6 oclock hold????

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  1. countrybull

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    I just got my new Xd40 service model and i love it enough to have sold my brand new glock 23 for it lol. But i 100% hate the 6 oclock hold, it so bad i was shooting 125yrds with it and i was perfect inline with what i was aiming at, how can i eliminate this problem. Is there a cure for this without having to buy 5 different set of sight?
    Thanks Lonnie
     
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    serious typo

    were you shooting 25 yards or 125 rounds or what???

    XD's (supposedly) are sighted for 6 o'clock at 25 yards +
     
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    Just aim at the place you want the bullet to impact. I hate 6 0-clock holds because on most targets you will be shooting 4" to 6" higher than point of aim. Too much guesswork for me. If you are shooting 6" high while aiming at a 4" target, what are you going to hit? (nothing)
     
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    Just fixed this problem with my XD SC 9. Call Springfield and tell them what's going on. You need a different rear sight. My SC was 4" high at 25 yards. Got a "shorter" rear sight...problem fixed!
     
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    After I changed my sights out to Dawsons FO, I put the front dot on where I want to hit. no more 6 o'clock for me.
     
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    Lol there was no typo at 125 yards my sights are dead on but and close distance it shoots way high, Thanks for the info i will call them tomorrow
     
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    Yeah I hate the 6 o'clock hold too! Sight change coming.
     
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    Did they mail you the sight? Or did you mail them the slide? Was it at cost or what?

    I am struggling with 6 oclock also. Thought I had it nipped, but shooting today at NRA Action Pistol, all my shots were 2-3 high which means 9s instead of 10s. When I tried to compensate on the next course, they were too low.

    In timed competition, you don't have time to sit there and think about how the sights work, you just have to point it and go.
     
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    Ya, 6 O'C is terrible. They mailed me the iron sight. But I wanted the night sight. I had to mail the whole slide back, free of charge.
     
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    My 40SC (all stock) shoots exactly point of aim. When I first got it and read about the 6 o'clock hold, I was doing that, and all of my shots were consistently a bit low. Once I figured out that the round goes right where I put the front sight dot, I was fine. It was just funny that for a while I was like "no, the manual says 6 o'clock hold! That's what I'm doing!" Then I benched it and figured out it's definitely dead on point of aim.
     
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    Seriously, a new page for my post? This is like 10 in a row on things I've commented on! I've discovered my superpower, and it's not a very exciting one.
     
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    I guess Im trying to figure out what the would charge to switch that sight out.
    Are you saying they switched if for you free of charge?
     
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    yes. no sweat. SA emailed me the fedex label
     
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    Final thoughts: Sent the XD 9 SC slide back to SA. They put the correct night sight on. I took it to the range and it is hitting where I aim it!

    Thanks SA.
     
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    I don't understand this, 6 oclock of what size object for aim? a basketball's 6 oclock is very different from a golf ball's 6...
     
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    125 yards? One HUNDRED and twenty five yards?? Really? 375 feet is what you're shooting with a .40? Well over the length of a football field and you still have to aim low? Something don't sound quite right.
     
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    The XD is the very first handgun I've owned or shot that was point and shoot (better than G22). Always thought it was just how pistols shoot.
     
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    Just FYI, using Federal 115g JHP 9mm, 1180fps speed, it will drop 14" at 100 yards

    btw, someone please tell me how to aim at 6? (for different size objects)
     
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    I also seem to be point of aim with my XD45 service. But to say 6:00 hold at what range would that be? I think i need to look it up on a ballistics calculator to see the arch of the round at what distance. Also wouldnt different calibers have different archs? Does SA use different heights to their sights for different calibers. Wouldnt they need to to say 6:00 hold for all? I am confused!
     

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