XDS 45 Shooting Low?

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by 48conkli, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. 48conkli

    48conkli New Member

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    I have had my xds 45 for a little over a months now and I have put over 200 rounds through it. I love it. My only concern is that i seem to regularly hit about 8 inches low of my point of aim at 10 yards. If I move up to 5 yards It is pretty close to being spot on. I am wondering Is this my fault? as i am still new to 45s and this gun. Maybe jerking or anticipating recoil? OR has anyone experienced such a thing. I love this gun and i am not going to trade it in.
     
  2. CallMaker

    CallMaker Guest

    I would suggest that you find a "qualified" instructor and have them watch you shoot. If they are indeed qualified they might be able to give you some insight into what is happening.
     

  3. threetango

    threetango Moderator Moderator

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    Also, I see you make videos so maybe you can have someone video you (especially your grip) shooting at 10 yards and post it.
     
  4. CallMaker

    CallMaker Guest


    Good idea 3T.
     
  5. 48conkli

    48conkli New Member

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    very good idea. I will have to make a video. Its funny tho because Its dead nuts on if I aim 8 inches higher than what i am shooting at. But thanks for input everyone. Also I have only shot winchester white box so far I know I have heard some bad reports with other wwb calibers.
     
  6. threetango

    threetango Moderator Moderator

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    Might be a good move to try some different brands of 45 as some shoot better than others and like you wrote the WWB could part of the problem.
     
  7. BigDawg

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    I would ask how is it you are aligning the sights when shooting at the different ranges ? Mine is dead on after I fine tuned it after taking it out of the box and tearing down and cleaning it. I do this with all my new firearms. It only took a couple of magazines to get it zeroed to my way of framing my sight picture. Lot of good suggestions here so I would try them all and go from there. I would also suggest you try several different brands of ammo as some has the reputation of not being really great quality control. My firearms both long guns and handguns love the Hornady brand and for my long guns they will shot great groups an to get any better I simply use the Norma brand. Norma is a bit pricey but I only use it for hunting when I know I will be shooting long distances. I have a Swedish Mauser model 96 that I have set up to shoot 0-60 yards and then I have a Yugo Mauser model 48 that I rebarreled and rechambered for the .300 Win Mag that is set up for shooting 600-1,000 yards. My best friend and shooting/spotting partner and brother Veteran died in may of 2012 and until his death we were shooting in LRRP matches and using his off the shelf Remington model 700 SPS in .308 and the two rifles I mentioned above. We were very competitive with both active duty military and LE snipers some who were shooting $5.000.00-$7,000.00 rifles. I will tell you that the Nightforce brand of rifle scopes are well worth their cost.
     
  8. Simi-Surfer

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    You might want to have someone else, like an instructor etc shoot it to see if it is happening to them as well. You could be anticipating the recoil so you are pushing or massing the trigger. Try to aim and then just do a slow press but try not to pull the trigger. Keeping applying pressure until she fires.