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Raptor3000
07-31-2011, 9:59 PM
Hi Guys, I took my brand new XD9 to the range yesterday, i am newbie and this is the third time i shot a gun. First couple of shots were low, it happened to me even on my second visit to the range all my shots were low. My friend (he has some experience but not a lot) asked me how i am aiming, and i told him that i am aligning back 2 dots and front dot in a straight line. My friend suggested to keep the front dot little higher than the rear dots (like a traingle) and aim, i did that and my shooting improved a lot.


My question to the experts out there is, is it the correct way to do it? i tried googling and didnt get any information regarding this method.

Please advice.

thanks

zfields
07-31-2011, 10:00 PM
XDs shoot 6o'clock hold....slightly above the dot.

Its more likely your yankin' the trigger a little. Very common for new shooters.

zfields
07-31-2011, 10:01 PM
http://pistol-training.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/sightimages.jpg

XDs are sorta in the middle of the first two pictures.

Raptor3000
07-31-2011, 10:10 PM
So, the traingle method is not the correct method.

thanks

zfields
07-31-2011, 10:11 PM
No.

XDs are even more notorious for the dreaded "low and left" issue then it seems any other handgun. That is more likely the issue.

daybreak
07-31-2011, 10:15 PM
My xd9 has a pretty severe 6 o clock hold like sight image 1. It drives me crazy. I love it otherwise.

zfields
07-31-2011, 10:16 PM
http://hellinahandbasket.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/badshotdiagram.jpg

PRCABR4Christ
07-31-2011, 10:28 PM
poor trigger press can ruin a good sight alignment though, I would suggest dry firing taking caution to not let your sights move as you're pressing your trigger...front sight, press, repeat as necessary :)

IMO a lifetime can be spent on pressing a trigger correctly :)

PRCABR4Christ
07-31-2011, 10:30 PM
the chart above is an excellent training aid

Uriah02
07-31-2011, 10:32 PM
XDs are even more notorious for the dreaded "low and left" issue then it seems any other handgun. That is more likely the issue.

I had the same issue until I used a Springer Precision kit with a reduced pull and reset, I went from left and low to reflexive spot on.

Raptor3000
08-01-2011, 9:48 AM
I am just a newbie, do you guys think getting a trigger job is a good investment or just use the stock trigger for a while?

thanks

iareConfusE
08-01-2011, 9:52 AM
I am just a newbie, do you guys think getting a trigger job is a good investment or just use the stock trigger for a while?

thanks

Your stock trigger is fine. Yeah, a trigger job will help, but if you're a newbie you still need to work on the fundamentals to improve YOURSELF. Improving the firearm will only get you so far, but if you improve your fundamentals more than anything, you should be able to pick up just about any gun and shoot them well, trigger job or not.

fullrearview
08-01-2011, 10:55 AM
My XDm shoots a bit high... just a bit. low left is operator error 99.999% of the time.