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I just purchased a xd 9mm and I am not to accurate with it I am sure it's the person behind the firearm any tips on making me a better shooter??
 

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Thanks for the tip I just got done shooting and I still cannot shoot a pie pan from roughly 20 yards. I had to shoot it at about 10 yards just hoping the fun is not defective out of the box!
 

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I bought an XDS 45 and the first time I shot it was bad. It was shooting bad low and as much as I wanted to blame the gun I figured out it wasn't the problem. If I took my time and did my part the gun would do it's. After 3 or 4 trips out it started to come to me and I wouldn't trade it for anything now.
 

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I just purchased a xd 9mm and I am not to accurate with it I am sure it's the person behind the firearm any tips on making me a better shooter??
I was the exact same way with the exact same gun...came on here for help and I love shooting now...I stopped jerking the trigger and i let the target blur out instead of my sights...shooting is so much more fun now
 

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Thanks for the tip I just got done shooting and I still cannot shoot a pie pan from roughly 20 yards. I had to shoot it at about 10 yards just hoping the fun is not defective out of the box!
Just takes practice. You might be a little gun shy. Have a friend load your mags and randomly put in some snap caps. This will let you see how bad you flench when you shoot.
 

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I bought an XDS 45 and the first time I shot it was bad. It was shooting bad low and as much as I wanted to blame the gun I figured out it wasn't the problem. If I took my time and did my part the gun would do it's. After 3 or 4 trips out it started to come to me and I wouldn't trade it for anything now.




I am really getting so mad I really think its defective I am going to get a person to shoot it that I know if a great shot and see if he can hit with it if he can't then I don't know what to think. Thanks for the tip.
 

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I was the exact same way with the exact same gun...came on here for help and I love shooting now...I stopped jerking the trigger and i let the target blur out instead of my sights...shooting is so much more fun now


I also need to know how many yards I need to be shooting maybe I should shoot it at 10 yards and then 15 and go up to 25 yards. Thanks for them tips.
 

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I also need to know how many yards I need to be shooting maybe I should shoot it at 10 yards and then 15 and go up to 25 yards. Thanks for them tips.
Shoot at 5...then 7...figure out your fundamentals...I didn't go past 7 yards till I got my fundamentals down and it may take time but it is time well spent...squeeze and hold your trigger
 

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Shoot at 5...then 7...figure out your fundamentals...I didn't go past 7 yards till I got my fundamentals down and it may take time but it is time well spent...squeeze and hold your trigger
Hey thanks for the tips I need it bad first owner of a pistol and I need to learn bad how to shoot. Cannot hit a pie pan at 15 yards I just need to shoot shoot shoot.
 

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Hey thanks for the tips I need it bad first owner of a pistol and I need to learn bad how to shoot. Cannot hit a pie pan at 15 yards I just need to shoot shoot shoot.
You wouldn't expect to go out and buy a set of golf clubs and play like Tiger Woods the first time out would you. Shooting and golf are similar as they both require a certain set of fundamentals that must be practiced, practiced and practiced. Invest in a NRA First Pistol course, you will get basic gun safety, cleaning and care instruction along with some live fire lessons from a certified instructor.

In the mean time practice your grip and dry fire...an inexpensive laser can be found on e-bay for about $20. It won't be durable enough to use for actual firing but will help you see where the muzzle movement is going. Pin that shot diagnostic target on the wall, zero the laser at the center and dry fire (making sure the gun is safe and clear). If the dot moves into off-target zones make the recommended corrections and keep practicing until you can keep the dot steady.
 

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I would say find some videos on youtube about pistol marksmanship. Make sure your gripping the gun right and squeezing the trigger without moving the gun off target.
 

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I am really getting so mad I really think its defective I am going to get a person to shoot it that I know if a great shot and see if he can hit with it if he can't then I don't know what to think. Thanks for the tip.
What model you have?
Had a tactical that was a tack driver--A couple shorter barreled versions not so much-
 

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Mine is a XD9 subcompact and its a damn good shooter. At 15 yards I can still put them in a 4-5" dia which is pretty good for me
 

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Pretty gud for anybody with a subcompact ;)
Im going to give credit where credit is due , this is all possible because of the super nice , smooth, clean breaking , light trigger pull it has . I have other 3" barreled sub compacts " mostly with nasty triggers" that I can just barely hit man size target with at 10 yards . Its my favorite of all my S/Auto handguns
 

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Snap cap practice.... a good friend of mine who is an amazing shot with his 1911 told me that for every 50 live rnds you should practice 100 snap cap rnds... this will improve the pre fire push... I sit on the couch and dry fire with snaps at the light, the mother- in- law pic on the fridge.. get my drift? Practice practice... then range time will amaze you!!!
 
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