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I picked up an XD9 tactical in March this year, the first gun I've ever owned. I'd never shot a handgun before January this year, and only shot a rifle a few times when I was a kid. I'm posting the results of my first time out with this XD, which is the second XD I've ever shot. All targets have 30 rounds each. All of them are at 7 yards except the one that was at about 11 yards because the lane wasn't operating properly. These were all slow pace, concentrated shooting. The yardage is marked on the targets. I'd appreciate any and all comments on the quality, good or bad, of my shooting. Please no comments on the quality of the photos, and sorry if they're kinda blurry. . . .









 

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one-eyed-fatman said:
Looks to me like your off to a great start. But I think shooting a tactical at 7 yards is a waste of good ammo.
Unless it's your carry piece, then it's good practice.

On second thought, any time and ammo spent shooting is ok in my book! ;)
 

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Yeah, I've started practicing at 15 yards. My "grouping" is rather non-existent at that range though. :roll:

Anyone have any pointers?
 

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Don't slap the trigger, pull it as smoothly as possible. Practice dry firing at home. When you pull the trigger your front sight should not move at all. Keep doing it till you do it right. I dry fire practice 2-3 tiimes per week and will usually do 100 dry fires per session.


If you really want to get some nice groups send your gun over to Rich at Canyon Creek and have him work on your trigger. I sent mine and it was the best money I have ever spent.
 

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"If you really want to get some nice groups send your gun over to Rich at Canyon Creek and have him work on your trigger. I sent mine and it was the best money I have ever spent"

Second that !!! :lol:
 

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if you are new to shooting, i say take a class and shoot more. getting gadgets, work done on your gun or what have you is not the answer. I can shoot good groups that are just fine at 15 yards.
 

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synchro said:
if you are new to shooting, i say take a class and shoot more. getting gadgets, work done on your gun or what have you is not the answer. I can shoot good groups that are just fine at 15 yards.
+1, learn to shoot the gun stock, Get the groups down, and then start messing with the internals.
 

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synchro said:
if you are new to shooting, i say take a class and shoot more. getting gadgets, work done on your gun or what have you is not the answer. I can shoot good groups that are just fine at 15 yards.
+1, learn to shoot the gun stock, Get the groups down, and then start messing with the internals.
Do not try to do a tigger job yourself!!!!
Rich does a huge amount of work to perfect the trigger seen it first hand this weekend.Safety first and they all still work when Rich gets done 8)
 
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