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lbarrychevy 10-29-2011 08:34 PM

Shooting Help
 
So I just got a Remington 1911, and took it to the range today. Now I have had my Blackhawk 357 for about a year and I generally shoot high and to the left. I have adjusted the sights and got it kind of close. But now this 1911 is shooting low and to the left. So... Am I gripping the gun to tight? I have a nice steady pull on the trigger. I have shot enough to feel conferrable and not scared of the recoil. I did find that the rear sight on the 1911 where off by .010, and I have adjusted them. I will see if that makes a difference next time at the range.

rebel619 10-29-2011 08:51 PM

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MrWray 10-29-2011 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by lbarrychevy
So I just got a Remington 1911, and took it to the range today. Now I have had my Blackhawk 357 for about a year and I generally shoot high and to the left. I have adjusted the sights and got it kind of close. But now this 1911 is shooting low and to the left. So... Am I gripping the gun to tight? I have a nice steady pull on the trigger. I have shot enough to feel conferrable and not scared of the recoil. I did find that the rear sight on the 1911 where off by .010, and I have adjusted them. I will see if that makes a difference next time at the range.

Sounds like your may be jerking the trigger a little bit

Jpyle 10-29-2011 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by lbarrychevy (Post 614182)
So I just got a Remington 1911, and took it to the range today. Now I have had my Blackhawk 357 for about a year and I generally shoot high and to the left. I have adjusted the sights and got it kind of close. But now this 1911 is shooting low and to the left. So... Am I gripping the gun to tight? I have a nice steady pull on the trigger. I have shot enough to feel conferrable and not scared of the recoil. I did find that the rear sight on the 1911 where off by .010, and I have adjusted them. I will see if that makes a difference next time at the range.

Most new guns out of the box require 500 or so rounds to get "settled in." Usually not a good idea to adjust anything until that point, you may have to unadjust it later. Also, the grip you use on a revolver is a bit diffferent than a semi-auto so that may also be contributing to the difference in the point of impact from the .357. The aim diagnosis target is a great training tool, dry firing using a laser or laser bore sight visually shows the problem as it occurs and the ammo cost is zero. :D

lbarrychevy 10-29-2011 09:17 PM

Lol. I just downloaded that target. I have looked into the Laser Lyte electric target, but its not cheep. I did not know about the break in period. I'm up to about 300 or so rounds on my 357. Only put 50 through the 1911. I figured I just need more practice. I do dry fire a lot.

Hotshot 10-29-2011 09:28 PM

To me handguns require different training methods to become "good". I started training only with live rounds with somewhat OK results then I was training with some friends who are LEO trainers and they took my mags and loaded 5 live rounds and 2 dummy rounds with them. All they told me was there were 7 rounds. Started shooting and got to the first dummy and wow did I pull the gun. This is now how I train with friends just to keep my mind on the correct method.

lbarrychevy 10-29-2011 09:31 PM

A few more dumb questions. So I want a firm but light grip on the gun right? Should I let the recoil bring the up? Hold on. Let me explain. What I do after the shot is fired I let the recoil bring my arm up to about a 90 degree angle. I also shoot two handed. I wonder if my left hand is pulling the gun left.

lbarrychevy 10-29-2011 09:34 PM

I might have to try that HotShot.

silverado113 10-29-2011 09:35 PM

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Where is the lefty version? It's all backwards for us left handers...lol

dunerunner 10-29-2011 09:51 PM

Great charts, both!!

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