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The first thing I noticed shooting my Pro Carry II was a flash from the muzzle about 8 inches in diameter. I never saw a muzzle flash shooting my son's CZ75B 9 mm. Then it seemed to go away briefly and I didn't see it. But then it returned and I always see it.

I don't know if it was always there but I was focused on the target and didn't see it...or if lighting in a different range kept me from seeing it. Is it caused by what I clean with? I've used mostly American Eagle 230gr and some UMC. Nothing cheap or dirty.

Pardon my ignorance, but does everyone see an orange muzzle flash shooting a .45? (I do like it, btw.)
 

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Muzzle flash is always present. Most especially with short barrel guns. The fact that you are seeing it does indicate you are focused on the wrong thing.
 
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if you reload and use Power Pistol you get a huge bright white flash the shorter the barrel the more flash you will get.
 

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Muzzle flash is always present. Most especially with short barrel guns. The fact that you are seeing it does indicate you are focused on the wrong thing.
"Focus on the wrong thing" That explains my mystery.

I had cataract surgery in December and anything beyond arms length is sharp as a tack. 20-15 in fact. So, initially I was shooting where I could see the target but not my sights. I could see them but they were very fuzzy. (Focused on the target, I didn't notice the flash.) I also was less than pleased with how I was shooting. Then I tried wearing 1.0 reading glasses which allows me to see my sights sharp but the target is a bit soft. With my focus at the end of my gun...I am noticing the flash a lot. I have to look over the readers to see where the bullet hit. It really sucks having to choose between seeing the target sharp or seeing the sights sharp because I just can't do both. But with the readers, and seeing the sights, I'm shooting a lot better.

If an intruder breaks in I'll just have to ask him to wait until I find my readers before I shoot him.:rolleyes:

Thanks pbsdaddy for solving the mystery of the disappearing/reappearing muzzle flash.
 

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If an intruder breaks in I'll just have to ask him to wait until I find my readers before I shoot him.:rolleyes:
Or you could work on your point shooting, it's surprising how accurate you can get with a little work.
 

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Yeah, I,ve wondered about that and I'd like to get a little instruction in point shooting. But then I have a lot to learn....which is fun because it is something I enjoy doing so much. Which is also why I want my son to learn about shooting and proper safety, to get to do something he can enjoy and feel more normal about. He has had a hard life.
 

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Self training for point shooting is fairly simple. Start at about 5 to 8 feet from the target. Point the gun like it were your finger. When you are satisfied with your grouping, step back and double your distance. After that, cut the increases to about 2 yards at a time. You'll find, when you reach 30 yards or so, you are still grouping about the same. Just remember, you are not aiming, (in the normal sense). You are pointing. Do you close an eye when you point at something?
 
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