Do you think your sights were adjusted in the factory? Did the gun seem sighted in "out of the box?" What has been your experience? Thanks.
Margana said:I don't know if there is a cause and effect, but ever since the factory stopped making test targets which shipped with the gun, there are more issues with this. I have 3 XDs and my last two did not come with a test target (XD9 Tactical, XD9 SC) and I needed to drift the sights. I don't know for sure, but I suspect the factory is trying to cut some corners by installing the sights at the witness marks-I suspect in most cases the gun will shoot centered this way, but obviously not 100% of cases....
mulder said:May I ask then this question? Mine shoots a little low so what do I do to fix that? File the front sights down? or something like that?
I'll try it--Good idea!mcone said:In addition to proper trigger pull and proper grip, an important thing for me is that I must strive to allow my arm/wrist to point the pistol in what is a natural arm/wrist extension. Because of my stance and shoulder width, sometimes I catch myself bending my wrist slightly to the right so that I don't have to bend my neck so far to the right to get sight alignment. When that happens, I start shooting very badly.
To overcome that problem, I close my eyes, point the gun, then open my eyes to find the natural position of my arm and wrist angle. Then I move my head to the right to get sight alignment. Under no circumstances do I allow my wrist to bend right to come to sight alignment. When I do this, my natural arm/wrist alignment is very straight, and my shots tend to move consistently to the right/up (and center of target).
I'm interested to hear if this helps anyone else also. It was a discovery that I figured lots of you guys already knew, so I never brought it up before.