Very first range report
I picked up my new XD45 and shot 220 rounds with it today.
I shot 3 different brands of ammo just to make sure they all cycled through, and they all did. No problems what so ever, except that I'm not a very good shot yet.
I would attach pictures if I could figure out how, but can't seem to do it. Now all you can do is imaginge how bad I shot. I have a lot of work to do, but getting good will be a lot of fun.
On the first target, I shot 50 Winchester rounds from 7 yards and all but 6 were inside the
(9) ring of the human shape. The other 6 were in the (8).
The next target was 50 rounds of Remington from 7 yards and all but 2 were within the (9) area. This was pretty good accuracy for me.
Then I switched to 20 rounds with Winchester Supreme Elite from 7 yards. This was the best accuracy with 11 inside the red area and the rest inside the (9) zone. If I were rich, I would shoot these, but sinceI'm not, they will be only for home protection.
When i move out to 10 yards, the accuracy drops significantly.
I also shot a .22 Ruger Mark ll. It's too bad I don't shoot the 45 as well as this.
With the .22 I practiced hitting center mass X2, then a headshot from 20 yards. I made the hit every time with 150 tries. I guess it's the recoil that messes me up with the 45.
Will post more later, after I get better.