December 2009

XD Extractors, 9mms, Beck

Reader Porter says he’s put 3000 rounds through his Springfield XD and had no extractor issues; Dr. Maurer makes an elegant argument for the 9mm; praise and criticism of Glenn Beck.

Regarding Joe Meyer’s letter about extractor failures in the Springfield XD/XDM, I obtained a 40-cal. XDM in February and used it to shoot Practical pistol all this season. I estimate I’ve put about 3,000 rounds through it with a total of two failures to feed, both apparently ammo-related and both quickly cleared. I cannot speak for any other XD/XDM owners, but I would say that any rumors of extractor failure with these pistols are just that, rumors.

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