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Magnum27 05-06-2012 04:56 AM

First time with my new XDM
Went to the range with my new XDM4.5" 9mm yesterday. First shot was literally dead center. I will post the pic tomorrow. I shot 150 rounds and all and all not bad but shot left a TON. I am a noob and love how the gun feels but need some training.

HOSSFLY 05-06-2012 01:16 PM

Congrats on the Springer -
All you need is practice :D

JimmyK 05-06-2012 01:39 PM

I have the XD .40 and I was wayyyyy low left until I worked at it. I am just now getting we're I need to be. Keep shooting, you will correct the left. These are more difficult to learn to shoot than others.

HOSSFLY 05-06-2012 01:52 PM

Broke124 05-07-2012 01:50 PM

This is an awesome tool. I've used it a lot...

"...rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." /G\

Magnum27 05-07-2012 05:10 PM

Thanks for the info. What does too little trigger finger mean?

JonM 05-07-2012 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by Magnum27 (Post 793029)
Thanks for the info. What does too little trigger finger mean?

Means your likely not putting enough of the tip of your finger on the trigger. Your not pulling the trigger evenly to the rear. Like if you use your one finger to pull a book across a desk if you use your finger on a corner it will not pull the book straight. You gotta pull from the middle and evenly

Balota 05-07-2012 06:01 PM

Sounds to me like your first round surprised you on the trigger break, just like it's supposed to. After that you started anticipating. That's my problem too. When I practice dry-fire the barrel never even twitches downward, sideways or anything. As soon as the gun is loaded, I start anticipating. Every once in a while I manage to make my trigger finger duplicate the "click" from the dry-fire practice. That click that goes bang almost always puts the round in the X-ring. The rest of them are mostly low/left. My next goal is to get to "click" every twice in a while... :)

Gonzilla 05-08-2012 12:51 AM

I have XDM 9mm w 4.5" and I recently went to the range and shot left. Go to forum - this happens. I got some advice on adjusting my grip and next time all was well. Get as high a grip as you can...just like a revolver

It seems to follow a 90/10 rule - 90% of the time it's you, 10% sights. XDMs are set for 6 o'clock hold on Tgt. Easier to try new grip then it is to drift rear sight...

LikeABoss 05-08-2012 01:39 AM

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