Is your Springfield XD/XDM having difficulty ejecting spent cartridges? Failure to eject can be caused by a wide number of reasons. After pinpointing the cause, you may find that you need a higher quality stainless steel extractor.
The high-quality extractor is responsible for guiding the cartridge along during the feeding cycle and holds it securely in place to allow proper centering of the primer in front of the firing pin. It also allows the spent shell to eject. The claw of the extractor engages the rim of the cartridge as the firearm unlocks. As the slide moves to the rear, the cartridge is extracted from the chamber. As the slide continues to move backwards, the extractor keeps the cartridge under tension and holds it in place against the breech face. When the slide completes its rearward motion, the base of the cartridge engages the ejector. As the extractor pulls, the ejector pushes the spent cartridge through the ejection port, causing it to exit the firearm.
Failure to extract occurs when operation of the weapon is impeded by a cartridge that becomes stuck in the chamber. The most likely cause of extraction failure is either a broken extractor or an extractor with improper tension. This Springfield XD extractor by Springer Precision is made of heavy-duty material to improve ejection reliability. The extractor is CNC-machined from 17-4 stainless steel for precise operation. Micro-polishing gives the extractor a smooth finish. This Springfield XD extractor is perfect for those who are avid shooters and those looking to improve the function of their Springfield XD.