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New XDm 40 owner

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:46 PM   #11
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:46 PM   #12
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:59 AM   #13
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:02 PM   #15
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:19 PM   #16
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Howdy! I am a new XD40 owner, and have fired about 100 rounds through mine. My aim seems to be pretty consistent for the first several rounds, then I notice that I start to occasionally drop one about 6-8 inches lower on the target. It seemed to get more frequent as I fired more rounds (fatigue?). I started getting frustrated after about 90 rounds, and just for grins, fired 5 rounds with my left hand. I don't know how or why, but those 5 shots were the tightest cluster, and closest to the bulls eye that I shot all day.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:45 AM   #17
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congrats. i just got a XD 40 as well. i've been told that 9 would be the way to go because of the inexpensive ammo but i hope you still like your gun regardless.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:16 AM   #18
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Welcome. Since I got my XDS I have also had the issue of shooting down and to the left. I am by no means an expert, but I have found that the trigger pull is different from other guns I have shot. With practice and patience I have been able to become more consistent with center shots.

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:27 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by corbmonster View Post
Hi every one. Fairly new here, I've been creepin for a little bit. I chose the XDm 40 mostly off of reviews, etc to be a ccw, and home defense. And I seem to have a common problem of shooting down and to the left. I've gone through about 250 rnds, so it should be somewhat broken in. After some googling I see that grip, and trigger control are the usual suspects. But how do I improve it? What grips should I be trying or focusing on. And what do I do to improve my trigger pull? Thank you in advance. off topic: I wish I got a 9mm since 40 is expensive.

Edit: I just wanted to clarify: XDM .40 3.8
Right hand shooters shool low left, left hand shooter shoot low right. Is a mattrer of learning how to control torque, probably jerking the trigger or anticipating recoil. Practice

Powder River Precision sells a great drop in trigger eliminates take up and lowers pull from 6 to 4 pounds. They also have a great laser cut grip kit.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:00 PM   #20
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Welcome from Montana.
My 40 does very well and I've yet to have any issues with the weapon. I do load my own ammo and it is a little on the light side to accommodate my aging issues---I'm just glad we don' live in NY as my 40 would now be illegal !
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