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Old 09-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Nice carry choice .. Love the size and the caliber ... Is that factory enhanced or have you had any enhancements done to it .
How does it shoot Scott ?
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That there is a nice looking weapon you got.
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Originally Posted by VIPR PWR HK View Post
Nice carry choice .. Love the size and the caliber ... Factory or Enhanced.
How does it shoot Scott ?
It is absolutely factory right now... still so tight it mis-feeds occasionally. But, the more I shoot it, the better it gets.

It shoots better than I do!

Actually, it shoots extremely well! I love the short trigger travel, and balance of this gun. The trigger is only about 4.5 lbs, and travels straight to the rear. It also has a nice audible click when it resets, making it easy to use as a follow-through helper.

I am very happy with this gun! I carry it concealed with some 125 grain JHPs, because shooting twice is silly!
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Originally Posted by Arckadian View Post
That there is a nice looking weapon you got.
Thanks! I am very happy with it!
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my 1911 has a hair tigger, but it was a police officers service weapon before I got it.... The XDS has a little more extra movement required to pull that trigger to fire position, but I think I like that a little more because then I (its kind of a mental thing for me) am less likely to yank the weapon, because at the range I was just squeezing until the weapon fired....

However still didnt help my aim much :P need more practice
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I really like the Kimbers
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Originally Posted by Arckadian View Post
my 1911 has a hair tigger, but it was a police officers service weapon before I got it.... The XDS has a little more extra movement required to pull that trigger to fire position, but I think I like that a little more because then I (its kind of a mental thing for me) am less likely to yank the weapon, because at the range I was just squeezing until the weapon fired....

However still didnt help my aim much :P need more practice

Hmm...

We use the S&W M&P 9mm handguns in the course I teach, and the trigger pull on the XDs is similar. What I mean is that there is that 1/4-1/2" pull before the trigger is in contact with the action because of the trigger safety. What I see most often is that the shooters have a tendency to yank the trigger because of this dead-space travel. Your mind tells you the trigger is dead, therefore the shot is done, and you jerk the trigger to the rear.

My instruction to the shooter is: Slack, Front-sight, Press/Pull. Get the slack out of the trigger, focus on front sights, pull or press the trigger to the rear. (I like pull because to me it means toward my body, press in my mind is away.)

Repeat the mantra in your head - Slack, Front-Sight, Pull... Slack, Front-Sight, Pull...

Then, pull the trigger to the rear and hold it there, re-aquire the target through the sights, and slowly release the trigger. Always maintain contact with the trigger. If your finger flies off of the trigger after every shot, you might be slapping it. (Think Newton's Law) But, you definitely are not practicing good follow-through.

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Excellent info teach .. Damn they make charts for everything
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you know I wonder how well the XDS handles compaired to this weapon..... I like comparitive studies
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