First off you are doing a good job as new shooter. Most beginners can't hit the broad side of a barn with a 45. 9 inch groupings at 50 ft. really isn't bad. The cz and the xdm are capable of tighter groups at 50ft., but I wouldn't expect 2" or even 3" groups at 50 ft. Many self defense gun sights are fixed and set for floating the sights. This really makes precise, repetitive shots very difficult. Try an adjustable sight. For all its intents and purpose your guns are self defense weapon. If you are looking for tighter groups pick a gun that can truly out shoot you, say a target 22 like a ruger mark series or start with a good 1911 if your pocket permits. This will help eliminate some variables. In the meantime practice, practice, practice. You also may want to experiment with smaller or larger bullseyes, as some people can focus better on one or the other.
wisdom comes with time and time is never ending
Last edited by gadrooning; 08-13-2010 at 03:39 PM.