Springfield XD-45 question


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Balog
November 25, 2007, 11:51 PM
Hello all,

I recently purchased a Springfield XD; .45 with the 5in barrel and short grip. I love it to death, but I have a small question about loading it.

I've often heard that one should not directly chamber a round in a 1911 platform. By "directly chamber" I mean insert a single round into the chamber and release the slide onto it. Is this also a problem in the XD platform?

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Geno
November 25, 2007, 11:53 PM
I did it with my 3 XDs and never had issues. I think the difference is the external extractor that is able to rise over the rim.

nitesite
November 25, 2007, 11:57 PM
It's always best to let the case rim slide up from beneath into the extractor hook. As you know, this is done by chambering the first round from the magazine.

possum
November 26, 2007, 01:29 AM
i have done it before but it isn't a common practice for me, i take a rd off the top of the magazine.

10-Ring
November 26, 2007, 12:49 PM
IMO, it's tough to abuse a polygun...you should be fine ;)

Ghost Tracker
November 26, 2007, 01:21 PM
Springfield XDs are TOUGH to break...but why do it unnecessarily? It's like asking if you can run your pick-up truck a quart of oil low. Yeah, you likely won't tear it up, but wouldn't it be just as easy to take a little extra time & load rounds from the mag?

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