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Old 08-05-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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Typical Accuracy with Micro 380

What would everyone say is typical or good grouping with the Micro 380? Also, what is the typical distance people are shooting at?

I've been shooting at 7 yards and can almost always shoot groups between 2-3.5". I feel like that is ok; but not good. I've put around 800 rounds through my Micro; but before that, hadn't picked up a weapon in 18 years.

I do have one issue I haven't worked out yet and that is grouping low and to the right. I'm left-handed and I'm sure it's a grip/trigger squeeze issue; but I haven't solved it yet. I've tried to apply shooting charts and better grip; but I'm still shooting low and to the right.

Here's yesterday's range work. It's very typical of my shooting right now at 7 yards.
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Typical Accuracy with Micro 380

Where's your finger placement on the trigger? Too far in and you'll pull right(being left handed) too far out and it's the opposite. Trigger should place dead center of tip of finger. Other than that a very firm grip and you should be right where you want. Unless the rear sight needs tweeked a little.

Also 2 to 3" groups at 7 yards is more than acceptable for such a short site radius.

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I think Al nailed it.
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...pretty nice shooting :-)
I've found with mine I need to put the dot of the front sight "on" the target rather than just under it? I think 7 yards is a good practice distance with a Micro, I wouldn't expect ever needing to shoot beyond that for self defense. On the being a little right thing? Could be the rear sight needs a push or trigger pull? How do you do with other pistols in that regard? There's always that 10,000 hours of practice thing I'm working on too :-)
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I know from a rest, it'll do much better. Put it on a rest. The difference between what it'll do there vs your 2" group is your room for improvement Personally, I'm happy to get 2" groups at 21' without the rest. Pretty good for a short little gun.
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I don't know if I have seen your postings before...Ocala? Where do you shoot at R D Tactical or out in the forest?
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What Al said and here is a chart.
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I agree with other here on the 380...I think the 7 yards is an ideal and realistic range for that pistol. I shoot my Micro Carry in 2" to 3" groupings at that distance. If I move up to 25 ft, the groupings increase to 2.5" to 3.5". I think you are doing fine c_Kyle.
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I don't know if I have seen your postings before...Ocala? Where do you shoot at R D Tactical or out in the forest?
Yes, R&D Tactical. It's close to my office and I can usually run over there a shoot a little for lunch.
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Originally Posted by c_kyle View Post
Yes, R&D Tactical. It's close to my office and I can usually run over there a shoot a little for lunch.
We have been there a few times to shoot. We are registered with them now, so it don't take long. We visit Ocala every now and then to work on a house over on 28th NE which isn't a mile from them. Heading that way next week, hope to get in a few shots at the range.
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