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I've been too busy with work and haven't been able to get to the range, so I came up with a way to get some trigger time with my XD at home. I loaded my resized .40 cal cases with home made wax bullets and powered them with small magnum rifle primers. They work great, are accurate within a reasonable distance (results forthcoming), and the report is quiet, no more than that of a cap gun! We're only using a primer so the XD won't cycle, and the rounds have to be loaded one at a time. I can hit a soda can consistantly at 25 ft. and after 2 hits the bullet will go through and lodge inside. Clean up is a breeze, just brush a couple of times and swab the wax out. It's a great way to work on your hand and trigger control, and a lot of fun popping targets in the privacy of your own garage. Has anyone else tried this with their XD?

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I used to do this all the time, but it takes to long to make them, for the same time I can just reload real stuff. Now I use some bugarian training ammo that has a plastic bullet with a BB in it. It wont cycle the pistol but it does the same thing in my backyard.
 

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Ajames what's the name and where do you get the training ammo with the bb I'd like to try it.
 

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I will see if I still have that post saved, I dont know if it was mine you were refuring to by I did a post or two about it. And if not I just bought a new digital camera so I have an excusse to wring it in.
 

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Thanks everyone for the responses. Making wax bullets is simple, safe and cheap. I'm just trying to suggest a option to shoot your XD in your backyard or your garage. I don't know if there are heavy metal compounds to be concerned about, and even though plastic practice bullets are available, these are cheaper, and I don't have to collect them after a shooting session. Make a wax bar about 1/2" thick, and cookie-cut bullets using a resized case. Make sure the case mouth is sealed with wax and you have what looks like a perfect wad cutter. Next prime the case with any primer that fits. I'm trying CCI Magnum rifle primers, and they work just fine. Give them a try, I bet you'll like them.
 
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