Originally Posted by beardman2
well I went to the range Sat and fired off another 90 rounds. Would have done more but I already dropped the cash on those 1000rds so I'm trying to wait until they show up! Either I really lost some skill between my first outing and this one or I confirmed something I've suspected. I've always wondered if practicing in an indoor range really gives you an accurate picture. It was over 100 degrees on Sat and I'm wondering if that had an effect on my accuracy. Especially with the bullet going from shade to sun. Maybe I'm crazy but it would seem like that should effect it? Question is does it effect someone of my skill level?
I'm starting to wonder about the trigger... the trigger is one of the original reasons I liked the XDs because I felt there was a defined point at which I knew the weapon was going to fire. Nothing worse than being suprised etc. It makes shooting less fun. Can anyone give me the idiots guide to triggers and how to improve them? I'm thinking I'd be better with something a little smoother in the long run.
I wouldn't worry about how your shooting skills are right now. It takes years of practice to get it right. Also don't expect to be good every time, just like in any sport we all have off days. There are times I go out and hit everything just great and then other times I am shaky and don't do as well. Take each shot slowly and deliberatly. Sometimes we all get impatient and start to "maching gun" our rifle and pistols. It's fun, but that is all you get out of it. Take it slow and easy and learn from each shot.
You'll get to know you trigger as time goes on and the mechanism will improve as you break it in (mine did). If later you want a better trigger, I would send it off to one of the pros as suggested by our forum members.
Have fun, be safe.
P/S. Hot weather makes shooting uncomfortable if you are standing out in the blazing sun
You just can't wait to get back in your car and in the air conditioning. Bullets going from sun to shade have no affect on accuracy. It's been hot here in Nevada, I usually go out for a hour or so, early in the morning (if I can wake up) or I really like the few hours right before the sun goes down. Nice!