Got bored with my xd today, so...


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possum
November 4, 2006, 05:26 PM
:what: i know it sounds crazy, but it isn't what ya'll are thinking. my xd just shots so great aall the time, and after a few 100rds or so, you know exactly where it is gonna go, and it looses the cool factor after a while, no fault of the gun by no means. so i had read and seen on the internet people stress test there xd's.

so i decided to see if sand would keep my xd from running. so being on a military range there are sand bags every where, so i poured, and i mean poured sand into the pistol with the slide locked to the rear. i then worked the slide 20 times to get in there, all the right spots!

fired 10rds
more sand
worked the slide 20 times
fired 10rds
more sand
worked the slide 20 times
fored to 5 rd magazines and completed the test.

i wanted to keep going 30rds wasn't enough for me but I had the bright idea toward the end of the session, and will in the future use other paramaters, and foregin objects to test the xd to the fullest.

results:
1)there wasn't a single malfunction, of any kind at all, during the test.
2) but you could tell that there was sand in there, it didn't preform like it normally would but If i had sand in me i bet i wouldn't either,:)
3) the pistol was a little sluggish, and the sand really slowed down the movement of the slide, but again it still didn't cause any malfunctions.
4) the biggest issue that I encountered was that a time or two i would have to manual rack the slide to load a round after a magazine change occured,. the slide release worked still though but it was tough.
5) on one occasion the magazine, was a little tight and didn't eject with furosity like normal but still came out sans no problamo!

i know it wasn't much but it was god enough for me. and for me this was a drastic thing that I did that I normally wouldn't have but I don't what got into me? it was fun but a pain to get spic and span again.

but now after a hot wash, half a can of gun scrubber alittle strike hold, and lots of patches, q-tips, clp, and g-96 to finish her off it is g2g and back to normal.

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real_name
November 4, 2006, 05:29 PM
Seems like a perfectly rational thing to do, especially if you have any plans to be in the sandbox with that XD.

possum
November 4, 2006, 05:32 PM
Seems like a perfectly rational thing to do, especially if you have any plans to be in the sandbox with that XD.
when my time in the military is done, i will be going again, as a contractor, and i would love to carry the xd, it proved itself before and even more so now that i know it can handle the equivelent of a sand storm or two and keep on trucking.

Glockfan.45
November 4, 2006, 06:36 PM
Nothing wrong with you. I am (lazy about cleaning) performing my own endurance test at home. I want to see how many rounds of cheap surplus ammo a Romanian AK can digest with no cleaning or oil NONE what so ever. So far after todays 500 we are up to 5,500 rounds and still ticking, but big chunks of powder residue are starting to fly out of the chamber on ejection :D . I also ran a test once on a GLOCK 22. I fired it full of water, dirt, sand, and neglected matinance (oil and cleaning) for about 3000 rounds or so till failure. The slide rails were so dirty I had the same problem of it not cycling back far enough to eject the empties. After a good deep cleaning it was good as new again. Its fun to run your own torture test to see if the claims and hype are true.

Bazooka Joe71
November 4, 2006, 07:15 PM
Possum, SA needs to hire you as an XD sales rep with all of the tests and praises you give your gun week in and week out.:)

Detachment Charlie
November 4, 2006, 07:21 PM
Don't buy used XD from Possum.:rolleyes:

possum
November 4, 2006, 07:24 PM
Possum, SA needs to hire you as an XD sales rep with all of the tests and praises you give your gun week in and week out.
i am sorry i can't help it i am sure ya'll are tired of it, but i can't get enough!:) i am known at work as the sa and liberaotr rep, i give them both alot of praise and probally have made both companies alot of money, i just wish i could get some kick backs!:D

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