|Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):|
I've been using the Springfield XD9 but it jammed on me multiple times a day maybe cus the range didn't clean the barrel thoroughly(??). But I was wondering if anyone can suggest another type of 9mm to use that's commonly available in shooting ranges.
Wesley, is this a gun you own or are you renting it from the range you go to? It sounds like you are renting it. Going on that assumption, ask the rangemaster to accompany you the next time you shoot the gun and if you have problems with it again, ask him to check it out. If he (or another experienced shooter) shoots it and it still has problems, then there is a problem with the gun.
If it works OK
when others shoot it, make sure you are not "limp wristing" it when you are shooting. Check your grip and make sure it's good and solid and get some experienced help if you need to. That is the most common source of malfunctions in modern combat handguns. We ran into this when STLGph was shooting Ilikeyyc's Beretta 92 at the BHM
As for other 9mm's to try, I am partial to Sig's, so look for a P226 or a SP2009 or SP2022 in 9mm. All top-quality guns.
Beretta 92's and Taurus PT
-92's are easy to shoot and are a good design, and you could might even shoot a Glock in 9mm if there's nothing else around there to shoot.
As for moving up to .45, don't make a rush to go to a different caliber unless that's what YOU want to do. 9mm is not a bad caliber and if you're only renting it, the ammo is cheaper and it'll do everything you're likely needing it to do at the range. If you're using it for self defense, we'll talk about it a little more.
Good luck, stay safe and have FUN!