Most accurate ammo for XDs 45

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  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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    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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    Sadly, I don't think there's a video yet for the XD-s trigger spring retrofit, but the Tacti-Cool website (which has the detail strip of the XD-s captured pictorially) is very helpful to guide someone through the spring install.

    Probably the trickiest parts of this installation is getting the sear spring to seat on the grip safety pin, and then getting the sear itself lined up so the crucifix on the connector can be re-inserted. But once you've done it, it's much easier the second time.
     
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    I like the chart you posted... very useful. I'm about 99% convinced on the PRP trigger kit also, so I may be ordering that on Monday.
     
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    That pretty much covers it. Thanks.. Ron
     

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