I'm new to this board and up until a couple weeks ago had never owned or even fired a handgun. I bought an XD9 for home protection and finally got a chance to take it to the range and fire it yesterday. I know I shouldn't expect great results my first time out, but I did terrible! I was firing at 25 yards with barely a breath of wind and was consistently low and wide right. I felt as though I was aiming properly, doing the six-o-clock sight position that the manual recommended. I've fired rifles and shotguns, so I'm not completely inept to firing a gun, but after firing over 60 rounds I was still way off. By the end I was aiming about a foot left of the bullseye and a few inches above bullseye and still never got one close to center. I have a feeling it's me, not the gun, but I just don't know. 25 yards is the closest distance the range has, and it's the only range around. Any suggestions on what to try or what I may be doing wrong? The gun feels good in my hands and doesn't have a lot of recoil, and I'm not firing shots quickly at all. I know nothing beats practice, but any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.