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Hey everyone! I'm Geechi (originally from Charleston SC). I US army soldier currently deployed but headed home a couple of days. During my R&R (leave) I purchased the XD 40 SC. I am not very experienced with handguns but when I took my concealed carry class about 2yrs ago I got a chance to shoot the 40 cal. It was a little rough at first but I liked the power. After doing a little research I chose the XD 40 SC over the taurus millenium pro 24/7 I was originally considering. Any advice on familiarization etc would be greatly appreciated. I plan on going to the indoor range near Ft Bragg as soon as I return.
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Welcome, Geechi. To get familiar with your gun, do what everybody else does. Walk around the house admiring it, take it apart and put it back together, clean and lube it (when necessary), and above all get it out and shoot it. As a G23 owner I'm aware of the extra snap you get from a .40, which bothers me not in the least because it means that same snap was applied to my bullet according to Einstein. If you're shooting low-left, it most likely means you're anticipating the snap. The way I minimized this phenomenon was by using what I call the "fire by accident" method, which is taught by expert competition shooters and military snipers alike. With this method you focus on your target, get it lined up perfectly while slowly applying pressure on the trigger ... slowly, slowly, keep the sights on .. BLAM!! It goes off in your hand. I find that the more surprised I am the better my shot. No, seriously. Give it a try. Of course if you're shooting all over the place this really won't help.
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