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Anyone shoot a XD9?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tcouch, Dec 4, 2011.

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  1. tcouch

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    It’s getting cold out so I’ve been shooting pistols at a local indoor range. I took my Ruger MKIII target and held good groups. When I shot my XD I can’t seem to hold a good group or really hit what I’m aiming for. I realize they are totally different pistols, but the XD seems all over the place. Since I purchased the pistol I haven’t been able to do very well with it. But I will say I haven’t spent very much time practicing with it. I think the next time I shoot I’m going to try an FNP and a SIG 226 just to see.

    Does anyone shoot an XD9? Can you hold a good group with it?


    Tim
     
  2. 687_SP_II

    687_SP_II TS Member

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    I have a XD40 V-10. I can't hit what I’m aiming for eather. I think it is just me.
     
  3. emm2

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    I have an XD 9 tactical. It is a very acurate gun. I shoot 2" groups at 25 yards. Mine has around 9000 rounds through it and has been flawless so far.
     
  4. ccw1911

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    It takes some practice to get used to the trigger on the XD but they are pretty accurate.
     
  5. tcouch

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    I agree with the trigger being different on the XD, which very well could be my issue.Practice, practice, practice.

    I dont reload 9mm but I did buy some differnt ammo the other day, so I will head to the range and try it.

    Tim
     
  6. dverna

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    You are likely flinching. Simple as that. Shoot if off a rest, or have a good pistol shot try it.

    emmn2 may be exaggerating a bit. The XD's will typically not shoot that well and NO ONE is going to shoot 2" groups at 25 yards with one. You should get 3-4" groups at 25 yards. And really that is good enough for a service gun.

    My first XD9 would not shoot (6" groups at 15 yards) and I sold it. Bought an XD45 and it shot very well. Bought another XD9 and it also shoots very well.

    You can buy kits to improve the trigger ($70-$100).

    The XD is my SHTF gun of choice and I have a lot of choices. 17 rounds of 9mm or 14 rounds of .45. All you need to add is a laser, and/or night sights. I installed night sights on the XD45 and a laser on the XD9.

    Don Verna
     
  7. sptnclays

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    I have 2, a 3" and 4". The trigger has been tuned, grip tape and hiviz sights makes it shoot better than I am capable.
    I sold a glock 34 because I couldnt hit the floor with it. My friend loves it.
    Probably pick up a highpower next
     
  8. glenns

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    My wife shoots a XD 9mm in our Action Pistol League. She shoots it fine - she's beat me in 2 of the 3 leagues we've shot in.
     
  9. butcher

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    Take up the trigger slack then pull the trigger. It really helps accuracy.
     
  10. Sky Buster

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    I had a XD-9 but didn't like the long trigger reset. I sold it
    and bought a S&W M&P 9mm. What a difference! I love the
    interchangeable grip inserts. The lower bore compared to the XD
    results in less muzzle rise also.
     
  11. Ludmilla

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    I have a 3, 4 and 5 inch CD9's. They are all very accurate. I use the 4 inch barrel one in a ladies class that I teach ande it shoots straight and the ladies do well with it.
     
  12. likemybrownings

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    I have an XDM40, is the most fun piston I have ever owned,cept for maybe my first,, a browning buckmark 22 target, but I can hit almost anything I am looking at with the XDM, Good Luck and Practice practice. Dave Butzier
     
  13. tcouch

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    From the sound of it, I think I’m the issue. I'm not a big fan of the trigger, but I understand why Springfield made it like that. I have considered putting a different trigger bar and sear in it, but I also would like to carry it. I still want it to be safe.

    Tim
     
  14. short shucker

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    Keep your finger off the trigger until you acquire the target and it won't make any difference in the trigger pull. I have competition triggers in all of my carry guns.

    ss
     
  15. sliverbulletexpress

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    All the striker fired guns have mushy long trigger pulls, you can learn to shoot them fine. Those are not target guns anyway. That 22 has a fine trigger and no recoil so you're gonna shoot it better.
     
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