerning
    information in this manual, call
    Springfield’s Consumer Safety
    Department at (309) 944-5631 for
    assistance.

    If slide is forward:
    1. Point firearm in safe direction while
    kee ping your finger off of the trigger.
    2. Press magazine release button to remove magazine.
    3. Fully depress the grip safety and pull slide fully to rear
    to eject any cartridge remaining in chamber.
    NOTE: GRIP SAFETY MUST BE DEACTIVATED TO ALLOW
    THE SLIDE TO BE PULLED TO ITS REARWARD
    (OPEN) POSITION.
    4. While holding slide in rearward (open) position,
    carefully inspect chamber making sure it is empty
    (See Figure 19).
    When magazine has been removed and when chamber is
    empty, a firearm lock can be installed (See Page 42). Pistol
    can now be safely stored in a secure place.
    UNLOADING/CLEARING
    Pistol is not empty or unloaded until the magazine is removed and the chamber is empty.
    WARNING Never touch the trigger when loading or unloading the firearm.
    19
    CHAMBER MUST
    BE EMPTY
    Figure
     
  8. cbfordz

    cbfordz New Member

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    Thank you all! Seems the grip safety was "sticking". Gun smith cleaned everything up, deburred, and she is working like a champ. Sent 50 rounds through by manually pulling slide and not one problem...of course, then I had to send them out the business end of the barrel to make my trip to the range worthwhile.
     
  9. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Sounds good and thanks for posting the solution for the next person with that problem.
     
  10. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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  11. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Dude, XD's & XDm's ARE some sexy pistols; don't judge. :D :p
     
  12. cbfordz

    cbfordz New Member

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    As in it had some debris and/or something causing it not to be engaging fully. I don't know, not a smith, I just like to fire 'em.
     
  13. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Why would you keep a Home Defense gun with an empty chamber? Kids in the house? Maybe. getting to know the gun is extremely important. How many rounds down range did you have through the gun before this incident?
     
  14. cbfordz

    cbfordz New Member

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    Kids in house...only chamber round when I carry or if I hear *******s trying to break in. Doesn't happen often in this 'hood. Once in 5 years.

    My XDm has sent over 500 rounds down range without incident.
     
  15. Zamzow

    Zamzow New Member

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    Very weird. Have put almost 2000 rounds through mine and never had that issue. Send it back to manufacturer.