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A question for XD owners

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Boats, Feb 26, 2005.

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  1. Boats

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    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?
     
  2. Marshall

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    My 4" service model retracts like your 4" does, not like sub compact you sampled
     
  3. eagle45

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    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.
     
  4. walking arsenal

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    Ditto, must be a sub-compact thing
     
  5. misANTHrope

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    My subcompact moves 3/8" with the grip safety engaged. Definitely sounds like less than the full-size models.
     
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