Springer XD40 service model range report
Well I have owned my XD40 for for approx. 3 months now and have put a total of 400 rounds thru her.
The firearm has performed flawlessly so far. I have cleaned the gun after each outing trying to pay close attention to the level of "dirtyness" of ammo that I have been using. I have fired so far..
PMC Bronze 180gr. FMJ-FP
Federal 180gr. FMJ-FN
Remington 180gr. MC L40SWS
Winchester 165gr. FMJ target/range
So far, the superior round has been the Winchester FMJ. This round is by far the cleanist, accurate, round that I have fired thru this weapon thus far. I purchase this ammo from Wal-Mart for around $26 (with 10% employee discount....wife) for 100 round box. This will be my goto ammo for target practice from now on.
I took my 13yo daughter to the local indoor range so she could shoot the XD for the first time and here are the results, she fired 100 rounds at 7 yards.
At first she was a little nervous and was pulling everything to left and a little high, but after a 20 rounds or so she settled right in and actually impressed me with her shooting.
Any suggestions on practice/target ammo will be appreciated.