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Posted: 4/1/2006 10:13:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 10:14:20 AM EST by christ0ph]
Just bought an XD 40 tactical, came with two mags. standard. Can just barely fit 11 rounds in there! almosts seems like these are 10 rounders, I cut my self trying to shove the 11th round in, and thats as far as I can get it! normal? how can I break it in?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 10:15:44 AM EST
man up.
Did you get the XD gear. The mag loader that comes with it works really well and how the hell did you cut yourself?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 10:42:46 AM EST
no xd gear, it must be older stock. it is seriously impossible to get another round in! thumb slipped, and cut on the feed lips
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 10:49:05 AM EST
I don't know what to tell ya. I got a gimpy hand and I can still load my new mags by hand without a loader.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 10:35:30 PM EST
Its hell but it can be done. Mine were also tight as can be new. Once I got 12 rounds in them, I let them sit for a month to try to help weaken the spring. You cant really tell it did much though as its still a bitch to load them. Try the XD Gear mag loader if you need help. I havent used it, but everyone talks about how well it works. I cant imagine how you cut your thumb. Must be freshly milled magazines.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 10:13:00 AM EST
Mine were the same way brand new. A real pain in the ass to load the 12th round. Mine have loosened up with some use though.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 10:31:10 PM EST
My bran new XD40's mags were the tightest I have ever seen, almost impossible to get the 12 round in.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:25:20 AM EST
the two post above are how mine where,..hell there still a little snug now almost a year later.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:34:22 AM EST
i cut my thumb too

on the last round set the mag on a bench it will help the mag from moving, making it a little easier to load the last one.

Link Posted: 4/3/2006 6:27:06 PM EST
I buy new mags load them and leave them in the safe

it helps

I also have a HKS mag loader its a must have
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:37:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By derrick_mcmlxxviii:
Once I got 12 rounds in them, I let them sit for a month to try to help weaken the spring.

maybe you should have cycled them a few times, since it's the cyling of compression/relaxation that actually weakens a spring, not sitting compressed for a long period of time.

just cycle the mags a few times. Hell, get a small dowel rod or something and push the follower down to the bottom 30-40 times. that should loosen up the stiffness in the spring.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:05:40 AM EST
I've had my XD for a few months now and the mags are still a bitch to load. Not nearly as bad as when I got it, but still a pain.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:12:57 AM EST
HKS mag loader, 12 is tough but do-able, like above, load 12 and let 'er sit
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