Most accurate ammo for XDs 45

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  1. Oct 13, 2012 #1
    slimdunham

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    Today I took my new XDs .45 out for a break-in run. Using Remington Jacketed HP from Walmart, I was hitting about 3 inches left and down from the center at 12 yards. Groups were good, but off target. What kind of ammo have you guys been having luck with, accuracy wise? I need some ideas for which ones to try, since I know all guns shoot different.

     
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    Low left suggests you're not familiar with the trigger yet. A lot of shooters with the XD have the same problem, and I was no exception. IMHO, I don't think it's a problem with the ammo or the pistol. It's a wonderful excuse to go shooting more. ;)
     
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    slimdunham

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    That could very well be, as it is very different from other XD triggers. I'll pick up another box today and give it a try.
     
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    Just keep at it, you'll get there. My mistake when shooting the XD was trying to do so like it was my 1911, issued M9 or any other pistol I had practiced heavily with. I found that I needed a bit more trigger finger on the trigger to get my groups where I wanted them. Threw me off for a good while. Sorry that I don't have any solid info for your original topic regarding the most accurate ammo. I've found even federal ball in .45 from Walmart was plenty consistent for practice at typical self-defense ranges.

    Good luck!
     
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    I appreciate the input
     
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    Agreed with GT Jon. Installing the PRP spring kit helped lighten trigger pull and that helped with my accuracy as I stopped jerking my finger and could retain using the pad of my finger on the trigger. This chart (for right handed shooters) might be of help.
     

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    I've been shooting Speer 185gr. jacketed flat nose and it's pretty accurate in the Xds. Frderal Hydra-Shok 165gr. shoots very well.. Next trip I'll try 185gr. Remington Golden Saber and Federal HST.. Ron
     
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    Were you able to find a video for the spring kit retrofit? Ron
     
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    I found that pushing my trigger finger a bit further in to the first knuckle put me right on center with the XDS.
    It is not a target trigger and requires a bit more pull.
     
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    Prp spring kit is the best 15 bucks you can spend on the XDs. SLIGHTLY lighter pull , which makes a much better overall trigger .
     

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