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Posted: 6/21/2011 2:28:22 PM EDT
I have an XD9 and love it, but it shoots 3-4" low. I sight it like any other gun, and I hit low. Is this operator error, or is there something with the sights.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 2:49:30 PM EDT
You maybe pushing into the pistol as the trigger breaks in anticipation of the recoil. Try these exercises
1-Get several dummy rounds and without looking, load them mixed in with live rounds, then keeping you eye on the front site fire the rounds. When you hit a dummy you should be able to see what the front site is doing-(down, Left, right etc....)if so go to the next step to cure
2-Practice just dry firing your pistol focusing on your trigger squeeze and sight alignment until you consistently have a clean break (probably over 500 repetitions)
3-Then go back to firing with the dummy rounds to see if you have cured your issue , if not go back to the dry fire practice and repeat

Make sure your using a good firm Highhanded grip, your trigger finger should be pointed naturally forward to your target and both thumbs should point forward. If your unsure about your grip let me know and I will find a link for you

Good luck your starting at the right place
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 5:01:56 PM EDT
Thanks, I was afraid it was operator error
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:19:00 AM EDT
It could be either.  How long have you had it?  How much have you shot it?  What other pistols do you shoot well?  What distance is that you are using as a reference?  Chances are more than likely operator error, especially if it is low and left.  The triggers can take some getting used to and good at if you come from shooting another platform, and the 1911 specifically.  I shot nothing but 1911's for decades and had a horrible time with the XD even after a trigger job.

One thing that I would suggest is shooting it from a sandbag rest to confirm.


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