Accuracy of the XD-9 vs XDS 45

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  1. Provider

    Provider XDTalk Member

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    I went to the range today and shot 100 rounds of 9mm and 100 of .45 ACP.

    With the XD-9 my groupings are about 2 inches in diameter at 20 feet.
    With the XDS 45 my groupings are much larger, about 7 inches in diameter at 20 feet.

    For those of you that own or have shot both of these guns, I am interested in your experience with their accuracy compared to each other.

    I sure wish I could shoot the XDS with the same level of accuracy.

     
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    I routinely shoot 2-3" groups with my XDs at 7 yds shooting at a steady pace, 3 shots in 5-7 seconds.

    Practice, practice, practice.


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    5 shots @ 10 yards. Maybe the 100 rounds of 9 wore on you.
     

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    +1. With plenty of range time, I'm now shooting around 2" groups at 8 yards. I'm slowly going further, just started practicing 10 yds. I hope to replace my stock sights with either Truglo HDs or ameriglo hack sights...saving my $$.

    Great gun, enjoy...happy shooting!
     
  5. Provider

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    Wow - Nice shooting!
     
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    singlewhitemale XDTalk 1K Member

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    I've marveled at the accuracy of the XDS. It's a better gun than I am a shooter.

    Here's my last trip to the range (details below)

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    Nice shootin' Tex :D
     
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    Is the 9mm out ? I haven't been on this side of town in a while :(

    I am itching for a new ccw for pocket carry , did they release the 9 yet ?
     
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    Try reading it again...:roll::mrgreen:

    XD-9

    Besides the XDS is too big for pocket carry, either 45ACP or 9MM..
    If you want a 9mm pocket carry, then a Kahr PM9 or CM9 would be in order..
     
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    VIP3R XDTalk 100 Member

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    Lol I'll be honest, when I first saw this thread, I got excited.
     
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    Depends on the size of person and pockets. The XDS isn't a completely unreasonable pocket carry. Sure it's a little larger than the Kahr and a little heavier, but with a good holster like the Alabama and the right pants/shorts...it's not out of the question.

    I shoot my XDS way better than I do my CM9 so the CM9 is now up for sale.
     
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    mcmmotorsports XDTalk 100 Member

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    Love the comparison as I have the exact same two guns and am experiencing the same results. When I shoot my XD-9, I feel like Rob Leatham. When I pick up the XDs, I feel like I've never shot before. Very frustrating but I have over 1,000 rds of .45 to practice with.
     
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    I think it is not so much the caliber as it is the sight radius.

    XDs short barrel = short sight radius.

    I have the XD9 and XDs45. I am more accurate with XD9 then with XDs. But I am a lot more accurate then either of those with SR1911 (5 inch)

    But all that said, I feel the XDs is plenty accurate for a CCW, which is all I bought it for.
     
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    I have the xd 45 and I rent the xds 45 when I go to the range. I am much more accurate with the xd out beyond 7 yds, but in a ccw situation will you really be shooting out beyond 7 yds?
     
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    Bought mine for CCW as well, but I would like to at least get some decent results from it. I think next time I go to the range, I will find a coach to see if he can: A: pinpoint what I may be doing wrong and B: shoot my XDs just to confirm it is me.

     

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