Well this depends. If you are taking your time between shots you should be in the 10 ring no problem if you are doing everything right.
These pistols are designed for combat accuracy and reliability not precision. Although they are very accurate pistols.
I would worry about SD ranges first. 3 to 7 yards. Then move out to 10 and 15 for the marksmanship aspect and maybe 25 if you are really feeling froggy.
Most of us here. Unless we are shooting competition. Need to train and practice for SD at 3 to 7. Don't get too hung up on groups.
But I'll tell you what will really help. Dry fire practice with snap caps. It will help you learn trigger control and muscle memory. Also research the Thumbs Forward Grip technique.
Thumbs forward feels awkward at first. What you are trying to accomplish is becoming a mechanical extension of the gun giving you better control over the recoil. What you want is for the the gun to recoil straight up and down at a minimum, so the sights line right back up between shots.At 3 to 7 yds I do pretty well, probably a 6" group centered in the inner ring. Typically just a hair right of center and minimal rounds dropping out of the group.
I am working on the thumbs forward grip technique. It is taking a lot of getting used to, it goes against how I naturally want to hold the weapon. So it feels awkward and I am shooting less accurately with it. I know it is the fundamentally correct grip so I am still practicing with it.
I definitely have the ability to 'get in the zone', do everything right and get very tight groups. Usually lasts about 3 - 4 rounds. Consistency is my problem. Even when I am shooting badly my hits are all over the target which makes diagnosing the problem tough. I'll lock it in though, just need more practice!
Hi, why, how long did you stop shooting, but it seems you still have the touch as shown on the thread you created.
Was it the steel or brass cased?I discovered my XD9 does not like the Monarch ammo from Academy Sport!
I bought 200 rounds of it a couple of weeks ago and that weekend it was the only thing I shot. I left the rang upset and feeling like I could shoot worth crap
I fired 150 rounds of it. I was able to keep everything in a 6" paper plate at 15 yards but I was very upset with my shooting
on the way home I kept telling myself that it was just a bad day for me.
Well I went again this past Sunday and the first 50 rounds I shot were the remaining Monarchs again I was shooting like crap, all still in the plates but nothing grouping like I want to.
after using up the Monarchs I pulled out a box of Federal and the first 5 shot was about a 3" group, then the next 5 were about the same.
I shot 150 rounds of Federal and all 150 were better groups!!!
I still have a lot of work to do but I am on my way!
Moral of the story Monarch ammo is junk, well my XD says it is!