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So I took the XD9 to the range yesterday and put some money through it. Although I was quite distracted by the nice fellow next to me holding his beautiful XD 40 sideways and shaking his laser all over the place I managed some pretty good groups.

I shot from 5 and 7 yards with 16 rounds per target. I felt like my group was MUCH better and I am naturally going to the correct grip when I pick up my weapon, instead of having to readjust after taking it up. I still seem to be shooting low, so I will continue dry firing to work on trigger work. But all in all I was very happy with my shooting, besides the fact that I had to get out in yesterdays miserable weather!

Any and all advice/criticism is as always much appreciated!





 

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Looks pretty good. With some more dry firing those groups should bunch right up.
 

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The worst day at the range is better than the best day at work.
 

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The worst day at the range is better than the best day at work.
I'll drink to that!

Looks like you're getting better! Congrats.
 

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What kind of loads were you using?
 

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Not to hijack this thread, but these pics reminded me that it seems most people shoot low with the XD, including myself. And this is without using the 6 o'clock sighting like Springfield says. Anyone have any good explanations? Maybe I'm just making a bad observation...
 

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Not to hijack this thread, but these pics reminded me that it seems most people shoot low with the XD, including myself. And this is without using the 6 o'clock sighting like Springfield says. Anyone have any good explanations? Maybe I'm just making a bad observation...
What I've seen with my XD9-SC is that the POI was below the POA out to 15 yards. I mostly shoot 10 yards and closer (SD distances) and always shot low. My rear sight was stamped with the letter "G". I contacted SA and they sent me an "H" rear sight. Now my POI = POA out to 15 yards. If I move back further than 15, I start shooting high.

It seems like the factory sights are set up for 25 yard type distances which are beyond my skill / age / eyesight ability.

I really like the "H" sight but it is a PITA to install by yourself.
 

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What I've seen with my XD9-SC is that the POI was below the POA out to 15 yards. I mostly shoot 10 yards and closer (SD distances) and always shot low. My rear sight was stamped with the letter "G". I contacted SA and they sent me an "H" rear sight. Now my POI = POA out to 15 yards. If I move back further than 15, I start shooting high.

It seems like the factory sights are set up for 25 yard type distances which are beyond my skill / age / eyesight ability.

I really like the "H" sight but it is a PITA to install by yourself.
Interesting, I learned something new today. Thanks for posting.
 

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What I've seen with my XD9-SC is that the POI was below the POA out to 15 yards. I mostly shoot 10 yards and closer (SD distances) and always shot low. My rear sight was stamped with the letter "G". I contacted SA and they sent me an "H" rear sight. Now my POI = POA out to 15 yards. If I move back further than 15, I start shooting high.

It seems like the factory sights are set up for 25 yard type distances which are beyond my skill / age / eyesight ability.

I really like the "H" sight but it is a PITA to install by yourself.
Wow, I had no idea that there were different rear sights. I just checked my XD9 tactical and the rear sight has a "G" on it. Maybe I should call Springfield since it would be better to be on target at 15 yards or less and just aim a little high for those long range shots. Thanks for the info.
 

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Not to hijack this thread, but these pics reminded me that it seems most people shoot low with the XD, including myself. And this is without using the 6 o'clock sighting like Springfield says. Anyone have any good explanations? Maybe I'm just making a bad observation...
Maybe people use their pinky finger too much when they grip their pistol?
 
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