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  1. I guess I just need to run hot. I put 100 rounds reloaded with 4.6 gr of Titegroup through it without a hitch. I then followed that up with 100 reloaded at 4.1/4.2 and had two hangups. I guess the optic is enough added slide weight to make it finicky.
  2. Thank you, Sir! I’ve had this thing all apart for a good scrub. The roll pin that goes through the striker is good (I’m not that dedicated of a dry-firer...don’t judge.) I’ve questioned the ejector as the culprit because it does have a very slight amount of play in it — minuscule! On the XD forums they all say this is ‘normal’ but...Yeah. I had the extractor out, inspected, and cleaned and nothing is off there. If after I go back to my original reload recipe (4.6 gr Titegroup) it still acts up, I may just box it up and send it in to Springfield.
  3. Yikes! I DO have an optic! I’m almost positive I’m not thumbing the slide, but will throw on my GoPro and see for myself!
  4. Has anyone else noticed that their XDm 5.25 in 9mm needs to run hot? I’m not sure whether what I’m experiencing is a reloading issue or a firearm quirk. Allow me to try and explain: I’ve only ever shot 115 RN Blue Bullets in it; 4.6 gr of Titegroup; and, OAL = 1.132. I’ve easily put 25k rounds through it since buying it new without a single glitch. This summer I started to experience problems with ‘stove pipes’ and the striker not resetting. Once I discovered a broken striker spring, I took the advice given here and put in a new recoil spring (changed out the OEM 18# for a Wolff #1
  5. Ugh...I tried to upload a photo of a broken striker spring.
  6. So I’ve ordered a 16# Wolff recoil and striker spring. And wouldn’t you know, when tearing it down and removing the striker spring I found this:
  7. Couldn’t tell you what pound recoil spring...it’s all OEM.
  8. That was a huge help — thank you. On Monday I’ll call Springfield. I sent an email with this exact question and haven’t heard back. Never fails that stuff breaks over the weekend!
  9. While I’ve not read each and every topic thread on XDm, I’ve scanned through the zillions of topics here and haven’t seen this particular one addressed...I’m hoping someone out there has had a similar experience and can help: About my gear: all original (about 7 yrs old) except for a slide mount optic and Dawson extended magazine base pads The scenario: After performing a reload (not from lock-back either... dropped mag still has rounds), I pull the trigger and nothing. No click, no light strike, nada! I rack the slide ejecting a chambered round, and the next shot goes ba
  10. I hear ya about the eyesight. For me the reticle is just easier for me to stay locked onto with my eyesight, and improve my shot-calling accuracy. My hope is to eventually see improvement when I go back to my Colt 1911 in 45ACP.
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