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Old 02-25-2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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Shooting low and left?

image.jpegBefore you adjust your sights adjust your grip. I'm seeing a lot of range report targets with hits low left of bulls eye or point of aim. I don't want to come off as critical or condescending; I just want to offer a simple tip for you to try. With a 2-handed grip purposely place your support thumb so it is in contact with the left side of the frame, just below the slide in front of the trigger guard. Rest your other thumb on top of support thumb so that now both thumbs are pointing down range. Consciously apply a little pressure with support thumb against the frame careful to not make contact with the slide which could impede retraction of slide after firing. It's the pressure applied to the frame that keeps the muzzle from dropping down and left before ignition. Try it you might like it.😉
PS: If it doesn't work, blame Zoomy. Every one else does.😠
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:29 PM   #2
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There is a target guide that makes suggestions for various target locations.
I think low left can also be too much finger in the trigger guard and on the trigger. Can't think where I saw it nut some one will post it.
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:35 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Nellybelle View Post
There is a target guide that makes suggestions for various target locations.
I think low left can also be too much finger in the trigger guard and on the trigger. Can't think where I saw it nut some one will post it.
Is this it Nelly ??
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Good points that have been presented. Thanks....
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:43 PM   #5
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Sounds to me like Nellybelle mentioned, a little to much finger on the trigger and pushing a little down also. We always taught trigger i the middle of the first digit and pull straight back, and pull, DON'T jerk, always a smooth pull till the weapon fires. Anticipation of the discharge and jerking or pushing can cause problems. Bring the target up close about7ft and shoot and when you're on hitting where you intend then back the target up or farther away I mean.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:13 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Nellybelle View Post
There is a target guide that makes suggestions for various target locations.
I think low left can also be too much finger in the trigger guard and on the trigger. Can't think where I saw it nut some one will post it.
Yup, tried all that; didn't help me. The thumb pressure trick brought all my stays into the bullseyes though and it didn't seem to matter where or how much I fingered the trigger. Just sayin
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:16 PM   #7
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Okay then quit pistol shooting Cuc and send me all your handguns cause it'll make you crazy and i'm here to help. Now go and get a Semi-auto shotgun and be done with it, you'll feel much better
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:30 PM   #8
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Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning Snake or did you not understand what I was saying in my last post? I was saying with that thumb technique it doesn't matter WHERE you put your finger on the trigger; you're still going to hit dead on center POA. Sheeeesh
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Unless you have access to a Ransom rest get yourself some sandbags and try shooting your gun from them. That will tell you if it's either you or the gun that needs adjusting.
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Aim a tad high and a smidge to the right and you'll be good to go! lol
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