A question for XD owners


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Boats
February 26, 2005, 11:06 AM
How far does your slide retract when you don't engage the grip safety first? I am just curious about the consistency across samples since I seem to be able to sight check the chamber of my 4" bi-tone when I don't have a proper grip, but handling a subcompact at the store the other day, the slide barely moved backwards at all when I pulled on it with the grip safety disengaged.

Pulling with maximum force, my slide retracts just shy of half a 9mm round visible in the chamber with the grip safety disengaged. Is mine typical or is the subcompact I looked over?

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Marshall
February 26, 2005, 12:03 PM
My 4" service model retracts like your 4" does, not like sub compact you sampled

eagle45
February 26, 2005, 12:21 PM
My 4" and 5" both move about .7", measured at the back of the slide.

With a round in the chamber it looks about like what you described. Both are. 40.

walking arsenal
February 26, 2005, 12:26 PM
Ditto, must be a sub-compact thing

misANTHrope
February 26, 2005, 04:25 PM
My subcompact moves 3/8" with the grip safety engaged. Definitely sounds like less than the full-size models.

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