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I wouldn't carry it

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by timbob, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. timbob

    timbob

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    Did some plinking with a buddy the other day who had just picked up two of the 3.8 XD(M)'s in 9mm and .40 (both brand new)--

    this is how his first shoot with them went:

    He loads up the .40 first; drops in a mag, racks the slide...

    takes aim down-rage...

    pulls the trigger...

    no bang.

    Total dry fire pull.

    The gun is not cocked with a round sitting in the chamber. Wtf?

    If it were me, that gun (and the 9mm as well) would be on its way out of my possession ASAP, but I don't have the heart to tell him to get himself a Glock. He really loves his XD's.

    Just to be clear-- the gun was never cocked even though it chambered the round. He instantly noticed that when he pulled the trigger the first time, it never 'broke' at any point.
     
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  2. harleyfx69

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    one poor experience does not equal all xd's being bad guns ..

    same goes for many others
     

  3. timbob

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    More or less pointing out that the 3.8's could potentially have issues-- its a new product that has not seen a lot of use or testing.

    I wouldn't carry a new product line that gave me that kind of serious malfunction as a carry piece, not speaking against all XD models.
     
  4. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

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    Same principle as a brand new model cars - I wouldn't trust anything BRAND NEW unless it's been run through its paces by someone else for a few years.
     
  5. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I wouldn't carry it before this story, so it changes nothing for me.
     
  6. Ruggles

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    So he bought one of each? Wow that is diving in head first for sure. :)

    I think we all know Springfield will work out the issues, the XD (I own none) are excellent guns.

    I know you love your Glocks (with good reason) but as I recall a few of their models had their teething problems as well. :)
     
  7. FobulousGlock

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    I have owned a couple of XDs and they fire just fine for me. I put every type of cheap plinking ammo I can find thru the thing and it just kept ticking. but I do understand what the OP is saying. I never buy anything first gen (unless it was a g17) :supergrin:.
     
  8. TexanRon

    TexanRon Come 'n Take It

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    Oh, the irony. As I was reading this post I noticed a big ad for the 3.8 on the right side of the page. Ouch.
     
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  9. jlavely

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    I wouldn't write them off just yet. Anymore, all of the striker fired pistols are going to be somewhat comparable. I think they seem neat, but I don't like the look of them personally. And too many parts for me.
     
  10. VT RAIDER

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    Well, I have had no issues with my 3.8 in 9mm... Sorry to hear your friend had issues...
     
  11. bac1023

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    I plan on a full size model later this year.
     
  12. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Was that the "end of the day" of shooting, or did he/you finally get the pistol to fire?

    :headscratch:
     
  13. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    I don't like them either
     
  14. Larry V

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    I just Bought and HK p30 40 Cal. I put 300 rounds through it and it is Flawless. I am carrying it as we speak!
     
  15. joecoastie

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    I am always amused by people that get a brand new gun and have a malfunction or two during their first session and immediately write the gun off as "totally unreliable" and state they would never feel secure trusting their life to it.
    Guns are mechanical devices, any mechanical device has a break in period where it may or may not malfunctions. Even after breaking in any mechanical device has the possibility for failure, this is why you should practice clearing malfunction, regardless of what type of gun you carry. Now if after allowing a decent break in period you still have consistent problems, I can see writing off the gun.
     
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  16. CBennett

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    same thing can happen to glocks they are both quality firearms so just quit...I mean should I be saying..man I saw a guy at the range that was having all kinds of problems with FTF/FTE's with his Glock 23..so I should have told him get a XD/M&P...no just let him get the gun worked out figure out wants wrong..ALL makes and models have problems..ALL manufactures have Lemons EVEN GLOCK..so no just tell him he may want to get it fixed. no need to replace.
     
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    so could Glock 36's so whats your point...:upeyes:
     
  18. Cole125

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    +1. XDs have a solid reputation as good pistols. As good or even a little better than Glocks IMO.
     
  19. voyager4520

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    It's possible the firing pin retainer pin broke. I've heard of it happening once before with a regular XD.

    I'd carry one if they hadn't shortended the wrong part of the gun and I didn't already carry a Glock.
     
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  20. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    I love my Glocks, and swear by my G21 former duty weapon, but as my off duty CCW, I chose my XD40sc over my G27. It feels better in my hands and is just as accurate and dependable as my G27.