Originally Posted by Succinct
Gee, I wish I could get to the range with my XD. It's still virginal (and slide quite, er, "stiff" as well), and there are no prospects with family stuff going on and my mother sick in the hospital out of town. Still, I get it out of the case every night to make sure it's all ready and simply imagine finally being able to get to a range and shoot it and smell the powder...
I hadn't been to the range for months with the .38 I had, but got some snap caps and practiced in the basement. That's better than nothing and kinda fun too.
Wish your mother well and hang in there.