XD low / left and convincing a new owner...

XD low / left and convincing a new owner...

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    XD low / left and convincing a new owner...

    My Dad just bought a XD 45 tactical. Of course, he is shooting low and left with it just like everyone I know who has ever shot one until they get used to the trigger... He's frustrated and I am not apparently able to explain to him that he just needs to work with it and get used to the trigger on it... Anyone have any words of wisdom for me to pass along?


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    Dry fire practice. Have him watch where the sights go as he pulls the trigger.
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    You shoot it and show him it shoots fine, then search and print a dozen of these same topic threads and let him read em. Show him the learning target too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    ... Show (sp) him the learning target too.
    There are many versions, but this is the one I like:

    Shooting Information

    See the "group analysis chart".

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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    There are many versions, but this is the one I like:

    Shooting Information

    See the "group analysis chart".
    Thats what I'm talkin about; and thanks for correcting my typo in your quote.
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    I've also heard the technique when dry firing where you place an empty shell on top of the frame. If it falls off when pulling the trigger, you are likely jerking the trigger back, rather than squeezing it. Maybe there's a name for this technique?

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    I agree with the others, trigger pull. Tell him to put the pad of the first section of his finger and squeeze. Make sure he is not putting the joint of his finger on the trigger.

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    Tell him to aim high/right.
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    One thing that helps me when I go switching guns between S/A 1911's, Glock's, heavy D/A revolver, then to my XD'S is to pull the slack out of trigger and practice dry firing from resting on the tension. After awhile of practicing like that my muscle memory comes right back.

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    This Todd Jarrett video has been mentioned many times here in the past. It helped me a lot with all my pistols…especially the XD45. I was shooting low and left when I first got it, basically had a poor grip/too much finger on the trigger.

    Good luck, lots of practice is a good thing.

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    Thanks folks. I have tried just about everything, so I think I am going to slip some snap caps into his magazine and see if he jerks. Its hard to tell, he's shooting pretty well, but hitting exactly where I did when I got my .40. The trigger is just a little different in feel and everything, and I want to get him fixed before he gets frustrated too much more.

    That video is great, and I like the idea you had SIXTO... I like it just fine so it would make a good addition lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Tell him to aim high/right.

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    Funny that you should mention this..... I started a thread on this very topic HERE.

    At first, I was a bit insulted that people were saying it was my lack of shooting skills. Very educational thread and my groups have improved by leaps and bounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    Funny that you should mention this..... I started a thread on this very topic HERE.

    At first, I was a bit insulted that people were saying it was my lack of shooting skills. Very educational thread and my groups have improved by leaps and bounds.
    If I could only get a set of golf clubs like the PGA player use I could also be on the tour but they just won't let the average golfer use those special clubs.

    Always the fault of the gun and never the shooter.

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