Completely agree with that one.Paladin said:For the use you described, I recommend the XD-9 Tactical (5"). It is the best suited range gun. The muzzle flip and recoil are less than a .40, the ammo is cheaper (100 rounds of WWB 115 FMJ is $11 at Wally World) and the longer barrel should enhance accuracy a bit (although it may not be noticeable in actuality.)
Just be totally sure you'll not want to carry this gun ever. If you think there is any chance at all, I recommend you go to the 4" Service length. The minor reduction in accuracy is negligable.