Thank you for the post. I have loaded my xds that way, usually at the range. However the manual also says an alternative method to load is with a mag inserted to forcefully pull the slide completely to the rear and in one motion quickly release it allowing the slide to slam forward unimpeded under its own force which is how I usually chamber my Glock, Beretta, and or S&W and have never had a problem. That way has not worked for me very well with the xds and that was my issue. I will now only load my xds in the manner you use and the way it states in the manual's 1st method. Thank you for the heads up and hopefully if I use the first method for chambering a round I will not have any problems in the future. Again, thank you for replying.