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Old 10-29-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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I might have to try that HotShot.
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