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First Range Report (ever)

This is a discussion on First Range Report (ever) within the SA-XD/XD(M) Range Reports forums, part of the Information category; First time posting a range report, also first handgun, so go easy on me Bought an XDm 3.8 compact 9mm last week. Tried out some ...


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Old 02-02-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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First Range Report (ever)

First time posting a range report, also first handgun, so go easy on me

Bought an XDm 3.8 compact 9mm last week. Tried out some different guns at various ranges in town and the XDmc in 9mm and the Glock 19 had the best erg feel to me, but considering I was going to be shooting Wally World 115 grain most days, the reliability concerns in the Gen 4 Glock made it a pretty easy call. A few boxes of ammo later and I'm very pleased with the decision. No FTF or FTE; just a smooth action every time.

After having no real consistency my first two times out, and putting my manly-know-it-all-ness aside, I asked the friendly range mama (all good ranges have range mamas, right?) for some tips. A few dozen dry fires and some random snap-caps later, most (not all, just most) of my recoil anticipation flinches were subsiding and I was very pleased. I've got a LONG way to go, but it's so rewarding to feel like when you are practicing you are working on solid skills to improve and not just wasting lead. Last grouping was the top left and it felt oh-so-good.

Anyway, lots of great tips on this forum and I hope to keep learning more.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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congrats on your xdm prety nice groups. how many feet out was it.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:39 AM   #3
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congrats on your xdm prety nice groups. how many feet out was it.
Many thanks. I've got plenty of other targets that weren't as pretty

It was only 7 yards out. I'm trying to work on the "figure it out" up close and slowly move back. The range I use goes from 3 yards to 75 yards, so plenty of distances to practice at.

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I would stay at 7 yds and maybe even drop down to 5 for a while.

You're making great progress, now try to narrow your focus down to just the front sight. Really really stare at it and only it while shooting.
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You`re doing just fine

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Old 02-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #6
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I would stay at 7 yds and maybe even drop down to 5 for a while.

You're making great progress, now try to narrow your focus down to just the front sight. Really really stare at it and only it while shooting.
Front sight focus, and really almost painfully focusing on it, have made a significant difference. Many thanks for the tips.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #8
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Dry fire, dry fire, dry fire, and good fundamentals. Keep it up!
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Congrats on your new purchase! Shooting looks pretty good to me, practice makes perfect.
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Good range report. Congratulations.
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