Xds slid lock

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by sniffer1967, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. sniffer1967

    sniffer1967 New Member

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    I have an an xds 45 that i have put 200 rds thru and then cleaned very well. The problem is the slide lock is still so stiff I can barely move it, my wife cant. Im supposed to pick up her xd 40 sw today but we are both worried she wont be able to work the slide lock. Any feed back that I can get would be helpfull.
     
  2. Fredlbabcock

    Fredlbabcock New Member

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    I have over 1k through my 40 cal. and still acts like new. I would suggest a 9 mm because of the spring size is much smaller and the slide should be easier to move.
     

  3. threetango

    threetango Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's what you do.
    Make sure the gun is empty and magazine is out.
    Then hand rack the slide another 200 times, that's right 200. Your wrist will get tired but the action will work a lot smoother after that.
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the XD Forum sniffer !!
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the XD Forum Fred !!
     
  6. warbird1

    warbird1 New Member

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    Solid advice.
     
  7. 97thSignalman

    97thSignalman New Member

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    I had the same issue with my recently purchased XD45 Service model. I installed the extended slide release for the XD guys. It is a bit longer with more surface area for the thumb. It also has agggressive ridges that give the thumb better purchase so it cant slip off the lever. The ridges are almost too sharp. All that makes it easier to use. Check the website to see if they make one for the XDs.

    http://www.XDGuys.com
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012
  8. glock26USMC

    glock26USMC New Member Supporter

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    Welcome to the XD Forum Sniffer, hope you enjoy the community !!
     
  9. glock26USMC

    glock26USMC New Member Supporter

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    Welcome to XD Forum Fred, hope you enjoy the community !!
     
  10. glock26USMC

    glock26USMC New Member Supporter

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    Welcome to XD Forum 97th, hope you enjoy the community!!
     
  11. Robb

    Robb New Member

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    Hi sniffer,

    Is the issue with pulling the slide to the rear or positioning the thumb to get the slide release to lock the slide back to open the action? Or is it releasing a locked back slide to allow the slide to go into battery?
    Threetango is right after they are broken in, they operate a lot easier.

    Let me know I may have a training tip for ya.

    Robb