So....after reading these threads:
If you need that long shot
How important is 25 yard accuracy with your edc?
I figured I would see what I can do at 25 yards with one of my EDC's. The photo below is a five shot "grouping" (as loosely as the term can be used) with my XDS at 25 yards. Two handed shooting, no rest. This was not rapid fire, either - probably about 5 - 10 seconds between shots. Here I had three in the orange right away, but then #4 was low left and #5 was at the mid-section 9. I tried this after shooting 50 rounds with a Glock 30S and 50 rounds through the XDS, mostly rapid fire point shooting. So I was "warmed up."
This landing pattern was typical - I'd usually get a couple in the orange or very close, but always the last one or two were extreme flyers.
As for the XDS, it's a post recall 3.3" .45ACP, and the trigger is rather heavy - it ain't no target pistol. Usually when I had a flyer I knew it.
This was a very humbling experience. On the positive side it is good to know that I have no trouble placing rounds on target at 25 yards. On the negative side it's disheartening that my accuracy falls off starting at shots three or four.
I've never taken the XDS out to 25 yards before - it was quite a challenging experience!
I thought it might be interesting to see other photos of 25 yard attempts, so please post some photos along with a description of the gun.
Edit: Here's the bad guy at 25 yards.