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just bought a new (dont know how long the shop had it) XDs-45. ive run into a couple of strange things with it so far and am wondering if it's normal for this particular gun. pic. 1) when racking the slide w/ the "overhand" method, the slide stops just short of all the way forward. Pic. 2) when racking "overhand" again, at times, the round just gets stuck right here, just below feed ramp. have to hold slide back, and release mag to fix. im using winchester "white box" fmj's, which ive read others having issues with but not quite my issues. pulling slide back and releasing to snap forward unassisted seems to work every time. is this normal for this pistol? or is there something i need to have checked out
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It sounds like you are trying to control the slide return stroke with your hand. The gun is designed to function properly with the spring in control. You are not as fast or as smooth as the spring.
 

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What pokute said.... When you pull that slide back, over hand or finger grip... Let it go. Don't hold on to it while it's returning to the ready position. Almost every single gun in the world will duplicate exactly what you're having issues with. That slide is designed to slam home and not walk the bases. And since it's the XDS, be sure to get on Springfields website and see if your particular gun is under recall or not if you haven't already. As far as the ammo... Some of the best you can buy! I use it for target practice in ALL my guns. Safe shooting friend! Have fun!
 

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Ever since I received my XDs 45 back from recall repairs at Springfield, I have had problems with the slide failing to lock in the back position on the last round of the magazine. It simply slides back into battery on an empty chamber. I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, but I'd very much appreciate any feedback from anyone who has. Thanks.
 

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Does it lock back when you shuck it back with an empty magazine in place? If not, it needs to go back to SA.

If it DOES lock back manually, the slide can fail to lock back in use from light finger dragging pressure on the side, or from a burr or dirt in the rails.

If this winds up being a case of SA simply not exercising proper diligence in checking their repairs, it's a serious matter given other problems people have had with warranty repair recently.
 

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Thanks, Pokute. This makes sense. It does lock back if racked manually on an empty magazine. I suspect finger drag from my off-hand thumb. I'll test this hypothesis next time out.
 

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It's a very common issue. These guns have relatively light slides, so a little drag slows them down quite a bit.
 
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