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Posted: 1/29/2006 11:31:08 AM EDT
After shooting 50 rounds or so, it gouges a chunk of skin off the top of my thumb. I try to hold it real tight to avoid this. The .40 recoil is pretty stout. So I guess it is not right for my hand. Anybody have this problem.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:36:55 AM EDT
Nope, several hundred rounds through my XD .40 and no problems at all. As for recoil, I find it quite managable.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:03:16 PM EDT
Ditto... no problems with mine either.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:18:29 PM EDT
Where are you placing your thumb?
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:21:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By inferno715:
Where are you placing your thumb?



Better question: which thumb?

Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:54:47 PM EDT
sounds like a training issue.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:11:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jb241970:
sounds like a training issue.



+1
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 3:20:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By jb241970:
sounds like a training issue.



+1



+2 which thumb?
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 7:44:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wganz:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By jb241970:
sounds like a training issue.



+1



+2 which thumb?



+3

where the hell are you putting your thumb? i've put at lest 1000rds thru my XD-40 and never had that problem once,...or on any of my other handguns
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 7:48:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruzie27:

Originally Posted By wganz:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By jb241970:
sounds like a training issue.



+1



+2 which thumb?



+3

where the hell are you putting your thumb? i've put at lest 1000rds thru my XD-40 and never had that problem once,...or on any of my other handguns



no kidding, I'm by no means a huge fan of the croation sensation but this sounds like the work of someone who has some bad and dangerous shooting habits
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 8:22:10 PM EDT
Have owned 3 XD's no problems here.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 8:27:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2006 3:15:50 AM EDT by MRW]
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:03:10 PM EDT
Send it to me, I'll rid that bad gun of it's biting habits.

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 12:21:06 AM EDT
I know exactly what you are talking about MRW, I was at the range next to a guy who had rented a revolver and wanted to try my Glock 23. Had to tap him on the shoulder before he pulled the trigger, he was about ready to leave a peice of his thumb and take home a painful lesson.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 12:28:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By cruzie27:

Originally Posted By wganz:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By jb241970:
sounds like a training issue.



+1



+2 which thumb?



+3

where the hell are you putting your thumb? i've put at lest 1000rds thru my XD-40 and never had that problem once,...or on any of my other handguns



no kidding, I'm by no means a huge fan of the croation sensation but this sounds like the work of someone who has some bad and dangerous shooting habits



Croation Sensation. I like that.

Having owned an XD40 and an XD9 I've never had that problem either. With a normal thumbs-forward grip you should be well clear.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 4:15:47 PM EDT
wow, nothing like that has ever happened to me. Always had great things to say about the XD, you get a great pistol for very little. I agree with everyone else, training issue......
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:40:31 AM EDT
Are you sure you don't actually have a Glock 23 instead? I had a whole lot more problem with the way the Glock recoiled than the XD.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:23:44 AM EDT
Don't you love how someone bashes a certain gun and then never replys back to their post?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 10:51:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 12:45:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hicap:I hate my SA XD .40

I hate your XD too. Send it to me and I'll teach it a lesson for you.


Originally Posted By ken_mays:
Are you sure you don't actually have a Glock 23 instead? I had a whole lot more problem with the way the Glock recoiled than the XD.


Ive never had a problem with recoil on either one. My G23 is as smooth as a fresh shaved whisker bisquit.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 12:58:13 PM EDT
Don's Guide Rod and a 22 spring will deal with the recoil issue .
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:17:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By cruzie27:

Originally Posted By wganz:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By jb241970:
sounds like a training issue.



+1



+2 which thumb?



+3

where the hell are you putting your thumb? i've put at lest 1000rds thru my XD-40 and never had that problem once,...or on any of my other handguns



Please post pics of your hand grip on your XD. I'd love to know where your thumb is.



no kidding, I'm by no means a huge fan of the croation sensation but this sounds like the work of someone who has some bad and dangerous shooting habits



You should try it you might like the sensation. Gives ya another EXCUSE to buy another gun too.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 2:49:14 AM EDT
I will try to post a pic of my grip. I am a left handed shooter but I dont think that should matter. I dont have this problem with any other handgun. My Glock 17 and SA .45 both very comfortable to shoot. While I dont shoot a lot I am pretty accurate with those other 2 handguns.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 7:13:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:07:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrMurphy:
You should try it you might like the sensation. Gives ya another EXCUSE to buy another gun too.



I did try it, didnt like it. worked fine but the excessive muzzle flip and the long trigger reset just turned me off of that one.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:26:00 AM EDT
If the top of your thumb is getting nailed by the slide........you're holding it wrong. How are you holding the thing?

I have an XD-40 and I love it. I can shoot it all day with no problems at all. I did let a friend shoot it once, and he used the "thumb behind slide tactical grip".....it took a big shunk out of the top of his thumb also.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:30:40 AM EDT
thumbs BELOW the slide pls--but as high on the frame as possible
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