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Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC) And Q's 'bout Gun  
User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 842 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

I just got my HSC yesterday and I'm VERY excited about it! Now I can go to shooting ranges by myself!!  Smile

Question: I've been using the Springfield XD9 but it jammed on me multiple times a day maybe cus the range didn't clean the barrel thoroughly(??). But I was wondering if anyone can suggest another type of 9mm to use that's commonly available in shooting ranges.

THANKS!!  Smile  Smile  Smile

foppishbum


I'm a Taiwanese-American living in NYC and LA.
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User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

One thing that can cause jamming is low quality ammunition. I had a Ruger P89 for a year or so, and when using cheap Wal-Mart type ammo (Union), it would occaisionally jam. But I've NEVER had it jam on me when using decent ammo.

Congrats on your HSC!

D r e w  wave 



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):
just got my HSC yesterday and I'm VERY excited about it! Now I can go to shooting ranges by myself!!

Congrats

Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):
I've been using the Springfield XD9 but it jammed on me multiple times a day maybe cus the range didn't clean the barrel thoroughly(??).

This usually has little to do with the barrel, if the barrel was to dirty to cycle a round, it would probably blow out the side. As was said earlier, it may be an ammo problem, which is most likely. But also it could be the slide and action mechanism. IIRC the XD-9 is operated by a recoil spring, which are pretty hardy and have to be quite poorly maintained for it to fail to operate. I am bettering it is a ammo problem.

Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):
But I was wondering if anyone can suggest another type of 9mm to use that's commonly available in shooting ranges

I am a glock fan personally, although the XD line of pistols are quality and should function just fine. It is more a matter of what you like feeling in your hand. One thing I would suggest is moving from a 9mm to a .45acp.


User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):
I just got my HSC yesterday and I'm VERY excited about it! Now I can go to shooting ranges by myself!!

Congrats!!

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 2):
One thing I would suggest is moving from a 9mm to a .45acp

Definitely

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 2):
I am bettering it is a ammo problem

Probably..but the slide mechanism could probably need cleaning too.


User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Whatever you do, don't worry about the Springfield XD. It is BY FAR the finest handgun I have ever fired. If you're having problems, it's an ammo/cleaning problem.

I have an XD .40 and have fired between 3,000-4,000 rounds through it in the last 6 months. The only issues I've had have been 3 or 4 times where the ejecting round isn't completely clear and gets caught on it's way out. A simple rack of the slide and you're good to go!

So from one XD fan to another; CONGRATS!  bigthumbsup 

(Especially in the UK where it is so damned difficult to enjoy the shooting sports.)


User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 842 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Wow...Thanks for all the replies!  Smile I think it IS the ammo's problem because the shooting range I go to in Elk Grove, CA is considerably cheaper than most others.

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 2):
One thing I would suggest is moving from a 9mm to a .45acp.

I might have to try that sometimes soon!  Smile


foppishbum



I'm a Taiwanese-American living in NYC and LA.
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2023 times:

Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):
I just got my HSC yesterday and I'm VERY excited about it!

Congratulations!

Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):
I've been using the Springfield XD9 but it jammed on me multiple times a day maybe cus the range didn't clean the barrel thoroughly(??). But I was wondering if anyone can suggest another type of 9mm to use that's commonly available in shooting ranges.

Wesley, is this a gun you own or are you renting it from the range you go to? It sounds like you are renting it. Going on that assumption, ask the rangemaster to accompany you the next time you shoot the gun and if you have problems with it again, ask him to check it out. If he (or another experienced shooter) shoots it and it still has problems, then there is a problem with the gun.

If it works OK when others shoot it, make sure you are not "limp wristing" it when you are shooting. Check your grip and make sure it's good and solid and get some experienced help if you need to. That is the most common source of malfunctions in modern combat handguns. We ran into this when STLGph was shooting Ilikeyyc's Beretta 92 at the BHM meet.

As for other 9mm's to try, I am partial to Sig's, so look for a P226 or a SP2009 or SP2022 in 9mm. All top-quality guns.

Beretta 92's and Taurus PT-92's are easy to shoot and are a good design, and you could might even shoot a Glock in 9mm if there's nothing else around there to shoot.

As for moving up to .45, don't make a rush to go to a different caliber unless that's what YOU want to do. 9mm is not a bad caliber and if you're only renting it, the ammo is cheaper and it'll do everything you're likely needing it to do at the range. If you're using it for self defense, we'll talk about it a little more.

Good luck, stay safe and have FUN!


User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2019 times:

Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 5):
I might have to try that sometimes soon!

It would be my recomendation, I carry a 45 regularly. The recoil is not much more, and the additional bullet diameter and weight are worth it. Assuming you arent built like a horse jockey the size shouldnt be much of an issue. A 230gr JHP bullet has good knock down power, quality penetration and if using a quality bullet will retain much of that weight. I have shot side by side 9mm vs 45acp. The difference in recoil is minimal compared to the extra uuumph given on target. Water filled milk jugs will give you a clear indication of the difference between the two. Even a .40 is a good choice.


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2016 times:

I have an XD9 compact, as well as my wife. I have never had a jam. The wife took hers to BHM out of the box with no problems. I just bought the XD45 and will try it out next weekend.

Sounds like your problem is with the ammo.

Quoting Queso (Reply 6):
might even shoot a Glock in 9mm if there's nothing else around there to shoot.

Hey!!! Wait a minute... I like my Glocks, all four of them (17, 20, 21, & 22). I have no complaints, but I still carry my V-10...


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2007 times:

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 8):
Hey!!! Wait a minute... I like my Glocks, all four of them (17, 20, 21, & 22). I have no complaints, but I still carry my V-10...

Sorry, I meant to include a  Wink for the Combat Tupperware users!


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