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Finally got a chance to take the XD out, it is in .45ACP caliber 5" barrel. Recoil, rather mild. I fired about 100 rounds, no malfunctions. I loaded the mags to only 10 rounds because I sliced my left thumb just before I left for the range. Accuracy, not bad however almost all groups were to the left. Not sure if it was me, the gun or this being the first time I shot with my new glasses. Maybe the gun doesn't like the ammo I had?

For a plastic gun, this thing feels good in the hand. Not as nice as a 1911 but real nice.
 

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Mikec -The glasses may be the cause. My friend had a pair made and the curve of the glass made him shoot to the left when he had them on. Go figure......
 

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I'm a big fan of the XD series, especially the .45, as I now have two, one a Tactical like yours, the other a Service model with 4" tube.

What I have found when learning any new gun is that I have to learn certain things about my grip and trigger pull. With the XDs, I started shooting to the left but found that a firmer grip and a more consistent straight back trigger pull took care of the problem. With any new platform, I always assume that I need to look at myself and my relationship to the gun before looking anywhere else.

Let us know what you find out.
 
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LelandRay, I was amazed by the lack of recoil. The gun felt great in my hand. Maybe I was shooting the alloy framed Commander too much?

I will report back after I get a chance to visit the range again.
 

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I don't have the XD in .45 but I did own one in .9mm. It shot pretty much right on out of the box. When I read that you were using new glasses I remembered my friends experience. Good luck with your new XD and enjoy it.
 
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