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Old 03-03-2014, 02:32 AM   #1
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Arrow Shooting technique

Ok, I know righties tend to group in the 7:00 or 8:00 area when POI is off X.

Some of you more experienced shoots can help bring us back on target. Share some suggestions or techniques you use to stay out of the "rightie zone" and back in the 10 ring.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:46 AM   #2
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If it's a fixed sight gun, tap the rear sight to get proper alignment, then physically adjust for elevation.
Short of sight adjustments, you can adjust your aiming point. Shoot to the opposite point as that of impact. Or, try one of these adjustments.

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Old 03-03-2014, 06:20 AM   #3
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Yeah, I figured my bad shots are somewhere between jerking the trigger and improper trigger finger. The improper trigger finger is what I want to learn about.

It's worse with the Glocks. I'm thinking it has something to do with the length of trigger pull and poundage/creep of the trigger. I put a "minus" 4.5# connector in the G23 but I really couldn't tell the difference.
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It all comes down to trigger work, my son (a very experienced shooter) was suddenly having a similar problems. He finally broke down and got some professional help but he says that working with the LazerLyte cartridge and target I got him for Christmas was the biggest help. Just dry firing with the cartridge in his gun he could actually see when he was pulling his shots. Check out the pre Christmas thread we had going back in December.
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Practice the basics. Stance, grip, sight picture etc. Dry fire. Get some professional training. Get lots of ammo and shoot a bunch.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:34 PM   #7
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Good drill, Mike. Not as easy as it sounds, especially with an empty hand.
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Here is a little trick that I learned from an old friend that I used to shoot with. He was a member of the Army pistol team, now know as the Army Marksmanship Unit at Ft Benning.

Take a sheet of blank paper and draw a 1/8" diameter dot on the upper third of the page. Tape the paper to a piece of plywood mounted at eye level. Check, physically and visually, that your 1911 is NOT LOADED!!!! Rack the slide back or just cock the hammer and place a sharpened #2 pencil fully down the barrel. Finally, use your sights to aim at the dot, while holding the pistol about 3/4" away from the paper, then carefully squeeze the trigger.

The pencil will jump forward when struck by the firing pin and leave a mark on the paper. Repeating this exercise will leave a "mini grouping" on the paper below the dot. Practice to make the smallest group you can! It is dry fire practice with a record of how you are doing. I found it to be quite useful!!! Give it a try!!!
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Originally Posted by lineman73 View Post
Here is a little trick that I learned from an old friend that I used to shoot with. He was a member of the Army pistol team, now know as the Army Marksmanship Unit at Ft Benning.

Take a sheet of blank paper and draw a 1/8" diameter dot on the upper third of the page. Tape the paper to a piece of plywood mounted at eye level. Check, physically and visually, that your 1911 is NOT LOADED!!!! Rack the slide back or just cock the hammer and place a sharpened #2 pencil fully down the barrel. Finally, use your sights to aim at the dot, while holding the pistol about 3/4" away from the paper, then carefully squeeze the trigger.

The pencil will jump forward when struck by the firing pin and leave a mark on the paper. Repeating this exercise will leave a "mini grouping" on the paper below the dot. Practice to make the smallest group you can! It is dry fire practice with a record of how you are doing. I found it to be quite useful!!! Give it a try!!!
Cool idea. I'll have to try this next week, when time permits. When I dry fire practice at home I always try to hold on a small enough target that if the front sight moves, it will be obvious.... supposedly. Your suggestion sounds more productive.
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Originally Posted by lineman73 View Post
Here is a little trick that I learned from an old friend that I used to shoot with. He was a member of the Army pistol team, now know as the Army Marksmanship Unit at Ft Benning.

Take a sheet of blank paper and draw a 1/8" diameter dot on the upper third of the page. Tape the paper to a piece of plywood mounted at eye level. Check, physically and visually, that your 1911 is NOT LOADED!!!! Rack the slide back or just cock the hammer and place a sharpened #2 pencil fully down the barrel. Finally, use your sights to aim at the dot, while holding the pistol about 3/4" away from the paper, then carefully squeeze the trigger.

The pencil will jump forward when struck by the firing pin and leave a mark on the paper. Repeating this exercise will leave a "mini grouping" on the paper below the dot. Practice to make the smallest group you can! It is dry fire practice with a record of how you are doing. I found it to be quite useful!!! Give it a try!!!
Lineman, this isn't something like checkered paint or a smoke sifter is it?
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